With every intent to update here more, it just hasn't happened.
Each day the Lord gives is so full!
I could write volumes of books on all He has done.
But to everything there is a season and right now, so much is being kept and pondered in my heart.
But as we long for your prayers, we love showing you glimpses of the work here.
Saturday, I was able to take 10 ladies/young ladies from our church to the Baptist Church in Santa Rosalia (4 hours north of here) to a Ladies' conference. We left to pick everyone up about 4:30 am and were on the road headed north by 5 am. Upon arriving, we sat down to fellowship with the ladies of the other churches there and eat breakfast.
There were a total of 85 ladies from 5 different churches, some from 12 hours away.
We sang, listened to 3 different messages encouraging us in our walk with the Lord and the specific calling He has given us as ladies/wives/mothers.
We stopped at a beach along side the highway for a few minutes on the way home and arrived home safely...physically tired but spiritually refreshed and strengthened.
|Our super handsome chauffeur :)|
Sunday night, we filled up our mini bus with several from our church to head an hour and a half north to the Baptist church in Loreto where Pastor Chava (a dear friend of ours for the past 25 years!) was preaching. We knew this time would be a tremendous blessing for those in our church who could come.
As we headed home that evening, the entire hour and a half trip back was filled with singing. Sharing a couple of hymnbooks and picking out song after song, the bus was filled with praises to our Lord.
My eyes began to fill with tears as I thought of our church. My brothers and sisters in Christ who are so dear and precious to me and whom I love so very much!
Four years ago, the last thing on their lips would have been a song of praise to the Lord.
The freedom that Christ has given....freedom from the drinking, drugs, cursing, bitterness, hatred, fear.
I think of how much He has changed me! Oh, I have so far to go, but He is so faithful and so good!
He is so sweet and I love Him so much!
I'm so glad He has called us here!
For the past several weeks, we've met under half a roof. But the Lord provided for our dirt floor to be replaced with gravel keeping the dust from stinging your eyes.
And as of about 4 pm today, we now have an entire roof! Someone here in our town, who wanted to remain anonymous, gave us the money to complete the tin roof! So Daniel, Timothy and Elijah spent the afternoon putting it up.
Oh, the Lord is so good!
On the home front, for the first time in many years, each of our boys have their own bed! My hubby spent the past several weeks designing and building 3 sets of triple bunks. They are attached to the wall in the boys room, custom made to fit their room exactly!
We still need to get mattresses for the bottom bunks, but the little guys moved into their new "own little space" with joy! Hey, they don't even complain when it's time to go to bed now! :)
The boys spent a good part of 4 days helping Daddy put them up and paint. I love it when they work with Daddy! :) There is no greater joy than serving the Lord together!!!