2nd Unit of Teaching complete and Exams graded and entered
Scores all in expected range so learning is happening!
Fish and Plants
Everything is growing despite the “help” of the birds that have been taking the plants out of the tubes in order to???? The girls devised a scarecrow affectionately named “Bob” to help solve the problem. It is a work in progress.
Many of you prayed a year ago for a little girl who was fighting a serious life-threatening cancerous tumor on her spine. God miraculously healed her without surgery and she celebrated a birthday last month. The gift? A headband for her returning new hair.
As our Spanish grows we are led deeper into worship. We have a great church. Three more girls were baptized last month and 7 more girls have come to live at Prince of Peace (nearly at capacity) so the potential for spreading the Gospel continues to grow.
Home Sweet Home
God faithfully led us to a home that is close enough for us to walk to work, safe, in our budget and did not require a co-signer. We have settled in and have everything we need. Good bed, coffee maker and great neighbors. Ready for visitors— get your passports ready!
Prayer: New Ministries
While Darren loves his time with the Aquaponics and working with the girls, as well as helping organize jobs and materials for the teams that come to work on projects, there really isn’t sufficient budget for materials to keep him busy every day at Prince of Peace.
Our house in Iowa still needs to sell. Please pray that God brings the right family to their new home soon.
Mother’s Day at an Orphanage
We had a Mother’s day celebration luncheon here at POP. While it is good for the girls to learn that they have many strong women here that love and support them as a mother should, it was not easy.
The tension on their faces and tears that were shed (adults included) indicated just how complicated the situation is. We are not sure if/what Father’s Day will look like, but please keep these girls in your hearts and prayers.
Perseverance: Continued Prayer for Family
Darren’s brother Scott just completed the necessary stress test in order to get the stem cell transplant that he needs. Unfortunately, they discovered a heart valve problem that will have to be corrected before they can proceed. Please pray that Scott would feel God’s hands of healing and comfort as the doctors work through this latest setback.
Gwen’s mom, Mary came through knee surgery well and has successfully completed much of the physical therapy. Huge thank you to Gwen’s sister Carolyn and her family for helping her through this major hurdle and son Corbin for his help now that she is back in their home.
Hearts in 2 Places
We are amazed at all that has happened in the last 6 months since our move here. God has held us every step of the way and our hearts are full of gratitude. That being said this is the time of year for graduations and weddings at home and we are feeling the sadness of not being there for them.Please pray that as our hearts settle here we will find contentment and we will learn to celebrate with loved ones at home even though there are miles between us.
Great visit to the USA: 4 days went by too fast!
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