Monday, October 19, 2009

Is Anybody Out There?

So Joshua fought the Amalekites as Moses had ordered, and Moses, Aaron and Hur went to the top of the hill. As long as Moses held up his hands, the Israelites were winning, but whenever he lowered his hands, the Amalekites were winning. When Moses' hands grew tired, they took a stone and put it under him and he sat on it. Aaron and Hur held his hands up--one on one side, one on the other--so that his hands remained steady till sunset. So Joshua overcame the Amalekite army with the sword. Exodus 17:10-13

Whenever I blog about raising support, the crickets start chirping, and no one comments. I suppose it just isn't right to talk about money in our culture, since it feels highly personal and it makes people uncomfortable. Perhaps blog readers are scared that if they say anything ( or leave a comment), they will be the next person on our list to call. Well, you just might be...would that be so awful?

And just so you know--raising support isn't exactly my favorite topic either. But whether we like it or not, fundraising is what we have to do right now. And boy are we doing it--at least our part, God is really doing the work.

But nevertheless, I am tired.

I feel like Moses in the story above. I know that when I am vigilant in prayer and in seeking God's face, it feels like we are winning this fundraising "battle." After all, we are at about 73% of our needed monthly support, and that is so awesome!

But we are not at 100%--the battle is not won--and quite frankly, I just can't "keep my hands up" anymore. Moses needed Aaron and Hur to stand boldly by his side. They held up his hands when his strength was gone.

My strength is gone.

I need an Aaron. I need a Hur. I need people who will pray with great faith when my faith is weak. I need people who will shout words of encouragement when my courage is waning. I need people who will have hope when I am feeling beset with despair.

This is a cry for help!



  1. You've got me. How loud should I shout?

  2. Carol is on your right holding up your hand and I am on your our so many many many other people Jennifer! We are all standing on your right and left, holding up your hands, and praying on your behalf. Your fund raising has been going as record speed so far and there is much to be thankful for. It's not a time for despair. Keep looking at the forest Jenn--not the trees.

  3. No crickets here. Hey friend. I can only fathom the weight that your arms are feeling. There is a purpose for all of this and a time for you to arrive in France. Isn't it great to know that God already knows your arrival date, and it is the best possible date on the calendar. I love you friend and if Holli or Carol need to give up a shift, I will step in.

  4. Since your arms are all taken care of I'll switch over to another passage about Joshua and ask God to not let the sun set so you have more time to "fight."

    Don't forget--

    For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the powers, against the world forces of this darkness, against the spiritual forces of wickedness in the heavenly places. Eph 6:12

  5. I'm reminded on the time that Elijah was so discouraged - the prophets of Baal had been slain but then Jezebel threatened to kill him; God ministered to him by an angel of the Lord in the wilderness and after 40 days he was in a cave and the Lord said "What are you doing?" He was tired and said "I've been zealous for You Lord, but now I'm alone...." The Lord showed Himself to Elijah and reminded him that there were 7000 believers in Israel he wasn't alone. And then Elijah found Elisha and Elisha ministered to him..... long story short. There are many of us I know that are praying and trusting the Lord for you and David. Like Elijah, you just haven't heard from us lately regarding that! So I encourage you to let the Lord have you see in the Spirit those of us that are lifting you up and interceding for you. I will be praying that this discouragement, real as it is, will be lifted and you will see those that stand with you and find an Elisha or two or ten to finish the 27%!
    We love you........

  6. Blessed be the Lord,
    Because He has heard the voice of my supplications!
    The Lord is my strength and my shield;
    My heart trusted in Him, and I am helped;
    Therefore my heart greatly rejoices and with my song I will praise Him! Psalm 28 6-7

    As I read the responses of your dear friends holding you up in prayer, I can see that He has heard your cry and provided an answer. He is so Great and will continue to show Himself faithful.

  7. praying for you and in ah of you... is that a word? ah? :)

  8. Jennifer, you are resting in our precious Saviour, who will never leave or forsake you Four. Rest, as your prayer partners pray. Rest and wait, committed Four, chosen ones, and you will be refreshed. You are so loved.

  9. I will always pray for you!!

    Love, Kathi

  10. You are so dear. You are obiedient. You have faith. I love what your Dad said about resting in the Lord. I always think life would be easier with a "play book", you are special and blessed to know that book. I think you are doing what you should by refering to the Lord "play book", it will make life easier my friend. Trust you and your family will be in my prayers. Vanessa