I love the change in seasons we have in Idaho. July was a hot month for us here and I am looking forward to the cooler weather that comes with fall. Farmers have started bringing in their crops, and fresh fruit and vegetables are available everywhere. Farmers plant their crops in the spring and, if all goes well, they reap the rewards of their hard work in the fall. At Hands of Hope NW, our volunteers and staff plant our crops in the form of medical supplies packed in boxes, and medical equipment cleaned, tested, and prepared to be shipped. The few moments we have with clients here in the Treasure Valley is another opportunity we have to plant seeds. Unlike the farmer, we do not reap what we sow. We pray and believe in the knowledge that God will use our shipments, big and small, and mission trips to reach the neediest in our world.

Each time a shipment leaves our warehouse, I pray that the shipment moves from truck to ship, port to port, ship to truck, and truck to the destination, and that God’s will be done.  We will never know the full extent of the work we do out of Nampa, Idaho. Volunteers give their time, donors give money and product, and prayer warriors pray. We do not do this for fame, glory, or money. We do it for the glory of God.

What is God calling you to do?

Todd Durbin
Executive Director