Wednesday, August 27, 2014

And life goes on...

Much has happened here since we last posted ...

We are more than half-way to our goal of raising the funds to build Herman's house! The church has decided that we should build them a new house instead of taking apart a house that is already built and move it to the lot given to Herman and his family. We agree whole-heartedly! Hopefully we can break ground soon...

Joining the two hulls with 20-foot beams

Today was a big day for the boat building...the two hulls were joined together using five 20-foot beams. It's looking good! The next step is to design and build the cabins. They will move the boat once the beams are secured to a location for easy launch. All of this is a challenge to do during rainy season.

Donna is teaching two classes at the university: writing and an adult ESL class for the university staff. The Administration has decided that all the staff need to speak English. So you can imagine these folks after working a full day and then having to go to language class...we do a lot of laughing! 

We had a great trip last weekend with the Verbo worship team and dance team to a Verbo church in Muelle de los Bueyes, a town about 100 miles NW of Bluefields. We visited families and had the opportunity to pray for many for healing and encouragement.                   

Here we are on the Panga ride to Rama...we then took a van to Muelle de los Bueyes

Our hosts, Pastor Francisco and his wife Lezbia... wonderful, wonderful new friends

Juanita, Emelina, and Francisco...a precious family in their 80s. They were so full of faith as they shared how God has healed them of various things over the past few months.

Some of our group with some of the young people from the church in Muelle de los Bueyes (Pastor Ed is in the center)

We have been so very blessed by the giving of so many of you and the faithful prayers being offered for us and our work here. God is certainly moving and we are loving that we can be a part of his work.

One of the ways we are seeing him work had a tragic beginning...the 20 year old son of a couple in our church was killed 3-weeks ago in a boating accident. It really hit everyone very hard. But the victorious side of it is that about 8 young people, his friends and cousins, have come to the Lord and been baptized as a result of this loss. 
Please pray for Lisette and Umberto as they work through their grief.

Other prayer requests:

  • wisdom for Dan and the boat builders as they work on the next phase
  • enough dry days for both the boat building and Herman's house
  • funds to finish construction
  • language learning for these old brains of ours
  • open doors into the local community
Thanks for reading our blog...please pass it on to anyone you think might be interested in what we are doing.

Yours in Christ,
Dan and Donna Letton

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