Monday, June 30, 2014

June 30, 2014 Another Wheelchair Given Away This Time In Danli

This little cutie is Marisol. The first picture shows her at the rehab center in Danli where she is coming for therapy. They are teaching her to stand up, and in the picture she has some heaters on her legs. 

She learned to use a wheelchair when she was at the Telethon. This is her first wheelchair. 

She was sooo excited. You couldn't slow her down. She put the brakes on and off and wheeled herself around. 

Up to now, her mother has carried her in a back-pack baby carrier.

This is the child, that when I met her, had some serious ulcers on her legs and feet from dragging herself around the dirt-floored house. She has no feeling in her legs and feet. Since then she has had her tendons operated to give her feet - and she is wearing her first shoes - and she is going to rehab to learn to stand and maybe walk.

Her life has changed radically.  

Jeannie Loving fellow Honduran missionary wrote these comments and delivered the wheelchair for me.

Saturday, June 21, 2014

June 21, 2014 Nachito Receives His New Wheelchair In Danli

He is used to being carried by his parents. 

He loved the freedom!

Jeannie Loving fellow Honduran missionary wrote these comments and delivered the wheelchair for me.

Monday, May 26, 2014

May 26, 2014 Hard Headed, Stiffnecked and Proud And Asking For Judgment

Have you ever known anyone who is stiffnecked? Have you ever known someone who would bow their neck and make a decision, even knowing the decision was wrong, and yet continue in their decision for pride's sake? Have you ever known anyone so full of pride that they refuse to make a change knowing that they have made a decision that gives them a destination called destruction? 

Exodus 32:7 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go, get thee down; for thy people, which thou broughtest out of the land of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: 8 They have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them:...
9 And the Lord said unto Moses, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: 10 Now therefore let me alone, that my wrath may wax hot against them, and that I may consume them: and I will make of thee a great nation.

When we become stiffnecked it is because we have corrupted ourselves.

Exodus 33:3 Unto a land flowing with milk and honey: for I will not go up in the midst of thee; for thou art a stiffnecked people: lest I consume thee in the way... 5 For the Lord had said unto Moses, Say unto the children of Israel, Ye are a stiffnecked people: I will come up into the midst of thee in a moment, and consume thee:

The people of Israel, who were taken out of Egypt, missed the land of "Milk and Honey" because they were stiffnecked. Their children when into the land, but they did not. When we become hard against God and what He is trying to teach us, when we become stiffnecked, we many times miss the blessings which God has for us.

Deuteronomy 9:6 Understand therefore, that the Lord thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.

God wants us to have understanding of the way He works in our life. He wants us to understand that if we are stiffnecked then we lose out on many of the blessings that God has for us. He writes these things for us to understand how He works in our lives.

Deuteronomy 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.

Each individual must make a decision NOT to be stiffnecked. Only you can make that decision for yourself.

2 Chronicles 30:8 Now be ye not stiffnecked, as your fathers were, but yield yourselves unto the Lord, and enter into his sanctuary, which he hath sanctified for ever: and serve the Lord your God, that the fierceness of his wrath may turn away from you. 9 For if ye turn again unto the Lord, your brethren and your children shall find compassion before them that lead them captive, so that they shall come again into this land: for the Lord your God is gracious and merciful, and will not turn away his face from you, if ye return unto him.

When we are stiffnecked, we cannot serve God. Yielding unto God is the opposite of being stiffnecked. We cannot enter into His presence when we are stiffnecked. When we are in a position that we are stiffnecked, we must turn again to God, because we have turned away from Him. God is gracious and merciful, if we return unto him. If we do not, then there is judgment.

Right now someone reading this is saying but all this is Old Testament. Yes and it is New Testament also, Stephen was stoned to death because he gave this very word to the hard hearted religious leaders. The covered their ears it made them so mad. They refused to hear because they wanted to believe that God would bless them no matter what they did.

Acts 7:51 Ye stiffnecked and uncircumcised in heart and ears, ye do always resist the Holy Ghost: as your fathers did, so do ye.

Are you doing something wrong in your life and expecting God to bless you anyway? Are you being stiffnecked and hard headed? Are you continuing in sin and waiting for the hammer to fall? If the answer is "yes", then ask for forgiveness and enter into His presence. When we are in His presence there is fullness of joy!

1 John 1:4 And these things write we unto you, that your joy may be full. 5 This then is the message which we have heard of him, and declare unto you, that God is light, and in him is no darkness at all. 6 If we say that we have fellowship with him, and walk in darkness, we lie, and do not the truth:
7 But if we walk in the light, as he is in the light, we have fellowship one with another, and the blood of Jesus Christ his Son cleanseth us from all sin. 8 If we say that we have no sin, we deceive ourselves, and the truth is not in us. 9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness. 10 If we say that we have not sinned, we make him a liar, and his word is not in us.

Sunday, April 20, 2014

April 20, 2014 Fire At The Guimaca Orphanage Farm

The fire by night, this photo was taken by a neighbor looking up on the ridge beyond the houses.
The fire covered the entire property except for where the buildings are.  Keith and Vickie Crowder and all the kids helped fight the fire with the help of a few neighbors.  Keith is an experienced volunteer firefighter from Oklahoma, so he knew exactly what to do.

The next morning revealed about 300 fence posts burned and fences down everywhere,

We need someone or some people to help us repair the fence line.  Each post is a minimum of $10 each and there are about 300 posts ruined.  This is a $3,000 project and then there is the new barbed wire to buy.  We are thinking of using PVC 4" Tubes filled with concrete and a 1/2" rebar.  This would increase the life f the posts by years and years.  It would give us a pretty white fence and it would be indestructible.  Fire could theoretically melt the PVC but not the cement inside.  The cost if we go this route is more like $16 per post.

Here is an example of what those posts would look like.