Happy July and summer to all our friends and family in the Northern Hemisphere!! Although it is winter here in the South, we are pleased to find that "winter" is pretty mild (however with our thin "jungle blood", even the mild winter requires several layers and coats for us!)
I sent out a group email a couple of weeks ago, but was not sure if it went through. If you didn't get it, I wanted to make sure you all received our thanks for the prayers each of you lift up for us.
We were in not one, but two, very dangerous situations in our car that day and truly believe the hand of God saved us from any injury on both occasions.
First, a motorcycle tried to pass us on the right-hand side and ran into a parked car - right next to Isaiah's open window. Except for ringing ears from the sound of the crash, the car and our family were unharmed. Then, a few hours later as we were turning left into our house from a busy street, a city bus tried to pass us on the left. Ryan said he is convinced the bus should have hit us, but miraculously it didn't.
We were concerned for the people on the bus who were thrown forward with the sudden stop. One family approached us and said they would be filing charges against the bus company but we have not heard any more from them or the bus company.
Thank you so much for your daily prayers on behalf of our family and safety. We truly feel surrounded by God's protection!
I'm happy to share some really exciting news for our church in Paraguay - CONSTRUCTION HAS BEGUN!!! We were finding it difficult to fit everyone in the small church building every Sunday so have started the building process. So far, we just have funds for the floor and roof, but we know God will provide the rest. Below are several pictures taken over the last week and a half (the current church building is the white building to the right of the photo).
And, finally, I wouldn't want to post a blog without letting you know how the boys are doing. As I mentioned earlier, it's winter here and the boys began their two-week winter break on Monday. So far they have had two sleepovers, a day at the park, and a visit to a friend's house - and we're not even half-way through vacation! Yesterday they wanted to help make dinner :)
We truly appreciate every one of you and the difference you are making by joining us in prayer! May God bless you and increase your joy in Him each day!!