The men started working soon after we arrived. They worked very hard all week and got a lot of work done. Elias had so much fun running all around the Property with Grammy. His favorite spot was at the water hole throwing rocks!
The week went by so fast. The group left (except for a few) and the next group arrived Monday morning. Again it was good to see everyone! This was a big group but everyone worked together and the men again got so much accomplished.
God has provided International Mission Builders and our family with so much. We are blessed to have Jarmon, Karina and their family and Evis, Norma, and their boys also the workers-Ruben, William, and Theofalo. We were able to use our Spanish alot. We realize that we have more that we need to learn but I was able to talk alot with Norma and Karina and George talked alot with the Evis, Jarmon and the workers.
We also want to say thank you to everyone who sent us goodies!! George's dad and mom, my mom and dad, Grandmama, Aunt Shelby & Uncle Mike, Paw Paw & Maw Maw, Ragan, Chris, and the boys, Uncle Jimi, Dale, Summer & the boys, Mary & Greg, Jerrod, Haley and the boys, Aunt Pat & Uncle Rusty, Unc and Caca, Louann & Randy Crews, Tammy & Tim Sweat. THANK YOU THANK YOU THANK YOU!!! George, Elias and I were so excited when we opened everything. Yall have blessed us so much and everytime we open the cabinet or Elias plays with a new toy-we are so thankful!
We had a great two weeks spending time with friends and family. It flew by so quickly. We were also excited and encouraged to be able to work with groups and do "ministry stuff". This was the first time since we moved here that we spent time with our family. Kara and I talked earlier this week about how it hit us that for the rest of our lives we will always be saying "bye" to our families. We share this not to romanticize our calling, but to share some of our struggles. God has given us both great families which we love very much. It was hard to say goodbye Saturday, but we know God has called us to this ministry and He will provide the strength for us to continue to grow. We appreciate your prayers and ask that you please continue to pray for the ministry and for the political situation here. We love you all very much.
For His Glory,
George, Kara, and Elias