“You will keep him in perfect peace, who’s mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.” (Isaiah 26:3)
I am happy to report all the concrete work for the well tower is done at Casa Del Camino! Monday we will begin plumbing the bathroom as well as building a burn pit for our other waste. Looking ahead, I plan on starting house columns Wednesday or Thursday the 15, 16th February. Picture below: Guys tying rebar for water tank pad, looking West, NW
Chuck tying some tank tie downs he manufactured – notice the galvanized pipe used for ladder anchor. Next preparing to mix concrete, that is four, one hundred pound bags of cement mixed with four wheelbarrows of sand, four wheelbarrows rock, per 100# bag cement. It took 5 1/2 bags cement to cast the top pad. Next picture shows bucketing cement up to the final section, lifted by rope and as you can see those buckets were full! Last picture showing Winsis doing final bit of trowel work. We’ll show finished product tomorrow. 👍🏻
More good news to the glory of God – Pastor Ludy is continuing to minister to the men before work each day. I am feeling led to give a supplement and am praying about that amount. (1 Cor. 9:14) says, “Even so the Lord has commanded that those who preach the gospel should live from the gospel.” We will definitely have Pastor Ludy worked into our ministry budget when he comes to Casa Del Camino to teach bible study to our boys.On another, bit more sobering note, we need much prayer over the well as they were able to drill down 57’in two days then hit rock. They spent the next four days trying to break through only to break equipment – first the bits then the coupling that attaches bits to the transmission. (Below): Picture removing ruined threads from coupling and broke bits.
We ended up trying to see what water would be produced from where we were at 57 feet, and found it not to be sufficient. They will be relocating the drilling equipment on Monday and try again. I am confident in God meeting our need for much clean, fresh water for Casa Del Camino and the boys we will be serving. We are seeking God’s work, prayerfully doing it in God’s way, to serve God’s people, for the glory of God. This is how I know He will provide much clean, fresh drinking water on this property, also we read in 2 Cor.
2 Corinthians 9:8
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiently in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.”
I feel that if we would have just drilled down 75′ in one or two days and hit water easily, it may not be seen as the muraculous gift from God that it is, as we will through this experience of struggles and trial.
I want to share a couple more pictures that may help to see what a different world it is here. For example one of the men’s bicycle handlebars rusted through the other day and you can’t just order Amazon to be delivered next day- so they made a set out of scraps. (Below/Bottom pic) From the job-site also you will see locals paddle by in their kyukos (Miskito for “boat”) like our neighbors at home driving by in Range Rovers heading to store for milk and eggs. What a difference there is in the world.
Grateful for this calling, and to be able to share with you all. Please continue in your prayer and support as there is much work to yet be done. All glory and praise to our God and Heavenly Father. ~ Peace ~ Mike