An update on Rubidia....She still waits in the national hospital. Her lungs have not cleared enough for the surgeons to do her PDA repair. Please continue to pray for her.
Our time here in Guatemala has taught us many things. One of those things is that there are seasons where we wait, and other seasons when we begin to see God move. We are beginning one of those seasons. Spurred by several things, one being little Rubidia, another being the arrival of Rachel who has come alongside to shoulder some of the responsibility, we feel that it is the time to begin to move on what the Lord spoke to us several years ago.
So here is our plan....we would like to use the existing clinic for just that. We want to build an additional dorm at the back of our property to house visitors (who stay in the clinic now) and teams. One of the churches who supports us in the US asked for a proposal which we gave them last week. As far as we know, they have not even talked with their board yet. So when we recieved a call yesterday from some friends who said that they would like to help us pay for the fence that we need to put up around the entire property (for security reasons) and for the well, we were a little more than surprised. Then in the afternoon, a friend wrote explaining that he had an idea for fund raising and did we have any projects that we needed funding for? It always amazes me how when we take that tiny step of faith, the Lord is right there to meet us.
I must admit that I am a little nervous about starting a building project. I have watched so many ministries loose their "simple devotion to God" in the midst the details of a project like this. But 2 Corinthians 9:8 says "God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work." So we are trusting in His grace!
A Good Day!
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