Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Dominican Republic~ Chicken Project Update

I am so excited about what the Lord is allowing our little church to do in the Dominican Republic. We are working very closely with my dear friends, Julio and Mercy, as we continue to pray about and put our hands and feet to what the Lord has birthed in us. The Lord continues to stir our affections for this people group in the Dominican. He is allowing us the opportunity to begin providing chicken coops for families that are living in the batays located in the San Pedro De Macoris region of the DR.

Please continue to pray for this ministry and our ongoing effort to touch the lives of the "least of these"

Here are a few updated pics of a few of the chicken coops that are being built, and maintained by the families in the batays. We are praying that these families will not only be able to begin having more nourishment readily available to them, but that these chicken coops will also serve as a tool for making some sort of income for these families.

We are headed back to the Dominican Republic this July, with a team of 14 people. Will you please pray with us and for us! We have been able to supply 10 families in this batay with a chicken coop, 18 chickens, and chicken feed for them to begin nurturing and expanding this chicken project.

Feel free to contact me for information on how you can get involved with this project.

Friday, April 6, 2012

A Puritan Prayer- Love Lustres at Calvary

Today is Good Friday..

Love Lustres at Calvary

My Father,
Enlarge my heart, warm my affections, open my lips, supply words that proclaim 'Love Lustres at Calvary.'
There grace removes my burdens and heaps them on thy Son, made a transgressor, a curse, and sin for me;
There the sword of thy justice smote the man, thy fellow;
There thy infinite attributes were magnified, and infinite atonement was made;
There infinite punishment was due, and infinite punishment was endured.

Christ was all anguish that I might be all joy,
cast off that I might be brought in,
trodden down as an enemy
that I might be welcomed as a friend,
surrendered to hell's worst
that I might attain heaven's best,
stripped that I might be clothed,
wounded that I might be healed,
athirst that I might drink,
tormented that I might be comforted,
made a shame that I might inherit glory,
entered darkness that I might have eternal light.

My Savior wept that all tears might be wiped from my eyes,
groaned that I might have endless song,
endured all pain that I might have unfading health,
bore a thorny crown that I might have a glory-diadem,
bowed his head that I might uplift mine,
experienced reproach that I might receive welcome,
closed his eyes in death that I might gaze on unclothed brightness,
expired that I might forever live.

O Father, who spared not thine own Son that thou mightest spare me,
All this transfer thy love designed and accomplished;
Help me to adore thee by lips and life.
O that my every breath might be ecstatic praise,
my every step buoyant with delight, as I see
my enemies crushed,
Satan baffled, defeated, destroyed,
sin buried in the ocean of reconciling blood,
hell's gates closed, heaven's portal open.
Go forth, O conquering God, and show me the cross, mighty to subdue, comfort and save.

From The Valley of Vision

Sunday, April 1, 2012

Chicken Project

Here are some pics of our Chicken Project in the Dominican Republic. We are working towards getting the families that are a part of the El Cea batay an opportunity to raise chickens in order to have food, eggs and possibly future income through the selling of eggs and even chickens in the surrounding local markets.

Our little church has been able to raise enough money to build 10 chicken coops with 12 chickens in each coop. Our desire is to build more coops and purchase enough chickens to allow each family to have 20 chickens.

This will be an ongoing ministry for us and our church family is very excited to have this opportunity. We have a team of 15 people who will be making a trip in July to continue looking for ways to reach out to the "least of these".