Tuesday, March 31, 2015

Bits March

I am pretty sure April will be moving month and I am even more sure that we are excited. Construction has taken up too much of my time and finishing will be a big relief for us. We are hoping that we will have enough money leftover to throw a party and invite all those who helped on the house, whether by working on it, or the store people with which we have built relationships to other friends as well. We will see what happens, but we would like to use it as a platform to invite people deeper into our lives. 

This month we were able to have a new family come over for dinner. We are hoping that they will be interested in coming to the study some time. We are on our 6th week in a new study out of the Purpose Driven Life book and it is generating some good discussion. We have had some family members from some of our participants show up at our study and we weren't really expecting it.

The football team participation has died down in both the studies and in the team practices. I am hoping that a church group coming in July will help give a good shove to the team in both areas. West Huntsville Baptist will be here July 17-25. This is our first mission team ever! We are excited about them and have been planning for ESL, VBS, football clinics, construction and a beauty night. If you are interested in coming down here on a trip; it could be a game changer for making contacts here! 

This month I have been able to teach a couple times and preach a couple times. I went with our co-worker Dan Cook to a city a few hours away to teach the Good Soil course. It went well and we get to teach it here in Arcoverde in a couple weeks. Pray it fills up and that all the materials arrive on time. 

Evelyn has been sick over half the month with four different types of sickness. Pray that she can build up her immune system soon and avoid any more sickness. Her being in school has helped us with meeting people here and we are hoping to make some more personal contacts as the year rolls on. In her homeschool she has worked hard to get ahead and this month will be done with her first year. 

We were hoping to set up a little field this month, but a neighbor behind us decided to put all his bricks on our lot. Then they decided to store all the sewage tubes exactly on our lot as well. The good thing is that proves we have the central lot in the neighborhood. We are dreaming of what we can do with this piece of land God has given to us. Please pray about giving towards it! 

We have been blessed with your financial faithfulness and it is humbling to see how you all give so generously. To the anonymous donor this month, thanks! And to all of you who read and say a simple prayer, to those of you who wear your knees out interceding for us, we love you and thank you.

All for HIS glory,
David, Sarah and our hard working, intelligent, talkative 5 year old Evelyn, and our energetic, bouncing, climbing, mess making birthday girl (next Monday is her birthday).

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