It's amazing how God orchestrates His work and how He in His Sovereignty accomplishes His Providences. Such is our case; brought together to accomplish His Purpose for our lives and His Purpose for those we serve. We give Glory and Honor to the One.
" And as you go, preach, saying, The kingdom of heaven is at hand. Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, raise the dead, cast out demons. Freely you have received, freely give."
Debbie grew up and resided in Southern California for the better part of her life. Bob lived in Virginia basically all his life.
Both of us grew up in semi-large families, each family having five children. Looking back on our upbringing, we both are thankful to our parents for their love and influence in our lives. As with some families, we each endured some hardships growing up but have been able to turn any negatives into life lesson positives.
We have been married for over 25 years, have three adult children and nine grand-children, ranging in ages 2-21. Really cool age spread. Seven of the grand-children are girls, two are boys. We are Blessed with our family and thank God for loaning them to us for their time here on earth.
Beginning in March of 2013, God began impressing on us the need to begin reaching out to those people who have been victims of disaster. From that, we aligned ourselves with several disaster relief organizations that make phenomenal “ministry of presence” impacts with disaster victims. We have worked side by side with each of these organization in Atlantic City New Jersey, Moore Oklahoma, Franklin Tennessee, Baxter, Kansas, Lumberton, NC., Orange County California and Sous Savanne Haiti.
Currently our primary ministry exposure has been in the local homeless community in our area. We have served in leadership positions for a local homeless ministry for 11 years, doing almost everything from washing pots and pans to crying and laughing with those we serve. Over the ten years, we estimate that the homeless population has grown approximately 300%. Our time with those we call “250 of our closest friends” has been phenomenal. Hopefully we live out Matthew 25: 31-40 for the Glory of our LORD.
As you may see and hopefully understand, God is on the move and is determined to carry out the plans He made before the foundations of the earth were formed (by HIM). We intend and are committed to going when He says go, going where HE says go to and doing what he says to do. Pray that we are quite enough to continue listening to His voice because without His leading, we become lost in the noise of life that surrounds us.
This is us
In the early fall of 2017 we had the opportunity to be interviewed by TBN to share some of the highlights of Homeland's ministry.