Spring 2020 Newsletter- sorry for the terrible set up of the newsletter- our computer broke and I could only type it in this format ;(
It was planned to have “social distancing” by no one coming into the building. Instead the mayor offered to block the street and it would be “drive up” only. When one of the county commissioners heard of what was happening and our need for help, he began seeking volunteers for us. There is a road dept shop in town and the 3 men that work there live in Aguilar. When they heard of the need their response was “this is our town, we will take a vacation day and help”. At first their supervisor said no. But when the commissioner spoke to him it changed to not only can they take the whole day and do this, BUT the county will pay them their regular wages!!!! To us it was a clear sign that God’s hand was in this and it was His plan for this to happen. Still not knowing how many volunteers we would have, we began unloading the truck at 8 am and volunteer after volunteer started showing up. Amazingly enough we had to turn a couple of them away until later when we had something for them to do.
As we approach Resurrection Sunday and celebrate our risen Savior, I am reminded that according to John 20 the disciples found themselves in a "stay put" situation, obviously for a different reason but certainly there was a great deal of fear among them. BUT as "Jesus came and stood in their midst, and said to them, "Peace be with you". And when He had said this, He showed them both His hands and His side. The disciples therefore REJOICED when they saw the Lord. Jesus again said to them, "Peace be with you!" No matter what the situation - the storms of life Jesus says to YOU - PEACE be with YOU!!! May you see Jesus and embrace the words "Peace be with you"