Evening Prayer:Father, thank you for being the author and the finisher of my story. May you cause the pages of my existence to be fresh with spiritual vigor. Help me to passionately follow you until the last word of my story is written. Amen.
good Monday evening – we have a small team here this week from our church in Anaheim, (Magnolia Baptist Church). Gary, Dave, Norma and Olivia. Today was day one and it was a really nice day. A lot of painting was done on the new piping and fencing and Norma and Olivia and Ivonne and I taught school. The team’s housing host sent lunch with them so we all had lunch on our porch today. it was really nice just eating and chatting. okay well it is 8:30 and I am tired so off to bed I go (or at least begin to try). In Him
Pictures to go with what I wrote earlier…
First of all, happy birthday to my beloved and to my dad who is in heaven for the last two birthdays.
Secondly, it has been a busy almost two weeks getting the property completed enclosed for safety and many other reasons. we have secured 2 parking spots so Hilberto can’t complain anymore that we are on his 3′ of property =) Praise God this is almost completed.
Soccer is going good (Ronnie is at a meeting tonight instead of bday dinner). We are in second place, without complaining a lot let’s just say that they don’t want the team from La Colonia to win. The arbitrators are really unfair and there are all sorts of politics that we don’t entertain. For instance one of the arbitrators ask us for a “donation” since we didn’t “donate” he called so many crazy calls on the game that we lost. But we are teaching our boys character building skills and this is just one of them. =0 We are truly blessed to be living in this time here as God has designed it to be.
One of the students at school wanted to talk to me personally on Sunday and asked if he could be in the band at school and it is 1500lps ($75) and he needed someone to sponsor this. So we found sponsors and he hugged me (he is small) and put his head between my armpit and chest and just cried!!! he is 13 yrs old. He is a really good student at Casa de Luz and his parents work really hard selling trinkets on the beach and don’t make much. He has only asked once for something (food) so it isn’t like he is always asking for something. At times the Lord does give you the desires of your heart (band included)!! =)
Ivonne and I are still being consistent in our exercise program to stay healthy. Keep us in your prayers.
Also prayers for Ronnie would be appreciated. He is having some small health problems due to stress. We got all of his blood test back today and all the major things are good so no worries there.
Our friends from Magnolia Baptist come on Saturday on the plane Chris Imbach leaves on. It will be a fun week with them.
Thank you again for reading our blog and supporting us financially and in your prayers.
In Him, Jamie
Well, we (Chris and Ronnie and helpers) have been hard at work this week improving the perimeter of the school and court. Chris is here for two weeks staying with us working hard to complete this job. It looks beautiful!! I will post for pictures when it is completed. We had to close school for a few days this week due to the construction. It is really hot so the kids didn’t mind. Robert and G,our friends, will be completing the bleachers in a few weeks…We have more visitors coming on Monday from West Virginia and on the 23rd a small group from California. Summer is busy here on the island since it is summer break for those that live in the states and they normally do their mission trips then. Here are some pictures of what has been happening this week. thanks for reading.