Saturday, April 02, 2005

Holding pattern...

First of all, I went to let you know that I am doing well. It’s weekend, and that’s always good :) I enjoyed a long walk on the beach this morning! It was great to hear the sound of the waves crashing on the sand. And there is always a lot to see. A lot of people running on the beach, kids playing in the water, fishermen pulling in their nets, etc. We were there on time to see the catch of the day- not a big catch and I can’t tell you what kind of fish. But it was interesting to see.

I am not sure what to write as far as work goes because there have been some interesting twists this past week. Too make a very long story short…we are in a holding pattern right now. We had a meeting this week with a number of key people involved in our Center. We found out that the community we are working in isn’t very pleased with the services we are planning to provide. They pretty much were hoping for their ‘dream center’ – a general hospital. Due to resources, staff, facilities we cannot provide them with a general hospital. So obviously, the meeting did not go well. And we had to decide to lay low for now. We have put everything on hold- construction has stopped, we have been working from the house, and our employees have been told that there is no work for them at the moment. This as you can imagine is tough. Tough not to be able to proceed with something we all believe is the Right thing. Tough to tell our employees that we don’t have work for them right now. Tough that riight now we can’t do a whole lot when there is still a lot that needs to get done. We are waiting. Waiting on God and trusting that He will see us through this. Hopefully matters will be resolved very soon and we can continue on. We want to be able to serve the ladies that will come to the center for VVF repair and we want to be able to serve the people in the community in the out patient clinic.

During our Easter service (which was very beautiful) we talked about being HUMAN BEINGS and not HUMAN DOINGS. It is not what we do that is important, but who we are. With everything that is going on right now, that is what we want to hold on to. We are here, not only to work, but to BE. We want to be able to have an effect on those around us by who we are in Christ.

Okay, this is it for now. Hopefully I can update you on our situation soon!


Anonymous said...

heb net drukke avonddienst achter de rug. Ik ga een andere keer uitgebreid alles lezen. Nu alvast een berichte om te laten weten dat ik aan je denk. Veel succes daar. Tot later in een langere mail.
kus, Marit

Anonymous said...

Sandra, Read for blog. I am glad that you are doing well I am glad that you are also doing fun things on the weekend. It is good for soul to also have some "me" time.
love Julia

Anonymous said...

Leuk om te horen dat er mooie dingen te zien zijn, dat je kracht put uit elkaar en God in deze moeilijke situatie. Lijkt me erg frustrerend als je niet kan doen waarvoor je bent gekomen en zeker dat je mensen moet vertellen dat er geen werk voor ze is.

Ik mail je snel, Marieke (de video is een ongoing story..)

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