This month, my friend Dan released an e-book about the way God took an “unqualified dude” from Florida and sent him out to do overseas mission work.
Last week, I read some of Dan’s remarkable story out loud to my husband as we sat on opposite ends of the couch. Dan wrote: “I tried to remember that this trip was about planting seeds and preparing the soil, not fixing everything.”
Dan was speaking my husband’s language. My favorite farmer prepares soil and plants seeds every spring on this fertile Iowa soil. On Friday, he wrapped up the 2011 harvest. God’s timing was perfect, giving my favorite farmer plenty of margin before he heads out the door to plant Gospel-seeds in his first mission trip ever. My favorite farmer is headed to Haiti in November!
How has God called you out of your predictable pattern into something unlikely? What crazy thing is God doing in your life? Any advice for my Haiti-bound husband and his home-bound wife? 🙂
Also today, I’m sharing a few photos of a “Festival of Tables” event where a friend, Kathy, and I served as hostesses of a table on Saturday. The event was a fundraiser for Mission-Haiti, in the small village of Ti-Rivier.
Our chocolate-themed table:
Betty hosted a John Deere table. Cute! She filled the toy combine and wagons with candy corn:
Here’s the Mission-Haiti table. Serving rice and beans on tin plates and mugs. One plate was empty…