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!
Saturday, October 20, 2007
It has been a while since we last wrote. First, I am so thankful that I (Jaynee) have been feeling soooo much better from my morning sickness. I know many people here in Mexico as well as in the states have been praying for me, and I thank the Lord for His graciousness in answering those prayers. With mommy back to feeling well, we set back into our daily schedule in full swing...this leaves me very little time during the week for the computer, but my goal is to at least update everyone here on Saturday evenings and maybe in the mid week if I have time.
The past couple of weeks, Daniel and the boys worked many afternoons on Hna. Juanita's kitchen. She is a widow lady in our church and has 4 of her young grandchildren living with her. She has a small brick house and had a kitchen attached to the outside put together by plywood and other odds and ends. As you can see from the first picture, it was falling away from the rest of the house, and we were thankful to be able to help her out. Her grandchildren tore down the old kitchen and then Daniel and they boys set to work. With the help of some local cement workers, they were able to build her a new kitchen. Although the kitchen was a blessing, Daniel shared that it was even an even greater blessing to be able to spend so much time with the family there while building the new room. He was able to spend hours witnessing to, talking with and discipling not only Juanita and those who live with her, but with her son, his wife, and their children/grandchildren who live next door. Please pray for these families that their hearts would be open and they would receive the Word of God, believe it, and give their lives to the Savior.
Tomorrow evening, after the church service, our church is having a posole dinner (a type of soup) and a time of singing around a fire outside. Though it still hits the 90's during the day, we are just as thankful as can be for the cooler nights and mornings...I think it get's in the 50's...cool enough to wear a sweater and sip a hot cup of tea or coffee. The Lord is so good!
The children are all getting excited about "going to grandma's house" for Christmas. This week they put together a paper chain to count down the days until we leave :) We all had a very good week and again, I am so very grateful to be feeling better. Daniel and Hno. Macario were able to go visiting and soul winning most every afternoon together this week. Daniel was thankful to have a man willing to go with him. Timothy and Elijah have started teaching Rebekah and Benjamin piano each afternoon after their studies and chores are done. I feel so blessed to have so many "little/big" helpers. Rebekah and Abigail have been making apple butter ever Saturday for the family for the week. They use the crockpots to make it, so really need no supervision and we all enjoy the "fruit" of their labors all week at breakfast :)
The 3 oldest boys have been sleeping out in the "treeless" tree fort every Saturday evening (provided they've worked hard with sweet spirits all week). They have enjoyed staring at the many stars in the night sky and have made many comments about how very big and mighty the Lord is just by looking at his vast creation. Yet He loves us so much!! Thank you for your prayers for our family and the people here...continue to pray the Lord will open their hearts so they can know our wonderful Savior!