Twelve hour days.....

Well I have been on the ground here for a week now. To say the least it has been such a boost to my spirit and I have enjoyed every min of it. I Hit the ground running from the day that I got here, the typical take the bags to the house to unpack and settle in. Although this time there was a truck here that I have yet to see in person. A truck to the thanks of a $55,000 anonymous donation I was able to buy back in December. It is all that I thought it was gonna be and is going to serve all my needs in my construction ministry. I have already had it loaded down on a daily basis. The first load I was able to put on it was 36 1x12x16 which if you know wood that is quite the load it did not even squat a bit. So I got all unpacked and headed over to our property to see what was going on over there. Well to say the least it looked like a jungle, so we got to work clearing all the land where the next to buildings are going to be built. Which is very exciting because my very first team of the year is going to be a men's team from my home town. They will be doing the footers on the staff house and one of our dorms where will be housing our teams in the future. I have also been scoping out potential projects for them to do while here as well. Likely they will doing 3 roofs and 2 floors. Which will be a great way to start building relationships within the community that our ministry will be moving to. On top of reclaiming the ground back I was able to work with Pastor David on the doors for our storage building. I have not worked with a lot of metal so it was cool to get to begin the process of learning something new in the area of construction. We where able to secure the building and will allow us to start moving our ministry there. Bairon our grounds keeper/guard helped me cut a path through our property to get to a rock wall in the center of our property, to begin to disassemble the wall to be used to fill our footers. The path is a goat trail to say the least, I was a bit concerned with my truck being able to get in and out. I gave it a shot after we cut the path and there was no problem at all. All I have to say is the Lord has blessed my life with the oppurtunity to serve in this capacity. My daily life is just so different than I ever thought it would be, for example I did not speak English for and entire week. If you would have asked me three years ago if I thought that there would be a week in my life where I would speak a language other than my native one I would have said not its not possible. I am beginning to learn and trust in the fact that all things and I mean all things are possible with God. Although I will add to that in the way of you have to get out of the way and allow Him to move in your life. I would ask you to continue to pray for me, I find myself in a season of a lot of alone time. Morgan and I will not get to see each other till just a few days before our wedding. Also with that not that the missionary life is an easy one, but add a new marriage to the scheme of things. We will be house hunting which is always fun but trying when your on a budget of support, which I am praying God will really show up in at this point. I want to be able to be the provider for my families needs and as of now I have a pretty large need of committed monthly supports to be able to budget for our personal needs. As of now we are only at 50% of where we need to be, and have been able to remain thanks to one time gifts but they are just so hard to budget off of. So in that please search your heart and your budget and see what God might be asking you to do to help us in the new and unsure season of our lives.