miércoles, 19 de noviembre de 2008

Trusting in the Lord for the Big and the Little things...

Been hearing lots of things about the economy in the states. Some really scary perdictions of 1 of 3 people will lose their home in 2009. Or the amount of people that will lose their job. I don't know if it will come true. None of us knows the future. It reminds me of my friend Robles. I think that is how you spell her name. She was telling me how someone had encouraged her recently to trust God for everything. Two weeks ago she was unable to go to work because she didn't have 30 pesos for the bus (about $3.00). Her husband is not currently working and they are without. They rely on her to work. When day on the way to work, she prayed for the money to come and go for the next week. She got off the bus and found 20 pesos in the street. As she walked to our gate, she found another 10 pesos. 30 pesos in total, exactly what she prayed for. God was, is and will provide for us. He will show us where to go, what to do, what to say. He knows our going out and our coming in. He knows it all, we just need to trust.

martes, 11 de noviembre de 2008

Praise God for how he provides

Inside of the old pick up.
The old pick up with the name of the children's home on the side
5The almost new 15 passenger van.

Here is the picture of the new van that God provided the children at Rayitos de Luz. These precious kids were riding in an old beat up pick up truck. All 12-15 of them were smooshed in back. Not a bit safe. God, through many of you, provided not just for a better vehicle but the best. This van is 1 year old. It was a rental so it has some mileage on it, however its in great condition. The inside is nice but kid friendly. Praise God for how he is carrying for these kids. Now Esteban and Puri can ride knowing their children are safe.

West Kirk Presbyterian Church

This is our family with Sasha and Jonah Mudlaff
This past week Greg and I had the privilege to work side by side with a group from Iowa. Greg's good friend from Seminary, Michael Mudlaff is the pastor at West Kirk Pres. His wife, Sasha, and one of their four sons, Jonah, joined 9 others from their church to come serve in Monterrey this week. God blessed them with such great days of working hard, playing with the kids, hiking with them at a local park, throwing a birthday party, serving lunch to a poor community, buying gifts for a couple with twins and delivering food to a children's home. God is so big. He could see that all of these things are done by himself, but I love how He chooses to use us and bless us and teach us and love us in the process. I love how God does exciting things in people's lives. I love how a group can come with fears or certain expectations and leaves with deep changes in thoughts, perspectives, and a new sense of how to live outside their comfort zones. Groups inevitable leave with a deeper trust in God, a wonder in how He works things to His good and give us joy and strength in the process. West Kirk was no exception. Praise God for how He both used them and grew them. I am richer for being apart. Praise God.

lunes, 3 de noviembre de 2008

Introducing Andrea and Priscilla

These twins girl belong to Cony and Edgar from Manantial de Amor. They are so precious. Please pray for Andrea that was born with some heart issues. I think Cony said she had a murmur but not sure exactly. Its a condition that may need surgery and they will check at 3 months. The doctors say she may grow out of it in time. Will you pray with us that God will allow her to grow out of it. Please also lift Edgar, Cony, Damaris, Hannah and the twins. They are directors of the boys and girls home of Manantial de Amor. They don't take a salary and depend on the Lord to provide all their needs. They have no savings, no retirement, no health care. I could go on and on. We are praying that God would bring people to help support this young family faithfully serving Jesus and caring for many kids. Currently there are 6 girls living in the girls home with them and 18 boys in the boys home. The homes they live in are in bad conditions. They deseparately need to move. We serve a big God and are praying to see how He will provide for MdA and the family of Edgar and Cony.