Before we left everything.
Before we started it all.
Once God had shown us the vision.
When we were so afraid.
Early in the morning, before sunrise, Birdie and I would leave the house which the church provided for the staff. We walked a block, to the sanctuary. There we lay on the altar until the stained glass gathered the first rays of a rising sun.
“God!! Oh God!!”, we prayed, “If you are calling us to this overwhelming task, please call a people to walk alongside us!”
But before it was uttered, God had heard our prayer. He had seen the need before it arose.