Wednesday, October 1, 2014

More miracles?

Our friends have a house in a adjacent neighborhood that has been without water for over a year.  Since they don’t live there, it doesn’t really affect them.  But recently the government offered to discount the price of water to 50% this month, so we accompanied them to see what kind of discount they would get on their more than $44,000 bill.  God again was gracious and after talking to some officials, they only charged them a bit over $5,000.  Talk about a miracle.

What you see are two adjacent homes.

Tuesday, September 30, 2014

From out of the community

We were asked to pray for the cousin of one of the members of our church.  She’s only 20 years old and after a failed kidney transplant, she’s given up on life.  We went on this journey to pray for the young girl and God was gracious.  After some time talking and praying, she, her aunt and her grandmother accepted Jesus into their lives.

The following day we heard that she began eating again and moving on with life.  God is so good!

Monday, September 29, 2014

…Smell the roses…

One late afternoon, working hard on programs and a sermon, my room light up with this color as the sun set.  The color reflected off of all the small houses around us leaving an eerie feeling of the end of the world.  Made me think, what am I doing inside when there’s so much to see outside!  

Got to train others to do the work, 
so that I can wake up and smell the roses!

Friday, September 26, 2014

Some MORE youth

Here are some of the challenges that the youth faced in the other homes they visited during the meeting.
Hiding like a bump on a log…
When your disguise is so good they mistake you for…
 a laundry basket

Can you touch your toes?

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Back to the Past…

Our family went on Sunday to visit a former church that we had planted.  To my surprise lots of things have changed.  I told Pastor Ignacio (pictured), “I felt like I was in a dream.”  Two of the new worship team musicians were youth in the group that I started there some 14 years ago.  And they were wailing away on their instruments.  Later at the end of the service, I found another one of the youth who returned to the congregation after so many years.  She’s an administrative assistant for the airlines.  We talked about starting up a new group in the Bread of Life church.  Pray with me that she accepts the challenge.  Her mom who wasn’t a Christian at the time is now attending.  God sure does it good!

Wednesday, September 24, 2014

MORE youth!

Yep, we’ve been invited several times to join our group with another one just a “stone’s throw” from ours across a bridge.  The leader of their group is a missionary and he is starting a new church too.  So we brought both groups together, but this time on “our” turf.  We don’t have a building like they do, so we invited them to our “park” bench where we sang songs, played games, studied the Bible and eventually went to different homes for some fun activities.  We enjoyed Bryan’s group and pray that their crew grows too.

One of the challenges was to draw freehand our logo on each other’s wrists.  What do you think?

Tuesday, September 23, 2014

See it NOW!

We managed to find a space in our schedule to put together a prayer letter to send to you and our supporters.  It shares what you might already know, but it does so for those who might not visit this site.  It’s called, “Pieters Perspective” NOW.  Have a look because Tracey put together the content and Keila the format.  It looks great!  If you would like to be on our prayer letter list, send us a note.