Well I started looking for workers to meet the needs of this ministry. I looked constantly for months and every door closed. I got nowhere. Then a double blessing surprised me. I was going to be a first time Grandma twice over. Both of my daughters were going to have babies. I ended up spending several weeks helping both of them. It became very clear it would have been the worst possible timing to start a business. God knew-I didn’t. When I didn’t understand why I was not finding what I needed, He knew why. It was not His timing.
Another year passed and I never forgot what He wanted me to do. It was always in the back of my mind. So, I finally said, “OK Lord I will try again. If this is truly of you let the doors open and direct me to those you want me to work with. Make it clear.” That day started an amazing journey. I found a gifted artist to draw the illustrations, a supplier in a place I would have never expected, a graphic designer friend who completely blessed me with various printing needs for free! I asked God to show me the way and He not only showed me the way, He placed all of the people in my life I needed for every step. The difference between this time around and the last time was like night and day. It was truly orchestrated by God. It was His idea and He followed it through and provided for every need in His timing.
I started His Heroes from scratch and am building it organically, one drawing at a time, one plate at a time, one Bible Hero story at a time. I can’t wait to see what God does with it. May I be used in some small way during the process to glorify Him.
Bible Heroes on Children’s plates
Proverbs 22:6 “Train up a child in the way he should go; even when he is old he will not depart from it.” My vision and prayer for His Heroes is that children will be taught about God through the powerful stories of His faithful people. I see children being read the stories around the dinner table as they eat from the plate. Playtime and tea parties with His Heroes plates covered by snacks and toys. I see bedtime as a special time of sharing the stories together. First the Christmas story with Baby Jesus, followed by other stories; Noah’s ark, David and Goliath, Daniel and the lion’s den, the Fiery Furnace, the Parting of the Red Sea and Jesus' Death and Resurrection. His Heroes plates can be a tool to help you pour into your children, grandchildren, friends and neighbors (everyone God places in your lives) with the truth of God’s word. May each child come to know Jesus as their personal Savior. Your child can be a Hero for God!