So we left the conference on Sunday. The morning session was awesome with Tony Beltran speaking and validating our ministry. Tony is from the Dominican and is a former sponsored child and is now in graduate work at Moody. Everything he spoke about showed how important this ministry was. Before leaving we got to visit Cathy Taggart. She lives in Colorado and works for Compassion. She was one of the co-leaders on our original trip to Honduras in 2007. She came to the resort for breakfast and we were able to catch some time with her before grabbing the shuttle to come home. A whirlwind tour but a mountain top experience.
Well on the other side of every mountain is a valley. I found that out for sure within 5 days of returning home. On Friday at the end of the work week I was laid off due to the economy. I blogged about this on a friends site so I will not really repeat myself. I will say that the enemy loves to do this. When I went to the Dominican in 2005 on a short term mission trip and returned home I found myself without a job in less than a month. Amazing the game that Satan loves to play. Last time it took about two months but a Christian brother offered me a job and I was content there until now. So the job hunting begins in earnest. I know He has something better planned for me. My worst fear when I was told was how this would impact my ministry. I have had great hours in order to promote Compassion. Anything new could switch this up. However God is faithful and I know he is in control. I had a presentation last weekend and the entire church prayed for me ( and I had 1 sponsorship), I have a Jeremy Camp concert this weekend and a Compassion Sunday event that several of my advocates have planned and I assisting with. Next week Karen and I will be going to work the Michael W Smith concert in Salisbury. I may be down but am not defeated.....the ministry will continue. I have my own church and many prayer partners lifting my situation to The Father. It will turn out- in the meantime keep me in your prayers. Not just for the job situation but that I will be even more effective in my ministry.
Thanks and Blessings!!! <><