The past month has been a roller coasters of blessings,trials, and well growing up spiritually speaking. This past October I sold Threads of Hope bracelets at The Georgia National Fair. The fair was located in Perry Georgia which this year brought in over 500,000 people from around the state and country. I remember arriving an feeling completely intimidated (I felt wayyy out of my league) but God moved in incredible ways over the 11 days.
Threads of Hope for those of you who don’t know is non profit livihood project based in the Philippines. The families that make the bracelets are from very poor areas in the Philippines. They recieve an income which help keeps there children from being sexually exploited. Over the course of the fair we passed out this story plus knowledge about the harmful effects of porn,Christian abortion alternatives,and human trafficking. These days were long,hot, and life changing. One of the stories that broke me was this girl named Lucy(Not her real name) who was from a place called Hazlehurst Georgia. Lucy and I went to eat while her partner was destressing at a really sketchy bar. Lucy and I decide to go to waffle House but she starts releasing one of the most powerful stories I’ve ever heard while in the car.
Lucy had 5 friends die in a plane crash almost a month go. I continue to listen as she described in detail the horrific nature of the accident. I froze I had never heard a story from a person so heartbreaking in all my years of ministry. I’ve heard some rough stuff especially on the mission field but this story hit me.
Lucy had so many questions and I couldn’t pretend to know all the answers but I was able to give here this little piece of wisdom as the Holy Spirit downloaded it to me…
I don’t remember everything I said but I looked her straight in the face and reminded her ALL THINGS the things we don’t understand, that break our heart,that interrupt our plans work together for our good. I gave her some words of life and reminded her that God wants to use her and her story to change lives. Lucy’s story changed my life I thank God for divine appointments.