Jeremiah 31:25 says, “for I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.”
I hear that Jeremiah was a weeping prophet, but honestly, I feel he had such faith and courage. A lot of waiting and patience!
In these past few months, I (Jenn) have been reflecting on the characteristics and values of the prophets and prophetesses in the Bible. I’ve been thirsting for His presence and direction in our life. Don’t misunderstand me, our life is full of God‘s blessings and He continues to allow privileges and opportunities for us to serve Him. As many of you may know, my son Andy is choosing to be homeless and living in the streets of Orange County with mental illness, alcoholism, and drug addiction, and it’s very painful for my mother’s heart to watch. I am grateful for a very supportive and loving husband and, most importantly, our Father who continues to show up. We were recently able to connect with Andy on March 19, after not seeing him for five months. I see God using this season to deepen our faith and trust in Him. Hannah & Sarah in the Old Testament prayed & prayed for years and God fulfilled the desires of their hearts. I believe God will radically save my son in His timing. His Word says that He raises the poor out of the dust, and lifts the needy out of the ash heap (Ps 113:7) and that the Lord is near those who have a broken heart, and saves such as have a contrite spirit (Ps 34:18).
Also, while Tim was in central Mexico, I was able to water some relationships by spending time with my mom, connecting with some of the women who encourage and support me, as well as visiting with my middle son who lives in Dana Point. I had the privilege to go to Mexico and visit Calvary Chapel Homex where our friends, Eddie and Jeanette, serve. I crossed the border on foot for the 1st time and Jeanette picked me up. It was a blessing to see a woman that was saved from the dump last summer there at church.
I also had the opportunity to serve at Voice of Refugees’ (VOR) Women’s Day by watching the babies and making jewelry for the ladies. It was such a blessing to demonstrate Jesus’ love to the women and children of many middle eastern countries like Afghanistan.
So much good is happening in our lives and in the ministries God allows us to participate in. We want to thank you all so much for partnering with us through prayer, emotional support, and your very generous financial support. We are more grateful than we could ever express. If anyone would like to hear more about what is going on in our lives, we would welcome an email, phone call, or private get together where we could share more personally with you. In a more public setting, we are having a dessert gathering on Sunday, April 24th at 6:30pm in the High School Room at Calvary Chapel Saving Grace. We will share what we’ve been up to and what the Lord is doing in our lives and we would love you to come on out for delicious dessert & fellowship.