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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, April 23, 2008

More questions answered

Elijah woke up this morning with a stomach bug, so Daniel took the oldest 4 with him on the bus route and to prayer meeting which leaves me here with a quiet household of only 7 :) Really, it is quiet as Elijah is sick, Nehemiah is still not up to par and lying in his crib, Eliseo is next to me sleeping, and the 2, 3, 4, and 5 year old are doing puzzles.
So I thought I'd take a few minutes and answer some more questions.

Michelle asked: What is the missionary you are working with/for?Is it with a particular religion?How is your family supported doing missionary work? Is it strictly donations given to you by friends and family? I see the boys have majority. How do you manage all that energy? Also, do you have any holes in your walls? LOL! What is a typical week of meals for your family for dinner.

Answers: #1- We are missionaries sent out by our local church- Millville Community Baptist Church in Millville, California- sent here to Mexico to share the gospel with the people here. Though we pray that someday the Lord will send other missionaries here to help, we are so far by ourselves. We praise the Lord for those we've seen accept God's wonderful gift of salvation and rejoice to see them grow in their faith as the Lord through His Word works in their hearts and lives. While my husband, Daniel, pastors the church here right now, it is our goal and prayer that soon a Mexican man will be called to pastor the people here, that that church will continue to grow and reach out to not only the town here, but farther away as well, and my husband wants to continue to share the gospel and see a church start in the many, many other towns and villages here that have none.
#2- We are Christians- Baptists.
#3- Our support is donations from churches and individuals (friends and family).
#4- Yes, the boys do have to majority around here and most all our children seem to have an endless supply of energy! I'm very thankful for our back yard and the empty field next to our house where they spend most of their free time running and playing. We try to keep them busy too and direct all that energy toward something useful. :)
#5- No, we do not have any holes in our walls! :) Of course, I would hope not because our home is made entirely of cement and cement blocks! :) We do have a hole in one of our doors though...I saw it the other day...one of the boys told me it was their mail box as I pulled out some coloring pages neatly folded and stuffed inside it.
#6- We typically eat the same foods most of the time...the goal is something economical (with so many mouths to feed), nutricious, delicious (that is easy because our children eat anything!), and of course, we have to consider what we can buy here.
Every week is different, but some of the things we frequently eat are:
*Beans, Rice, Tortillas, Salsa
*Eggs and Beans or potatoes and Salsa with tortillas
*Chicken with beans or rice
*Stew (chicken or posole) with homemade bread
*Tostadas with beans, salsa, and cheese
*Tuna Salad with tostadas
*Spaghetti with homemade bread
*Bean or potato tacos with rice
*Chicken Fajitas with beans or rice
*Quesadillas with beans or rice

For special occasions, like birthdays, we will have hamburgers or hotdogs or I'll make pizza :)

Whatever I make, I have to make A LOT...people are usually surprised when they see our little bottomless pits. I guess all that energy requires a lot of fuel. A typical breakfast for us is:
40-50 eggs
1/2 kilo of chopped ham or potatoes
3/4 kilo of beans
1 kilo of corn tortillas

or A BIG pot of oatmeal (I put in 8 cups of dry oatmeal in the water) :)


  1. Hey, Jaynee, thanks for answering my questions :) My husband does try to encourage me to get the kids outside more, but it's hard for me to monitor them out there all of the time.

    We know another large family (10 children) and they eat a lot of beans and rice too. In fact, a lot of them now have an allergy to meats so if it doesn't swim or fly, they can't eat it. I don't know if I could eat that many beans, in fact, I don't even put beans in my chili :) The only beans we eat are GREEN BEANS!

    It is great to see a large family, such as yourself, doing such a great thing! Your children are all beautiful! God has truly blessed you.

    How are you doing after this latest c-section? I've had 5 and the recovery seems to go much better now, but I'm really cautious about doing too much too soon as not to prolong my recovery.

    Blessings to you and your family!

  2. Yes, we do eat a lot of beans, but of course, we live in Mexico and we really don't mind. Like my dh always quotes, when you are hungry, every bitter thing is sweet! It is true that after lots of hard work and a growling tummy, some refried beans, fresh warm tortillas, and a spicy salsa hit the spot.
    The only time I don't care for the beans is during the first 3 months of a pregnancy when my morning sickness is in full swing. Mexican food just does not help that situation! :) Thankfully they sell Gatorade down here!
    I really recovered well from the c-section. Yes, I would say that the first one is the worse, and then they are much easier after. I so wanted to have a natural birth...still do if the Lord blesses us again. I'm feeling fine now...only notice soreness if a child does one of their full charge running hugs and hits me square in the tummy...ouch! :)
    Have a blessed week in Jesus!

  3. I've been meaning to get over here and check up on you. I enjoyed reading all your past posts. I glad all is going so well with you. YOu always amaze me and you are such a blessing to your dh and children.

  4. thanks for answering these questions! it's fun to read more about your life! If you ever have a chance, could you put up some of your favorite family recipes? with our growing family I'm always searching for new recipes..that are delicious & economical...meat is so expensive here!! Also, any tips to cut down on the grocery bills?? I have trouble with that! thank jaynee!

  5. I'm reeling after the *40-50 eggs* reply. I guess that would be all in one sitting?!

  6. Yes...40-50 eggs in one sitting! They can really eat! I'm thankful that they are not picky...they just like food :)

  7. I thought our 25 eggs was alot, hehe. I have really enjoyed reading about your family!


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