Unto the least of these

I don't know who you are or where you came from..But God Bless You All!

—Lawrence, Client

Client Update | Marie Button

One of the sweetest women we have ever met is named Marie, we worked on her house this summer and finished up this fall. Marie was notified by her insurance company that if she did not repair her home the insurance company would be forced to drop her home coverage. The home needed a new roof, paint job new roof on the garage, and some other minor repairs. Marie is 84 years old and lost her husband 32 years. She had a son but he was killed in a horrific automobile accident and she has two daughters and four grand-children two boys and two girls. Marie loves company and is very appreciative of the work that we were able to do for her. When we first met her she said she was “Beside herself,” she didn’t know what she was going to do; she calls us and the group from Dothan Alabama angels, and an answer to her prayers. She did not lose her coverage and she is enjoying a beautifully painted and reroofed home.

 

Another Birthday | Dave Torbett

It is that time of the year. I mean yes its definite here in Western North Carolina it is fall. The leaves changing and exploding with color, frost on windshields and a very definite change in temperature. The mornings and nights are beginning to require some heat in order to stay comfortable. I love this weather, I am a sweatshirt and shorts kinda guy.

But this time of year always draws to me so deep introspection. I know that as I approach the fall I am going to have a birthday and turn a year older (October 19th..I know the present and card is in the mail) I know its drawing a close to another year of ministry with ReCreation.I know our end of the year financial request will be going out and I know how I struggle to make that ask.

I finally realized why it is so hard for me to make that “ask” of all of you. I read all the stuff from the professionals explaining how to write the perfect request letter and we see all the info on how to “hook” a donor..But, something never felt right about any of it.

Then..I got it. A very good friend and Christian Mentor said “it’s simple, Dave, it’s your pride, you don’t like to ask anyone for help” that part stuck a knife into my heart, but his follow up really stung..”why are you robbing people of the opportunity to be blessed, by your pride?”

Searching my heart I know my pride has been a stumbling block. I have spent so much time and energy trying to work all the pieces of the puzzle to fit, moving things around on a big Chess Board of life, manipulating, maneuvering and all the time saying, “don’t worry God..I got this, and oh by the way, I will make sure I give you the glory..”

After 24 years of ReCreation, I have looked up and discovered, it’s time for me to let go of my pride and simply lay everything down before the feet of our awesome God. We are growing and yet I don’t know how we will do it. Our Virginia Beach Campus is being formed and lead in a partnership with the most incredible group of humble God loving Servants there ever was. But, I don’t know how to…I do know, “trust in Me, Dave” the Lord beckons..

We have other Counties in WNC asking us to come and work..exciting stuff..but “how Lord” I have to ask..I can’t be, I can’t do, I don’t have the money” you know the list of “cants, wont’s and donts.

So, I embark on a new year of my life, (remember the birthday), a new year of ministry and ringing in my ears is a staccato command form 1 Corinthians 16:13 “Be on the Alert, stand firm in the faith, act like men, be strong”..

So I hope you will be a part of the experience that is my life this year. Join me, we are in for a fantastic faith filled ride! Blessings!!