UPDATE FROM THE FIELD from TRENT & CARMEN POST
Hello family and friends!! Just wanted to give you a few updates of what has been going on. We thank you for your prayers they have gotten us through some rough times. Know that HE has given us peace and comfort all it all. We are exactly where HE wants us to be and that for us is perfect. We are finally settled in our home and it feels great. We are serving HIM ALL-OUT everyday in every way with each person HE puts in our paths.
CAR: we got our car fixed and it wasn’t the problem we originally thought. We were able to get it fixed for a reasonable price and GOD sent an honest ethiopian man our way. He was so completly fair that we gave him more than he asked. His name is Sammy and we will be keeping him around as our mechanic. We had another issue with our car a week later where the key wouldn’t come out of the ignition and it wouldn’t go into park. It was a hectic few hours for us but Sammy came and fixed it with no charge because he said we took care of him and provided enough money where he could celebrate New Years with a chicken meal. GOD is so good. the enemy has tried to get us down through silly things such as the car but he has no power.
HOUSE: The kids have gotten their beds and they are enjoying them. We are still living out of bins as we await the furniture that is being made. Our pressure for the water is off a bit except on Friday and Saturday so that is when I enjoy washing my hair. The rest of the time we are possibly taking cold showers b/c the pressure will not allow the hot water to come through. Not all the time but most of the time. We are getting no consistency. Power is off frequently but because of one of our supporters we are able to buy a generator.
We currently have 3 girls living with us that are a part of our family. 1 of them lived with us last year. Pray for them by name please Amellawork, Jerri, Lucy. U will learn more about them in the upcoming months.
Kids: Gavin and Kiki have officially started homeschool as of today. Its nice and quite and they are doing well. I may just love this time with my babies!!
Ministry: We have taken Abduls sister to the doctor for Kidney issues (she is now on antibiotics) we have taken Abduls mom to the dr 2 times. She is a widow and has 6 children we want to come along side her and help her open a shop to sale injera (staple food) so that she can take care of her babies. We will do this through a micro loan. If you would like to help with this let us know. But we must get her healthy first. If you would like to know more about this family please go to my facebook page under notes and u will see all about how GOD crossed our paths last summer. Belay is training in the mountains. He wants to be in the Olympics next year. We led Him along with Abdul to JESUS last summer. Belay will probaly start to live with us after his training. GOD has called us to come along side and help him to achieve his dreams of becoming a great runner. Hopefully this week will be opening our first boys home so excitiing!! please pray with us through this. At the present we have several rooms that are rented for the boys. We were able to go and give out over 420 notebooks and school supplies, clothes and shoes due to a friends giving. Thank you for allowing us to serve the least of these through your giving. What a privilege.
FAMILY: Tuesday is family day for us and all day it will be just our family no matter what. Every other Friday we will have a date night just Trent and I. It’s getting better as we settling in a little bit and everyday is fully focused on getting something for the house. We’re eating at our table every night (all 8 of us, except Tuesday’s) and haveing our family devo’s in the morning so things are good.
- Les & Maxine (head of Organization) are leaving in two weeks for the US, they will be there for two months. We will be in charge and be given authority to make the calls while they’re gone; kind of the throw em’ in the deep end and learn to swim mentality. Pray for God wisdom as we learn by experience.
- Unity, peace and protection of over our family
- Jesus be seen and glorified through it all
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