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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!

Saturday, May 03, 2008

Answering a question from Faithe

Faithe asked: "Are you in a remote area of Mexico....do you have running water/bathrooms in your house? I'm sure your main "occupation" is the care of your children, but are you there primarily because of your husband pastoring a church? Are you with an organized mission group or are you there on your own? Do you have to raise your own support? Where is "home" in the States for you?"

Answer: We live in a town of about 7,000. We do have running water, electricity, and sewage (indoor bathrooms in our house! :) ). When we first moved to our property, it was just a piece of desert. We parked our travel trailer on it and then spent from dawn until well past dusk digging...a lot...by hand...to lay pipes for water, sewage, and run wires for electricity. We were very excited when it was all hooked up!
Yes, being a wife/mommy and all that entails joyfully occupies my time. :) And yes, we are here because my husband (who wanted to be a missionary from the time he was 7 years old) was led here by the Lord to preach the gospel. He is currently pastoring the church here which began about 3 years ago with his goal/desire being to see a Mexican man raised up to become the pastor. There are so many villages and towns around who have never heard the gospel and Daniel wants to go to all that he can.
We are sent out by our local church (Millville Community Baptist Church in Millville, CA) and are here on our own at this time. We enjoy having groups/families come to visit and are anticipating a group coming from a church in Idaho next month as well as two men coming for a few weeks in July to help with the work. We pray daily that the Lord will send more workers into His fields here. We spent about a year and a half sharing our burden with various churches around the USA and some of those churches and some individuals graciously support us through their giving, love and prayers.
Our "home" in the states where both Daniel and I grew up and where most of our family currently lives is the Redding, CA area. Redding is a town about 150 miles north of Sacramento, CA. :)


  1. Hi there. It's me....again:) Hopefully you're not sick of all my comments/questions!!
    I was reading your archives a bit and you say that this was your 3rd c-section but haven't mentioned why. May I ask why you had to have the sections?

  2. Mama~ I had my first 8 children naturally. With baby #9, I had to have an emergency c-section here in Mexico because my placenta tore away and I was bleeding very badly.
    With baby #10, we were planning on going to the USA to have a v-bac with a mid-wife, but the last month, the Lord clearly led us to stay here. They would not let me have a vbac in the hospital here.
    With little Eliseo being born here as well, again, I had to have a c-section.
    Though I was sad to not be able to have the last babies naturally, I thanked the Lord when the doctor told me after I had Eliseo that my uterus looks very good still! :)

  3. Jaynee,
    I am very interested in how you "get paid" from the sponsoring churches and families in the states. Do you get a certain amount that you can count on every month, or are you just living from paycheck to paycheck? I don't mean that in a bad way--I am very interested in how you can budget and plan with such a wonderful family on basically donations from others. I absolutely love what you and your family are doing and would love to be able to do the same with my family.
    Jennifer in New Orleans

  4. I went to Simpson University in Redding. =)
    I love reading your blog and seeing how God is working through your family.
    God Bless!


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