Sunday, March 9, 2008

Here we are one week later and I'm finally able to post again. We still don't have our modem. We did have it earlier this week, but something was wrong so we are back to square one and waiting again. Today we are borrowing a modem from a friend. I can't tell you how wonderful it is to have this link to you all back home. It will be such a blessing when we can do this on a regular basis.
Here are some more praises and requests:

  • This afternoon our fellow American friend showed up with some helpers and two bunk beds for the kids. What a huge blessing! Brian had planned to build some, but time and wood are both that things we're short on.
  • We are getting closer to moving into our building. Brian got more painting done this week. Pray that things will go smoothly and we'll be able to move in soon!
  • We are starting to have more contact with the families Little Hands serves. This week I got to do some doctoring by treating an infected toe of one of the mothers. Our kids have been able to meet some of the kids we've been praying for and spend time playing with them. Brian continues to fix things and be the main driver for everyone here. Pray for more time to grow these relationships.
  • Usually we eat Honduran food for lunch and American food for supper. We have fruit everyday and we aren't tired of all that fresh pineapple yet! We also eat alot of watermelen and cantalope. Sometimes the kids are tired of unfamiliar food, but for the most part they are handling that fine.

Well we just lost electricity so I only have a short time before the battery on this laptop dies. Someday, I hope to post every couple of days or so. Until then, please keep us in your prayers and check in here. You never know when I'll be able to write again. Thank you, thank you, for your encouraging comments on my last post. I finally got to read them last night. What a blessing!


Amy said...

Praising Jesus with you and for you! SO Excited about seeing you next month!!!! LOVE YOU!!!

Amy said...

"But the eyes of the LORD are on those who fear Him, on those whose hope is in His unfailing love, to deliver them from death and keep them alive in famine. We wait in hope for the LORD; He is our help and our shield. In Him our hearts rejoice, for we trust in His holy name. May Your unfailing love rest upon us, O LORD, even as we put our hope in You." - Psalm 33:18-22

Janel said...

Slowly, slowly huh? Such is life. Being there, doin' that with you!

I'm glad that you're making progress. Not bad considering you've only been down there a couple weeks. :)

It's so wonderful to hear from you! Hugs for you and all the way around.

Linda J. said...

It is so good to hear from you. I think of you all often and pray for you every day. Cheryl and I were both commenting how often God has been bringing you all to mind so that we are praying. It is so encouraging to know He reigns in Trujillo when the power goes out and the food is different and time slows everything down. He continues to provide even a place to lay your heads (well at least the kids' heads). I will continue to be praying that God will help you build those relationships. May He continue to uphold you with His righteous right hand (Isaiah 41:10).

Viki said...

I have been praying everyday throughout the day. I spend quality time with Jesus, talking about all of you needing to feel him right beside you throughout the day. I pray he will quiet your mind and restore peace to each of you. Jesus becons me to come sit quitely with him throughout each day and to listen for the Holy Spirits gentle reminders of the prayers you are needing at that very moment. My time with Jesus holds some tender and peaceful moments I pray He will fill you so completely up with. Each of you are so dear to Him and He desires your faith and trust in him to become greater in your troubled times. He has gathered your dear little ones and surrounded them in his precious light. He will help them with any troubles they may encounter. Sara, next time you feel out of touch with those you miss so, Jesus asks that you talk to Him and he will help to fill that void for now. It truely warms my heart to think about how many times in the Bible it says that Jesus loves you (Sara) and you (Brian). He truely loves you more and more every passing day. God and Jesus are so pleased with your dedication to your missionary work and they are both smiling down upon you both at this very moment. I will continue to pray for all of you and spend quality time with Jesus throughout each day. May He bless your heart with Joy. Take a moment to sing and dance around with the children.
Love in Christ,
Vicki Chick