Monday, April 15, 2013

Give credit where credit is due...

I have to tell you that I am a little tired this morning.  This is a good tired though, knowing that the week we have just enjoyed was chock full of experience, blessings, new found friends and the confirmation of God's tremendous love for all of us.
Just over a week ago Rio Vista received their first ever Mission Team from Florida on April 5, 2013.  15 people arrived safely in the wee hours of the morning and slept quickly as the morning was only five hours away.  After a bit of a chaotic start the hosts soon found their groove and never skipped a step for the entire week.  We must however, thank our very good friends James and Sylvia Stroeve who came down to see Laura and I for a holiday and I worked them everyday getting the facility ready for the team.  More than that, they were strong assets in our initiation to the Guest House Industry, helping out wherever necessary. 



The team enjoyed our hospitality and the facility God has built for them;  very few problems appeared while the team was here. The hot water on demand performed perfectly! As well the power stayed on for nearly the entire week! 
We must give thanks to all of you who helped see us through to this point in our journey!  You all know who you are so I won't name names.  We are so blessed to have had such support around us as we worked to get the Mission House ready for teams.  It is interesting to note though that while the team was here one of them came up to me and asked me to share how we had come to the D.R.  I gave them the "short" version stating that God gave me the vision and we had just enough Faith to make the step.  The lady asked me how I could hold onto the dream for so long, "What was it that made you keep going?"  She asked.
"Faith in Him,"  "Faith in knowing His promises to me if I followed Him,"
"Faith in seeing the continued blessings come from all over the place, through people we had never met"
"Faith in understanding that it is through our hands that God does His Great works, it is through our hearts that God shows us His compassion for His people."

The short version is Faith...the long version is still going...in my life everyday, through Him who lives in me I give all the glory.  For I am just a man doing what God has called me to do, feeding His sheep.
Bless you all

Michael

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