Thursday, May 13, 2010

Scorpions attack

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these are just a few of our little friends that have decided to stay a while. the ones that bit me are no longer with us as they have decided to party with a few fire ants. looked like a concert and the scorpions where riding the wave lol

coffee plantation

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Read the blog its a good one!

Rainy day

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we where gunna ride the horses today but no luck.... Raining, hope we can get some more rain cause we need it.


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4 new caffs all bulls waht luck!!! = ( maybe next time it will be 4 females!

Abel Planting seeds

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this is Abel planing seeds right now, we currently have 4000 chillies, 3000 or more onions, few hundred tomatos, and other stuff on the way!

Coffee Plantation

The Coffee Plantation.
Here are a few pics from the coffe plantation we have been gowin up into the mountains for the last few weeks cleaning and cutting coffee. After having been up there a few times I do know how coffee makes it into that nice tin can waiting for you in the grocery store. It is a beautiful area and very humble work.
Brings to mind how Jesus spent most of his time with the people who worked the land for a living. Many of the parables are directed towards this class of people. And if you have ever plowed a field you know that you have to keep looking forward, if you look to the left or the right you row will become crooked and you have to start over (Luke 9:62). We have to keep looking forward and moving toward the goal. The end of the line (heaven).
Making fishermen, fishers of men (Matt 4:18-19). Jesus spoke to us in very simple terms. We all should be the fisherman, trying to capture who ever we can with the love of Jesus. Follow him, with all our hearts and loving him uncondtionaly.
Having faith like a mustard seed (Matt 13:31). With a seed so small, it can grown and become a tree to house the birds of the skies. If you have ever seen a seed grow it’s a beautiful thing, to see it struggle through the dirt to become a sprout, not feering the huge world around it, spreading out its roots to become what God has designed it to be. To grown, to BE! BE a big tree! Be a home for others! Be shelter! Be beautiful… That was one of Jesus’s mission statments for humanity. He took a group of Gentiles, the lowest of the low and made them princes’s in heaven. People, who today are famed for there wisdom and knoweldge. We to are no different from them we are sinners covered by the blood of the lamb.
Looking out from the top of the mountain God has shown me just how powerful he is. He is mighty, he is magical, he is above all else alive and real. We can touch him and feel him. He is always around us, we just have to look. Open our eyes, see what God has made for us.

Rainy Day

Rainy day!
Its been a rainy day today. We where gunna ride some horses for the afternoon, but decided not to. Sad but its cool. Took a few pics and a little video. JUTS FYI Jenny got me a new phone so I have been able to take pics with it and stuff and post them up for the blog hope that might give it a little more pazzaz.
And got that H1N1 shoot, lets see how it works lol I hate getting those kinds of things but hey what ya gunna do, they got a virus on the move that is killin people lol. But hey how about them lakers!?!?!?

Honduran John Update

Honduran John update
Its already been a month since I got back to Emmanuel and everything went back to full swing the first day back. So I haven’t had much time for anything. Actually as I am typing this I am cooking my dinner, getting cleaned up from the day, and getting ready to head out to help Wade put up some blinds. Busy busy busy.
But I wanted to sit down and update yall on how things are going here at the Orphanage. First off the Orphanage is running smoothly and looking very sharp. We have a bunch of new roads on the farm, the 4 new homes as well, and most of all my crops just ripened and everything came out great. Tons of onions, bell peppers, and cantaloupe. And at this moment we are seeding more seeds, right now we have 3000 chilies, 2000 onions getting ready to go into the ground. Thank to David Ball, (a new staff member in charge of growing food) we are actually going to grown on a massive scale. This has been my vision since the first time I get here, and God is putting things together and soon we hope to have vegetables for all the orphanage every day of the week.
I am still doing the same things I had been doing before I left:
• I have my chicken coups with 300 egg chickens and every 6 months I get batch of 500 meat chickens to use as food for the children
• 4 horses that I take care of and use to teach a biblically based horse riding class
• And the 2 green houses/ fields where we grow vegetables, fruits, and decorative plants.
All that keep me pretty busy, it’s a ton to do especially when you have to take care of the inside and outside of the facilities, animals and plants. But no complaining here I am happy as a clam and I am very blessed to live here and work here.
Yenni and I are doing great. The greatest part is that we have grown a lot since our engagement. And God is really working in our lives to straighten us up before we enter marriage together. I can’t wait until the big day comes. We are both excited and a little nervous about how everything will come together. But I know God will help us.
A few quick updates for Yenni are:
• She found her mother today. I had called her and she had just gotten off the phone with her mother. What a blessing this is for her, she hasn’t heard from her mother for 14 years. God is so good!!!
• She has found her dress for the wedding, and is getting it sized now.
• Yenni is training her new replacement, and I know she is looking forward to giving that responsibility to another person. Although she still will be working at the toddler house, it wont be full time.
God Story (If you don’t want to read please skip to the break in the page.)
When I heard that Jenny had been talking to her mother, I had been praying that day for a miracle and God sent me one. The funny thing is that I don’t test God but I love to see how he hears my prayers and answers them. I was picking coffee that day with the boys and was looking at the beautiful view off the side of the mountain. And I asked God to give me a miracle. To please show me a column of fire, make water come out of a rock, knock a stone wall down with the shout of a voice. And he answered in style. I give God the glory for that great blessing. It is a miracle that Jenny found her mother and that, her mother is doing well, and we look forward to visiting her as soon as possible.
OK! Back to the Big Day. We have just about all the plans set, and just need to put them in action. Jenny is so great, she is taking care of most all the planning and I get to take care of the honeymoon and the fun stuff lol. Some times its hard to believe I’m getting married. But I want to spend the rest of my life with her and I know that she will make me the happiest man on the planet. Ok enough of the sappy stuff. Well if any of yall where wondering the date its July 24th, Ill post pics as soon as I have them available. And I have had a few people ask about online registry, so I signed up at Target, under Johnathan Perez, check it out if you like, we are missing a few things for our new home and most of the stuff on the list is hard to find here in Guimaca Honduras.
But like I said all is well here at the Orphanage . David just left to Denmark for a week; so the orphanage will me on lockdown as I like to say. But we all will do fine. But we will miss him and Lydia a bunch.
That’s it for my updates. But I have a few prayer requests:
First prayer request/need is someone stole all our lassos and halters our from our barn (which was under lock and key, but they fished them out with a big stick), makes me soooooo mad that people do that kind of thing. So we are going to need 4 halters and 4 lassos for our horses. Please be in prayer about this and if you know anyone that can help out please let me know!
Second prayer request is, as we start up our vision to bring fruits and vegetables to all the children of Emmanuel, we have old equipment mostly used, old, broken and jimmy-rigged into working. We need new tools, hoses, drip lines, seeding dirt, chemical sprayers, and donation money to buy seed, and items that are needed to start the farming process. And if you are interested in helping us please let me know and I can forward you to David Ball who is the head of the program. But please PRAY, that is what I want more than just asking for help!
Please keep all these things in prayer. Daily prayer is the key to a good relationship with Jesus. And if you have any prayer request please feel free to respond, I would love to pray for you and know what is going on in your life.
Thank you for reading and I hope all is well with you. But if things aren’t going well flip to James and start reading. It always lifts me up when I am down.

Blessings Upon Blessings

Blessings upon Blessings

Well if God wanted to make himself real to me, he’s doing a good job.
I say that because i have seen God move these last few months in ways that are very new to me. The people God is putting in our path have been a huge help to me and Jenny. Did you know that as of right now we haven’t spent a dime on the wedding, and almost half of it is done.
I’m am not writing to brag, but to share God’s blessings in my life. I want to share so that not only you can read but so that i can reflect. I never want to forget these last few months, to acknowledge that God has blessed me with a beautiful woman and prepared the way to spend the rest of my life with her.
God has been a true blessing to many many people around the earth, working through man to help others. I write this letter to you, to say thank you. To say thank you even though you might not know it, you are helping. To read this testimony is a blessing.
God will move mountains for all of us. If we only put our trust in him. Believe that he will provide. I have no idea what God is doing right now at this moment, but i know God is good and only wants the best for me.
I rest in that fact. I believe that God real, that he has taken care of me and will take care of me. And he does the same for all the people of this world. So let God rain blessings on your life like he has mine. He isn’t a piggy bank, but He's my maker and He loves me.

Attack of the scorpions

Attack of the Scorpions
I'm on a beach surrounded by palm trees, it’s cool out today, and the waves are small but crystal blue. The sand is warm to the skin, no... Very hot.... wait its burning. What the heck!!!
As I hit my head on the bunk bed, and slapping my hand as if it were on fire.
As I pull out of my sleeping state and literally jump off my bed I realize that I have just been stung, and instantly I can tell it was something really big because I feel like I just had a nail forced through the side of my hand.
As a get the light on to search for what just stung me, I can’t stop thinking about how much that bug hurt me. I begin ripping my bed apart. Not there, under the bed, not there. Maybe it’s in my dirty clothes? Yup, a big freaking scorpion.
Heck ya I killed that thing without discretion.
Dude that was a crazy night I killed the fool and tried to fall asleep and maybe got an hour lol.
But that’s not all! The following night as I roll into bed...BAM!!!!!!!!! Another freaking scorpion stings my other hand, this time much worse and the pain over takes my entire hand. I know what it is now and go on the hunt. Yup under my pillow... lill bastard got me good. This time, I can’t go to sleep at all. I am scared to even get close to me bed now lol. I think I’ll move rooms.
But the cool thing about the night was, while I was waiting for the pain to subside I opened my bible to research scorpions. And turns out they are up there with the worst of them, they are grouped with snakes and said to give there sting to a swarm of locust for five months in the time of revelation, and that all men will be begging for death, but won’t find it. Also that God would never send a scorpion to his children. And demons have control of them to some extent.
So as I am reading I am thinking about, why me? So I start writing, and praying and writing and reading, 4 hours later, I have it. And a bunch of wonderful time with my savior, Jesus. I learned a lot in that time and I know what Jesus wants me to do. It’s not easy but I have to do it.
A painful experience, but Jesus wins again. My strength is in him. Now let’s hope I can get back into a bed tonight. I’m still freaked out about it; don’t know if I can do it lol. Pray for me.