Friday blessings sweet friends!
I wanted to share the story behind this lovely map you see of our hometown from @mapiful.
After 17 years, we moved back to our hometown of Manchester, Kentucky for ministry. The most asked question by friends and family is, “why did you ever come back to Clay County”? The answer was simple for us......................
God called us back!
Not everyone understands why God would call us back to what the New York Times labeled as “one of the hardest places in America to live in.(article is tagged at the end of post)
For us, we think God is bigger than any stats or opinions. We believe He can redeem any person or land. His Word tells us so! We choose to see past the stats, to the beauty of our hometown and the strength of the people who live here.
Addiction is overwhelming just as it is in most of our country. Poverty is high and jobs are few. Still, we stand with others in faith, Manchester will be transformed as, “A city of Hope”... hence the title you see on the map.
We love our little hometown and are excited to see what God does among the people here.
My hubby framed our map with some old chippy wood leftover from our farmhouse renovation.
Thank you @Mapiful
for this beautiful map. It looks great but also serves as a daily reminder for us, God is always in control!
I share this story because you never know where the road may lead you. For us, it was back home!
Where’s your hometown and What makes it special?
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I was tagged by Amanda @midcounty_journal
By Zamira @zamirat79