My time at Beds for Kids first began in October of 2010 when Tim Rowley offered to take me to lunch at Firebird’s restaurant knowing that I was looking for work and that he had a vision laid out for him by God that needed additional hands. A few weeks later I found myself having a very memorable conversation with Daniel (our current Executive Director) about this vision that Tim had casted and how we both we’re also being led to serve as brokers between “the haves” and “have nots” in Charlotte. And God has since taken us for an amazing journey that I could never have imagined.
Now, it’s more than three and half years later and I feel the Spirit of the Lord moving me again.
It’s the truest understanding of the definition of “bittersweet” for me. Beds for Kids has been this unique and amazing journey that the Lord brought me in to- a gift really for me to grow in and be part of that I could not have even come close to in my own vision-casting and strength; only God’s. Although I’ve seen the delivery of thousands of beds and furniture to hundreds of homes it’s really me who feels like the greatest recipient in all of this. I’ve got four great co-workers, whom have really been like three brothers and a sister to me. And like siblings- it’s been both beautiful and hard at times; but it’s all been the Father’s plan and I wouldn’t change it for anything. I’ve grown a lot- and still have much more growing to do, but will never forget this time here as I’m led elsewhere.
So this Friday, August 1, I will finish my last day as an employee at BFK. I do not currently have a place to tell you that I am going to next; aka, another job. And it all does sound a bit crazy; I’m leaving for the simple reason that I feel that the Lord has brought my time here to a close and now he is guiding me to a new season that is waiting. But just as my journey began with Beds for Kids, with only a promise and vision from the Lord requiring my obedience to his calling, so it ends and another begins. I say this confident that God has all of my needs and BFKs needs taken care of- confident that this is exactly his plan for myself and BFK. I’m very excited to see what new growth, new talent and ideas come to BFK as someone else comes to work here. And I’m just as excited to see God’s faithfulness in leading me to the place he has next for me and my family.
If you’re reading this, chances are you’ve somehow and someway supported BFK before. And I can’t tell you the gratitude I have for you and for all those who have joined us in our mission to serve this city with beds and furniture as our currency to share the Gospel of Christ. I ask you to continue to pray for our organization, our mission, our faith (individually and collectively), and for the Lord’s glory to be revealed in it all so that many would come to believe in his name. That’s why Beds for Kids began and what we have aimed to do in all things since.
I will remain to be in Charlotte and after this Friday can be reached at my personal email if you’d like to contact me (firstname.lastname@example.org). Thank you again for your support, may we all continue to take great satisfaction in serving the Lord in each place that he has purposefully placed us.