It is so exciting to see things become a reality in Colorado that we dreamed of and thought about for so many years back in New Hampshire! When we were still living and working in New Hampshire we would spend hours thinking about what Soaring Wings Ministries would look like in Colorado. We wondered about what the property would look like, what the buildings would look like on the property, who our new friends would be and who the homeless people would be that we would help.
Now that we are in Colorado we can see things with our eyes that we only wondered about with our thoughts back in New Hampshire. We now know that Soaring Wings Ministries is located on 40 acres of rolling plains at the foot of the Rocky Mountains. Each day we are getting to know more and more people in the area through our church and in the community. We are getting to know quite a few homeless people when we spend time with them over coffee and donuts at the park in Fort Collins. We also know what the house looks like at Soaring Wings Ministries. It isn't a big house and so we utilize every inch of space. Have you ever heard of an office/dining room/children's library? Well that is what we have hear at Soaring Wings Ministries. It is one large room that has a BIG TABLE, two desks, two printers, a storage cabinet and a book case filled with our granddaughter's books. It really is something to see....but it works for the time being. One of the things that really makes this office/dining room/ children's library work is the BIG TABLE that is in the middle of the room. It is 95" long and can comfortably sit 10 to 12 people around this BIG TABLE. This BIG TABLE really is the hub of Soaring Wings Ministries and we use it for everything!!!! When we were back in New Hampshire, wondering what Soaring Wings Ministries would look like, we always new that there would be a BIG TABLE. We knew that this BIG TABLE would not be one of those dining room tables that is used only a couple of times a year. We knew that this BIG TABLE would be used a lot! Now that we are in Colorado we have the BIG TABLE that we imagined for so many years. This BIG TABLE is used to grow Soaring Wings Ministries, to work on projects, to sort mailings, to sit for staff meetings, to eat meals, to linger over coffee and tea, to pray, to read, to watch television, to play games, to sit and laugh and sometimes to sit in silence out of frustration and weariness. Tonight this BIG TABLE will not be used for any of these things but will instead be transformed into a banquet as we serve a Harvest Dinner with all the trimmings to guests. This is a fundraiser for Soaring Wings Ministries and is also an opportunity for our guests to see the property, to learn more about the ministry and to spend time enjoying each other's company. We are so excited and feel so blessed to have this opportunity to share our vision for Soaring Wings Ministries and to see the BIG TABLE filled with food and people!!! What we dreamed about for so long is becoming a reality; however, the biggest dream we have is when we will be sharing the BIG TABLE with the homeless people who will be living here at Soaring Wings Ministries. What an amazing time that will be when we can see with our eyes what we are now able to see only with our minds! I know without a doubt that the BIG TABLE will be used to heal the homeless. With them we will be eating meals, working on projects, praying, reading, watching television, lingering over tea and coffee, playing games, laughing and also sitting in silence out of frustration and weariness.
I wish you all could be one of the guests at the BIG TABLE here tonight. Even though you aren't able to be here I hope and pray that you will come alongside us and help us do God's work here of using our BIG TABLE to heal the homeless. Bottom line is that we need to raise the funds for an addition. The house here is small and we need the addition before we can bring homeless families or young adults to Soaring Wings Ministries.
Please pray that God will provide the funds for this addition. If you are able and would like to donate to our building fund we would be so grateful. You can mail donations to Soaring Wings Ministries at 499 Trinity Lane Wellington, CO 80549 or you can send a donation via PayPal at our website.
I want to close with one thought....even though we love our BIG TABLE here at Soaring Wings Ministries it is nothing compared to the BIG TABLE that awaits us in heaven where we will have a banquet with our Lord and fellow believers in Jesus Christ. THE BEST IS YET TO COME!!!!
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Anita Rennells is the author of this blog. She and her husband have moved to Colorado when Ed retired and are in the process of opening a ranch to help homeless young adults.
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