One thing I am sure about is that God is in control and continuing to guide this project! Here is the current update:
I got an email last week from the volunteer that agreed to lead the project (Jeremey). In the email Jeremey explained that the project is a much bigger task than what he originally thought. He asked me to pray and help with putting the need out because this was going to take a lot of money and resources to accomplish and he couldn't do it alone.
Jeremey told me of how he had met with the family and learned that the foster father was an unbeliever prior to the accident, but through everything that he had been through he had come to know the Lord! Hearing this, I can only dream of what this project could do for this new bliever in showing him the Body of Christ. Praise God for such a great opprotunity!
Jeremey went on to say that he has made progress with getting the building permits and is in the process of making a list of all of the materials needed. His estimated amount that we will need is $1700 to complete the project. He asked me to pray and get the word out about the need. But at the end of the email, there was another BIG request:
"We need a volunteer with excavating equipment."
Now, being a girl and not having any experience with this sort of thing, I went to my knees in prayer asking for God to bring the right person for the job. This whole project just seems so much bigger than all of us. How in the world was God going to arrange all of these details?
On Wednesday of last week, I carpooled with a friend to work and was telling her about this need. To my great joy, she offerred to help. Later that day she called her son and her son provided us with a name of a good friend that owned an excavating business.
I prayed. I made a phone call. And guess what? This Tuesday.....tomorrow.....the owner of the excavating business is meeting Jeremey at the home to look over the job and create a plan to donate his equipment and services for FREE!!
God is so good. Great things are happening! What will God do next? Are you part of the plan?
We still have funds to raise in order to purchase the supplies and would love your help! Just mark your donation "Project Sunshine Peoria!" Click Here to Donate
Thrilled to be serving with you,
Jessi and her husband Zach have two sons and are also foster parents. As a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the former Director of Foster Care at the Children’s Home Association of Illinois, Jessi has worked in the foster care arena since 2003 where she experienced the overwhelming needs of this community. Jessi began volunteering for The Forgotten Initiative soon after its founding and in December 2012, she became the full-time Director of Operations.