It doesn't matter how old you are or how small, you can help some one. Carol took a group of kids all around the community helping widows in need. It was a great day. Water is a major issue in these parts and we want to do all we can to help those who do not have access to clean water. So the kinds gathered anything they could use to carry water to different houses. It was amazing to see so many kids helping and reaching those in need. It's not how big or important you are that determines your success, it's how big your heart is toward those less fortunate that produces fruit that will last. I've learned so much from these kids. Their prayers are powerful and effective. Carol does an amazing job with these kids and one day they will grow up and continue to change the nation in a greater way.
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Carol did an awesome job leading the women's group on a servolution day. We will never neglect the widows in our community. We will do all we can to help them and show God's love in every way possible. Most of the time the grandmothers are abandoned and alone. So we went to their houses to wash and clean their homes. The smile on their faces when the team arrives to help is unforgettable.
Sunday, June 20, 2010
Been a while since we last posted but I could not let this one go by without sharing it. We took a day last month and helped out two families by building them typical Mozambique houses. We divided into two groups and worked hard all day. One lady we built for was a grandmother who's house was about to fall over. The wind and rain went straight through the walls. Now she has a small house with a floor. The other lady we built a house for was a widow. She is nearly blind and can hardly walk. She was living on the ground and her roof was a tarp. We were able to build a place of her own with a cement floor. I thank God for all the volunteers who made this all possible. It's such a blessing to us to see so many people who have so little doing so much to so many. God is changing hearts and lives through serving one another. Serving some one means a whole lot more when you're going through it yourself.
Monday, May 03, 2010
On April 19th at 4:43pm Esther was born. She has been a great blessing to us already. Carol is doing well and recovering from surgery. At first our first, Elena, did not like the idea of sharing us with some one else; but now she has warmed up to it and even kisses Esther and tries to get her to stop crying. She's big sister now. It's also been a huge blessing to have my parents here during this time to help with the baby and with everything else that needs to be done. It's also been special to us to be able to spend time with them, something we haven't done in a while.
Thursday, March 18, 2010
We have finally moved to the new house. It's not completely finished but it's livable. We can do things as we go. I get up in the morning and open the door as cool morning air rushes into the house. I hear the birds singing along as they go about their day. God has blessed with this place. Before, I thought I lived in my car from the long commutes to and from church. Now we are ten minutes away and only because of the bad roads. I can go on and on about the blessings of being here. In summary, thank you Lord. All I can do to show my gratitude is serve Him more and more each day.