An Update on Life

The weather has been very hot, but our guys (and girls!) have had such good attitudes in spite of the unpleasant heat. We are grateful for cooler temperatures now for a few days.

We are just finishing up wiring the house; even Anna and Mary are great wire pullers. We hired out the insulation this week, and it’s amazing to walk through the house and not be able to see someone in the next room. This morning was a big turning point – the “rock” (aka sheetrock) was delivered!

We are a little less than two weeks away from leaving on our East Coast trip. Please pray as we begin preparations. Most of the family has been hit with a cold/flu and some have been pretty sick (including Dad). Please pray for them as they recover. We always find the few weeks before a trip are filled with unexpected trials. We feel that there is definite spiritual warfare because Satan tries to deter us from going where Jesus wants us to be!

We have seventeen different cities we’ll be going to. We’re looking forward to meeting many of you.

Only for Jesus,

John and Retaining Wall

John working at his first attempt to build a retaining wall. Dad said it turned out great!


Mary working on wiring! 🙂


Anna was insulating pipes.

Our Guys

John, Jesse, and Joseph watching the city putting in a water drainage tube.


Joseph was working on light fixtures for the front of the house.


Jesse, showing the wiring that was done.


Coming through a window

Sheetrock coming in through the window!



You might notice the ground looks muddy. We had quite a bit of rain in the night, and then it did rain before the trucks came. Praise the Lord during the time they unloaded sheetrock, it didn’t rain. The rain only began again after they were finished!

5 thoughts on “An Update on Life”

  1. Just wanted to say, doesn’t God work in fun and interesting ways. Glad He gave you dry weather for deoivery. Hope and pray all feel better by the time you leave.

  2. Will be praying for everyone’s health! We are so looking forward to you coming to the East Coast and visiting with you in Rhode Island, we live a bit away in Mass but not a bad drive:-) What a fantastic job your all doing on the house, it is so lovely to see a family working together as you do.

  3. What a great job you are doing on your house! With all the heat I can’t imagine how much harder it makes it to work like that. I will be praying for your family to be well and over your colds/flus before your trip.

  4. It looks like things are coming along great! We love the collaborative efforts on all members of the family. What a wonderful time for all of you even though there are probably stressful times trying to fit everything in. We love the saying, “Many hands make light work!” You all are certainly putting that saying into practice. What confidence and the feeling of usefullness and belonging everyone must feel all having a part! We hope you all get over your sicknesses quickly and have a fabulous trip. Thank you for your example and ministry.

  5. I will pray for healing for you all and encouragment as you prepare for your trip. I am hoping to meet you all in Cinn, OH- Lord willing!


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