Sunday, January 26, 2014

Divine Colloquy

Prayers explode in my mind like popcorn in hot oil. Our constant conversations with Jesus sometimes make us wonder if locals might think we’re a bit daft. We rarely say, “Let’s pray.” We just do it. 

Mornings begin with purifying both water and our hearts before the Lord. Our little guy is up early to meet the ministry leader who helps us manage the compound. We pray together.  Taleah rises later and devotions follow a breakfast of peanut butter toast with milky tea.

The day is in full swing with mamas and children, orphans and caregivers, pastors and board members.  All of us looking to God = believing His faithfulness, receiving His grace, sharing His mercy.

Please join us in our conversations with the Lord…

1. The adoption of our four year old to be timely and without undue complications.  He’s a true orphan (no birth family) and we would LOVE to live with him as our son.

2. The mamas we work with will continue growing in the knowledge of God and wisdom He gives.  They are helping to start a “learning play group” for some physically challenged orphaned kiddos at our compound.

3. The church we work with will trust the Lord without compromise in the struggle to procure land.  They sacrificially gave what little they had to buy a piece of property. A very powerfully corrupt man is now challenging ownership, using thugs to destroy the tin building and threaten people.  After the land issue is settled, we can move forward with the shipping container plan.

4. The water filter mold and materials will be delivered safely. Mark and George are excited to continue the evangelistic pure water project.

5. Physically challenged Musl*m refugee children from Sudan and Somalia who school at Joyland will hear the truth about Jesus and live the destiny God created for them.

6. Our family:

Tavin - positive friendships, understanding of schoolwork, continue to press into Jesus and be helpful to his aunt and uncle.

Us - the Lord will ever be our protector and provider and we serve Him here.  May we continue strong and healthy, overflowing with the good news to pour it out on a thirsty land.

As the sun sets across the lake, bringing an end to the day’s activities, the popping prayers turn to hushed whispers of thanks.  We’re grateful for all God has done and will do.  We are grateful you joined the divine colloquy.

Asante sana for your prayers, support and encouragement.
hugs from the haugers Ooo0o

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Open Doors = ...

Open doors = opportunity.  
Opportunity = a set of circumstances that make it possible to do something

Opportunity for us = the mission:
  • to serve the least among us.
  • to walk alongside those fathering the fatherless and share the widows' burdens. 
  • to treat others as Jesus' image bearer, and teach the supremacy of Christ in all things.  
  • to equip believers to care for orphans and widows in their country and help them prevent generational patterns of oppression, prostitution and slavery. 

 Opportunity for this little boy = to live:
  •  meet Jesus and learn about God's unconditional love.
  •  attend school. 
  •  regularly eat nutritious food. 
  •  daily drink clean water.
  •  avoid the orphanage and stay with his mom.

Yes, asante sana for your kindness.
It has opened many doors of opportunity!

hugs from the haugers Ooo0
Field Directors, Among the Least
PO Box 3543 Pagosa Springs, CO 81147

Sunday, January 12, 2014

Church Today

What to wear to church in Kenya 
when the property is flooded?

  Sunday best, of course.  
Just roll up the pants.

What to do as a pastor when hooligans and 
thugs show up at church with machetes and rip 
                     down fences, destroy buildings and threaten the people?
                                         Worship the Lord, of course.
                                     And know He who calls is faithful.

How was church today for you?