Today I see the signs of spring. The daffodils are emerging. The trees are blooming and there are hints of green in the grass. This seemed to happen overnight. I realize winter was turning into spring even when it wasn’t evident to my naked eye. God set the seasons in motion and even when I couldn’t see the visible signs of spring the Lord’s hand was still at work. Nothing has changed except my perspective. Perhaps I was too focused on “life” yesterday to notice the subtle changes that were in deed taking place right before my eyes. Perspective is a powerful thing. If you find yourself in the midst of crisis—look up! Get the Lord’s perspective. His nature is to bring His goodness and kindness into our lives. So remember even when circumstances look hopeless God is at work on our behalf.
The Lord has definitely been at work on behalf of Streams of Water Ministry. We are so excited to share that we are now partners with the national organization “Feed the Children”. There are so many hungry people that the Lord has placed on our hearts this is an answer to prayer. However, the supply that is available right this moment through Feed the Children is very limited. The world wide drought and the warmest winter on record in the last 2 decades have affected the supply chain. Please pray for the supply to be replenished, just as the Lord replenishes the earth. We trust His hand is upon this supply line. He sees the starving and desperate people. We believe that the Lord is causing good to come about for the hungry people that He has placed in our lives. We are asking for an abundance of food both to feed them physically and spiritually. God does reign.
Good reports abound over the children in the orphanage also. They are doing well in school and growing every day. The children are learning to dream again. God has endless possibilities for them. In fact Norma just realized a dream that had been in her heart. Recently there was a celebration for Norma’s 15th birthday. This particular birthday is celebrated differently than any other birthday in Mexico. A quinceanera was held at Iglesia Penial, Pastor Hector’s church for Norma to mark this occasion. Traditionally a quinceanera is held to mark a young girls transition from childhood to young womanhood. This was very important to Norma’s heart. She was so blessed and made to feel like the special child of God that she is. She had a beautiful dress and tiara. There was about 120-150 in attendance on February 19th to help celebrate this event in her life. She experienced the goodness of God.
Thank you for your faithfulness in prayer and support for this ministry. You are helping make an eternal difference in the lives that are touched through Streams of Water and Rescue a Child. There is much more work to be done in Mexico. We are still in need of vehicles to help get the food transported to the areas of need. These need to be road worth and capable of hauling the food supply. We also are in need of school supplies. We need spiral notebooks, pencils, crayons, coloring books, puzzles and art supplies. The children are inside a lot of the time and are very creative. We do have a construction trip planned for March 30th. Please pray for every detail of this to come together.