"OK, no more children for awhile."
We were in
agreement. Eighteen children and two girls in college were keeping us
plenty busy and stretched emotionally and financially. That on top of a
flourishing church and our children's ranch project, our plate was
definitely full! Then the call came. A little girl abandoned by her
mother. Left in a crib her muscles have atrophied. Bill, Ronnie, Ivonne
and I made the trip to check out her situation and have all come to the
conclusion that we need to do something. Her name is Kimberly and she
has beautiful brown eyes and a contagious smile. She seems to be fine
mentally, but her muscles are weak and stiff. So now we have 19 children and two in college......Kimberly is another reason why we feel the need for the Potters Ranch to be built. On a weekly basis we are given the opportunity to make the difference in the life of a child and it breaks our hearts not to have room for one more. So please prayerfully consider partnering with us in the Potters Ranch Project.
Building Blocks Arrive
What a blessing! We finally have the block to continue
the construction on our bunk house! A brother in Tuxtla (capital city of
Chiapas) heard about our work with the children and donated 10 tons of
cement! Another brother in our church has a block press and gave us a
discounted price to make the blocks. Bill and volunteers from the church
spent five days moving 6000 blocks. They have about 3000 more to go. It
should be enough to finish the bunk house, tractor barn and two more
barns for the rabbit project. Yippee!
years of serving the Lord as a missionary on the islands of Micronesia,
Pia Kaufman felt like the Lord was calling her to a different mission
field. Growing up in Germany, she loved working with her father on their
farm. As she thought about her future, she felt a strong desire to work
with children but she also wanted to work in a farm or ranch
setting. Doing a search on the internet she typed in those words and our
website popped up.
As she read about our work in southern Mexico, she
had a growing sense of excitement that this might be the place the Lord
was calling her to. After contacting us, we asked her to come for a
visit. She has just spent ten days with us on her return trip to
Germany. We are all so happy to report that it looks like Pia will be
joining our family here in Arriaga. She has to finish up her commitment
in Micronesia this coming year but it looks like the Lord will be
bringing her our way after that. Please be in prayer for her as she
starts her Spanish studies and finishes up her previous commitments.
are all in agreement, they love Tia Pia!
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