I spent all of last week working on the cement pad that will be under steel building number 1. The thing is, I didn't really do any of the work. Somehow, though, I was busy all week and tired after it was over. You folks who have 'built' a house my know what I mean. Even though you don't hold the hammer, you're busy.
Next up is the cement pad where steel building #2 will stand. It's twice the size of #1...exactly. SO, it'll be more time, more materials. We won't be in a big hurry to do this as the buildings may not get here to Haiti until...August.
My computer has been slowing me down on several projects. The recording program I use to prepare radio segments, slide show songs, and worship songs is not working at this point. It's a big part of what I hoped to do this summer, and I can't yet get it going. It's a sign that a new computer is going to have to be in my plans, apparently. This one has been faithful, and I love it. We'll make it go as long as it can. :)
I just heard an airplane go over...flying low along the coast. It reminded me that we've had no drug activity here in our area for a year or two. The negative effects of the last one are here forever (a fatherless boy, compromised morality, insecurity, etc.).
ASAPH Teaching Ministry will sprout in a few days. The seed is planted and growing. The ground above it is moving. Soon, a bright green shoot.
I long for the teaching I do here to be like a gentle rain. The Bible talks about such teaching...gentle rain teaching. It refreshes and strengthens without destruction. Gentle rain. May each lesson, each conversation be like a gentle rain full of live and truth.
Missionary in Haiti.