In the month since our last post, all forty house columns have been constructed, the bathroom is plumbed with floor poured, the pila for clothes washing has been completed, steps up to pila and bathroom were finished and we are prayerfully awaiting the return of our “wellman” with the needed rock bit to get past the rock that stopped his first attempt.
A close friend of ours Randy Noll, and I will be heading down to Puerto Lempira the last weekend of May in hopes to pour the house floor. This will be a scouting mission mostly for Randy, as he will be the team lead when bringing down groups from our home church, Highlands Community Church. In order for the floor to be poured during this trip it will definitely be a God thing, as there is much work to be completed before that can happen. The work crew will need to have all the beams in place connecting all the columns, with all forms in place and rebar tied for the floor on top of that. Regardless, there will be plenty of work to get done while in country. Looking forward to busting a sweat and getting much done with our Honduran counterparts, grateful for all they have continued to accomplish for God’s glory.
I can’t help to think about what our Lord has laid before us, the size and scope of work in which He has called, I could not have ever imagined. And if He had told me what would be completed in the first year, I would not have believed it. As faithful followers of Christ Jesus our perseverance is the target of all our spiritual enemies. We are told to put on The Whole Armor of God in Ephesians 6:10-20
10 Finally, my brethren, be strong in the Lord, and in the power of His might. 11 Put on the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to stand against the wiles of the devil. 12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places. 13 Wherefor take unto you the whole armor of God, that ye may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14 Stand therefore, having your loins girt about with truth, and having on the breastplate of righteousness; 15 And your feet shod with the preparation of the Gospel of peace; 16 Above all, taking the shield of faith, wherewith ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked. 17 And take the helmet of salvation and the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God: 18 Praying always with all prayer and supplication in the Spirit, and watching thereunto with all perseverance and supplication for all saints; 19 And for me, that utterance may be given unto me, that I may open my mouth boldly, to make known the mystery of the gospel, 20 For which I am an ambassador in bonds; that therein I may speak boldly, as I ought to speak. (KJV)
In verse 18 Paul tells us that each piece of armor must carefully be put on in prayer, drawing on divine resources; that this prayer is Spirit-energized, Spirit-enabled, and Spirit-directed. Praying in the Spirit is an admission of a believer’s ignorance and dependence on God. Thank you Lord God for Your Spirit!
Lisa and I would like to thank all of you who have given and continue to give to this mission. We could not do it without Your faithful giving. We are currently 40% funded. Meaning, we are still prayerfully seeking monthly donors who have been blessed to be a blessing, to come along side us, partnering with us in order to further His Kingdom on earth, for His glory. Donate Here. Thank you and God bless you.
Remembering that this is God’s mission and His timing is perfect. As God’s plan is being worked out, we continue looking to God for His divine provision. Including our enduring in faithfulness to the end.
Only by Grace,