A Praise and such Care
by Kathleen Angell
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The Lord has kept a outreach in Kenya feeding children and families for six years now.
Always, every week, we've seen the faithfulness of the Lord in helping to send what was needed and bringing so many people to help.
Always seeing His care, love, compassion and orchastrating every thing and person He adds.
I found this praise written when first starting, and wanted to share. It encouraged me and I pray it be an encouragement.
I wanted to share praises. A praise to our Lord.
I am never less astounded when the Lord does something, it is always so astounding.
I have been stepping out and trying to help in a mission field of buying food for people in Kenya. First I stepped out for one family.
The Lord gave me many friends in the area of Kenya, all in the same area, that are Christians.
Then, a friend came about to help do an outreach with me who is a Christian.
Then a family came about to help, and another, until there were four families to help.
One family had two orphans in it, and a grandmother taking care of them. There are many people living without enough food, even no food for days. This is not at all uncommon there.
The Lord gave me the dear friend in Kenya who buys the food there and takes it to the families.
We work as co-laborers, working in Godís field.
He takes the words of hope, telling them about Jesus Christ, and also helps in finances, and I look to the Lord here, for help.
I thank the Lord for this relationship that only God could bring.
The Lord has added three people here also who help with the needs of food for these families. One is my daughter, and a couple from our church. And I thank the Lord for these.
The couple takes care of one of the families food each week, and my daughter, also, helps where ever it is needed. Iím thankful to God for allowing this gracious kindness from others.
We rented some houses there for some of the families to live in. The grandma and children were one of the families.
We were getting stretched, a bit more by a bit more. But always the needs have come. I am so thankful for that.
Iíve raised money for this project each week in any number of ways, usually in the summer months it was crafts being sold.
The Lord divinely blessed this over and over and over. I was making a hundred and a hundred and sixty five, and such, each week, on one day extraís work. It was the Lordís kindness and grace.
I panicked, really, about two weeks ago, and was going to put everything out on the lawn for a garage sale to raise the money again. We were short, and I just panicked. Iím like this sometimes, I hate to admit it, but it is just that way.
I had planned on doing a flea market that week and couldnít get myself to go to it. It was so blank in me about going and doing it, although I wanted to it just wasnít in me to do it. I didnít think it was something the Lord wanted me to do, by the way I felt, so lacking concerning it. But I was not absolutely sure.
I thought I would throw stuff out on the lawn and have a garage sale. That was not there to do, either. I just didnít feel to do it, but to look to and trust the Lord.
I was just tired inside of putting things out to raise money, and even more than that, it was just not in me to do it. There was a blank in me about doing these things.
Though we have done this many times in the start of doing this and the Lord blessed it so wonderfully. I made more than is imaginable, in my mind. One day working, week after week.
But it was not in me to do that now.
I thought, is this the Lord? It was more in me, the feeling to just trust the Lord and wait on Him. And see what He was going to do.
I ask my husband to pray, thinking perhaps he would tell me to put everything out on the lawn for a garage sale, and I would feel okay to do it then, and that perhaps the Lord would show him for me to do that, and I would know I was not correct in what I thought.
I thought if he prayed and told me to do it I would feel okay about it and think it was probably just me. So I ask my husband to pray.
And he said, -Kathy, I donít feel you are to do that, but trust the Lord and wait and see what He is going to do.
Praise the Lord! Wow. I just am amazed at what the Lord does and how He does it in our lives.
That is what we did. And later in the day, my husband said, -Kathy, I think there is enough money in the account for the regular people. We needed about eighty dollars for the regular people we send to, for food, that week.
We had no extra money in our account, it just showed up as a check we were waiting to go through, showed it had already gone through. And so that money was in there.
Money was found in the account. That is so like the Lord. Praise Him!
The Lord has placed money in our account before, and I always go, to my husband, are you sure?
Yes, he was sure that there was enough for our regular peopleís grocery money in there. He checked and it was there. Praise Jesus!
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