[caption id="attachment_638" align="alignright" width="300"] Meet Shyam Sundar, who is Love Without Reason's 300th surgical patient.[/caption]
April is a great month to be thankful for so many things. Sometimes I think that April should hold the Thanksgiving holiday. It is so wonderful to put away the winter clothes, and enjoy the longer sunny days, the beautiful flowers, and everything turning green again!! It's truly a time of thanksgiving, but in that season is also a time to remember the past. For me, April 2017 marks three years since I resigned from my corporate job as a nurse practitioner.
It was one of the most difficult decisions I've ever made. To take a leap of faith, not knowing how to pay for the children's school fees, when would we be able to go to the grocery store next, would the mortgage be paid? So many questions, and zero answers. But the scripture tells us that even before we ask, our Father knows what we need. Truly, He has supplied all our needs, and even some "wants" too.
I don't think I would have imagined that three years after I resigned from my job, Love Without Reason would be celebrating the 300th surgery. What a milestone! To God be the glory, because He has done great things. We can never say that we have done this and built this ministry. We had nothing to build with. There was only a willingness to be obedient, and to listen, even when it all seemed foolishness.
In the dark and dank brothels of Mumbai, there was a lot of rejoicing as Santhosh led five women (one of whom was a former madam) to the Lord with the message of hope and salvation. The madam who had 5-6 girls as slaves, set them all free. They have been placed in shelters in Mumbai for their rehabilitation and reintegration into society.
Sometimes we don't have the complete answers when we submit ourselves to the will of God. But one thing we can be assured is that if He started a good work in us, He will be faithful to complete it. Don't be discouraged about the timing of the fulfillment of the plan of God. It will come to pass. Be faithful and continue the work and the walk of faith. May God help us all to do just that. If I can pray for you, please let me know!
Blessings to you,