Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Get Ready Barbara

Only 2 and 1/2 more days to go!

On Friday we are having the "grand reveal" of Barbara's house. Yes, she has seen what has been going on since the beginning but we managed to convince her to stay out this week until the final day! It wasn't easy as she was actually in town today for an appointment but she didn't come by the house!

We are planning an entire afternoon where she can invite family and friends, people from her home church and anyone else she would like to be there. It will also be an opportunity for the team and her to get to know each other as they will not have the chance to meet until then. It will be another day of God moving throughout the community and we thank Him for everything He has done in this rebuilding project! "With God, nothing is impossible"!

The team is working away at getting everything ready. Part of them went over the the Spanish Village for most of the day. They are working on their electrical issues and made some awesome progress. We were doubly blessed! The children in the village were the ones that did the interpreting for their parents --- those children are back in school --- we wondered what we would do --- God is always ready with His perfect plan --- team mate Jessica speaks Spanish and all was solved! They will be returning tomorrow to continue working out the issues and of course, so will Jessica.

Monty and I had the pleasure of giving away sheetrock and household furnishings this afternoon. There is an organization, Operation Family Care, who is a blessing beyond measure to us, and they have only just begun. They are the ones I spoke about a few weeks ago, the ones who are acquiring furnishings from Las Vegas hotel rooms and time share condos on the west coast. These places completely remodel their places every few years and this time, instead of destroying perfectly good things, they are donating them to Operation Family Care. And thanks to a gentleman named Steve, we are reaping the benefits. The entire coastline will be doing the same within months. In this last load we received appliances, dining chairs, carpet remnants, flooring and pad. We will never know exactly what will be on a shipment but we do know that we will be able to use whatever it is! Today we met 6 people who were blessed with things that will make them even closer to moving back into their homes again! We thank Steve and his answering the calling God placed on his life! May God return those blessings to you a hundred fold. I plan to have photos of the blessed people on the blog tomorrow night. Stay tuned!

We are also pleased to let you know that Frances is coming along fine. She needed a boost of a blood transfusion today but is getting stronger and the doctors feel she will do well when therapy begins. Please continue to keep her in your prayers.

Thank you all for all you are doing to support this ministry of rebuilding. You will never know just how much your support and prayers means to us!

May God bless and keep you .... until tomorrow ... Susan and Monty

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