Thank you so much for your prayers. We are all safe and survived Hurricane Earl. In fact, as God always does, He surprised us with unexpected blessings as a result of the rains. No work could be done outside today so we made our way to the church and found inside work instead.
Hector Galeas led our devotional time this morning. Hector volunteers and works part-time at the church in the workshop. His devotional centered on Proverbs 1:7 – The fear of the Lord is the beginning of knowledge, but fools despise wisdom & instruction. It is relying on HIs knowledge and wisdom that helps us can make wise choices. One of the questions he often asks himself to stay focused on what God wants in his life is “What can I do to help?”
If you take a look at the pictures today you will see why today became an unexpected blessing. Since the guys couldn’t work outside they were able to work around the church and CDI with painting projects and finishing the stage background at the church. This gave them time to play with the kids from the CDI. The sheer joy on their faces and their laughter is infectious. Megan and Bruce went shopping with Hector’s wife Lorena for items to fill the house they are building. They also bought school supplies and computer monitors for the CDI. With those additional monitors and the equipment we brought down, Rob was able to get 7 computers up and running for the school. This will be such a blessing to the older kids who come to the CDI!
Because of the heavy rains, the church’s Wednesday night service was cancelled and families were encouraged to stay at home. After dinner with our host families, we gathered at Pastor Fredi’s house for game night.
Again, thank you for all your prayers. We will probably be dealing with more rain on Thursday as the bands from the backside of Earl swing through. But, we hope to get some outside work done in between the rains. Continued prayers that we can finish the house on time and that families stayed safe through the storm are very much appreciated.
Until tomorrow . . .