But, that's even more true with orphan ministry.
Aside from prayer - hands down - the greatest thing that has held us up is food.
Our ROCK STAR church family has provided meals every time a child has come, every time a child has left, and on every court date - and many days in between.
I can't tell you how many times I've simply not made it to the grocery store for diapers, formula, etc...only to walk to open the front door to a porch full of groceries.
That's an awesome God providing.
It's been a really sweet transition for me. Ministry puts us in a place of need. As we allow ourselves to become messy, and as we grieve with those who are grieving, we realize the needs are more than we can begin to count, and our little walls of capability begin to crumble.
Foster parenting and orphan ministry have put Jamie and I in a place where we are desperately dependent on others, and even more dependent on our SAVING GOD.
I wouldn't have it any other way because my world has exploded as I've had the chance to see God provide for us, as He's working on another's heart to be the one He will provide through.
That's the body working.
Through our church and friends, we've provided meals for social workers, DHR, other foster families, and multiple meals for our birth families.
Food is a one constant need. Many of these children and families have never known what a healthy, balanced meal is. They've only survived. We've had social workers who come to our house at the end of the day and haven't had a bite to eat because of their crazy schedule.
Be the hands and feet of Jesus. Be the way to the heart of God, by filling a stomach. It may sound corny, but I can't tell you how many times one of our mommas has fallen in our arms crying when we've delivered meals from our church family.
Speaking of provision....
Week one of Catie's Birthday Diaper Party!!
10 Boxes Collected!
23 to go by March 4th!
Jump on in, you're invited!
Now we're off to our awesome Lifeline Foster Family Retreat!