Williamsburg's Homeless & Indigent

P.O. Box 366, Lightfoot, VA 23090
Office: 757-561-3255
"Assisting people in re-gaining hope and a better way of life."

Monday, April 05, 2004

Since things have been very busy here the past couple of weeks, I am going to do a re-cap of different events and God's blessings:

We were behind schedule on getting our booth set up (we were suppose to have it finished on Sat. but didn't until Sun. morning.) Although we didn't have anyone sign up to volunteer that day, we have several since then tell us God put it on their heart to start helping with the homeless in Williamsburg.

What a joy it has been for us to participate in the Lord's work these past 40 days. During these six weeks of focusing on what God expects from His children, God has radically changed our lives and our ministry to the homeless and indigent of Williamsburg. From the very beginning, it was inspiring to read such a clear explanation of the Scriptures and how they apply to our lives. It was encouraging to see that truly we were heading in the right direction each day and the purpose God gave us. As we studied the Bible and the "40 days" systematic approach to it, God opened the flood gates of blessing! In the last six weeks we have seen God bring us new friends from the church (something which we had been sorely lacking), renew our spirits to serve Him even more vigorously, and bring SIX new people to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ (2 of them were yesterday.) In addition, we had another small-group spawn off of ours and another group get started in the local jail! Other churches, that missed participating in these last 40 days' focus on true Christian living, have asked if they could join us, the homeless ministry, when we do "it" again, which will be soon. We look forward to seeing how God is going to work in those churches and ministries! We have experienced great things and are eagerly anticipating seeing and participating in what God is going to be doing in the next two months of study.

A couple of weeks ago, during the 40 Days, I was praying about the homeless and their situation. When I received God's answer, it wasn't about the homeless or housing, but He said "You (and Geoff) have not been married by me!" Wow! At first I was confused, but then thought "That is true. We were married in a civil ceremony and didn't include God as a part of our marriage vows." I immediately called our pastor and told him God said we needed to be married in the church. Since this occurred during the 40 Days, he thought it would be appropriate to be married during that time as well. We only had one Sunday left and that was Palm Sunday. I was so excited to finally share our marriage with God! Well what we thought would have just been short and sweet renewing of our vows, turned out to be basically a full wedding. Geoff's Dad came up from SC for it and to spend the weekend with our 'friends'. Sunday I was more nervous than when we first were married. Geoff wore a suit and I wore an ivory 2 piece semi-formal skirt and top. Then we were so blessed to hear that Geoff's oldest son was going to be able to come for the service! This was AWESOME! Right before the end of the service, our pastor announced a special event to end the 40 Days. Geoff was upfront waiting and they played the Wedding March. Geoff's son and Dad walked me down the aisle and we exchanged vows, rings and kissed. We were announced to the church members and they congratulated us as they left the service. GOD IS AWESOME!


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