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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, October 11, 2008

Calm after the storm :)

Tonight, we gathered around to thank the Lord for bringing us safely through the storm. While there was some flooding, it wasn't even as bad as the tropical storm we had in August. Our church here and our family thank you for your prayers.
Here we are getting ready to eat lunch...we had no power, and although it wasn't dark yet, the children couldn't wait to light the lanterns :)
After lunch, we headed out to visit one of the shelters where many of the people from our church were waiting out the storm.
There were lots of children there and our children had fun playing and coloring with them.
Daniel brought his guitar and we spent about 2 hours visiting and singing songs/hymns with everybody.
By 4:30 pm, the rain had stopped leaving us with only a strong wind which was a blessing as it served to rapidly dry things out. The children played on our back patio and since we still didn't have power, we had peanut butter and jelly sandwiches and since we had no running water yet, Daniel washed off the worst part of the dirt/mud from the children's hands and feet with our bucket of mop water :) Right before bedtime, the lights came back on. Thank you Lord for your loving care.

11 comments:

  1. Thank God the flooding wasn't too bad, I spent a good part of yesterday praying your area would be ok. Glad to see you faired pretty well. The kids are all so adorable wanting to light the lanterns early, how cute is that? Praying what clean up you have won't be too big of a job. And a prayer of thanks that you made it through the storm

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  2. Wow!!! What a real life example of God controling the wind and rain! To look at it on radar that Hurrican was going to hit your area hard. I'm so glad it didn't.
    Glad your town and all your little ones are safe~

    ~Cinnamon

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  3. To God be the Glory for watching over his flock!

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  4. Praise God that you were all protected from the storms. I found you early last week and didn't get a chance till now to come back by. I did not realize you were in the path of the storm.
    I loved reading your blog. I have a heart for Mexico as I have been on two mission trips to Merida. That was a few years ago.
    I now work with teen ager girls that are incarcerated in Texas Youth Commission. I work with a halfway house facility in my town. We currently have a girl that is from Mexico.
    You might want to check out
    mazmagi.blogspot.com my friend Peggy hosts a Mission Monday each week. She links up posts about ministrys. I would love to see you join. Maybe you could get some help with your Christmas boxes.
    I have really enjoyed reading about all of you. Please now that you are being prayed for.
    Many Blessings.
    Serving Him Together,
    Sherry

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  5. I found your blog through Tammy and LOVE reading about your wonderful adventures. My husband has been called to preach and is now in school. It will be exciting to see where God wants us. I have been and will continue to pray for you and your family.
    Shorty

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  6. Oh one more thing! Tonight we had the Porters come preach, they have been and are going back to be missionaries to Cd. Juarez. I really enjoyed hearing about the work they are doing and all that are getting saved. I suppose I enjoy hearing about the Mexican works because it is someplace that is close to home and we know more about that country than others. I just love reading about your time there and hearing about other missionaries there. It is so neat how God works through people.
    Shorty

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  7. I just found your blog, and am enjoying reading, and will be praying for your family. I am curious about a couple of things, if you have the time & inclination to address them...what curriculum do you use to homeschool your children, and do you believe that all Christians should not use birth control methods? I have had 2 very difficult pregnancies, deliveries, and recoveries, bedrest, multiple infections, etc. and 1 miscarriage, and have really struggled in this area...thanks for your time, and I look forward to reading the rest of your blog (I read about a month back).

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  8. I'm sooo thankful that you guys are alright! I watched news reports about that storm and thought of you. Praise God for bringing everyone through safely.

    love jess

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  9. Thank the Lord for His provision for you.
    The pastor asked me to announce about the christmas boxes for your mission. I did so and the people are very responsive. They think it will be fun to kinda know where their boxes will go. Many decided to do both this and a samaratin box. I had a couple of questions though. I think many of us will use the plastic shoe boxes and we need to know if you want them wrapped and if so how? The top seperate? So you can open them to be sure things inside are approiate? I told them about what to put and what not to put in the boxes. We will get as many as we can gathered and will send them to you by the 15th of November. I also wondered if there were things we could include in a care box for your family? Jello, kool-aid anything like that that you cant get so easily or are you able to get anything you want? Let us know so we can make a family box your you all.
    Blessings.
    Debbieo

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  10. DebbieO~ That is great that your church would like to be involved with the shoeboxes! I know each one will be such a blessing to each child that received them and we get the fun part of giving them out :) I'll take lots of pictures.
    You can seal the plastic boxes however you would like. We won't be going through them; if everyone just is careful to follow the suggestions of what to or not to put in the boxes, I'm sure they will be great.
    Our family likes anything :) Any little treat would be very special.
    If you have any other questions, just let me know.
    love,
    Jaynee

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  11. Becca~ Hi. We use mainly Abeka for Math, Science, History, and Language/English. We use their handbook for reading to teach the young ones how to read, but use Rod and Staff, Pathway, and Christian Light Publication readers.
    I am so sorry you have had difficiult pregnancies, deliveries, and recoveries. While we feel so very blessed with so many uneventful pregnancies/deliveries, we've had some difficult ones and complications as well. As far as birth control, I encourage each couple to seek the Lord through prayer and His Word. Use the truth of Scripture to guide you. While we have surrendered this area completely to the Lord, we just love to be an encouragement to others.
    God bless you!
    love,
    Jaynee

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