Can you believe it? We have been at Orphanage Emmanuel for 7 months!!! Check out our updated home page.
Although it sometimes seems like things move slowly, God has the best schedule of all and the most amazing plans. Mike and I have been going full tilt since we arrived in December and are really excited about the things that are happening. Mike has been busy organizing, supervising, and completing many maintenance projects that are ongoing to help keep the plumbing and electrical utilities functioning well. Can you guess how many toilets, sinks and showers it takes to serve the children and staff at Orphanage Emmanuel?
Future Plumbing/Electrical Lab
Mike has begun training two of the youth to take care of routine maintenance issues.
The new plumbing/electrical room will be a lab area as well as the hub for maintenance and repair for routine jobs. The teams that come to help will have a central location to access the tools and parts needed to keep everything functioning well.
Praises and Prayer Requests
- For a safe transition from Copan Ruinis to Orphanage Emmanuel.
- For safe travels and comfort of family and friends in the loss of Mike's dad in May
- For continued financial support from committed partners
- For special gifts of food, supplies and transportation of special requests
- For visits from fellow believers who have encouraged and strengthened us by their fellowship
- For technology that allows us to "see" family and friends across the miles
- For the children to find and know faith, hope, and the love of Christ as the central foundation for a sustainable life and a bright future as their country continues to develop
- For strength and perseverance to continue the physical work required to live here
- For continued language acquisition for both of us
- For God's grace to live and love as Christ's disciples under all circumstances
- For wisdom and discernment to follow God's will and direction in our lives
- For our hearts and minds to be opened and renewed each day to discern ways we can share the love of Christ with the children and staff at Orphanage Emmanuel
- For our upcoming visit to Georgia in September to seek additional financial support to meet the needs as our ministry at Orphanage Emmanuel continues to grow
We are grateful for all your prayers and feel blessed to be in a place to witness to God's faithfulness.
How great is the Lord, how deserving of Praise