If there is one thing that I have learned, it is that sometimes the Lord provides above and beyond our imagination.
The Lord has not disappointed me yet this summer in the month I have spent here at the South Texas Children’s Home Ministry. My co-workers and I are serving on a campus of about nine cottages and house parents with more than 50 kids placed in their care. Our job is to come alongside these kids, love them and live life here with them while looking for opportunities to share Christ.
Recently, we had discussed inviting the junior high and high school girls over for game and movie nights, since it provides us with great opportunities for bonding and conversation. So, we had a team come visit and lead activities. They led songs, Bible stories, games and crafts. The children enjoyed hearing about God and playing some new games.
As the workers, we enjoyed the opportunity to step back and help rather than lead. It was a great rest time and chance to see how other people love this ministry.
As they prepared to leave they offered us their leftover food, which we gladly accepted. They stocked our shelves with chips, cookies and drinks, along with staples like lunch meat and peanut butter.
My heart rejoices in the pantries now full of food. We can use it to serve the girls during multiple events over the next few weeks and anything else we plan over the summer. There is nothing more beautiful and fortifying to our lives than the provision of the Lord. Pray with us that God would use these provisions to supply the opportunities to grow relationships and share the word of God with the girls at STCHM.
Danica Becker, a student at Dallas Baptist University, is serving with Go Now Missions at South Texas Children’s Home Ministry in Beeville.