Well, God has sure done a lot these past 6 months. I have seen miracle after miracle He has performed just to get us open. When this little place was just a vision God gave me, I remember saying “Lord I don’t have the means to do this!” Then, like the Holy Spirit has done many times in my life, a verse comes to my mind. This time the Lord spoke to my heart and said, “I own the cattle on a thousand hills. Be faithful to me and I will be faithful to you.”
So, there I was working for 8 months. Painting. Cleaning. Building. Did I mention cleaning? haha
Then, one day I looked around and there we were. Ready to open. I wanted to cry, but I was too excited. This place was so prayed over! For eight months, I worked and prayed. I sang songs and played K-LOVE loudly. I talked to the Lord while I did all of the work. And then it was done.
I was so nervous when it was opening time. My husband, Steve, said “ok Babe, let’s do this”, but I was so scared. I knew that God had purposed this in my heart, but I didn’t really care to feed people. I wanted to share His love, but not hear critique on food or our cafe. But, it was time. So we opened the doors that first day around eleven in the morning. I was thinking there would be a slow opening and we could learn as we go, but nope! By noon, there were lines to the door already.
I remember throwing together food as fast as they were ordering it. Whew! God has surely taken care of us every step of the way.
Now, I am here six months in. We have almost finished making it through the hard winters in the NC mountains. I was warned that it would be tough, but once again God carried us. We have seen lives changed. People have turned their lives over to God. We have been able to pray over many in person and many of the prayer requests that hang on our prayer wall. We have been able to feed the hungry and watch as others stepped up wanting to “pay it forward” on our giving wall.
I know that God has great plans and I’m excited that he chose Steve and I to be part of that plan!
Please continue to pray for The Harvest Cafe and my family. We know God is faithful and when He is behind a plan, He will see it through. Thank you for all of your continued support!