July 2018 Update

Dear friends and family,

THANK YOU for your continual prayers, encouragement, and financial support. God is using your help to strengthen us each and every day!

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VBS in Palmichal. The month of July began with helping a group from Houston hold a VBS in a rural community called Palmichal. Job helped with transportation and translating and Adria also helped some with translating. More than 50 kids accepted Christ! In this particular community they had never had a VBS before, so this was a new experience for them. The group also evangelized house to house, built a roofed eating area at the school, and also offered medical consultations to at least a few hundred people. We were glad to be a help for this group, but even more so the group blessed us as Adria received a medicine to treat her insomnia from the doctor on the team. This has proved to be a tremendous help in helping Adria regain her energy! Also, several of the ladies on the team were able to encourage Adria and remind her what God has told us about trials. Oftentimes we feel that God has deserted us, when the truth is, as Psalms 34 tells us: “The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.” Overall, the week was nothing short of a revival, both physically and spiritually!
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Training on Disease Resistant Coffee for Central America. Job has been helping the Hope Coffee ministry the past few months in an effort to plan strategies for their coffee farm. This month he was able to receive some training geared towards preparing for the challenges that climate change brings, specifically for coffee growers in Honduras, El Salvador, and Guatemala. The training was given by Texas A&M and was a great guide in learning how to better help the coffee growers here.
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Playground in Puran by Kids Around the World and TerraMica. This playground is a dream come true for the kids at Puran! It was originally destined for Nicaragua, but due to the political crisis and unsafe conditions there the organizations decided to send their teams to Honduras. Through connections we have with a friend working with TerraMica, Puran was chosen to receive the playground! We are marveled at how God has used different people to bless the community at Puran.
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School Garden in Puran. These two organizations, Kids Around the World and TerraMica, also know the importance of teaching the kids and wanted to help establish a school garden so that the kids can learn about sustainable agriculture. The school kids joined with members from both of the organizations to put in the tires, haul soil to fill them, and build a fence to keep out wandering dogs and chickens.
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We are overjoyed as Delma is here visiting us for 2 weeks! Elizabeth might not let grammy go back home! 😉

Praise the Lord:

  • For these opportunities to join with other believers to advance God’s kingdom!
  • For Delma’s safe arrival here to visit us!
  • For the huge improvement in Adria’s health! Thank you SO much for praying!!!

Pray to the Lord:

  • Peace for the people of Nicaragua. That God be the protector and judge of each one.
  • For the well repair Job will be helping with in August. They are planning to repair 15 wells in 15 different communities in the southern region. Pray for the group from Water Ambassadors Canada, for God’s protection over them as well as for these communities, that they would hear the gospel.
  • For us as a family, especially that we would continue learning how to be the parents God is calling us to be.

Thank you for praying!

Love,

Job, Adria, & Elizabeth 🙂

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