We are adding something new with our blog. In addition to our quarterly newsletter, we will also be giving an official “monthly update”. This is especially for our supporters so you all know what is happening in our ministries on a month-to-month basis. Here is our first, and I decided to add August in as well.
We are having a swinging time!
The beginning of August brought us an all mens team that did awesome ministering to the men in the village. They did bible study and had a very successful fishing tournament. The only thing Evangeline and Ellis were excited about though was the swing set that the men built for them. This is such a blessing because the girls really needed an outdoor play place and something else to do. The girls love it! Evangeline runs for the set and Ellis squeals for delight. Here is a picture of it:
A busy summer means a much needed break
After hosting six teams in nine weeks we needed a vacation. One of our supporting churches was generous enough to help provide us with a rest in Cancun, Mexico. For seven days we swam, and ate, went to the aquarium, and ate, played in the “kiddie zone”, and ate. most of all, we spent quality time with our little family and enjoyed every minute of it. In fact, I don’t remember such a restful vacation. Here we are having fun:
Sometimes things break down:
The beginning of September Basil left for the states for his much needed break and to spend time with Vera since they have not seen each other in months. When Basil left, within a matter of a couple of weeks, all of our vehicles broke down. ALL of them. We were stranded in Belize city running around trying to get at least one of them working. We finally have 1.5 working vehicles. Please pray that our vehicles will continue running and we can get the others repaired shortly.
This is what weekly ministry looks like for us here in Belize-
Sunday: Sunday school and church in the village
Tuesday: Ladies bible study
Wednesday: Village visitation
Thursday: Youth night (boys and girls are separated for a more personal study)
Saturday: Mens outreach
Please keep all of these ministries in your prayers. We need constant prayer as we battle the enemy that is in this village. He is alive and active, but so is the Lord and we want God to have the victory!