Monday, February 18, 2008

Update February 14, 2008

Well, Hi! – to borrow a phrase from friend

Hope all is well with you and yours today.

I realized that we hadn’t sent out an update recently to fill you in on some of the “goings-on” here in Mexico.

To start off, the family – single mom and her children – that we had asked you to pray for disappeared on us. No one is sure where they went but the best guess is that the mom had a sister with whom she could stay. Unfortunately, too often women involved in abusive relationships end up going back with the abuser. We continue to pray for her.

Next, we have electricity at Hope House! Praise God! We just need to do some rewiring – grounding the entire system, adding breakers, running the correct gauge wires.

Also, I finished my first full week working for the new Wal-Mart in San Luis, AZ. It was an eight day week, setting up the displays and beginning to stock merchandise. Some of you may be aware that this winter the electric company in our town, which is a federal agency, quadrupled the rates for electricity, where we were paying $40-$60/month in the winter, our bills have been between $250 and $280 and we don’t even have central heat! Needless to say, that severely taxed our budget. With the new Wal-Mart opening in San Luis, AZ, just across the border, I saw an opportunity to provide for the family without overtaxing the ministry. I knocked on the door and it opened, so I walked through it. We are grateful for all of you who have been faithfully supporting us and ask that, as the Lord leads, you continue to do so in order to allow the work of the Father’s heart to be established here in Mexico.

And speaking of the work being established, we have confirmed a Short Term Missions Team from northern California for Easter week. The leaders whom we’ve met have great enthusiasm and a heart to see the work of Hope House established for the sake of the Kingdom.

We appreciate your prayers and would love to hear from you. BTW – Erica’s having great fun on the family blog – The Sojourner. Check it out if you haven’t already!

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