I've had this verse stuck in my head for over a month now. It isn't the most common of passages, but I can't seem to get over it. It goes something like this:
If you pour yourself out for the hungry and satisfy the desire of the afflicted,
then shall your light rise in the darkness and your gloom be as the noonday.
And the Lord will guide you continually and satisfy your desire in scorched places
and make your bones strong; and you shall be like a watered garden, like a spring of water, whose waters do not fail.
And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations;
you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.
This passage, found in Isaiah 58:10-12, has given me so much hope over this last season. We here at Forerunner pour ourselves out for our young men and their mothers. We satisfy their desire to be loved and supported. We work tirelessly to raise up the foundations of all our kids so that one day their kids won't know what it is like to live in a father-absent home. We believe the Lord is using us to repair the broken and to mend hurting hearts.
His provision causes me to give thanks. Thank you, Lord, that you guide us continually. Thank you that you make us strong in times of need. Thank you that you never fail us and give us exactly what we need to prosper when we need it. Thank you for always taking care of us and our Forerunners.
My hope in writing this is that you too would be encouraged by the Lord and all that he has done regarding Forerunner. Just this past week, we had one of our 8th graders get baptized with his mentor watching. We also had a Mom's Night last week where we got to pray with some of our wonderful Forerunner mothers. It was incredible. God is moving, and I feel lucky to be a part of it. Whether you are a mentor, tutor, donor or prayer, He is using you to make an impact in the lives of our people.
All of this couldn't be possible without you and your support. Keep praying for us. I believe prayer works and has the power to make the impossible possible. We are grateful for you and all your support. Thank you.
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