Saturday, July 14, 2007

Lots of news!

First of all, our youngest daughter Hannah (and her husband Seth Rone) just announced the birth of their son, Owen Lee Rone (6:05 AM July 14, 2007). Mother and baby are fine.

Our nephew David and Louretta Landon just returned from a "visa run" in Cambodia where they spent some time with some of our dear friends and missionaries, Arturo and Malou Baste who put them to work in their ministry for a few days as well as showed them around some. They loved it and have lots of stories about their time there.

And our house reconstruction is moving along well. All interior walls are blocked in and ready for plastering. The front gable is finished and one side is enclosed with a soffit closure. Here is a picture of Gail standing in the entrance way (our original front porch). Our house will have one large room which will serve as our church auditorium for our church planting ministry here at the Sawang Dandin Baptist Church.

We praise the Lord for funds that have met the needs as we build. Pray for our future finishing off work -- this takes a long time and there are lots of little things. We still have a lot to do and other expenses such as replacement of furniture for our bedroom, Gail's office and clothing. We are considering how we will "light" the house. Most of the electrical wiring and lamps were damaged during the fire. We would like to get some modern ceiling lights with old fashioned style suspended fans for the "Auditorium" and perhaps some recessed lighting in the ceilings. We are planning on tiling the floor with ceramic tile.

People who know and love us here are making regular visits to see the progress. It will be a nice looking and very funtional building afterward.

And we are sharing our faith with our workmen -- even today we had an long discussion after lunch. Our single co-worker Miss Kaew makes our daily lunches and she is a bold wittness too.

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