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Month: February 2014

The fire

The fire

We have been so blessed recently as a family. God has provided in many different ways for us, even a place to live while we are home on this trip as our kids do some testing for school. Some friends of ours have a  furnished home in a patch of woods not far from our home church and they let us stay there when we are in town. The kids love it out there. There are lots of trees, and occasionally the old ones fall down and need to be taken care of.  So I usually do some cleaning up with the chainsaw whenever we are in town. It also gives me a reason to do something else I love, bonfires.

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I know, but….

I know, but….

As many of you know I recently spent the day at the hospital. Even after a year and a half in another country you can eat things that just mess you up. I am feeling a little better but the doctors never quite figured out exactly what is wrong with me. I really wanted to think I was getting better even though I knew something was wrong. Even after three weeks I was drinking lots of fluids and even went for a three mile run shortly after getting here to Ocala. I neglected going to see a doctor because of wanting to go see family and spend time with my dad who I pretty much only see once a year. Everyone kept telling me I ought to go to see doctor, but I just kept saying “I know, I know but…” followed by an excuse. Well, after seeing some family but starting to feel worse and worse, I finally broke down and went to the hospital. They said I should have come a long time ago. I was dehydrated and they ran many tests but never quite found out exactly what was wrong with me. But I actually was very sick. The funny thing is that I had deceived myself into thinking that everything was alright. The same is true of our spiritual lives as well. 

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Salgado D.R. Mission Newsletter 18

Salgado D.R. Mission Newsletter 18

Dear mission partners, friends, brothers and sisters in Christ, grace and peace to you in the name of our Lord Jesus.  The last couple of months have been somewhat difficult in the sense of ministering and trying to make adjustments in light of what we have been doing in the past, and considering trying some new things too. We also have an upcoming trip we have been busy planning for. But even in the midst of all the business and cloud of difficult decisions to make, we would like to begin this letter by acknowledging and giving thanks and praise to God for His provision and faithfulness. This is basically a praise report.

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