Thursday, September 29, 2011

Promises and praises

A Bible promise claimed many times since we've been here in Guyana is Habakkuk 3:17-19.

Though the fig tree does not bud and there are no grapes on the vines,
Though the olive crop fails and the fields produce no food,
Though there are no sheep in the pen and no cattle in the stalls,
Yet I will rejoice in the Lord,
I will be joyful in God my Savior.
The Sovereign Lord is my strength;...

In looking daily for reasons to praise Him, we've noted a few of them to share. May these examples encourage you to look daily for reasons to rejoice and be joyful.

A good working airplane and the ability to use automotive gasoline, which is less than half the price of AvGas.

The first Adventist secondary school in the deep Guyanese interior began on Sept. 19, 2011. This is only the 4th Adventist secondary school in Guyana, 2 others of which are run by GMI mission projects.

A temporary roof is on the GAMAS container at the local airport to begin solving water leaking problems.

Volunteers arrive! A Russian family (2 children pictured), a girl from Germany, a guy from the States, a lady from Canada, and soon to come...the Brooks family.

Oranges from our neighbor, handed to Jodi "to help her skin" when really, we just needed some fruit.

GAMAS' Toyota Hiace "bus" is very close to running... after many hours of undoing local mechanic's work and redoing it properly.

Trips to the zoo. A Guyanese "Tiger" (ocelot).

The chance to leave the city for a week and spend time eating soursop and doing airplane maintenance at the GAMAS hangar in Bethany, a 20 minute flight from Town.

So at the end of every day we should look back and remember what the Lord has done for us in that day, count our blessings, and be reminded again of His great love for us.


Anonymous said...

Thanks for this, Jodi & DJ. I need to remember to look on the bright side and count my blessings too, for there are many. Keeping you in my prayers.

Herman Gonzalez said...

Good job guys! Hope to see you here in Bolivia soon!

Ingrid said...

Jodi!!!! WOW! I love to follow this blog! I just wanted to let you know, that I´m in Peru right now!So...whenever you and DJ get back to Bolivia...let me know...I´d love to "come over" for a visit! ;)
Que Dios les bendiga!!!