“And my God shall supply all your need according to His riches in glory by Christ Jesus” (Philippians 4:19)
“And God is able to make all grace abound toward you, that you, always having all sufficiency in all things, may have an abundance for every good work.” (2 Corinthians 9:8)
I find myself holding on to those two particular verses as I “rejoice always, pray without ceasing, in everything give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus for you.” (1 Thessalonians 5:16-18)
We are certainly finding much to be thankful for as the well tower is completed, standing on her own! Praise God. A garbage burn pit has been built, thank you God. The plumbing has been laid for the water tanks, pila and bathroom. Thank you Lord. The forms have all been de-nailed and stacked, way more work than I would have ever thought. Thank you God. Eight of 32 footings for the house have been poured and rebar placed, along with four wooden forms being built for the house columns. It is an amazing rush to see the actual home going up. Thank you God for this vision. Being blessed to see this group of eight men growing in their faith with our friend, Pastor Ludy Washington coming to the property every Mon.-Fri. mornings from 7am-8am for bible study/scripture reading and the guys attending his house church every Sunday afternoon. I am excited to see how these guys building Casa Del Camino could become role models for some of the boys hanging around possibly sharing some of their skills? Thank you Jesus. Pastor Ludy came and spent a couple days weed eating the property at Casa Del Camino from its tall grass. Much appreciated, thank you Lord. Majority of the pila is underway, and really coming together. God is good.
Our “wan luma uplika” (“neighbor”in Miskito), Sandosin and his six sisters were all involved in delivering sand and gravel by “Kyuko” (canoe) to our property. Sandosin’s family is the original holder of our property and they have much land in the area along with the sand/gravel business. Because of our proximity to their business we save about L200 per load (roughly $10) because they deliver by boat, not truck. Thank you sovereign Lord. Sandosin and his brother Luciano are just rock solid, carrying 5 gal. buckets of rock all day long, I also hired them to plant the 23 coconut trees that Cenia gave us, as they know the secret mixture of dirt, black sand, salt, and fish eggs plus other stuff I knew nothing of! They dig the holes with shovels – oh yeah, and bare foot! I thought I was tough, what a sissy! LOL!!😂 Thank you God for good neighbors, for Cenia’s generosity and that slice of humble pie.😉
I can’t help but feel a true spiritual battle taking shape around the well issues. Praying for God to come through with lots of fresh, clean, drinking water for this home tomorrow (Wednesday Feb.22) as the well man has had multiple excuses for not showing up, asking for money to continue though not getting it. I’m doing my best to remain positive in this most discouraging situation. I am praying to be showing the hope of Christ that is in me, and praying for God’s miraculous ability to come fourth in the 11th hour! What an incredible gift that would be for us all to profoundly witness His faithfulness. Stay tuned! Sure to be good.
It’s late at night and I’m finding difficulties in getting on my blog site as the internet is quite slow and I need to wait until everyone is off, then racing the generator, as they usually shut that off sometime around 2:30-3am? When all the power is out, all servers are down as well. I will be meeting the well man at the property at 6am. Please pray for the well. I will be doing another blog on my way out of Puerto Lempira, keeping you apprised of what happens on my last day in La Moskitia.
Glory be to God.
7 thoughts on “Philippianes 4:19”
I can hardly wait to see you! I love your positive attitude – you are an inspiration! Even in the trials we are to be grateful and you are setting an outstanding example of that. I Love you so:*
Also want to add that I am praying today that all your water issues are resolved. Keeping the faith. Safe travels home, Mike.
Amazing and so inspiring…. all in His Glory! Keep on Mike….and never stop sharing your walk with Him. I love you!
What fantastic progress you’ve made with the construction and with sharing His word with your workers. How’d you learn to do all this?! I love the view over your property to the water. Absolutely beautiful. I’m praying for success with the well this week!!
I am waiting for the well news. We enjoyed your post. And here I thought YOU planted those coconut trees!
AUnt H and uncle D
And just tell us, Mike, what have you been doing in your spare time??!! Wow! How exciting to see everything starting to take shape. See you Sunday at Sunday School? Blessings, Lynda and Don
So incredibly encouraged and blessed at seeing what God is doing and honoring your attitude of “gratitude ” throughout it all! You are an example to us!! God is so good!! Read this today: psalm 115:1 “Not to us, O LORD, not to us, but to your name goes all the glory for your unfailing love and faithfulness.”
Psalms 115:1 NLT
Love, John and Georgie