Friday, 13 November 2009

Busy times

Hello everyone. Sorry it has been so long since my last post. We have had an extremely busy month with three work team here in Koutiala. We have accomplished a lot of work in those four weeks. Jack Eisenback's team along with the Shelby team completely wired the entire first building and changed over the main electrical power to the new generator building. It was amazing how much work was done in the short amount of time. Thank you everyone that helped with these projects. Jason Kalb's team completed the building and pouring of the pillar foundations for the third building. We had LONG hours that week but got it all completed. Erv Powell from the Shelby team helped me with the underground sewer lines in the second build and we got all those installed as well. And last but not least, Anco had his container come in from Holland that we unloaded in Bamako this week. Anco had brough over a tractor, car, 58 solar panels, computers, batteries, and a bunch of other stuff. We put 20 solar panel on top of the mission van to take back to Koutiala, but the weight was to much for the weak rack that the rack broke on the way back to the mission from the container. Now, we need to build a new stronger rack for the mission van. I think I am ready for a little break in the action. All this time, Angela has been holding down the fort and serving the work teams with food, travel to market, translation with the Malians, and whatever else they needed. She has been a real blessing to everyone here. Thank you, honey, for all your hard work and sacrifice.
Please continue to pray for us as we try to raise the rest of our support for the next two years. We still have a ways to go with vehicle, boy's schooling, and monthly support. Thank you everyone for your prayers and support. God Bless.

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