Wednesday, February 28, 2018
Roping It In
Yes, it arrived today--two pallets of beautiful rope. That's 162,000 feet, and that should make 23,142 jump ropes. Added to the 3,675 ropes already cut, we're looking at a grand total of 26,817 or so lengths of rope.
We made about 1800 of them at our last work day and a local campus ministry at Edinboro University--Chi Alpha--is itching to get working on more.
My husband and I waited for the call from the trucking company. It started raining just as we got to the church to unload those 135 spools, but, by God's grace it stopped long enough for us to get them transferred into the storage container. The shrink wrap plastic that wrapped the pallets made a great walkway over the mud.
Now it's 1:00 am and I'm sitting, as I often do, looking at tally sheets of items we have so far, comparing it to previous years, and praying.
We had some answered prayer today with favor on some lowered prices on an order we placed for some fillers.
Still...we're praying for at least 50,000 pencils, 24,500 stuffed animals, 1,200 more clothing items, and a truckload of nice filler items.
When I couldn't sleep on Saturday night I worked on memorizing Deuteronomy 31:8--"It is the Lord who goes before you. He will be with you; he will not leave you or forsake you. Do not fear or be dismayed."
I'm roping in that promise...
Posted by Kathy Schriefer at 10:09 PM