Caring Hearts Ministries has grown tremendously since it’s humble beginnings in 1986. When the founder of CHM prayed for God to show him where his help was needed most, the Lord showed up in amazing ways. Papa Harold’s eyes were opened to the town of San Luis, Mexico, and thus began Caring Hearts Ministries.
Since this time, the organization has grown through seeing a need, praying for provision, and the Lord providing. A boy’s home, a soup kitchen, a garbage dump ministry, a blind center, and a local church are not just built overnight. It took trust in God’s plan to provide the supplies, the labor, and the correct timing for each of these ministries to take off and be the best resource for the struggling people of San Luis.
It is a lot easier to say “I’m going to trust in the Lord to provide this need” than it is to actually follow through with that thought. In fact, there are followers in the Bible who though they may have been wary of the calling or the logistics that lay behind the vision, remained faithful and their provisions were met abundantly.
As the Israelites were traveling to the promise land, they longed for the food they had left behind in Egypt. They continued to follow the calling to the promise land, and the Lord provided through showering the land with bread.
In 1 Kings, Elijah is met with famine and drought. He continues to serve the Lord and pray amidst his struggle and he is led to a river for water and the Lord sends raven to provide him with food.
When people gathered from miles around to hear the Son of God preach, the disciples were concerned about providing all these followers with food. Jesus continued his teaching and trusted in the Lord and fed a crowd with five loaves of bread and two fish. As if that isn’t compelling enough, there was even food left over!
A missionary from the 1800s once said, “God’s work done in God’s way will never lack God’s supplies” (Hudson Taylor).
Caring Hearts has trusted in the Lord’s provision for years and will continue to praise the Lord for his provision as they continue to discover the needs of San Luis, Mexico. As we continue to work on the new Life Center, a drug rehabilitation center, we will continue to pray for the supplies, the labor, and the guidance in this ministry.
What vision has the Lord placed on your heart? In what ways are you yearning for the Lord’s provision?
Our prayer for you is that as we continue to act on the needs we have found in Mexico, you continue to find the needs around you in your own communities. Trust in the Lord’s provision and He will provide you with a surplus of resources to carry out His commandment of being His hands and feet here on Earth.