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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!

Monday, August 31, 2009

Rain, Answered Prayer, Baptisms, Wedding and a Hurricane

As you can see from the title, we've had an eventful weekend.
As we come into the months of September and October, the days get hotter and more humid and we often get downpours of rain as hurricane season is in full force here.

Saturday, the day was bright and sunny and oh so hot. By lunch, the children were jumping with excitement as billowing clouds were forming on both the east and west. A couple hours later the sky was dark and the wind began to blow. They say here it always rains dust before water, and the dust began to "rain". It looks like you are in a fog only it's all dirt. Within minutes the first drops were felt and then down it poured. The temperature went from about 105 down to 85 in about an hour and when the worst of it had past, our children and the neighborhood children could be seen splashing joyfully through the puddles and finding all sorts of creatures that had to evacuate their desert homes.

Our neighbors told us that it was suppose to rain again on Sunday. Sure enough, by Sunday afternoon, the same thing happened. The clouds began to form and the sky darkened. Daniel prayed that the Lord would hold back the rain and even cool down the temperature a bit as it was over 100 again.
We had a very special evening service planned with 2 more following the Lord in baptism as well as a couple ready to give their marriage vows. When it rains here, everything stops. Even a 30 minute rain will turn the streets to creeks and the mud makes it very difficult to get anywhere. Saturday, we were unable to have our guitar/piano classes or youth meeting due to the downpour.
The Lord who controls the wind and rain answered our prayer! The dust began to fall, but the rain never came. The clouds lowered the temperature as did a cooler wind.
What a sweet service yesterday! Hno. Ramon and Hna. Ninfa, a dear lady and her son in law, stood up in front of the church giving testimony to their faith in Jesus Christ alone for their salvation. We gathered outside as they followed the Lord in obedience through baptism.

We continued with our regular service and afterwards, Hno. Juan and his wife Hna. Leticia came forward to make their marriage vows before God and us as witnesses. Hno. Juan and Hna. Leticia were saved this year and baptized together at our family camp. They have 3 precious children but had never gotten married. In wanting to follow the Lord completely in everything, they knew they needed to get married. This week, they got their marriage license and said their vows Sunday.
How wonderful is our Saviour! How He works in our hearts and changes our lives!

As we begin this week, we are keeping a close watch on Hurricane Jimena, a category 4 hurricane due to hit our area within the next couple of days. How good it is to know the one whom the wind and the seas obey! How good to know we are always under His care! How good to know He loves us!
We are praying the Lord's protection over our family and the people here. He is so good.


  1. Living in AZ we are a tad excited about the prospect of a hurricane possibly coming our way. Of course by the time it gets to us it will have greatly diminshed. When I saw Jimena on the news last night my first thought was of your sweet family. We are praying that you are all safe from this storm. Can you pray that we here in southern AZ get a good solid drenching, we are in desperate need.


  2. Will be praying for the Lord's protective hand over your whole area! How refreshing to see so many want to follow in obedience to our Lord! God has your family right where you should be! Winning the nations for the kingdom!

  3. Oh man I hope the hrricane goes back out on the water and leaves you guys alone!!!
    It looks like the kids enjoyed all that water and mess:)...that's what good memories are made of!!
    by the way i changed my user name as I made my blog public...so this is momto9...I used to post under the name Tereza
    Have a wonderful evening...I wonder what the time difference is there in Mexico? It's 7:30 pm here...Monday evening.

  4. Ahhh... a cooling summer rain is always so refreshing!

    Wonderful news on the baptisms and wedding vows. What wonderful testimonies!

    We will definitely be praying for you as the hurricane comes near.

    And finally....
    Congratulations!! You won my boy-girl baby-guessing contest! Is your Field Address on the sidebar of your blog where I should send your prize?

  5. Heavenly father, place your protective arms around the Lockwoods and their friends and community. Keep all harm of the storm away from them! Thank you, Lord.

  6. Praying for you tonight~ What fun the rain brings.....and lots of little muddy feet :-)


  7. Praying for your safety from the hurricane.
    God Bless,
    Kim in NC

  8. It's hurricane season here in Florida also, but praise God none have come close to us yet. I immediately thought about your family when I heard about this storm, and am praying for your safety and that of your community.

    I really enjoy and am encouraged by your blog. God bless, have a wonderful week.

  9. I am praying for the Lord's protection for your family and church family as the hurricane approaches. Please stay safe and be careful!

    Julie Schroeder

  10. I am praying for the Lord's protection for your family and church family as the hurricane approaches. Please stay safe and be careful!

    Julie Schroeder

  11. It looks like they are evacuating people from your area. Will you be staying? That is one huge storm!!

  12. I have just been a lurker on your blog for a while. I've enjoyed reading about your family and missionfield. I love reading about other missionaries and hearing real life stories from the ladies! We're missionaries in langauge school going to the West Indies. We know what hurricane season is like since my husband and I both grew up in Florida. I will be praying for you!
    Kami Gimenez

  13. Praying for you guys. That picture of Rebekah in the rain looks just like you.


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