This is our last night at Keswick. We’ve really grown to love the people at this project – especially the men of the Colony that we’ve worked with. As we’ve gotten to know these guys we’ve learned that they range in age from the early twenties to their mid-sixties. I certainly haven’t met all of them, but of those I have there have been computer programmers, a karate teacher, a marketing specialist, a poultry farmer, a roofer, a chef…..a diverse crowd to say the least. Yet each one of them has come with the same goal – having recognized that they cannot “fix” themselves, they seek a relationship with Jesus Christ as the source of hope and transformation in becoming the man that God desires them to become. We’ve been privileged to watch several graduations and have been humbled as they share their stories of redemption. These men of the Colony are truly testimonies of God’s Grace in action. We will be keeping them in our prayers.
So tomorrow we finish packing up and begin our (not very far) trek northeast. We’re heading to our July project at Montrose Bible Conference in northeastern PA (only about 225 miles). We’ll be running errands, visiting with friends and taking care of some PA Dept. of Transportation business before we head into Montrose on Friday. We’ve been to Montrose before, but never as a Sower, so I’m sure it will have a different flavor than before.
And a final word from The Colony of Mercy – the verse they recite at the end of every service.
And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.Deut. 31:8