Two weeks ago I went to the Lord in honest prayer and begged Him…pleading for more VIPs for our Buddy Break. March will be our 7 month anniversary and we have faithfully had 3 VIPs each month. I was beginning to get discouraged.
After praying without ceasing on Thursday, I received several calls with interest in the program from several families with multiple children. 17 to be exact! I was so excited and thankful…for a brief moment…then I panicked. :) I didn't have Buddies to cover them! The last thing I wanted to do was call those families back and tell them that I couldn't fit them in our program. I went back to the Lord with this…and as always He answered and as always…perfectly!
The next day I received an email from a family [of 4!!] that moved here from California a few months ago and served there and wanted to serve here! YES!!! :)
Today we had our second Buddy Training 101, we trained 4 additional Buddies. 2 members of our church requested copies of the training video to watch and receive more information on being a Buddy…so Im counting them. :)
Then, tonight for our evening service…the speaker was mixed up and didn't have a sermon/lesson prepared so we opened up the service and Buddy Break was brought up. Several people spoke on their experiences and what it means to them and the families that we serve. After that, 7 people came up to me after church and said that they want to be trained and participate in our program. After everyone left, I thought…man now I'm going to need more VIPs to allow all of these Buddies to participate! I got home and started making a list of who all contacted me today….If you're keeping count you will realize that the total was 17!!!!!!!!! Are you as amazed as I am?? :) I don't know why I am so amazed. I should be used to the Lord blessing as He always does…but I am still amazed and in awe of His perfect timing and His plan in our lives and ministries.
I cannot wait to serve these new VIP families with these new Buddies!
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