Trusting in God’s Love & Mercy
Thursday, March 19th, 2020
I pray that you and your loved ones are well, in the midst of this extraordinary new crisis.
We are currently caring for 205 youth and children. Our kids are holding up remarkably well, considering ALL the trauma that they have experienced in their young lives: first Katrina, followed by years of abuse, violence, and homelessness, and now, the Coronavirus.
I often speak of their goodness and beauty, and also how brave they are. Like all of us, they are afraid of the unknown. The first shoe to drop for the vast majority was their employment – over 85% lost their jobs this week. I know so many of our family and friends find themselves in the same predicament.
Our staff are doing a remarkable job caring for our young people. Their commitment and dedication to our kids has not waivered a bit. They truly love our young people – like their own. Every day that our team comes to work, they have no idea if they will become infected. (When they return home, will they infect their families?)
I do trust in God’s love and mercy, but I am still afraid… and that is OK.
Like you, I have no idea what the future holds for our young people, our staff, and our family and friends.
We will continue to put one foot before another. We will try to comfort each person that God puts before us each day. They want to know that they’re going to be OK.
With God’s grace, we will make it through the unknown, the darkness that lies ahead. Please be assured of our prayers every day, every hour for you and yours.
I close by seeking and asking for your continued prayers. There is absolutely nothing we need more.
We are a Resurrection people; we know that every Good Friday is followed by an Easter.