The women celebrated Christine’s birthday with a meal on the mountain.
Ruthie is working so hard on the community gathering. Two large tents were used. Dottie worked on the flower beds nearly all day. I shared my testimony & told stories of the children. g under This was my first time ministering under a tent.
While I was sharing a woman had a heart problem so we called an ambulance. Amazingly there were 3 medical professionals there. God is awesome.
11/17/2002. Dottie and I took two days going to dedicate the three churches the Lord has used many of you to build. The weather has turned so very cold that I came home only to be taken to a physician to be treated for pneumonia. With 500 children here and Christmas nearly upon us I cannot afford to stay in bed. I have the boys wrapping the girl’s gifts and the girls wrapping the boy’s gifts.
11/18. David, Steve, Carlos and I actually had a meeting before 5am because that was the only time today we all would be free. The framing continues but due to the containers being held at the port the original carpenters have left so we are praying that a team with carpenters will come soon.
I went to the bank and was blindsided by the news that the US had put a three day freeze on cashing US checks. The manager of the bank actually loaned me enough money to carry us over until next week. However, in due time, it would benefit us here because we were able to set up a different method of doing business.
11/19. Of course with 500 children the lunch hall is bursting at the seams so we divided the older children into two groups while the toddlers will eat in the baby dorm.
11/20. Today was the last day for Jack and the Illinois team. They have worked so hard for so many hours per day but the framing is complete on the apartments. To make it even more difficult the weather is bitterly cold.