Today I needed to be up by six and make sure everything was unlocked so the house could start the day. Some started with chores of doing their laundry while others began cooking breakfast. Lisa began her day helping Dr. Maryann add fiberglass to the cast applied the other day because it was in need of some reinforcement.
I, on the other hand decided it was necessary to make more funds available which meant going to bank, what a nightmare! Got there about 9:30a and walked out about 1:30p, I waited in line for roughly 4 hours and it takes them about 40 seconds to count you your cash. I don’t get it? Anyhow, I went through the experience joyfully and when I got back to HOH they had lunch ready and served.
After the long wait at the bank and 85 degree weather I did not have much of an appetite and luckily for me the kids were loaded and waiting for me to go swimming. Off we went, to by far my favorite swimming hole yet, a place called Marcone. Beautiful clear, deep, not quite a river, but bigger than a creek, and not far from where they bottle the drinking water, sure it’s filtered and purified but this is the source.
I want you all to know Lisa and I are very much getting into our groove here, and are being blessed beyond what we’d ever imagined by pouring into these kids; they are so easy to love. Life might be harder here but it feels more relationship oriented, less about me or us and more about them. Praying this night for God’s will and guidance to continue directing this time here with everyone and joyfully seeking how to best emulate He that sent us.
Just a closing note: The other day Lisa and I got to visit with Miguel and meet with his parents and brother. Miguel is one of the students we have been sponsoring who attends “Instituto Viva Abudante” (IVA). They are very sweet, humble people.
We thank you for praying us and this community up! Please keep it coming, it feels great🤗 We love you, God bless you.