Tuesday, May 26 2020
A good name is to be chosen rather than great riches, loving favor rather than silver and gold. Proverbs 22:1
We moved into the Sherman House and continued the work of ministry until we grew and had 30-35 ladies in the program. Our staff consisted of a Christ for the Nations graduate from Jamaica and a Teen Challenge graduate. Although we were always understaffed we some how managed with God's grace and mercy.
One day a lady came in wanting to be staff and at the same time a girl who escaped from a satanic cult in Austin arrived. The girl explained that she had to leave everything she owned and wanted someone to go with her to retrieve her belongings, so I told the lady wanting to be staff to take her to Austin and get her stuff, a seemingly dangerous trip for a novice but she was full of zeal and up for the adventure.
Praise God she came back, mission accomplished, and she became our new staff member! There was always something going on in a residential ministry, especially with women but the staff with the help of the Holy Spirit worked it out. Things were going great, except there was a storm brewing in the distance, the board of directors who met once a week were becoming increasingly critical of the women's center, grumbling about expenses, even though most of them were wealthy businessmen!
A prudent man foresees evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished. By humility and the fear of the Lord are riches and honor and life. Proverbs 22:3,4
Your servant in Christ, Timothy Laughlin