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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!

Tuesday, August 05, 2008

When everything breaks....

It has been one of those weeks when.... well, it goes like this.

*Water pump starts leaking water...back yard is is a muddy mess. In turn, the pump won't shut off like it should, so we have to go without water until Daniel is able to make a new seal to fix it.

*Few days later....I wake up, walk down the hall into a puddle of water. The children's bathroom is completely flooded. Something broke and oh what a mess.

*Next day...Rebekah flushes the potty and water comes up into the shower drain. Sewage is all blocked up. Turns out a chunk of cement from the sewage box in the street broke off, fell in, and blocked the pipe. My poor, sweet hubby...I was already feeling so bad for all the extra fix it work he was having to do, but this....100 + degrees, humid, a very stinky, messy, long couple days of digging to repair. He still has a ways to go...the older boys got the joy of helping in this project too! :)

*Internet keeps going down and then we have no phone either...I want to ask people to pray!

*Yesterday....We load up the van with hymnals, Bibles, a few chairs and guitar. We are heading out the the village of Jesus Maria where Daniel is going to preach the gospel. We make it about half way there and the van overheats... it is leaking water everywhere...something broke...Daniel just looks and me and smiles.
We find one house, but they have no water to spare. We make it back to the main road and Daniel and Bro. Macario hitchhike back to town (about 20 miles away). It was hot, we had no water (we used our drinking water to get the van back to the main road), but we did have chairs, a guitar, and even a tree for shade...well, it's a tree in these parts at least. So we sat down, sang, and waited.
Daniel picked us up and then went back to figure out how to get the van home...he finally found someone to tow him home and walked in about 11 pm. Needless to say, we didn't get to go out to the village.

We know that Satan does not want the gospel preached.
We know that everything that happens to us is allowed by the hand of our Heavenly Father.

2Ch 20:12 "... for we have no might against this great company that cometh against us; neither know we what to do: but our eyes are upon thee."

May we continue to be made into His image and may the gospel reach the hearts of the many, many here who have no hope.
Thank you for interceding for us and the poeple here.

Jas 4:7 "Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you. "

Eph 6:12 "For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places."

2Ti 2:3 "Thou therefore endure hardness, as a good soldier of Jesus Christ. "

Waiting in the van for Daddy to come back

It got too hot, so outside to wait.

We were so thankful for our TREE :)

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  1. What a week! Not exactly the way you might like to envision "streams in the desert"! :)
    Will certainly continue to pray for you to "be strong in the Lord and in the power of HIS might." And also praying that God will use these adversities, and your perserverance and peace in them, to touch the hearts of those who are observing you in your community. To see those boys working diligently alongside their Dad, and the smiles on the children's faces, even while waiting a long time in the heat of the day, speaks volumes about your love for the people and for the Jesus that you are there to share with them! Blessings on your family today!

  2. I am praying for you. Dont give up! You children look happy anyway in the pictures. I am sure they made the Best of it. Love Stephanie

  3. Oh Jaynee~ Gee and I thought "those" weeks only happened to us. You one up'd us with the water in the hallway but with the sewage I think we're equally matched - stinky :-p
    Praying for your sweet family and more smiles to get you through :-)

  4. I'm so sorry you've had such a trying week! The struggles and challenges your family faces at times humbles me, and helps me to see things in a right perspective & hold my tongue when I'm tempted to whine about silly and unimportant things. Each one of you is a beautiful witness of God's grace and provision, as well as an example of patience in trials, and uncircumstancially-based joy (and yes, that *is* a word, i just decided... haha). It's interesting to me that you're missionaries to Mexico, but at the same time, still witnessing and blessing so many of us here in the US as we read about your adventures and responses to various situations. It's encouraging. God bless you guys! I will pray the rest of this week goes better!

  5. I found your blog through another blog. Thanks for sharing your lovely family. We are a family of six living and ministering in East Africa. You can see my blog at www.fromglory2glory.blogspot.com. My maiden name is Lockwood and am orginally from Oregon.

  6. oops, we are a family of 8! And love being a big family (well, not so big to some but quite large to others).

  7. Oh dear sister... I'm so sorry for your week... you are in my prayers (as always) that you will remain strong in the Truth and have an amazing and blessed week next week!

    Thanks for your emails and encouraging words. How can I be so blessed by someone I've never met?

    I love you sweet sister!

  8. Jaynee,
    This is off topic but I am curious as to what your MOTH schedule looks like! Especially, when do you have your quiet time? Are you an early riser?
    I think you and your family is so special.
    ~Christal from Canada

  9. Oh my! When it rains, it pours. I pray that everything will be all fixed soon.

    We know what you are going through! Since starting the new little church in La Esperanza, Daniel has had two or three power tools quit, my vaccuum cleaner gave up the ghost, and then our van AND the little car broke down, requiring parts from the States. At least we can catch the bus!

    Just keep on, sister! Must be doing something right! :o)


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