July 29, 2015
For the past few weeks I’ve been lamenting to Amy about how it seems like there’s not much happening with our disciples. One of them in Loming just doesn’t come when we’re supposed to meet, and in Lacharok they asked us to stop coming for three weeks or so because everyone is busy working in the gardens. I decided to use the down time to get some work done on the house, but getting the materials we need just hasn’t worked out either, so it feels like I’m just sitting idle.
Last week Paul and I decided that, in addition to studying stories with the ladies in his church on Sunday mornings, we would also start meeting with them on Wednesday mornings to review the stories and make sure they know them well. On Wednesday I went at 6:30 in the morning and listened while Paul spent two hours teaching the creation story to a group of seven women and one man. At the end they even turned the creation story into a song! I was hoping to somehow include the song with the online version of this update, but I haven’t been able to get a recording of it yet. When I do I’ll send a separate email, or I’ll add a video to next month’s newsletter.
Thanks to everyone who has been praying for us and giving toward the well project. Pioneers’ finance system has been down for a while since they are installing new software, so I haven’t been able to see individual giving since mid-June, but it seems like the rest of the money to pay for the drilling project has come in! Our next goal will be to get a pump for the well and build a water tower to hold the water and feed the house. Those things will come later!
Justin, Amy, Ezekiel and…someone else!