“I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.”
Blue bonnets. Wind. Yellow pollen. Rain. Weeds and grass are showing their greenness. Trees are exploding with new leaves. Spring is in the air.
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Praise the Lord!
Praise the Lord!
“…for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God…”
The month of March started with excitement at the voting polls. I hope you used your right and privilege to vote. It is easy this year to avoid the campaigns and election, but we need to practice our freedom to vote before we loose it. No matter your politics-listen, pray and vote.
We had the pleasure of meeting Father Ralph Morgan from St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church. He and two ladies from the missions committee came to GODTEL. We toured and talked about what God is doing. We enjoy meeting the new “shepherds” who come to lead God’s flocks.
Canned goods were gathered and delivered to GODTEL from Redland Baptist Church and Hillcrest Baptist Church. Thank you!
More food talk…our guest cooks did not disappoint us. We ate pulled pork sandwiches, hamburgers, chicken spaghetti, sloppy joes, with seconds on the chicken spaghetti and hamburgers. A special group came one night during spring break. The Spanish Youth group from the First Assembly of God Church came with the most delicious homemade enchiladas. Gracias a Dios.
We have talented and generous guest cooks who cook and serve every month. What about the other days of the month? Dolores has been our faithful and steadfast, on site, cook for almost seven years. She seeks and finds recipes from cookbooks in our little GODTEL library. She has culinary secrets in her head that she shares each day. She has been flexible when left-overs have come in and changed her menu for the day. She has survived the very hot summers in our air conditioner-free kitchen. Pray for her as we enter another summer season-after all we are all getting older. Thank you, Dolores, for hanging in there with us.
Hudson Helps is the name of the service group of junior high students from Hudson Junior High School 🙂 This is the second year students from that group have come to GODTEL for a tour and an hour of service. Six students got out of the school van-all girls. Wearing their maroon Hudson Helps t-shirts the girls got right to work cleaning the windows in our big room. The chairs were washed, also. Doors and door handles were cleaned inside and out. The kitchen cabinet doors and drawers were wiped cleaned, too. The visit was short but the work got done and the tour was informative. Thank you, girls, for a job well done.
Let the drums roll and the trumpets sound. The garden has finally had its plants move in. Our friend, James, has been starting the plants from seed. He has lovingly spent time planting, watering and talking to his baby plants. The time came to let go and let these babies spread their own leaves and move into the big garden.
There are five key hole gardens. Each is supplied by their own compost basket and separate watering routes. We have tomatoes planted. Zucchini, yellow squash, cucumbers, blue lake green beans and zipper peas complete the first group of plants in the ground. Peppers and melons are backstage waiting for their move to center stage.
We have baby chicks! Our twelve brown leghorns first roosted in the warm, close surroundings of the house of James. He not only mothered the baby plants he has babied the baby chicks. They, too, are now outside in the newly renovated and more secure home of the chicken pen. Our nights are still on the cool-ish side. But never fear, they have a bale of hay and heat lamps and blankets continuing to keep them warm at night. Soon more chicks will be added to the bird population.
Residents moved in and residents moved out. Some broke the rules and had to leave. Others were prepared and found a home to move to.
Tim arrived in May of last year. He started looking for a job. There was one he thought he had but that fell through. He was not discouraged. Soon he found employment with Domino’s as a pizza delivery guy. Maybe you have seen him when you ordered a pizza. Or if you haven’t, now is your chance to meet, pray and encourage a fellow road warrior. He has his own place now. This will enable him to increase his work hours.
What a blessing it is when a man who is missing a leg on one side and a foot on the other side does not sit and feel sorry for himself. Resident Mike is that person. He has been a tremendous help in the kitchen this past month. He has been seen peeling the already cooked potatoes that we get from The Spud. He has, also, suffered through the eye stinging and tearing of cutting onions. He has gone by the rules and not been late for Bible study or meals. What disability?
Timethia and Kendrick checked in waiting for their income tax refund. They have been here before so they are familiar with our rules. Kendrick has a job thus adding to their moving funds.
We thank you, our fellow servants in the Lord, for adding to our finances in March. We celebrated Resurrection Sunday. We see new life springing upward. A perfect picture of the new life we have in Jesus Christ, our risen Saviour and Lord!
Because of Him we serve,
Martin and Mary Baker