We heard stories. Many stories. Windows into the lives of others on a similar journey. Some of victories experienced, some of disappointments endured, others of aloneness and confusion – all spoken with openness and seeming trust. That’s why being invited to share with about 30 ministerial spouses attending the Ontario Conference Workers Meeting Spouses sessions in Ajax on January 23-25 this year was a special privilege for me.
Seeing my boys excited to reach out and care for others at Pathway to Health was invaluable. Seeing patients being able to smile, being a part in relieving their pain, sharing a prayer with patients, and hearing their stories was life-changing to us us. As volunteers, we probably were more blessed than even the patients!
Being able to speak a second language was an asset at Pathway to Health. If we just faithfully take hold of the opportunities in the work that lies nearest, by God’s divine power, it can have a global impact.
I’d never really thought much about the importance of water in my own life. I drink it, cook with it, bathe in it among other things. Yet here I was in an area of the United States where people had to stop drinking, cooking, and bathing with what came out of their lead-contaminated faucets!
We just had an outstanding thing happen in Hiawassee, Georgia. Generally we spend May 1, the National Day of Prayer, in Washington, D.C. Rather than go to the observance of this special day in Washington, D.C., we decided to stay home this year and do something locally.