Montana and Susanna joined the community in rebuilding the chapel as a first step in their new life together.
“In that day it shall be said to Jerusalem, Fear thou not: and to Zion, Let not thine hands be slack.
The Lord thy God in the midst of thee is mighty; he will save, he will rejoice over thee with joy; he will rest in his love, he will joy over thee with singing.”
—Zephaniah 3:16, 17 KJV
Realizing the orchard’s vital link to the community’s growth, neighbors rallied through long, smoky hours to stop the forest fire.
“Thou, O God, didst send a plentiful rain, whereby thou didst confirm thine inheritance, when it was weary.”
—Psalm 68:9 KJV
Susanna knew she couldn’t place full blame on the neighbor’s unfinished fence. While Montana searched for Orion, Susanna spent a restless night pleading with God to redeem her actions.
“Look upon mine affliction and my pain; and forgive all my sins.”
—Psalm 25:18 KJV
Confused and frustrated by Susanna’s gloom, June remembered her life in Agate Beach in a rosy glow.
“And they also, if they abide not still in unbelief, shall be grafted in: for God is able to graft them in again.
O the depth of the riches both of the wisdom and knowledge of God! how unsearchable are his judgments, and his ways past finding out!”
—Romans 11:23, 33 KJV