Greetings from Guatemala, we are so happy to be able to bring you these updates through our newsletters. I want to start off with saying thank you all for your prayerful support and encouragement to us. God is so good and gracious. One of my favorite Psalms is 37:3-4 His word says ” 3 Trust in the LORD and do good. Then you will live safely in the land and prosper. 4 Take delight in the LORD and he will give you your heart’s desires. ” I truly believe he has given us our hearts desires. We have been here for just a little over four years now, and have never lacked for anything we needed. It is such a joy to help others all the time, that is only made possible through God and you.
Now for what we have been up to lately, I am still working on the water well at San Juan, I am down to 115 feet and still in sand stone so drilling is really slow, but at least I am making some progress. I had a seal that went out on one of the pumps and had to wait for a new one to get here. There has been a few more small set backs but that is just part of it. I will keep going and it is expected that I should get into water around 165-170 feet. You could be praying about that please. I would really like to complete this well this week if possible. While we were waiting for parts to arrive we went ahead and installed the Ultraviolet light purification system for the church. This is an 8 gallon per minute system and they are now able to get pure water out to the community. They are very happy to have it.
This is Pastor Eddie De Mattra and his wife and children, they are wonderful people of God, he has about 250 members at the church, called Evangelical Church of Macedonia.
Georgette’s English class had their graduation ceremonies the 25th of October so her students in both of the classes were very happy to be graduating. At the church they have English classes 2 nights a week and at this graduation there were 110 students. Now the school year is out till they resume again around the end of January.
At Rio Bravo I took a load of food the other day and while there I did some work on the water wells. We are very close to being able to install the sub-pump at pastor Gabriel’s Church. Then we will install the Ultraviolet light system there also.
Georgette has been sanding and painting some bunk beds for Casa Shalom orphanage over the past few weeks. The beds will be for teams who come and stay at Shalom. Josh Hanson and some of the workers there are building them and Georgette is helping finish them.
We were very blessed to get to have an early Thanksgiving dinner with a missionary friend here the other night. It was wonderful. Her name is Naomi, she is from Canada. She has done the traditional Thanksgiving dinner before, however this is the first time we have gone, It is just a group of missionaries getting together for lots of fun and laughter, Oh and some really great food too.
The prayer request for this month are, Safety while traveling, for the well drilling at San Juan, for Travel as we are getting ready to go to Texas for Christmas. Thank you for keeping these before the Lord.