Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Construction Begins!!!

Local map of Ojojona and surrounding area. Find Ojojona and go west almost to El Circulo; right before El Circulo is a y-intersection. Follow the non-red and white road to Guasucaran and you've arrived at RO4Y!!! (Probably directly under the E of El Circulo).

The 5 - 10 year old Sunday School class enjoying crafts during the lesson.
Naomi showing off her work
(that's Saul being struck with the Lord's presence from Acts 9)
Jon will be beginning an intermediate level class this weekend (8-10 year olds).
Pray for wisdom.
Plans of the bath/laundry house! (That's "m" for meters).
The new building will be to the left of the current house.
Currently, there isn't a "modern" shower or laundry area.
This will accommodate our families and for the meantime, groups as well.
Crew from Tegucigalpa unloading brick, gravel and sand.

Our Honduran Construction crew
From left to right:
Micheal (Oscar's son), Oscar and brother Luis, Angel and Augustin
Micheal's wife Giarlani, the cook.
The crew is living on the property and working Monday - Saturday noon.
One of the stipulations to come was to have a prayer meeting Tuesdays and a Bible study on Thursday evening. Pray for Jon as he heads up a study in one of the Gospels. (Pray for Angel, he is not a believer and some of the other crew members are young in the Lord).

The girls enjoying bathing in their new tub!

  • Continue to pray for the importation of the RO4Y bus and Wayne's truck

  • Pray for wisdom in beginning the building projects of RO4Y

  • First group arriving in April

  • Life is still tough. I feel that I'm more RO4Y maintenance man then director! Pray that we find the balance of working the property, ministering to the locals, our family and that all important quite time, as well as finding that day of rest! Also our physical health. Tabitha was diagnosed with topical dermatitis, but is on the mend. (Pray she sleeps through the night).

  • The Beards will be heading to the States in April for Jon's brother's wedding. We will also be sharing at two supporting churches in Des Moines, Iowa and Freedom, Wisconsin. Looking forward to seeing some of you then!!!

We are so excited to be living out our dream.
Please be encouraged to the vision God has called you to:

My Utmost for His Highest
March 11, 2010
Obedience to the "Heavenly Vision"
I was not disobedient to the heavenly vision —Acts 26:19

If we lose "the heavenly vision" God has given us, we alone are responsible— not God. We lose the vision because of our own lack of spiritual growth. If we do not apply our beliefs about God to the issues of everyday life, the vision God has given us will never be fulfilled. The only way to be obedient to "the heavenly vision" is to give our utmost for His highest— our best for His glory. This can be accomplished only when we make a determination to continually remember God’s vision. But the acid test is obedience to the vision in the details of our everyday life— sixty seconds out of every minute, and sixty minutes out of every hour, not just during times of personal prayer or public meetings.

"Though it tarries, wait for it . . ." ( Habakkuk 2:3 ). We cannot bring the vision to fulfillment through our own efforts, but must live under its inspiration until it fulfills itself. We try to be so practical that we forget the vision. At the very beginning we saw the vision but did not wait for it. We rushed off to do our practical work, and once the vision was fulfilled we could no longer even see it. Waiting for a vision that "tarries" is the true test of our faithfulness to God. It is at the risk of our own soul’s welfare that we get caught up in practical busy-work, only to miss the fulfillment of the vision.

Watch for the storms of God. The only way God plants His saints is through the whirlwind of His storms. Will you be proven to be an empty pod with no seed inside? That will depend on whether or not you are actually living in the light of the vision you have seen. Let God send you out through His storm, and don’t go until He does. If you select your own spot to be planted, you will prove yourself to be an unproductive, empty pod. However, if you allow God to plant you, you will "bear much fruit" ( John 15:8 ).

It is essential that we live and "walk in the light" of God’s vision for us ( 1 John 1:7 ).

-Oswald Chambers


Brittney Harmon said...

We may have a lot in common in a few months. I'll be praying for ya!

Brittney Harmon said...

is that an amber teething necklace your littlest one has on? If so, does it work?

Anonymous said...

I finally figured out why there are no good people left in Des Moines. You are all over there. You are the most beautiful people in the world and Have touch more than you can ever imagine. You will always be in my heart and prayers. I wish the best of luck and hope you touch many more like you have me. Good Luck.
<3 Angela Cabrera <3