We are 1/3 of the way through 2009 and PG is still in business. Much craziness has happened thus far, and I don't think that we are finished, but God is good to us in so many ways and He has allowed us to keep working, He is Provider to many families through PG, He is giving us ministry opportunities that we probably would not have had if it were not for PG and without PG I would not have learned nearly as much about God as I have this past year.
Many of you have prayed and are still praying for us and that is more encouraging that you may know, though it doesn't really matter if I am encouraged as long as God is pleased.
We have been working hard to be good stewards of what God has given us, working on every lead as intently as we are able, making the best use of the materials and staff that God has given us and He is blessing our efforts. It is only by His grace and provision that we go on and to date get even stronger and I want to be the first to acknowledge His care for us. What an amazing God we serve.
We are looking at some other opportunities, currently, that go hand in hand with what we are doing. These would not take our eyes off of what we do now, just allow more diversity. I am not 100% sure that this is what God wants for us, so please pray that I would have wisdom to see all the ramifications and more importantly that God would open and close the doors, so we don't walk where we are not supposed to go.
I was recounting yesterday that God closed some doors in 2008 that had we have been allowed to go through them, we would have probably been done this last winter, but He didn't allow it. It's interesting that we can push really hard for something, and even be upset at times we didn't get our way. But He knows and He cares, yet often we don't acknowledge the fact that He just spared us a tremendous heartache by not allowing us to go there. Kind of like when we "mean parents" tell our kids not to eat the entire bucket of Halloween candy on Halloween night. We spare them a lot of pain, but they may not realize it for many years later. Thanks mom:)
Please continue to pray for us that God would give us wisdom to know what to work on, that He would continue to provide and we would continue to be thankful, that we would have ministry opportunities as well as work, that we would trust Him and just follow His leading and, most importantly, that we would be faithful to Him and His Word.
You are kind to include us in your prayers and I would be honored to pray for you. Just leave me a request on the comment side.
Ps. 46:1 God is our refuge and strength,
a very present help in trouble.
2 Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way,
though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea,
3 though its waters roar and foam,
though the mountains tremble at its swelling.