Monday, May 6, 2013

Cry into the Wind (A book I read)

I think this family lives on my road.  They have been there for a few months.  We noticed they burned wood and we noticed when it got very low on the front porch.

 My husband had some that had been cut that needed to be split.  One cold afternoon he loaded the wood he had and took it down to ask them if they could use it.  The woman was very appreciative of the wood.  She had a son about 13 that was able to split it up.

  He found that her husband was in jail.  She had about 5 or 6 children ranging in age to about 2 to 13.  When she washes her clothes she fills lines she stretches across her front porch.  At that time she said she had no way to go anywhere as she didn't have a car.  Her husband got out of jail, but I don't see him there.

Some one else brought her a load of wood.  Sometimes I see a car there that stays for awhile.  Sometimes I see another woman staying there and there seem to be extra children when she's there.

 I saw that they had taken a couch and love seat to the house last Friday. It stayed on the porch all afternoon until the older children got home and it had been moved into the house.

 I am not the kind who wants to get in other peoples business.  I have see some little kids (ages 2-3) playing out side early in the morning on the highway in front of their house.  I am afraid for their safety. I know these people are struggling. But I just don't know what to do to help them.  I'm sure they probably get help with food stamps, etc.

Please pray for this family.  Their last name is King.  I will feel so much better about them when it finally gets warm.

Our church is going through a difficult time.  Our pastor resigned our church and went home to pastor a church that he grew up in.  Now we are in the process of looking for a new preacher.  We have tried out a few.  Please pray that we will vote in the one our LORD wants us to have.

I dearly loved our Last Pastor , his wife and his children.  They were with us for 24 years.  I felt like GOD had sent him there especially for me.  They were there when I first found out I had breast cancer. They were so good to me and gave me such hope that things were going to be okay... and it was... 

Tonight, I know that the preachers we have heard, anyone of them, would made  a good leader for our church.  I just hope we get one soon.  I covet your prayers as we go through this season of change.  I would certainly appreciate it.  GOD IS GOOD !!

These are the ones who left us.  When they first came to our church the boys were little boys.  Their daughter was born after they came.  What a sweet family.  I hope their new church realizes how wonderful they are.


Ms. A said...

Good luck with the new preacher. How he becomes as comfortable and loved as the old one obviously was.

Ms. A said...

Poop! That was supposed to be "Hope" he becomes, not "how". I HATE WHEN THAT HAPPENS!

Pen Pen said...

Your first part of the post makes me sad. :( You'll have to message me and tell me which house. God is keeping His eye on your church and it is going to be fine. :))

Granny Annie said...

Your concerns are on my prayer list.

Mari said...

Sorry to hear about that family. It's a reminder of how blessed we are!
It's always hard when a pastor leaves. I know God has someone already chosen for you!