Sunday, September 11, 2016
One Thing At A Time...
Here we go...it's Packing Party Prep Week. As I thought yesterday about the things I need to accomplish this week it amazed me to think that just a few years ago I was working during these packing party prep times. This just proves again how faithful God is--He provides just what we need when we need it.
Come to think of it--that's a really good reminder for this week. I'm also reminding myself to just do the next thing--one thing at a time.
Yesterday brought more answers to prayer when 600 stuffed animals came to me in one day. Yesterday and today were filled with sorting and washing and bagging. Sometimes I worry that this isn't a good use of my time...but it needs to be done and I have the system in place.
I had a totally unexpected blessing this morning. The packing party isn't a church event and our church doesn't make spontaneous announcements, but there must have been divine intervention this morning that moved our lead pastor to decide to have an impromptu announcement made at the end of the service asking for volunteers to help us unload. With many willing hands we got the job done in just an hour. That one thing is done.
Everything is neatly stacked and ready to be put into boxes. We just need to prayerfully figure out the right combinations of those items.
So...tomorrow we wait for the call from the trucking company bringing the 13 pallets of cartons and shoeboxes so we can begin the labeling process. While I wait, I'm going to register to volunteer at the Processing Center in Baltimore (registration opens at 8:00 am tomorrow) and dart to Target to see if school supplies are reduced. I'm praying the delivery won't interfere with our area coordinator' conference call at noon.
Then I need to get myself and my home ready for our 7:00 pm area team meeting.
Just one thing at a time...
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 6:33 PM