We are taking apart computers, sorting parts, clothes, medical supplies and books, taking inventory, entering data and designing logos—trying to help Kathy and Charlie get a few things done.
Sometimes it doesn’t seem like you’re doing much. Today, Hannah and I worked for four hours sorting books and every time we went back to the unsorted stack, it just looked the same. It didn’t seem like anything was getting done. There were just more books to sort and more boxes to go through. At times like this, it can be hard to see how God is working through these little things.
We don’t get to see how these supplies will be used; we don’t even get to see them shipped out. This kind of work is the kind everyone takes for granted. But these things are just as important. We get to work for the Lord in all kinds of ways, whether we are there helping people in other countries, praying or working to supply them with necessities, we are part of the body, doing the Lord’s work.
The books we are sorting will be sent out to Christian schools, women’s ministries and some will be sold or recycled to raise money. The bins of clothes Karen and Rachel sorted and packed into boxes all day will be shipped to Peru. The computer parts the guys separated will be sold for money to fund this organization to help missionaries all over the world.
God works through everyone in different ways. The Holy Spirit uses our gifts to help other people. We just have to trust that He has the bigger picture and this is part of His plan. No job is too small.
– Andrea Six