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What's Perfect About God's Timing!
I was sitting next to Fred’s hospital bed, holding his hand when he looked to me and said, “Baby, can’t you see how God’s timing is perfect?”
No! I didn’t see anything that was perfect. I wanted to scream. I wanted to say, “You're dying. What’s perfect about that?” But he knew that, and I did, too. So I just looked at him, trying to stay calm, and not cry. And then I said, “What’s perfect about this timing?” He said, “Oh, can't you see? When I started the Mission back in 1944, it was for men only, because there were no women on the streets in those days, thank God. But now, when it's the Lord's time to take me, the Mission will be led by a woman – by you. You’re a mother, a grandmother, and you understand the needs of women, of mothers, and of children. My burden was for men, but now, most of those we serve throughout the year are women and children. So that’s why I say that God’s timing is perfect.”
Fred was right, of course. He was always right, it seemed, and I saw firsthand how he trusted God and sought God’s will in every decision of his personal life, our family life, and the life and ministries of Fred Jordan Mission. I pause today to honor Fred Jordan, my late husband, and my partner in ministry, who went to be with the Lord twenty-six years ago on this day.
Fred was right, and I need your help to care for mothers and children. Please use a major credit card when you call 1-800-56-HELP-0. Or enclose your check when you write, Willie Jordan, Box 12345, Covina, CA 91722. You can also donate on our secure website, www.fjm.org . Fred Jordan, the man is gone, but the vision of caring for mothers and children continues, thanks to your help.
Willie Jordan (Mrs. Fred Jordan)
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