Over the next few days, you will see a lot from us about our recent trip to Australia. We will have blogs from volunteers and post photos and videos over on our main page.
Today, I’d like to take a moment and say thank you for a great trip. We literally could not have taken it on our own. Whether through prayer or financial support, you made it possible for us to go help farmers in Australia.
Every day in camp we heard stories of farmers whose lives were changed. We were told lives had been saved. Farmers on the brink of hopelessness were shown hope by an organization called BlazeAid. We partnered with them for the third time, and were happy to do so because of the amazing work they do.
Our volunteers were the perfect team for this trip. Never complaining, never second-guessing, they put up with discomfort and long work days because they knew the work they were doing was worth it. They knew the farmers they were helping needed them.
As we walked up and down the hills and valleys of a vast Australian ranch, I was struck by the power of prayer. We prayed for the opportunity to help these people, and we were granted that prayer. We prayed for a safe trip, and we were granted that prayer. We prayed for a team of volunteers who would work together to help others, and we were granted that prayer, too.
So thank you for your prayers. Thank you for your support. Most of all, thank you so much for remembering TWCD as we try to help victims of disasters around the world.