Psalms 90:16-17 (NIV)
May your deeds be shown to your servants,
your splendor to their children.
May the favor[a] of the Lord our God rest on us;
establish the work of our hands for us—
yes, establish the work of our hands.
We know time flies when you are having fun, but who knew that it would go so fast when you are working too. The past couple of months, we have been very blessed to say the least. We have seeing God working in many ways. We are becoming more confident in our roles and responsibilities. The girls that are living on property at this time have been able to experience things like water park events, quinceneaneas (15th birthday party), outdoor movie nights, mission trips to Argentina. These are not things that God may not have placed in their life if they had not been living here.
The 52 girls at Prince of Peace are placed here through the court system. They have been removed from their homes for whatever reason. That is not easy for them. We help them to the best of our ability to adapt and overcome. We have psychologists on site who meet with them. A few pastors who visit regularly to help the girls on a deeper spiritual level. God is the ultimate healer and even though the situations the girls are coming from are not the best, He is moving in them. They smile and have fun and laugh and play. We have been privileged to be able to witness these changes and build relationships with as many as possible.
Thank you to those who help us fund the crazy ideas. The “Family Movie night” has been a huge success and the girls are so happy to have that togetherness. We were able to show the first movie during Holy Week. It was so much fun!
Lawrence and I both have been working to increase our Spanish AGAIN. We have been blessed to have a tutor that comes to us two times per week and someone who believes in the investment from the states to help cover the cost. We are hungry to learn and to overcome the language barrier, so that we can help minister to more girls on a deeper level.
We also praise God that Jenna was able to see a Doctor and has been put on a treatment plan for Planters warts and an ingrown toenail. The Toenail was removed and healed nicely. 3 of the 4 warts we believe will be able to be treated with medicine, but the 4th is large and the Doctor thinks that it will have to be lasered off. Please keep her and her parents in your prayers as we are concerned for timing and possibility of cost. These bills have added up to 1/4 of our income for the month of April.
We have made plans to visit the States again. We fly out May 24. If you would like to purchase coffee in one pound bags with a typical hand made bag please let us know by May 15, 2018 by emailing us at firstname.lastname@example.org or all us at 989-486-4165. They are $15 per bag and $5 extra for shipping no matter how many bags are purchased. This helps us fund various project with the ministries we are working. We appreciate all of the help and prayers
Being a missionary is wonderful, it forces you as a person to be reliant on God to get you through the hard times, the frustration and the sadness. There is no other option. We have been called crazy for choosing this life. We believe that we are blessed. When we follow God’s path for our lives the challenges become less challenging and the smaller victories become bigger. Continue to pray for us through the good and bad. We would not be able to continue serving with out that coverage.
Thank you to you all!
Lawrence, Jo and Jenna Adams