Sunday, May 12th, 2013
The annual ATI regional conference in Big Sandy, TX is always a highlight for us, but this year’s conference was made particularly special because my sister Tova and her daughter Aya could come with us!
After the conference in Texas, we usually continue out to Kansas, where there is always plenty of work that needs to be done. Because it was so dry in Kansas last summer, the cattle had broken through the barbed wire fence into our brome field. Fortunately, they didn’t damage too much of the crop, but we would need to fix the fence before the cattle could be turned out to pasture this spring. But we didn’t count on the changeable Kansas weather!
Though the week began with beautiful sunshine and 80-degree temperatures, we experienced snow, sleet, rain, and being very, very cold! But, at the end of the week, we had completed 2/3 mile of 5-strand barbed wire fence. It would not have been possible without all the extra help the Lord sent us! The pastor of Berean Baptist Church helped us two days and let us use his truck, another friend let us use his tractor to drive new fence posts, and my uncle and cousin came out the last (and coldest) day to help us finish.
We certainly experienced many obstacles, both perceived and actual. I was reminded of Proverbs 28:13 which says, “The slothful man saith, There is a lion in the way; a lion is in the streets.” I’m grateful Dad kept us working, even when the task seemed impossible!