Sunday, June 1, 2008

Today we went to church at Reahola as usual. What a neat outreach ministry this is to these poor people.

We came home to a bit of a disaster. There was water all over the floors in two of the flats and another room so everyone pitched in and got it cleaned up in around 2 hours. No, it wasn't rain--let's just say one of the residents was not paying attention.

The scaffolding came from money raised by the Monroe team. THANKS!

The team that is here has taken on an additional job of building a fence and possibly a playground for the daycare that houses the mission church at Reahola. This dear saint who watches children at a very poor housing project rearranges her day care every Sunday to accommodate the mission church. Anyway, money was donated to build her a playground as a "Thanks." She purchased some fencing to secure the area for the playground but is at least $500 short of having enough material to compete the job. She said she would go without salary to complete the project. Now, this is a very sacrificial lady who doesn't have much and cannot afford to go without salary. It would be nice if we could raise the needed money to help her out. She is always helping out neglected children in her housing project and I know it would be a great blessing if several people would step up and help her wth this need. If you are able, please contact me and together we can make this happen!

The children here are extremely talented. One of the first grade girls was spelling the names of Americans when she had never heard these names before. A couple of the boys wore out several team members playing catch with baseballs for the first time every. They could throw the ball over 100 feet and be dead on. Thy guys catching didn't even have to move one of their feet to catch the ball. The return throw was never that accurate!


Abigail said...

Wow! A playground for Reahola is such a good idea! And for the record, I like the pic of Brian and Liam! :-) Nothing too exciting going on here--the youth group is getting ready to leave for New Mexico. We head out Friday evening! We had our meeting Sunday afternoon to practice all the skits and prepare the crafts. I'm definitely ready for another missions trip. :-) Praying for you!

Brandy Lynn said...

Wow! I just saw this today, and don't know how I missed it before. Is there an update on the financial situation?