"It is God who arms me with strength, and makes my way perfect. He makes my feet like the feet of deer, and sets me on my high places" (Psalm 18:32-34).
Here is another update I received from my cousin down in Bachiniva...
"Thinking back on the last four months of construction I am reminded of these verses.
Everything we do is only done becuase of the Strength that we find in the Lord! It does not come from us, for we are nothing, even in our prime we are nothing but vapor! It is clear that this orphanage is being built by the strength of the Lord. Thousands of blocks were laid in three weeks. 7000 sq. ft. of cement was pured in a few weeks, the tin and windows installed in a week and now over 200 hundred sheets of sheet rocks will be up by the end of the week! Is this because we are super hard and fast workers? Or is it because we are putting something special in the bean burritos? Is it because of the American and Menonite Teams that have come down? NO it is because the Lord is with us! Jesus arms us with strength to work and makes the work perfect according to His will. He makes swift and fast like the feet of deer. He teaches our hands to make war so that we can bend that bow of bronze. HE is our strength, our might, wisdom, desire, perserverance, diligence, motivation and above all Jesus is our LOVE our GREAT and BEAUTIFUL LOVE!!!!!!! All that has been acomplished and everything that will be acomlished is because Jesus lives in us and lives through us so that His awesome and mighty name can be glorified so that more people can come to Salvation through His Preciouse Love!"
I love the timing of the Lord...I was just reading and meditating on Zechariah 4:6 "...not by might, nor by power, but by my SPIRIT says the Lord of hosts!"
200 pieces of sheet rock...!
Thank you so much for your prayers regarding Ray's trip down to Mexico. I haven't heard the full details of how everything went...but from the few texts I got from him, seems like things went well. We will definitely keep you posted as soon as we hear more. We would appreciate your continual prayers as we enter into this busy month and various speaking engagements. We feel so blessed to have the opportunity to teach/share/lead worship at various churches. Here is our updated schedule...
- Thursday, December 6th - 24seven (high-school group of South Hill Calvary Chapel)
- Sunday, December 9th - Calvary Chapel Redmond (Redmond WA)
- Sunday, December 30th - Calvary Chapel Northwest (Bellingham WA)
- Sunday, January 6th - Calvary Chapel Cottage Grove ( Eugene OR)
- Sunday, January 13th - Calvary Chapel Monroe (Monroe WA)
Thank you so much for those prayers...we covet them and hope that we will be used by the Lord as vessels to declare His wondrous works!
"Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they shall be filled" (Matthew 5:6).