Praising God for such a dynamic year for Operation Silent Night! As our 14th year ended we marveled at the goodness of the Lord in His provision to His people.
The donations for Operation Silent Night continued to pour in right up to our departure. It ranged from the 54 pair of brand new leather work boots for men to the 1,000 duffle bags to brand new blankets, comforters, socks, gloves and hats. So many coats were donated surpassing all the other years along with volunteers making up personal hygiene kits and goodies bags filled with delicious snacks for the cold days in January.
We recognize our one on one time with our friends of the streets is the most important thing we can give.
That time of listening, caring and praying with each that God sends our way is the pulse, life and breath of Operation Silent Night.
Plans are already underway for our 15th year as we realize we must double our portion to meet the needs of God’s hidden lost people of the streets.
Please remember this project, Operation Silent Night, in vital prayer for these tremendous needs to be met:
1. We desperately need a warehouse! We have grown way beyond storing in various garages. Pray in earnest that God will lead us to a sizeable building/warehouse where we can be better organized and more efficient.
2. A new bus is crucial to this ministry to transport volunteers and items to the streets. Pray we might find favor with the Lord in hearing our prayers for the use of a new bus and answer by sending His best for us.
3. Pray as we screen the applications of those that seek to be a part of the team. Pray that God will give us wisdom and discernment for next year’s team and how to properly develop this growing ministry.
With the ending of a dynamic year we can only look forward to the new year with anticipation and praise!
We are thrilled for the invitation to minister in Costa Rica in July. We will travel from July 16th to August 15th ministering to the children in the schools and the people in the mountains.
We will be writing more about this trip but ask for prayer for our sponsors as they work on the details of our stay. Prayers are requested as we will raise our support for travel, along with $140.00 a day to cover both our lodging and meals during our stay. As I shared, we will be writing more as the itinerary becomes solid that you might pray more specifically.
Last year was a total shock with health issues and the uncertainty of my future… It was such a good reminder that we do not know what the future holds but we know for certain He holds the future!
We look forward to seeing the fulfillment of all of His promises and to plant Him and His glory wherever He shall send us!
Hang on, friends! As I promised Deb in the very beginning of our travels together 15 years ago in February, “I can’t promise you anything except it will be an incredible journey.”… and so it has! Stay tuned and keep us in prayer as the journey continues for the glory of God and the hope of His people.
Thank you, Jesus!
We too, go up to our Jerusalem, for Him and His Unreached,
We seek to be a vessel, an outpouring of God’s love, to bring the good news to the afflicted, to bind up the broken hearted, to set the captive free, to comfort those who mourn, and to bring the oil of gladness and the mantle of praise to all that we meet and serve.
We undertake our mission through our outreach of ministering to the spirit, mind, and body, whether it be in renewal through silent retreat and prayer at WaterBrooks, through encouraging those with deafness and other physical challenges at Kennels of Levi, or through meeting the needs of our brothers and sisters among the homeless with Operation Silent Night.
We strive to fulfill our mission, not through our own might and power, but by resting on the firm guiding hand of faith in God’s providence, provisions and promises…for what He has started, He will so complete.