Dreams come true on deputation!!
We loved it in Vermont, and we were able to help Cornerstone BC finish a painting project before the winter set in. We were glad to be able to be a blessing to them! It is always our hope that along with developing relationships and meeting people, we can somehow be a blessing to them. Our guys are always needing to be busy, if for nothing else than to get out of the camper! living in 300 sq ft gets a little tight after a while!
After leaving VT, we then went to Sanford, Maine. Calvary BC is a mission work of the Bell family. They live on 81 wooded acres here, and have all the necessary equipment to maintain it. All of this property was given to them from a dear woman who now attends their church. She was a retiree that had never married, and a godly woman that was adopted by the Bell's when they first came to this area. They saw she had alot of property and no one to help her with things. They were more than glad to get the wood and shovel snow etc. She had no children or other family to leave all of this to, and decided to adopt them as well! What a blessing! The Lord surely puts people together in poetic ways!
Anyhow, back to Earth... we were more than glad to give then a hand one afternoon doing some chores. That meant machinery. And plenty of it! This little back hoe, while very effective, was also a nice big toy. Dan now has a fall back job as a digger should he ever need it!
Savannah got involved helping too. She figured if they aren't offering rides on the four wheeler, she may as well help!
They worked well and long. Hard work that wood is! Heavy too! I tried to lift a log and nearly fell down on the ground!
This is just what we have always prayed for the opportunity to have. A chance to be a blessing. We are not the typical missionaries... singers, instrumentalists, etc. Just a bunch of rugged, rough and tumble guys (tempered by sweet and congenial women...!) who thoroughly love all of this! Praise God!