School Supplies and Mephibosheth   Leave a comment

Club: David and Mephibosheth. David kept his promise to Jonathan and took care of his family, when the custom would have been to have Mephibosheth, Jonathan´s son, killed. That shows David´s character; he was a faithful friend, full of grace, just like Christ is for us. (Ephesians 2:8-9)

School supplies: Today at Club, we gave 55 school age children notebooks, pens, pencils, erasers, paper clips, pencil sharpeners, colored pencils, and computer paper. They were happy to mark things off of their required supply list. Thanks to Ron and Renee for donations specifically for this project.

Adopt a Child: So far, 4 of our “adopted” kids received funds for some or all of the following (depending on the donation): school matriculation, school supplies, uniforms, and clothes. Thanks to all who are praying for and giving! If you are interested in the program to adopt a child to pray for and bless, email Renee at brereneematt@att.net . You can also help financially. $30 a month will provide your adopted child with daily meals, school fees, clothes, and other necessities. When you send your donation, write my name and your child´s name on a Post It Note. Let me know if you decide to make this commitment.

*Pictures of Anderson and Estefani

Block 2: We completed the walls, meeting last week´s goal! It took all week to build them well, but they are very strong (with cross beams). The electricity and plumbing is in. The flooring will be completed this week, as will one toilet and shower, and the sink. We have to buy thousands of dollars of cement, sand, and ceramic tiles for this next step. Then Daniel and Isabel can move in. Work will then start on the kitchen, as State health workers come in next week, and we have to be finished with construction of the kitchen by then.

House and Health: We had concrete flooring put in, as a result of the contractor´s advice, and it began to crumble apart and has created a lot of dust, which has kept me coughing for the past several weeks. My nephew and I tried to scrape it up–it´s loose in areas and hard in areas–but it was too much. So Josué and his brothers spent all day Friday trying to take it up. It helped a little with the dust issue, but we are going to have to tile the floors to have a clean environment. Suffice it to say, neither Josué nor I have slept much. I coughed so much, I thought I had a hernia in my fragile stomach. I went to the doctor, who said I don´t have a hernia, but that I need physcial therapy; he tested me and had to give me antibiotics for a respiratory infection.

Earthquake news: Iquitos lies far inland and is not anywhere near a fault line. Still, those living all along the South American coast need our prayers.

Landscaping: Due to daily rain and lack of drainage, the backyard, which is dirt and sand, is mostly a water hole (see pix below). The mud and dust also enter my back windows and travel up the stairs to my house on our shoes (people are in and out of my house all the time). This is attracting mosquitoes (which could carry dengue and malaria). It is unhealthy and unhygienic. We need to buy lots of small rocks that will filter the water into underground tubes that will go into our sewage. Getting this fixed and putting down grass is necessary to the ministry (we have a fundraiser in a month and need to have a the field ready for a soccer tournament in order to raise money for ceiling fans for the church and to finish the bathrooms); it will also help me with my health and all those who come through our doors. I would appreciate any donation toward this $1000 necessity. Thank you!

 

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Posted March 14, 2010 by Seeds of Love in seeds

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