Thank you for your prayers this past weekend. We had a safe trip to Chihuahua on Sunday, to pick up our friend Chris. We got some things done there before heading back to Bachiniva on Monday. Chris has been such a blessing so far, not just with his knowledge for construction, plumbing and a million other things, but also just as a friend and brother in Christ. It will be great having him apart of the team the next few weeks. Tomorrow morning at 6:30 AM, Kim, Jose and I head to the states to pick up the team of 9 from Puyallup WA. They are very eager to get down here just as much as we are ready to receive them. This week has been a bit crazy, trying to finish projects at the orphanage, start the plumbing and getting the dorms, food, and church ready to receive the team. Fortunately, everything seems to be coming together...thank you Jesus. We will be staying the night in El Paso, picking up supplies and our windows on Saturday and then making the trek home. We have all the documents needed to cross the windows at the border, nevertheless, you never know what could happen...so please be praying with us!
As I mentioned, the main focus of the trip will be framing the orphanage, installing windows and doors and working on the electrical. We also have a brother coming down who knows how to lay tile, so he will be doing that in the addition the summer team put in. Already that room is being used and filled on a weekly business. What a blessing it was to see some 30 people crammed in their for soup kitchen last night.
Here are some pics from the past few days. Looking forward to sharing with you pics of the construction next week as well as the Fall Festival on Wednesday. We are anticipating 100 kids that will hear the gospel, little worship, lots of fun, games and candy!
Starbucks with Chris and Pastor Luis...
Trenches dug and waiting to be filled with pipe...
Chris, frantically looking for his contact lens....just kidding!
"The Spirit of the Lord God is upon Me, because the Lord has anointed Me to preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to the captives, and the opening of the prison to those who are bound" (Isaiah 61:).