Dear Sweet ladies,
I am so excited to tell you all that we have a real JOB, with benefits!! All of us working together, a prayer we have been praying for a long time. That means Mr. Phil, myself, Tressa and Taylor will be working in the kitchen at Sterling College, 7 minutes from our farm. Last week we talked with a friend who had called to tell us that he still wanted to come to the farm to talk with us about organic composting ideas. Sometimes you have to be prepared for the future on farming. Lots of dreaming goes on. Anyway, he said that he would be to busy that week to come out, because he was going to be hiring 8 new people for the kitchen for the Christian college cafeteria that he was over. I said you wouldn't possibly need our family would you? He said, "are you kidding, YES!!!!! We went in to get the resumes and filled them out this last Friday. WE HAVE THE JOB!! All 4 of us will be working in the same kitchen. Now you have to know our family, we Loveeeeeeeee to be together! WE have home schooled our girls all their life and the thought of us with huge changes with the farm and all had me up in the middle of the night lots of times over the last few years fretting. Some call it worry, sin! What has happened is a prayer come true. We have asked the Lord for a long time to find us something that we could still do together. He so graciously gave us the job with the first fence and then gave us a second fence to build and for that we have been so grateful. We love the family that we work with there.
We will have insurance for the first time in a long time with the job at the college. As an independent farmer it started getting way to expensive for us to have insurance years ago. We have been blessed with very good health and just payed cash when we did go to the doctor. We are pinching our cheeks. We will be getting off work around 3 in the afternoon giving us time to continue to still work on the fence in the afternoon that we have been hired to do. God is so into our hearts desires.
Our middle son Josh, wrote an encouraging letter to his sister and said, "God is faithful and answered a prayer I didn't think would be answered the way it was. Do you know the odds of finding a job where the four of you can work? God worked all that out. Simply amazing". Josh is so right! We are so blessed to have our family see our commitment of wanting to work together as a family, being answered in such a God Moment Way!! We KNOW it is Him, we asked and He answered. There is know way we could have orchestrated this.
The girls and I will work in the bakery. Taylor is still schooling, so she will be only part time, but she will still be with. Now all of you who have followed us with the whole Farmer's Market thing and all, you know how we love to bake. I will be in charge of whatever I want to bake for each week. Quintin, our boss will give me the menu for the week and I will decide what should go with the meal. Two desserts a day, bread, breakfast breads, muffins, scones, foccacia
bread!!!! Yea!!!!! God has been preparing us for such a time as this!!!! Can you believe it???? Getting paid for what you love to do..............already? I am feeling like my family has just gotten bigger over night, all those precious kids needing love!!!!!!
Mr. Phil will be Quintin's helper. With Mr. Phil's maturity he will be a big help with all the young people in the other part of the kitchen. He is excited also. Well,....... as excited as My Phil gets. Smile, I make up the difference, he mainly just has that cute smile! We will be finished cooking at 3:00 on Friday and have Sat. and Sunday off. Perfect, so we can still have Grammie and Poppa Camp and finish the fence. Is GOD in the details or what?
Over the years we have been involved with the college, just not in a paid way. My brain is going a hundred miles an hour thinking of ways to bless all these kids. I will be telling you some of the things the Lord has been laying on my heart. He is so creative!!!!!! He also wants these young people loved and we are asking Him to show us how He wants that done. He knows their needs better than we do. Thank you ladies for praying. I remember some of your prayers and they were specific in praying for a job for us. Some asked that the Lord would bless us. He has in such an amazing way. My heart is at peace and you are such a blessings to our family.
We are on a new God Adventure. I will share things along the way.
Please continue to keep our family in your prayers. We will need them! I don't forget to pray for you everyday sometimes lots of times a day! Thank you!!!
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Sarah is saving money from the sales from her eggs and bakery items, for the hoosier she saw in the antique store next to the fabric store called "Stitches Made Into Memories, owned by Miss Clarice.
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