Happy Thanksgiving!

Wishing all of our friends, family and supporters a happy Thanksgiving. We are grateful for all of your prayers, giving, emails, letters and thoughts throughout the year. We couldn't do what we do without you!! We are truly blessed. Thank you so much!



In my devotions I have been reading the book of Ezekiel. I have found it fascinating. The opening chapter has left me meditating upon it now for over a week. In Ezekiel's first vision he sees four living creatures or cherubs that descend out of heaven. They have four heads, one head of a man, a head of a lion, the head of an ox and the head of an eagle. They have four wings and move upon wheels but Ezekiel states that they looked like a wheel within a wheel and they were full of eyes. Above these four creatures appears a throne and the likeness of God sitting upon the throne with a rainbow of glory shining about him.
I love the description and graphic detail that the prophet gives, it's powerful.
I have tried to glean some truth from these scriptures to apply to my spiritual life and frankly have found it a little difficult. But one thing that definitely has been impressed upon me is awe. Awe of these strange creatures and the glory of God upon His throne. After God spoke with Ezekiel through this vision and he was returned to Babylon the prophet sat astonished for a week! He didn't have words to express himself, he was left meditating and contemplating the vision. What power!! 
When was the last time you were left in awe of God and His mysteries? When was the last time you had a real glimpse of His power and glory? We have put God into blue jeans and t-shirts, made him so contemporary and relevant that we have lost a very important element;awe. Sometimes it is so spiritually enriching to go back and read the visions of Ezekiel, Daniel and John and be left in total awe, contemplating the absolute power and mysteries of our Heavenly Father. Oh to be awestruck with His word!
An artist's rendition of the cherub of Ezekiel's vision


What Have We Been Up To?

Here is a little update of what we have been up to over the last few weeks. First off our church people had a garage sale to raise money for our building fund. Everybody worked hard and I think it was one of our biggest and best yet! We sold nearly $300 worth of donated items! Not bad. We had a lot of clothes and we plan to have another sale next Saturday.
 Finding some great deals!
We have been making some headway at our new work at Las Delicias. A few weeks ago we had our first convert, that was very exciting and Jose seems to be doing really good. Plans are in the making to start building a church building out of adobe mud brick. This will be my first at mud bricking making, I'm anxious to see how it is done. Keep praying for this project!
Daniel's first jar of Gerber!!!! He loved his apple puree. Yummeee. An apple gerber a day keeps the doctor away!