Healing Faith Benefit

I have sat down numerous times this week to write this blog update, however the words just will not come to me.  Kari and I are in such awe of the outpouring of support for the Healing Faith Benefit.  How do begin to express gratitude for all the time, effort, energy and preparation that went into planning. There are not words to describe how blessed we are by all the miracles that God performed to make this event happen. 

The event was a huge success due to the hard work and dedication of the volunteers!  Kari and I would like to thank everyone for the enormous amount of support we received.  We are truly humbled and awe struck at the outpouring of support from our friends, family and supporters.  We were truly excited to get to share the journey that God has placed our family on and the work he has called us to in Africa. 

Kari said from the beginning, we should all think big and not to put limitations on God.  We are always told to “think outside the box.”  Well our box runneth over.  We get so caught up in our daily lives and our planning that we sometimes put boundaries on God and what we think God can accomplish.  We let the limitations of our own lives spill over into our spiritual lives and doubt begins to creep in.  He has no limitations and is bigger than we can even imagine.  “I can do all things through He who gives me strength” Philippians 4:13

God moved in such a big way!  We could truly see His hand in every aspect of the evening from the planning stages right down the last detail and last auction item of the night.  It was an amazing evening surrounded by friends new and old alike and family who believe in what we are doing.  The night went by so quickly and much of it was a blur.  Again, we would like to thank everyone involved.  We are truly blessed to have such an amazing support system.  We are more confident than ever and know this is truly our calling to serve in Africa.  Sometimes we let doubt creep into our minds, especially with all that needs to be done before we leave.  After the tremendous display of love and support for Healing Faith, all that doubt has washed away.  We need to listen to what He is calling us so clearly to do and too often we forget to sit still and listen to what God is telling us.  Psalm 46:10 “Be still, and know that I am God.” 

                                                      Have you been still and listened today?

 

Matthew OrtegaComment