Friday, September 21, 2012

Much to Be Thankful For

We have much to be thankful for (despite some major internet problems):
-The boys and I are just finishing our first full week of school in the new buildings.
-We were able to get a vehicle for a reasonable price that Dave and the boys can fit into
-We have found a house to rent and are hoping that repairs on it have started so that we can paint and move in soon.
-The teachers that have been living with us for a little over a month now are moving out into their own place this weekend.

I will try to include a few more details and maybe some photos when I can, but we have had a few good rain storms over the last two weeks and they have knocked out our phone lines (and the internet with them). I am borrowing someone elses at the moment and they have been experiencing their own problems, so I am not sure whether this will have time to publish.

Please continue to pray for Dave and his papers. All of the details of the house hunting and rental have taken a lot of his time and distracted him from writing. Also, forgive us for not responding to e-mails right now because of the internet problems. Hopefully they will all be fixed soon.

Saturday, September 8, 2012

Moving Forward

Our new gate is hung.

The water is in.
This coming week we are hoping that we can take the money out of our account here to get the builders working on bricks for the new building! Praise God that we are moving ahead with the new Ministry Centre.

Please also pray for us this week. We are considering buying a new used vehicle (the mechanic is looking at it on Monday). I am hoping that this works out for the sake of Dave's back and for the sake of our growing boys that are having a hard time fitting in our car (especially behind Dave!). We are also continuing in our search for a house to rent through the building process. Please pray that God will lead us to the right neighbourhood and that through this we might make new connections for the possibility of another church plant.

Another praise note, the two teachers that are living with us because they lived on campus at the boys school (that is essentially in the Niger River and will be until next Spring) have found a house. Pray that it will be fixed and painted for them in a timely fashion so that they can move in soon (maybe even before school re-starts on Sept. 17th??)