March 29, 2007

July 28, 2003

I was rummaging through some old paperwork while I was organizing the files the other day, and I ran across our incorporation paperwork for H.A.N. Ministries. I noticed that we were only a month away from celebrating the 2nd anniversary of this ministry. Ceil and I were reminiscing earlier this evening about where we were exactly two years ago today and we realized how drastically our lives have changed since.Through the desperation of our utter emptiness and finally realizing that we needed God's help in our lives, we were both in a place of allowing God to restore our relationship back to Him. In this restoration process, God reminded us of the calling that the Holy Spirit had revealed to us several years back; the calling to ministry. God also showed us that God had allowed some of the not-so-pretty events to happen in our lives because of our disobedience to the Call of God on our lives. We didn't realize then that this calling was the whole purpose in which we were created. The awesome news is that rather than God making us feel shameful for our past mistakes, failures and regrets, God instead chose to fill us with Divine grace, love and mercy. God also reminded us that we can receive forgiveness through Jesus and be restored to the person who was created in the image of Christ.This time, we began to listen more carefully to the small, still voice of God in our hearts, and sure enough, God always followed through with some sort of confirmation for us to know His voice without a doubt. This time, we stepped out in faith because we had nothing to lose. This time, we had to make a move, but where do we go? What do we do? How do we even begin?Two years ago at this exact time, H.A.N. Ministries was only a vision, a promise that God had shared with us. We actually didn't even have the name H.A.N. Ministries. How things have changed in two years! It's amazing the miracles that happen in our lives when we finally stop the struggle within ourselves and allow God to take us into the flow of the Holy Spirit. Buckle up, friends, because it's a magnificent ride full of suspense, mystery, excitement, and the miraculous!Han and Ceil

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