Update from PA and Callie Teasdale
A Great Verse:
Matthew 26:28 ”For this is My blood of the covenant, which is poured out for many for forgiveness of sins.” Happy Resurrection Day!!!
Glimpse of Life in Kenya:
Cement pours—Last week we just finished the second largest cement pour this station has ever done. It took 13 hours!!! Because it was the inside wall of our station’s water tank, the guys were thankfully able to start the actual pouring of cement at 7:00am, work all day, and finish around 9:00pm. (The normal pours start in the late afternoon and go to 2-3 am because of the heat.) Because it was such a crazy long pour and the guys couldn’t stop the mixing and pouring of cement, we mission ladies and several church ladies helped feed the guys. It was wild. Feeding around 20 guys all day is tough work. Thankfully our church ladies were able to do most of the actual cooking. They were such a blessing and we were so touched that they gave their entire day to serve the work crew guys. They made chai, donuts, goat stew, ugali (hard cornmeal mush that you can cut as it is so thick) and more chai. Hannah Woodworth even made awesome chapattis (Kenyan tortilla type things)! The guys were so thankful. And it was fun taking the ladies to town on the 4-wheeler to buy ingredients on Tuesday. And on the day of the pour we were constantly running back and forth from our house to the church’s kitchen (where the ladies were cooking) to the Woodworth’s house, and then back up to the work site on 4-wheelers balancing huge pots of stew and large containers of chai! Craziness! But, at the end of the day, we were all exhausted and a ton of work had been done. Very exciting!
Rainy season is here! So that means ----more FLIES!!! Haha, we are thankful for the rain though. All of the station’s teaching and work continues on. The Woodworth family is busy getting all moved in and have already jumped right in to the work. It is such a blessing to have another family here again.
Here are some projects that we (well mostly Paul, not me! ;P) are working on this month:
--The rebuilding and painting of the bed of a 7-ton 1959 Mercedes truck. Kind of crazy. Paul’s parents have given it to us and it was already here in Loiy. (Jim and his parents drove it across the Sahara desert into Kenya for mission work in the mid 70s.) We will mostly be using it for hauling building supplies.
--The continuing work on 2 water tanks.
--Paul is trying to get a good start on our own workshop. It will be so nice to have him close by our house.
--The walls and fixings of a 'boys' and 'girls' bathroom for the dining hall.
· -That God will be glorified and people will learn of Him through all of the lessons, classes, and preaching that is going on at our station
· -Endurance, Joy, Peace, Rest, Wisdom—we want to serve the Lord well
· -Wisdom for our nation’s leaders
· Rain!!!! It makes things grow! ☺
· Almost a whole month with “Pop-Pop”-Paul’s dad. Lots of work, and fishing, and fun!!!
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