Time for a quick update. I do wish we had an update on Savanah and the situation with her traveling to Canada….but we don’t. We are in that “waiting mode” yet again. We aren’t sure exactly how or when this will take place. It is still that one single paper from the Canadian consulate we are waiting for. We know the Lord knows and has the answer, and that is what we are depending on.
Don has been working on getting the roof on Vero’s place. You know the how things work in Haiti, right? You make plans and then you know they will change because nothing seems to go as planned here. Don has met some very challenging things with this roof. Being attached to the existing roof, the angle needed for getting rain to run OFF the roof would put the ceiling inside VERY low. And then the lentil blocks he needed are not made here anymore (at least not in this area)…so he had to make a mold and make them himself. And then the angle of the roof created yet another set back…they had to pour cement with wood braces to get the angle right…a real challenge. But as of Monday, they will be getting the rafters started and prayerfully completed, and then the tin can go up. This few day job is taking a few MONTHS, due to the above situations and then the rains….
The rains…well, it isn’t raining hard daily, but raining almost every day, some days harder than others. In this situation we have found our roof has served it time. In one bedroom the ceiling tiles are about to cave in because they are so saturated with rainwater. Every room in the house has some sort of water damage. This time it isn’t the “easy patch”, going up and filling in holes. So, now we start to pray for a way to replace our roof. Yet, another challenge!!
Well, I’ve given you two major prayer items. Please, do keep them in prayer. I will go into some of the blessings and also prayer items for the near future.
We leave for the states on May 25th. We will be taking a few days to simply reorient and rest then start traveling. We are heading up the east coast this time. We have never been in the north east, so this will be an exciting trip for us. Included in this was a plan to stop on the way to Wisconsin, from the north east, to see Savanah in her new home. But the Lord will have to work on that since she isn’t there yet. But we are looking forward to our trip. And even more exciting is that two of our grandkids will be getting married while we are there. And our time out is to see many of those we haven’t seen in a LONG, LONG time. This will include at least 2 of our “heart babies”…now grown and on their own!! Please keep our trip in your prayers, for safety and being a witness for the Lord.
The next prayer item is for MFI. Three of our pilots are leaving today to head to Africa. No, MFI will NOT be doing missions there….they are going to prayerfully check out and then fly our new DC-3 back to Florida. Lots of prayer needed since they will have to do a complete check of the plane and then 6 long, hard days of travel to get it back to the US! Please keep the pilots and all they will encounter in your prayers. I believe you will be able to follow their journey via the MFI web site: www.missionaryflights.org.
I will keep you all posted on each of the above prayer requests as we have news. We are praying that very soon we will be sending a rejoicing letter out saying Savanah is on her way!! And it is also very exciting to know our new plane is “almost” ON THE WAY. Once in the US there will be a time of redoing the plane and getting it ready for service, but at this point, it’s getting it to the US first!!
We are praying that God is working in YOUR lives in such a way that you can rejoice and praise Him. Remember one of my life verses…which I have to read and PRAY each day….”Be joyful always; pray continually; give thanks IN all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” 1 Thessalonians 5: 16-18 (NIV)