We've been hit by the flu. No pictures to post this time... we are not a pretty site. But thankfully most of us are on the mend. It is a tough flu... high fever, lots of coughing, headache... and lasts for quite a while.
Little Nehemiah came down with it last night. Despite our best efforts to keep him from those "bad germs" (is that even possible with 9 siblings who just want to love on him all day???), he started running a fever and soon started the cough. We took him to the local clinic so they could listen to his lungs, and they sound clear, so that is good. He hasn't wanted to eat though, so please pray he will stay hydrated and will get well quickly.
Daniel is holding evening service right now, while I am at home caring for the ones who were too sick to go. We appreciate your prayers. The Lord is good.
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!
Wednesday, February 14, 2007
We are sooooo thankful and happy to be officially in our new home! We started moving in last week Monday. Once Daniel got the beds set up and I got them made, we started sleeping inside. We hadn't even put the back door on, but just couldn't wait, so we propped an old box spring mattress in the door way. Daniel worked late into the night all week and got the door installed, the toilets put in, and the furniture all moved. With that, along with 10 smiling little children, our "cement box" has become a real home.
As the people here watched us and helped us move in, we heard over and over again, "So you are really going to stay here with us." We happily tell them yes! And then we tell them why...because God loves them so much that He provided the Way for them to have forgiveness of their sins and live in joyful fellowship with Him. Building a home here has opened so many doors to share the gospel....we have met so many people while building and now that the town knows we are really here to stay, they are very curious as to why.
Now that the job of building is done, Daniel will be spending most of his days with people....in their homes, at their work, on the streets....preaching and teaching. Please pray the Lord will grant him wisdom, strenghth, love, and courage as he goes and that the Spirit would work in the hearts of the Mexicans in our town.
I will be spending my days homeschooling and caring for the things here at home. Many, many people stop by to visit during the day. Please pray for me as I open our home to them that they will see the love of Jesus as we spend time with them. The children are excited as Daddy will be starting Bible studies in the people's homes each day, and we will be able to join him for many of those in the afternoons.
There is so much joy in serving Jesus...through it all, He is so good and faithful!
Saturday, February 03, 2007
Yesterday the workers that have been with us for the past 3 months loaded up all their tools and supplies, for their job here is finished. We "broke in" the new kitchen counter and thanked them with a lunch of chicken, tortillas and salsa. We praise the Lord for keeping the workers safe the entire time they were here. Daniel has been able to share the gospel with all of them, and he looks forward to working with them further.
This coming week, Daniel will hang our front and back doors, put in a kitchen sink, bring our stove and fridge over from the church, and put in the bathroom toilets. With that, we can actually live inside our new home!
We are so looking forward to the extra space, and continue to thank the Lord for His provision. We'll post more pictures this week as we start to move in. Thank you for your prayers.