WaitingGame

Written by cycleguy on May 1st, 2016

As I write this (Sunday morning) it is a waiting game. A faith game. A hoping game.

We have had a Day of Service planned for today since last Fall. The forecast Monday through Thursday has been 90% chance of rain…all day. How is that a problem you say?

One of our service projects is to help clean up and plant trees for the new MyPath initiative. The path is a walking/running path from the local Y to McCormick’s Creek State Park.Β  It is outside.

Our other service projects are the Humane Society shelter; a local person who has kennels and rescues dogs (they just took in 15 and found out one was pregnant. 15+3=18 new dogs plus the ones they already had); outside cleanup at the local Y (trash, playground, etc); some outside help for some local folks; and visiting the two nursing facilities in town. The only one which could go off without a hitch if it rains is the nursing home (for obvious reasons).

Our plan is to have one service today at 10:00 followed by a short meal. We will then head to the fairgrounds where another local church meets and team up with them to do these acts of service from 1-4:00. Afterwards we will be making our way back to the fairgrounds for a meal with The Connection (the newest church in town). Teaming up to get this done and to cover more ground is a first. πŸ™‚

All that to say: you can see why a 90% chance of rain led us to begin praying hard for no rain today. Or if it did…wait until after 4:00!! I’m praying for no rain or at least a 4:00 start time. I’ll let you know how all that shakes out.

Meanwhile, I’m excited to partner with The Connection in serving our community.

I’m editing this at 5:33 pm Sunday evening. The weather was absolutely gorgeous!Β  No rain whatsoever. Thank you God for answering prayer!! And for those of you who prayed-both OVCF people and my readers-thanks. πŸ™‚ A lot was accomplished.

 

24 Comments so far ↓

  1. Sounds like a great day…..hopefully.

  2. floyd says:

    Praying for no rain for today. No grass growing under your feet…

    Appreciate the heart.

  3. Praying with you that the rain holds off, Bill! Let us know how it all turns out.
    Blessings!

  4. Ceil says:

    Hi Bill! I hope that as I write this, you and your church are out doing wonderful things for the community. God be with you.
    Blessings,
    Ceil

  5. Linda Stoll says:

    Love the direction your church is heading. I applaud you, I cheer you on!

  6. Jeff says:

    Do you seriously think praying affects the weather patterns?

    • Ryan says:

      I seriously think God answers prayer… sometimes we don’t like the answers. In this case, do I think God answered this particular prayer in a manner that made it possible for us to continue doing the work that was planned, perhaps. Regardless, the work was done and we enjoyed near perfect weather while doing it… Definitely worth a thankful attitude.

    • cycleguy says:

      yes I do jeff. You may call that naive but I would simply say that I am naive enough to believe God cares about this. We had absolutely gorgeous weather (as you know) and got a lot accomplished.

      • Jeff says:

        I’m glad you had nice weather and no doubt provided a needed helping hand. That’s impressive and says a lot (without having to say a lot). As for manipulating the weather patterns…I wouldn’t say it is naΓ―ve. We just don’t think alike. Diversity is a good thing. You just have more imagination than I do.

  7. Betty Draper says:

    Great hearing about your church working with another church to help others.

  8. That’s awesome! I love projects like this and love testimonies of prayers answered. So many needs and so many ways our church families can help and work together. Good job, Bill. Thanks for sharing this.

  9. Mike says:

    God sure is good and faithful! Glad it worked out for you all.

  10. TC Avey says:

    God is so awesome!
    Thanks for sharing about serving others and how good God is to help us help others.