“ Stand fast therefore in the liberty wherewith Christ hath made us free, and be not entangled again with the yoke of bondage.” Galatians 5:1
Summertime-when our imaginations soar while watching the clouds as they change their pillow-like shapes way up high in the sky. Nighttime-when dreams keep us safe while sleeping on comfortable beds with pillows under our heads. And so the days of June drifted by.
Praise the Lord!
Thank you, thank you for the pillows, pillows and powder, powder. Just imagine how cool and calm and dry we will be when using the powder after a good night’s rest.
We had a record breaking high population in June at the Lufkin mission. Eighty-four people from one year old to the golden age of seventy-one came through our doors. Ten of these souls were children of various ages.
Tracy and her five children checked in towards the end of the month. They stayed about a week while waiting on a family member to take them to Dallas.
Tressa and her two children are here. She is a nanny and is able to take care of her children while taking care of her nanny charges. She comes in at the end of her work day and still has patience and smiles for her precious ones.
Cheyenne and her mother have been here before. Unexpected medical crisis hit their family and slowly they are picking up the pieces and putting them together again.
Laura, Eric and their girls moved out. We were going to have to ask Eric to leave but before we did he and his family left. They were not prepared to be on their own. What a price to pay when rules are broken. Remember the “one bite” that was eaten in the garden years ago. The consequence of sin…
Thank you, Sharon, for months of doing the laundry. It is a hot job. It is a thankless job, but she was faithful to her post. We are pleased to tell you that Sharon has a job at e-tech. She is making plans to move out soon. These are stories I like sharing with you.
Barbara and Jimmy have moved into the laundry room job. Barbara washes the women’s clothes on Tuesday and Friday. Jimmy washes the men’s clothes on Monday and Thursday and sheets on Wednesday. Pray for these two as they spend their summer days in the sauna of saunas at GODTEL.
Sometimes when someone has been so faithful at their job you forget how long they have been here. Dolores has been our cook for over five years. Praise the Lord! She has had helpers and guest cooks to share the load through the years. Some of the folks have griped and complained but she continues at her post in spite of the ungrateful residents. Thank you, Dolores.
Patti is helping Dolores in the kitchen. She helps in the women’s dorm. She has even helped the guys fill in pot holes in our parking lot. Patti came a second time to GODTEL in December. She applied and was accepted to attend the spring session of The Mosaic Center. She and Christi completed the 11 week course. Since graduation she has been a blessing helping Dolores in the kitchen. We know she will not be here the rest of her life, but we appreciate the time she is giving to the Lord and GODTEL. Her dream is to work at a veterinary clinic. We pray she will seek God’s leading every step of the way.
Our guest cooks came with meals that satisfied our hungry appetites. Ham, chicken, lasagna and soft tacos were the tastes of the month.
The Trinity Baptist Church Youth made a visit to GODTEL. A tour was given. Questions were asked. They attended Bible Study and then worked in the warehouse putting cans on the shelves and sweeping the floor. What a blessing.
Patti and Christi stepped out and worked at Vacation Bible School at Calvary Baptist Church. For four evenings from 6:00 pm-8:00 pm the girls served as “tour guides”. They led the children from activity to activity. And there were tales of the different personalities-all cute, of course. I worked one evening doing crafts and got to meet some of the characters that I had heard about from Christi and Patti. I enjoyed myself. But the smiles on Christi’s and Patti’s faces were my favorite part of the VBS.
Once, again, thank you for the pillows. They have been labeled and placed on the beds in the dorms. And the powder helps with the heat and sweat issues we incur during the summer.
July birthdays include our daughter and oldest granddaughter. Speaking of granddaughters-Kristen had her dance recital. This year was the daddy-daughter dance. We were not able to go, but we know that this is a special time between Kristen and her dad. We will have the blessing of Kristen and Blaine for a visit in early August. Martin is already planning fun for all.
Save the best for the last-right? The best part of the monthly news is thanking you, our supporters, for your faithfulness. We not only have guest cooks, we have Bible study teachers and volunteers and prayer warriors on our side every day of the year. Some of you bring food or clothes or sheets and towels, powder, pillows, umbrellas or financial gifts-we appreciate it all. God bless you fellow servants in the Lord.
Stay cool. Stay in the Word.
“Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.” Psalm 119:105
Because of Him we serve,
Martin and Mary Baker
“And you shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
“If the Son therefore shall make you free, ye shall be free indeed.” John 8:32 & 36
So You’ll Know — June 2015
Total helped-84 people
Praise the Lord!