God has a way of putting us through what we see as test and trials, but are actually experiences and lesson to prepare us for what He has waiting for us. He never gives us more that what we can handle. Twenty-five years ago when the idea of a women's transitional home started, God knew there was a lot of preparation that needed to happen for this dream to become a successful reality.
Sometimes we go about life wondering what our purpose may be and yet we still don't listen to God's direction. For a really long time I knew my heart was set on helping women become the very best they could be... I just wasn't seeing how to do it! Then Lorrie came along (she said God whispered my name) and we found that we were of the same heart for the same reasons. Once we opened our eyes to the direction of our Lord then all the possibilities came pouring in and we were off and running!
An then God gave us an angel - David joined the mission and allowed this dream to become a reality. With a generous heart and a willing spirit he brought to our group a sense that all is possible and with unrelenting hope he has traveled this journey with us.
Then in true fashion of "blessings" God brought Sakina into our group. Such energy and insight was given to us as she made all of our "ideas" concrete! She has such a spirit of wanting to move this project forward.