Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Hope all is well with each of you. We are continuing to see God's hand of blessing in many areas of the work He has called us to do. We are grateful to have Beaver, Kathy, and Rebecca Brooks with us now. They arrived on the 11th of August. We are very grateful God has called them to work in the harvest field with us. We have been praying for someone to walk with us in this way for some time now and are rejoicing as God is answering that prayer. They are beginning to focus on the task God has called them to in economics, job creation, and job skills training. In the near future, we will be spending more time stateside, sharing the need and vision and inviting others to participate in the Kingdom of God. Please pray for us as we walk in this together.
Mary has had a wonderful time working with the elderly. She has set aside a couple of days where they have come to our home. They are taught how to play bingo, fed a good meal for their physical body and given spiritual food for their spirit. It has been such a joyful time for all involved. Please continue to pray for the elderly here who are in need.
On the 12th of August we were able to pour the other half of the roof on the school. All the doors and windows are in now. We are working towards getting it completed before school starts on the 29th. Laura Lynn, Julie, and April are here now and we are focusing on painting this week. Please continue to keep the school in your prayers as we make preparations to begin.
Benison is not doing well as he is losing his strength. He is not expected to live much longer. Please continue to pray for him and his mother Anise as she cares for him. Jodlin has healed up well. He went to his hometown to try and visit with his brother and sister and when he arrived, he could not find them so he returned. Pastor Genada and Rose have graciously made a place in their orphanage for him and he is doing well after three weeks there. As some of you know Marvin has been in Jan Tompson's orphanage since April. He is doing well now after some sickness in June. Thank you for praying for him. Some of you had the opportunity to meet Mich while you were here. He is also in Pastor Genada's orphanage. Please continue to pray for them and their ministry. God has blessed them greatly.
There is much in the works for the rest of this year. In addition to the Brooks being here, there is an intern program which will begin in September. As we continue in community development, God is leading us to dream and vision together. God is calling us to have a time set apart for this as we seek Him and grow in deeper commitment and relationship to God and to one another. God's word tells us that the world will know we are Christians by our love for one another and we are putting action to that to see how God works that out in our lives. The weekend of September the 2nd through the 5th is the time we have set aside for this purpose. Coming out of this weekend, we believe we will have a clearer vision and defined rolls which each of us play. Please pray for this weekend of relationship building time.
Brian arrived this week and is continuing on the housing project. We are getting near to the end of the actual housing construction. Hopefully we will be putting more families in house next week. Cross international is working toward getting another grant for housing in Jubilee. Please continue praying for the housing needs in Jubilee.
We are thankful for all you're prayers when Emily passed and are now praying as Irene is passing. Please keep Haiti in your prayers during this hurricane season. We will also be praying for you as Irene moves toward the eastern coast of the U.S.
With much love and gratefulness to those of you who have sown bountifully into God's work here.
Prayers and praises
School as we made preparations for beginning.
The Brooks as they adjust and work on projects.
Our vision weekend
Praises for Jodlin's healing and Home. Mich's home,
Prayers and Praises for elderly ministry.