Welcome! Nuestra Casa Es Su Casa ...Our house is your house

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, April 28, 2012

Update on child...

My neighbor came over this afternoon and asked me if I had heard about the 2 children that had been run over by a car this week.  I told her that I had heard about the 2 year old boy as his siblings go to our Sunday School.  She said that he is doing great!  THANK YOU for praying!!  She said the dirt was really soft/loose and absorbed much of the weight of the car.  She said that she thinks he is already back home! :)

She also told me that the very same day, just a few hours later, another boy in our town, 8 years old (a family member of hers), was also run over.  He is in much more serious condition with a fractured skull, but is stable.
I know they would appreciate your prayers as well.

Thursday, April 26, 2012

Good news

Thank you so much for praying!  During our neighborhood Bible study tonight, Daniel talked to an uncle of the child who got hurt.  He didn't know many details but did say that he understood the child would be able to come home from the hospital in a few days.   Keep praying for this family!

Please pray...Little boy was run over

Daniel just came home as asked us all to pray.   The mother of two of the children who go to our Sunday School accidentally ran over her little boy about an hour ago.  The child was hiding under the car, but the mom didn't know it.
I'm not sure how the child is, but I know that this family needs prayer right now.  Will you please pray with us?
My mommy's heart aches for this mommy and her precious child.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Another month

Another month gone by!  I've not been a very good blogger this year.  
A dear friend once told me, "The days are long but the years are short." 
But lately, it seems the days are short, too.
The Lord is so good.  I remember when I had all little ones.  Nobody really able to really help.  Day after day full of the same tasks.  Little sleep.  Diaper bill about as high as our food bill. 
And I loved those days!! 
And am soaking up every day I still have with sweet little ones under our roof.

Those first little ones are now big ones!  Three teenagers now.  One about to pass me up in height...and I'm 5' 10"!  They are able to do many things as well or better than I can.  And can even do some things that I can't do at all! 
I love watching them develop the talents the Lord has given them.  I find myself praying more and more for them.   
The days are going by so quickly...they start early and end late and the weeks are so full.
Yet those sweet times of sitting by my man of almost 17 years, resting my head on his shoulder or holding his hand as we watch the children play....
sitting around the table eating a meal together listening to everyone happily chatter...
watching my older boys work outside and seeing them patiently allow the younger ones to "help"...
hearing weekly testimonies of those in our church and rejoicing over the work the Lord continues to do in their lives...
remembering where He has brought me from and how He will continue to work in me...
busy at home, working along my hubby with my children in our church and town...
I'm just soaking in all in.  Feeling so blessed.  So content.  So undeserving.  And so loved.
God is so faithful and so good.

In a nut shell, this past month flew by!  Our Eliseo turned 4!!  Our Rebekah turned 13!!
My hubby and I took a 4 day trip ALONE across the border.  We had to go to Los Angeles to get our American born children's birth certificates apostilled.  An 18 hour drive one day, paperwork in LA the next day,  me coming down with the flu that night/the following day, and a 18 hour drive back the last day....
Well, some may not really think of it as that romantic...
BUT it was wonderful!
Hours to talk uninterrupted, a trip to Walmart :), picking up mail (yea!!) including lots of Bibles/books/Sunday School material for our church, and even when I was sick, I kept thinking how easy it was to just be sick and not have to cook :)  ha! :)  And now, Lord willing, all of our children will have their Mexican citizenship (dual) soon (no more visas...except for mommy).  

Next week, we have our 7 year church anniversary and annual mission's conference.  Our pastor from our home church along with Daniel's uncle are flying in for the occasion and, well, there is no lack of excitement around here!   We're expecting 60-80 people from different independent baptist churches in Baja Sur to come as well, including the 2 missionaries that our church here supports.
We have several people signed up to open their home to house people and we are planning 3 days of preaching, fellowship, food.  Praying for the Lord to increase our burden for the lost, increase our giving, and to send more laborers into His field.

Well, I've got a couple of boys with "nothing to do" :)  I think we should go over to the church to visit/help Daddy and the big boys.
Here's a few pictures from the last few weeks :)

Okay....I just uploaded the pictures and "few" might not be the most accurate word.

A. Family....I tried to get Daniel to roll in the grass for you all, but he just stood on it...I guess our grass isn't good enough to roll in :)

Letters from friends!! One of the BEST ways to brighten our day!!! :)

That's Samuel saying, "Where's my letter, mommy!"

He was super happy I let him hold the picture :)

Some pictures of my sweet Sunday School children

Extra hungry this morning, Samuel?

No comment...I don't even remember the story on that one.

I saw this little note card Noah put above his desk :)  

New Spring time decorations! :)

Broken drier, but WONDERFUL clothes line!!
Being with Daddy is the BEST....no matter where it is :)

Helping make Beka's birthday breakfast

New purse holder for the girls...since they have a few purses :)

Happy Birthday, Beka Boo!!!

My sweet, beautiful, bubbly, girl!  You bring sooooo much joy to our home!

Someone sent us more tracts!  What a blessing!

Sometimes, there are days where I pray for the bickering/whining to stop!  And then there are days where my heart just melts to see how much they love each other. :)