Ministry God Story: “A God Story” by Sue Loper Hereford – For Life Ministries
“A God Story” by Sue Loper Hereford
For Life Ministries
Jeremiah 29:11 “ For I know the plans I have for you,” says the LORD. “They are plans for good and not for disaster, to give you a future and a hope.”
I think of this scripture often, of how it feels to be tired and worried and hungry. It’s encouragement when you’re pressed up hard and feeling trapped by life and circumstance. I think of it in the context of For Life through your Love One Program. I am surrounded by a lot of need. A lot of hunger. When I first met with you and heard about this program, frankly, I thought it sounded like a great food assistance program. Ha! I could not have been more wrong.
This is a ministry of prayer and of relationship; the food boxes are just a vehicle.
Since we started partnering with Love One, we’re studying scripture with people I wasn’t sure we’d ever reach. We’re praying in homes and in neighborhoods I never thought we could penetrate. And as much as the participants’ lives are changing, our sponsor’s hearts are softening even more. REAL relationships are forming over racial and socio-economic lines. The Lord is working in all of us as one body and it’s one of the most exciting, amazing, humbling things I’ve ever been a part of.
If you developed this program and nurtured it for four years, just so we could get into two of the homes we’re in now, it was worth it. The work you’re doing? It’s important. It’s Kingdom work. I am so very, very thankful for your ministry and the power of prayer, placed in that 24 x 24 food box, and for its impact on our community.