Friday, July 18, 2008

Group #2

I'm trying to just write a little snippet when I can, whenever the Internet is working.
Things went well with our second group. They built a bathroom and pila, (a big cement tub that is used for washing clothes, dishes, children, ect.) for Santana and her family. There were two ladies in the group that spoke fluent Spanish that had a real heart for sharing the gospel. At the end of the week, Santana made a decision to follow Jesus and was baptized at the beach. What a perfect ending to a great week! We know that the things we did to improve the physical life of Santana and her family will eventually crumble away, but her faith has begun something eternal that will last forever!
The second most exciting thing that happened during this time was... we were able to buy a truck! This is the same one we have had our eye on for months and all the details finally came together. This will make our day to day life here so much easier! We are thankful every time we use it. What a blessing!
The group also worked on the perimeter wall, helped out with the children's Bible class, and worked at the Christian school. One of the ladies who is a teacher spent time with our kids for our home school evaluation and we were able to send that back to the state of New Hampshire where our permanent residence is. Overall it was another busy time, but a blessing to us. Brian was able to spend some time with the men who were an encouragement to him. The kids loved every minute of time with "people that speak English"! I enjoyed working with the women. Again, it was great to meet and work with more of our brothers and sisters in Christ. How blessed we are to have that special bond because of Him!


Anonymous said...

That is wonderful news about Santana. What an incredible way for the Simi Valley team's time to come to a close. Praise God!

It's also great to learn that you've finally been able to get the truck. God is certainly working His in your lives.

Love in Him,
Sue Calhoun

Jayna said...


it's so good to get another update! We're glad to hear things are going well for you. Praise the Lord for adding another member to the body of Christ. That is so exciting!

You are still in our prayers on a daily basis. May God continue to pour out his blessings on you and your family as he uses you to do great things.

love in Christ,

"Therefore, my beloved brethren, be steadfast, immovable, always abounding in the work of the Lord, knowing that your toil is not in vain in the Lord" - I Cor 15:58 ><>

Amy said...

You up-dated! Yahooo :-) So grateful for the blessings :-)

Pass my love around ~
Love you!

The Unlikely Homeschooler said...

We're home...we miss you. We had to leave more quickly than we wanted because of the protests MaryKyle & John Mark were so sad not to say good-bye to your kids!!
We love you guys and believe in you and keep you in our hearts and prayers,

Rachel and Thad

The Unlikely Homeschooler said...

FYI I am working on an email containing the links to the sites and group I mentioned while there. Be looking for it in the next few days.

Have a blessed Lord's day,


John said...

Praise the Lord for Salvation! I'm looking forward to the time when we can all visit. Jesus bless y'all and the work of your hands beyond all you could expect or think!

Sir John the Mysterious