Archive for September 2016

New Roof/ Niagara Falls in our base!   Leave a comment

After 3 weeks straight of hard labor under the Amazon sun from 4am to 11pm, Josue and brothers finished replacing our 30×11 meter roof! Josue hired extra men to get it done quicker to try to to avoid damage from the torrential rains, common to the Amazon rainforest! They treated the wood and put it up. Meshi (who lived with us his teen years and is now in missions) is a great builder (he was the foreman of the chapel at Arrows of Love). When he went up to replace the wood, the beams actually crumbled under him. He said it’s a miracle the whole roof hadn’t collapsed (ruining everything in our house/ministry), and what a blessing to replace the roof now, regardless of the extra cost.

Well, it rained almost every day, so the work went slower than expected, thus raising the cost of labor. The electrical wires, up in our attic, and the walls in our house, got extremely wet, and took several days to dry out, so there was no electricity or Internet in the house for about a week. But, praise the Lord, our house made it pretty much unscathed.

Then came the second half of the upstairs. dun-dun-dun-duuun! Despite Josue’s best efforts, the one night the men couldn’t finish a section of the roof, it rained…hard. Josue sent me a short video showing a mini-Niagara Falls in that half of the house. (If you want to see it, I will forward it to you, but I can’t get it attached here–The photos below don’t do justice to the problem.) It effectively ruined most of the ceiling. So unfortunately much of it must be replaced, which of course we were not planning on. Josue will not attend the leadership school he’d planned to go to. Instead he will hire his siblings, and together they will spend the next few weeks fixing the ceiling. He is very tired and we miss him so much, so once he finishes the house (including painting our guest room) and organizing the ministry (the children’s clubs and youth group) to run smoothly for the next few months, he will come back here in mid-October. We are so happy that we will be able to spend some downtime together before heading back to Peru. Our girls are so excited–they cry almost every night, missing Papa.

When I talked to Josue, he said how glad he was that we are not there and have a place to stay here, that he was able to get these huge jobs completed so that, in his words, his girls will have a dry, safe home to return to in Peru! Thank you, dear Josue! He sends his thanks to all who are giving extra donations to help us out. Gracias!

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Posted September 25, 2016 by Seeds of Love in Uncategorized

Welcome back!   Leave a comment

Seeds of Love has returned to this webpage! We are excited for you to read all about our ministry and what the Lord is doing in the Amazon through Seeds of Love. Stay with us–it’s gonna be a great ride with eternal rewards!!!🙂

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Posted September 23, 2016 by Seeds of Love in Uncategorized