I am really excited about all of the new additions in our lives right now! First off, we have avocados on our trees at our house. My wife is beyond ecstatic about because of her love of guacamole. We should have hundreds of avocados so we will be able to share with everyone at the BC building and may be able to have some people sell some in the market to help with food costs at the building.
Next, with some leftover wood, I have finished our composting bins for our backyard. Our scraps from the building and from our own house will be the foundation for the gardening projects that we undertake to supplement the food supply at the building. It was quite a shock to my children to know that the vegetable scraps would one day become soil. Their faces were priceless.
We have also finished the fun process of searching for a truck for me to use on projects. It was a bit tedious process to find the right fit in the price range that we had raised, but we ended up with a 2006 Nissan Frontier. We love it. This hopefully means no more haggling with taxi drivers for me.
Those of you who read some our posts last summer will recall my adventures in cheese-making with the hope of turning it into a sustainable activity here in Honduras for the ministry. Well, I have embarked on the first step to doing this. We don’t have a goat or cow just yet, but around the corner from us is a cheese and tortilla store. I made a friend named Fransceco who runs the store and he is now my supplier for raw milk. He’s going to try to get some goat milk for me, but for now I can work with the fresh cow milk he gets.
What I am the most excited about is the series of sermons and lessons coming up for us. We are going to be working through “The Story” by Max Lucado and Randy Fraze. The goal is to use its easy to read format to boost biblical knowledge among our residents and church-goers and garner interest among our teens for the Bible. Siney, our preacher, will be using a chapter each week for his sermons and the helpful study questions are great for small groups with the teens. If you are interested in buying some more copies of the “The Story” for the teen’s use (they are about $12), please send me a message at firstname.lastname@example.org. We now only have one. So, we could use several more if the donations came in.
Keep these projects on your prayer lists as we hope they are ways to improve our ministry, help our residents and lower costs we have to raise among donors.