Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Belize prayer update 5

Tuesday was another full, but wonderful day.

 Tina and Kenny got all their paperwork together and left for the states in the morning so that Tina could have her arm treated.  They made it to Amarillo though it was a painful trip for Tina. They went straight to the home of the surgeon who is working on tina's arm. Surgery is scheduled for Wed. morning.

 The construction team went out to 8-Mile again on Tuesday and had a successful day.  A cloudy day also helped!  They were so productive that they are going to be able to pour concrete today. 

 We started at YES on Tuesday, and it was sooo good to see some of the same girls and to be greeted by hugs.  We started the day with a time of devotion, worship, and prayer.  And then we launched into classes.  the "juniors" (it's a two-year program, so they are either juniors or seniors), took a computer class from some of our youth, while the seniors did a variety of craft projects, including crocheting.  We are teaching a wide variety of crafts, some that will help equip them for skills that they can use later in life, and a few just for fun.   We also had a construction team at YES that demoed a building (that had fallen into a state of disrepair) on Tuesday so we can spend the rest of the week rebuilding it.  

 We also had a few team members working with the YES director to set up a computer based accounting system for her.  There was a big hiccup though because none of the computers seemed to have enough memory to load software like that.  Thankfully that obstacle was overcome, and things seem to be working well.  

 We went over to 8-Mile in the evening, played games with the kids we had met Monday, built a bonfire and roasted s'mores, spent a good amount of time worshiping with them, and studying God's Word together.  It was an amazing time with them, and we hated to leave, but we had to find food for dinner before everything closed!

 Today the 8-Mile construction crew is yet again hard at work, the YES construction crew is rebuilding a building, we are teaching more accounting to the director, crocheting, and new crafts.  We started the morning again with worship, devotion, and a fun time again with the girls.  

 Thanks for your prayers.  We appreciate them so much, and each one of you!



Please pray

·         * that team members would learn from the people of Belize; from their love, their pain, their suffering, their joy, and their faith.

·         * that team members would serve compassionately and lovingly.

·        * for safety and protection in driving and all the varied activities.

·       *   for continued relationship-building.

·       *   for Tina’s continued recovery and for Kenny who is supporting and encouraging her.

 Praise the Lord. Praise God in his sanctuary; praise him in his mighty heavens. Praise him for his acts of power; praise him for his surpassing greatness. Praise him with the sounding of the trumpet, praise him with the harp and lyre, praise him with timbrel and dancing, praise him with the strings and pipe, praise him with the clash of cymbals, praise him with resounding cymbals. Let everything that has breath praise the Lord. Praise the Lord. Psalm 150

  In the midst of a very severe trial, their overflowing joy and their extreme poverty welled up in rich generosity.  For I testify that they gave as much as they were able, and even beyond their ability. Entirely on their own,  they urgently pleaded with us for the privilege of sharing in this service to the Lord’s people.  And they exceeded our expectations: They gave themselves first of all to the Lord, and then by the will of God also to us.  So we urged Titus, just as he had earlier made a beginning, to bring also to completion this act of grace on your part. 2 Cor. 8:2-6

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