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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, October 29, 2008

This morning, as we had our time around God's Word as a family, Daniel encouraged us with the verse Matt. 6:33, "But seek ye first the kingdom of God and His righteousness, and all these things shall be added unto you." It always amazes us the many unexpected and special blessings the Lord gives us.
While we've been trying to keep meals as cheap as possible and use all we can from our pantry/fridge the past week as we are about to leave, we were blest with a delicious lunch...and all Timothy had to pick up at the store for me was some margerine and pasta. :)
Daniel came home with a couple pounds of shrimp last week. Living less than an hour from 2 oceans/seas supplies us with much fish/seafood at just pesos :) And then yesterday, Daniel was visiting a family in our church when they gave him a huge bag of asparagus. Daniel peeled and deveined the shrimp, Abigail helped me sautee them and steam the asparagus, and then we cooked some pasta to go with it. So for just a few cents a plate, we had sauteed shrimp with buttered pasta and steamed asparagus. What a treat!
The children and I have kept busy all day cleaning the house, getting the laundry washed, and packing our bags. Daniel has been working on the van/trailer the entire day. He fixed a flat tire, fixed the van door which wouldn't open, changed the oil, worked on some other small issues, and is hoping to get it vacuumed, washed, with car seats installed before we have to get ready for prayer meeting.
Little Nehemiah had a horrible stomach ache yesterday and began throwing up last night. He finally settled down around 3 am and awoke with a good fever this morning. I got him to take some fever reducer and drink a bit of Gatorade and then he fell asleep for another hour or so. When he woke up, he was in good spirits and asking for some cereal which he happily ate along with the rest of his Gatorade. So far, he's seemed to feel much better and we are praying the Lord will heal him completely before tomorrow and keep the other children from getting sick.
We so appreciate your prayers as we travel tomorrow and we will update during the trip as we can.

Lunch is ready!

Abigail helping make the shrimp

Playing hard!

Studying hard!

Working hard! :) And Nehemiah sleeping hard!


  1. the shrimp dinner looks so yummy! now i wish i were having that tonight instead of baked ziti!! hehe

  2. I saw your question and answer post below and was curious for how long your husband plans to work as a missionary? How much longer do you plan to stay in Mexico or do you move on to another country next? Do you have a say in the choice of where to go or is that wherever your church decides to send you? Does your husband ever plan on moving back to the states , getting a regular job and settling down with the family? If so, where would you like to settle down?

  3. Hi Jaynee

    If the kids where to buy a treat in Mexico. How much American Dollars would they need to change into Mexican (I can convert American amount for us in Austraila)

    When they have saved up peso what do they spend it on?

    Your lunch looks soooo good. We would pay a fortune for all that shrimp (we say prawns).!!!

    Have a wonderful and safe trip. Our prayers are with you.

  4. Joelleb~ Daniel will be here working as a missionary for as long as the Lord wants us to be. When he feels the Lord calling us to another place (whether in Mexico or another country), we will follow. Of course, Daniel talks everything over with our pastor back in the USA and so far, they have both been in agreeance to the Lord's leading.
    The Lord has called Daniel to be a missionary, and that is what he feels he will do for the remainder of his days here on earth. Our family is settled in where we live now. In fact, I think this is the longest we have been in any one home in our entire marriage :)
    We are happy to settle/call home whereever the Lord leads Daniel to go. We are so blest to be able to serve him and know we will have the most peace, joy and be most effective if we simply submit and follow Him.

  5. Right now, 13 pesos is equal to 1 American dollar. We do not exchange dollars here; we just use pesos.
    The children usually use their money to buy gifts for eachother or others or help somebody in need. When they earn spending money for a trip, they enjoy buying special treats for the road like a juice, fruit, cookie, or peanuts.

  6. Oh don't you love all those socks! Wow. I think our "extra sock pile" is bigger than our matched sock pile. Where do they all go?

    Praying you end up in CA with all your shoes (ours seem to fall out of the van on road trips) and all your socks :-)


  7. How do you keep your socks so white with all the boys?! I wash ours with bleach and hot water, and they still look dingy!

  8. Praying for a safe trip!

    And...um...can I come over for lunch?

    In Him,
    Katie G.


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