What an exciting month we have had running all around preparing for our Creative Ministries team and trying to have the House of Hope Activities/Guest building ready for our board /family team that is visiting the first of July. So many things took place, an older boy at our town kids house needed much prayer that was dealing with a spiritual problem a few rumors needed attention at House of Faith and we hit a cow with the Nissan coming back to Kalomo from House of Hope after three days of Michael working to get power and water connected at the new place for a team visit. We can testify that our God was with us through it all and the Nissan has been repaired we were not hurt in the incident and made it almost back to Kalomo with Michael walking about 5 miles to collect our vehicle to pull us home after the damaged water pump let out all the water. Rumors are sent to try and bring division or put a crack in the mix so the enemy has a chance to come in and destroy. I am so grateful the crack was closed and no truth of the rumor was found. Our Lord has blessed us again and we PRAISE HIM. Sheri arrived from the states and we are excited to have her back at House of Hope for a few weeks before her last year of studies for her masters in DC.
Our older girls at House of Hope always bless me with their help when I need to get clothes to our kids. These clothes are for winter and from Engedi Church. They sort and even help the younger one with sizing. Thanks Faith and Terca!
Michael taught a week of Mot Mot, visited churches for Sunday services and got a lot of the building completed that no one else could do. He installed a pressure pump at House of Hope redid our whole water system adding the second tank for water storage. Wired the new building for electricity and got the plumbing done in three bathrooms! I thank the Lord for his knowledge of all things to get the job done. The next several pictures are our days making things happen on site at House of Hope. We are so grateful for Golden who also knows how to get the job done on such a unique building design. Our cross lighthouse!
It's been great getting to watch new toilets and shower rooms being built for teams at House of Faith. We had hoped the building would be close enough that our Creative Team could finish it but that did not happen. Our building team had to harvest their crops becasue animals has started feasting in their fields and so many Church Conferences had to be attended. We are still happy with what did get accomplished .The next few pictures are of that building and it's progress.
We have always been blessed over the years with Creative Ministries teams and our June team did not disappoint us. The children had so much fun and even started opening up, sharing prayer request after a couple of nights of house devotions. Their puppet shows gave the children lots of smiles and laughter and they learned so many life principles in every skit and show. I am posting a lot of their teams pictures. You can see the JOY on their faces...Thanks Creative Ministries for your love and care for our kids at House of Faith.
We had a awesome team of ladies teaching our kids worship with dance. They called the girls 8 years and older and the some of our boys where hurt so they allowed anyone that wanted to worship to do so !
They even did a special program in church ....
The whole congregation enjoyed our team, children's ministries and testimonies . The main service message was awesome, Does Jesus know YOUR name?
We had a great night of praise with the kids in the kitchen the night before the team departed!
We had a great time during our Livingstone visit before the team departed. A night around the camp fire was also wonderful. Thanks Creative Ministries praying you will return again soon to bless us again.
We had so much trouble finding the last items needed for the new solar power system that Engedi donated to House of Faith last year along with the new well. Finally everything arrived and is connected and running great. Michael spent a lot of time also on this project in May and again this month to get it completed.... Thanks Engedi for this large blessing. It has been so wonderful to run the small fridge and freezer together and still have power with teams.
July 2nd we pick up family and Noah Ministries will have 5 board members on the ground in Zambia! We re so excited to show them around and have some fun. Keep us in your prayers for another busy month ahead. Praying the Lord's blessings over each and every one of you.
Linda Jones has been a missionary for over 23 years. She enjoys working with children and anyone in need.