Monday, October 23, 2017

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

What's For Dinner?

                    WHAT'S FOR DINNER?

What is for dinner has been a long standing phrase that people tend to use when discussing meal planning or when one may being go to the refrigerator or cupboard to find something to eat and it being a bit sparse in the offerings. Well, the same phrase and action takes place at our home too. I was recently at the same phrase and refrigerator experience. It was not grocery shopping day and I wanted to enjoy my scheduled plans which did not include a store run, that day anyway.

I was enjoying spending time with our granddaughter one afternoon so our daughters could go off shopping together and while I was enjoying our time these thoughts of “What is for dinner?” started to roll through my mind. And after reviewing the refrigerator and cupboards, they demonstrated to me that I needed a plan. I did contemplate calling our daughters and asking them

to stop by the market to pick up a few items, but I did not know when they would return home and the plans had to be set in motion for the next meal to be served here. While Avery and I enjoyed our time together I quickly went through the freezer (being the refrigerator and cupboards were not looking to promising) to see what I could possibly pull together and have it be a filling meal and have something nice to serve our oldest daughter who was home visiting for the weekend. When I opened the door there it was. Just enough cooked roast beef to make my beef barley soup. (One of my favorite meals is roast beef that has been cooked all day and falls apart, served with mashed potatoes and corn. Yum!) And when there are enough left overs I sometimes freeze them to utilize it other ways. I am happy I have been doing this just for these moments when we need to be prepared for the unexpected. I then looked again in the cupboard and there were the remaining ingredients to pull the soup all together. I was so excited. As I was preparing the ingredients Avery was busy playing with play dough and very content. All was going well. Then another thought came to me. I will make corn bread, Samantha always loved this growing up and I knew she would appreciate some old familiars during her visit. I included her daddy’s maple syrup in the recipe and for my serving I even poured a few sweet drops of maple syrup on top for that total yum factor. As I moved ahead with preparing the soup and corn bread I worked at the counter with Avery and she began to help me cook and the play dough was left behind, she wanted to help me with measuring and stirring. What a great way to include a cooking lesson with baby. Well, she is not a baby my husband states to me, but I still refer to her as one. She is getting on with being a big girl now but always so baby like precious to me. It was fun coming up with a meal for the family and sharing the experience with our granddaughter. Making a meal for the family did not take away my time with Avery, it enriched it and I was doubly blessed to be able to have time with her and make a meal for our daughter that she would enjoy. So, the next time you hear or say to

yourself, “What’s for dinner?” do not despise these very important tasks in your days. The people you love and serve, love what comes from the phrase “What’s for dinner?”. And God is well pleased with our good works in providing food that is hearty and handled with love for His people. FAITH, FAMILY, FARM   

Sunday, March 19, 2017

Africa Mission Trip 2017, it was a success!

George's journey~

George Blankson, a WCOM team member, returned a few days ago from his to journey from Africa. His purpose was to visit with family and friends and to purchase food for a local orphanage in need. George worked a lot of overtime on his current job to be able to afford this trip and make a positive difference in the lives of some children in a place that he was raised. We shared with you in an earlier post that while beginning his journey from right here, George learned of two children by the names of Philip and Peace who were fatherless and were in need of a way to go to school for the first time in their lives. We prayed and discerned that he was to assist those children as well. And he did just that! Praise God, He had provided a way to assist the grandmother to enroll these two children with the needed supplies to start their school journey through his faithful servant, George. George shared with me that when the grandmother learned of what was being offered she cried for joy.

After settling in with family, George was able to spend some time catching up with his family and friends. During his visiting he was daily making connections to find the place that God wanted him to help. His time was narrowing down and still was trying to confirm the place but nearing his time to return home he was finally able to make arrangements with an local agency. Just before George was due to leave Africa he was able to be connected with a orphanage that houses 140 children. Two days before George had to return to the U.S., he and a few of his friends caught up with the director of the orphanage at a market to purchase much needed food for all of the children. One of George's friends had never experienced this type of generosity toward others and George was very excited for him to witness the walk of giving to those in need. George used the money that was donated to WCOM missions for this project to buy the food and George personally donated a large sum of money as well to get the job done, As a result, large quantities of food were purchased for the children. George stated this amount will last quite a long time.

George's journey did not stop there. He traveled many times, ways and hours to make all these arrangements come together and to purchase the food, again he personally paid for all the travel expenses to do this. He shared with me that on his way to the airport to return the U.S. the car he was traveling in broke down and needed to call for help to get the car out of road and a way to make his flight. Once he finally made it to the airport they would not allow him to enter plane. Stating he was too late. He was able to convince them that he must make the flight and finally was able to board. He did not stop working from there, once he got off the plane he witnessed a man who was entering the U.S. for the first time and spoke a different language. George took the time to help him which resulted in many hours to get the appropriate papers in order and help unite the man with his family who were there to pick him up. Finally, George was able to be on his way home. But let me share with you it did not stop there. He contacted me to say he was in New York city and he was going to make the trip up from the city to our area. I shared he could not do that due we were in a travel ban for the region due to all the snow storm. Delayed another day, he was able to make his final drive home. But not before he pulled into our yard for a quick visit and to share with me more of his journey.

Thank you God for allowing George to go to Africa to share your love and provisions. And that George to came back to us safely.Thank you George for all that you have done to take WCOM to Africa and to help children in need.

Pictures below: These are showing George working with the people to purchase food for the orphanage. And Peace with her new school uniform.

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Sunday, February 26, 2017

Africa  Mission Trip

February 2017

Our ministry team member, George Blankson, arrived in Africa this past week and is getting right to work helping those in need. His original intent was to spend sometime in a local orphanage and help them with food and supplies, but before he even made it to that location, he obtained information of two children in a local village who are fatherless and had no opportunity to attend school.

So together in prayer we confirmed that he should start with the children right in his path. Meet Philip and Peace. They are two young children that are now being raised by their grandmother. Their home is a mere one room  structure that they call home. But God sent George! George quickly got connected with the local school, the paper work for school enrollment was completed, school supplies purchased, including uniforms for the young children. They have never had an opportunity to attend school and any future attendance seemed but a distant dream. School was not an option or priority, maneuvering through daily life is.

The six pictures below share the actual children, the grandmother, home and the supplies that George was able to purchase for them. Your partnership with the ministry allows such wonderful life changing opportunities to help those in need. Thank you for partnering with WCOM and walking the walk with us.

The children with their grandmother
Peace's new uniform

Philip's uniform

school supplies

Philip and Peace

The children's home with their grandmother.

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