At the end of my talk on Wednesday I asked for prayer for three things:
1. For Bethlehem, that we would recognize all people have gifts and we would welcome all.
2. That God would bring more helpers for our disability ministry – from sign language interpreters to classroom 1-1 aides to the host of other needs
3. That God would end abortion, if not through laws, than through changed hearts, and that he would let us be agents of change for his glory.
That very night a young man introduced himself and said he would be volunteering soon – that was encouraging! And a young man no less (Please don’t misunderstand – I love all the ladies who serve families like ours. It’s just nice to welcome another man!).
And we need to keep praying. We can, in one sense, measure our progress on number 2 and 3 – more volunteers, fewer abortions. Hearts that are truly welcoming also have outward evidences, but that can be harder to see.
In all three cases, it is God who does it!
I will thank you forever, because you have done it. Psalm 52:9 ESV