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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, July 30, 2008

Hot and dry!

100+ degrees really isn't that bad...outside. But when it's that hot in the house...there are lots of opportunities for us to practice patience and endurance ;)
For ease of clean-up, the children will usually eat lunch at the counter. We've been slowly getting bar stools and brought back 2 more this past trip. We now have a total of 9 which fits all the children except for Nehemiah and Eliseo who can't sit there yet anyways. Daniel was home for lunch today and so I was sitting at the table eating with him when I looked up and just saw the children all sitting there. It was the first time I've seen them all sit there together :)

Nehemiah and Eliseo were trying to escape some of the summer heat by taking a siesta under the fan in our bedroom.

Monday, Daniel again headed out to the village of Maria Jesus. He wanted the family to stay here so he could see how he would be recieved as he was going simply to preach this time. He took Brother Macario along with him. He got about half way there when he came upon a group of about 15 men from the village standing in the middle of the road. They were waiting for the police...they had been working out in the desert and found the body of a man who had died of thirst. Daniel was able to wait with them, get to know them, and share the gospel. The situation at hand had put the men in a very thoughtful and more serious mind and what an opportunity to open God's Word right there! He asked them if he could come back to there village to share more next Monday and they said yes! Please pray that the Lord will soften their hearts even now and they'd hear and believe the gospel, and accept the Savior!
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  1. Your family is such an encouragement to me. The pic with all the kids sitting there is so cute! And little Eliseo and Nehemiah napping! Thank you for sharing and I have been praying for that little village. Blessings until next time! :)

  2. So sweet. I do enjoy all of your updates and pictures. They are such a joy for me as my husband and I wait for our first little bundle of joy!

    I'm so glad Daniel has the opportunity to expand the area he covers. I'm praying for him to be able to reach some of those new people and share the gospel.

  3. my goodness, that is an amazing story. that would have shaken me up; it is neat that God used your family in the midst of it.

    love the picture of the kids

    ... and i say you come up here for a visit. I will share my air conditioner with you.
    : )

  4. Jaynee,

    I can't even imagine 100 degrees inside. It doesn't even get that hot outside up here. It is really fun to keep up with your family. The pictures of the kids are really sweet. I'm glad that you guys are able to expand your ministry. It will be neat to see how God works in this village. I think of you often and pray for you and your family. Many hugs from your Palmer, AK friend.

    Love, Shelly

  5. That was a great opportunity the Lord gave Bro. Daniel. Praise the Lord!

    So sorry that it's so hot. I grew up in West Texas, and did suffer in the summer time. Now that I'm in the mtns of Guatemala, I feel so cold all the time. Would love to share some of it with you if you'd send me some warmth, LOL.

    Your photo of all those children in a row at the counter made me smile! Perhaps the Lord will give us that many :o)

  6. Jaynee, I have been reading your blog for a couple months now. You and your family are truly an inspiration to me. Thank you for living & standing for Christ alone. I pray for the work He is doing there through Daniel's preaching and your wonderful example. Thanks for sharing your life with us. :o)

    His Peace,

  7. Hey Jaynee...If you guys come up for Christmas, you'll have to come over. I thought about it this time but time escaped me. It was good to finally see you guys, I'm just sorry it wasn't longer. I can't get over how all your kiddos have grown.

    Take care!

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  9. Jaynee,
    Where do you get your girls' cute dresses? Do you make them yourself or have a particular place you purchase them from?

  10. Firstfruitsfarmne~
    All of our girl's dresses have been hand made for them by some sweet ladies in our home town. They also have been given many home sewn hand me downs as well.
    I know very little about sewing, though I would LOVE to learn more. I made Susannah a jumper this past spring (although my neighbor had to help me do the button holes :) ).
    I try to sew with the girls each week...even if we do just a little bit...so we are always learning more. I'd LOVE for them to be able to sew their own clothes someday.


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