Welcome! Nuestra Casa Es Su Casa ...Our house is your house

A glimpse into the life of Daniel and Jaynee Lockwood and their 12 precious blessings. Thank you for visiting; we pray that what we share here may always bring glory to our wonderful God and Saviour. May you praise the Lord with us for the great things He has done and continues to do as we serve Him sharing the gospel here in the little town of Cuidad Insurgentes, BCS Mexico. He alone is good and faithful!

Tuesday, October 24, 2006

More Pictures

Another picture of the beginning of the construction. The semi was dropping off 20 cubic meters of sand, the masons are working in the background, and there is our travel trailer off to the left. It took them about 4-5 hours to unload the semi... 3 men with shovels and one wheel barrel.

Breaking Ground

Well, I decided that I will have to skip a month or two of so that I can once again make this blog relevant. I was planning on giving all the details of the remainder of our furlough but It will probably take me well into next year to finish it at my current rate of progress, so I will jump to what is happening now so that you will find information here that you haven't already read about in the prayer letter.
I mentioned that we just broke ground yesterday but ironically huricane "Paul" brought a lot of rain... The workers came, worked for about an half an hour; than as it bagan to rain hard they sat in the pick-ups and under shelters to wait it out, but it never stopped. So they packed up and went home. So they will be picking it up tomorrow where they left off.
The house is supposed to be about 1650 square feet. It will be made of cement, rebar, and cinder block. It will basically be a cement box. That's how all the houses are here, all cement... floor, walls, and ceiling. Originally, I drew up the house (yes, I made my own house plans :-)) fairly spacious then I got the estimate from the local masons, and I cut it down a bit.
We have about 8 men working on it, 2 are maestros (masters, or the ones that really know what they are doing) and the other 6 are their helpers. I will keep you posted as to the progress. The sky looks clear tonight so we should be back to work tomorrow. If you will, pray that they will finish the house before January. Jaynee would like to bring the baby home to a house. She feels we have outgrown the travel trailer. :-)
Well, please check back periodically and we will keep you posted, we will try to update once a week.
This is Daniel signing off.

Monday, October 16, 2006

On to New York

From Lancaster, Pennsylvania, we went on to Cincinnatus NY. We enjoyed a great time with the people at First Baptist and were able to spend a week with them fellowshipping and eating at a different house each day. They also had a guest house that they let us stay in for the week which was very relaxing. Here is where Jaynee was able to start the homeschooling for this year.
From there we went to First Baptist in North Tonawanda, NY. I shared about the ministry and we got to go to Niagara Falls... that was fun. I put up two pictures. We mostly enjoyed visiting with Charlie and Sue, and with Mary Martinez and her children. We were blessed to get to know them several years ago.
From there we headed back west....