“We have some hay we would like to donate….”

With a few simple words, a legacy of Christian heritage came full circle….







Over 50 years ago, a young girl moved from Ohio to the Front Range of Colorado with her parents and to attend university.  Lonely in a large town, she was uncertain how to go about meeting new people.  Another young girl took a job selling organic eggs to people in town, and as the first young girl’s mother paid for the eggs, she saw an opportunity for friendship for her daughter. 


The two girls hit it off right away.  Karleen, the first young girl, spent many hours at Jean’s house.  Jean’s father was a man of great faith and modeled that many times for Karleen, taking her under his family’s wing and praying for her often.  That man’s faith was instrumental in the formation of Karleen’s faith which carried over into a life time of ministry service as she married and raised her family. 


Karleen is my mother.  She and my father modeled selfless service and faith which has led to full time ministry service for my family and I…..


“We have some hay we would like to donate….” 


The voice on the phone was Jean’s….

After many years of lost contact, the trigger of reconnection to her old friend was our purchase of a ranch in Northeastern Colorado, near where Jean and her husband run a family farming operation. 

A grandmother herself, with her own family legacy of faith, they were choosing to pass on some of God’s blessing upon their farm. 

Any hay donated is a tremendous gift and our expectation was of a regular gooseneck flatbed trailer, holding any where from 8-10 bales of hay. 


A 54 foot semi truck and trailer pulled into our driveway that day. 




 30 large bales of hay and 12 large bales of straw was the gift that was deposited upon our doorstep…..meaning that feeding and bedding down the animals that God has given us stewardship over, will be one less worry on our minds….







But an even greater gift was meeting the woman, whose family’s legacy of faith so many years ago, is the cornerstone of our service to Christ today.

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  1. Thank you for sharing this overview of God’s typical inter-twining of lives. Your experience reflects the Lord’s creative provisions for us who serve Him!

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