Thank you Perspectives!

Do you believe that God is in the details?

I love working in Development for the Refuge for Women ministry!  I was originally drawn to the ministry four years ago to volunteer as the prayer coordinator and a volunteer serving our guests weekly by praying with them, teaching bible studies or just chillin’ with them.  Then God opened up a position and called me to join the staff 3 years ago as the Development Director.  I try to serve at the farm one day a month to stay plugged in to the lives of the beautiful women we serve, for they are the fuel that keeps the fire and passion in my heart.

My job is to connect people to the ministry!  To share our vision and stories about our guests and let God do the heart work and connect people and companies who are called to partner with us!  God never ceases to amaze me in how HE provides everything we need and more.

We are in the final stage of renovating the Phase 2 Refuge house North of Lexington and so excited to be able to serve 8 more women.  I went to Perspectives Paint Store in Lexington to pick out paint last week and ran into a sweet woman (an angel) who remembered me from a sharing event and the stories I shared of our women a couple years ago.  She asked me to prepare a letter explaining what we do and come back in a week to meet with the owner.

My morning devotion was the following scripture:  “You loyal followers of the Lord, praise him! All you descendants of Jacob, honor him! All you descendants of Israel, stand in awe of him!”  (Psalm 22:23 NET)  As I walked back into Perspectives a week later, I was met by the owner and the entire design team.  I was asked to share why God called me to this ministry so I shared for a few minutes and ended with how awesome our God is to redeem our lives, to use our broken pasts to help others see there is always HOPE with JESUS!  He takes our messes and makes masterpieces out of them!

They all were so loving and hugged me and then told me they wanted to provide all the paint, window coverings, prints and fabric for valances and pillows for the house!  I was so blown away as they started to give me beautiful fabric that I am sure is very expensive.  I was so touched by their generosity and genuine concern for the women who will come and live and heal in this house.

I was driving home and just praising God for how good and loving he is, how he is in every single detail.  I thanked him for encouraging me daily!  He knows that in order for me to continue to work in development with raising funds, budgets, numbers and goals, I must stay connected to the original calling, to love and serve these women into the light!  I thanked God for caring that the women who will live in the house will have beautiful pillows and valances with gorgeous fabric and patterns that will make them feel special.  He knows they need that!  I love how God unites like hearts!  He is so good to order our steps and connect our paths to those he wants involved, but we must do our part – share the stories and vision with others!  Thank you Lord for being in all the details!  Standing in awe of you Lord!

Cindy Warr, Development Director