That it may please thee to send forth laborers into thy harvest, and to draw all mankind into thy kingdom, We beseech thee to hear us, good Lord.
I asked my daughter what news there was from her family in Chile and if there was much damage to the farm. All the trees are gone. All the vineyards, olive trees and avacado trees too. They will have to start again and they will.
I'm finding out more and more about this family that I've never met. It seems they have a rich ministry to their community. They have a history of helping those around them and they plan to continue to help. They want to give back to their community because they have been blessed themselves. Now their focus is turned to rebuilding structures that have been damaged and seeing to the needs of their neighbors. That's the way it is. That's the way it should be.
We should all be so thankful and trusting that our own needs will be met, think more of helping those around us. Strong ministries form strong communities and those strong communities build strong armies of faithful upon the earth. This kind of thankfulness is truly the kind of harvesting I believe God wants each of us to tend to.