Sunday, August 13, 2017

Treasures of a Lifetime

Today we were blessed with the opportunity to attend a couple of very special church services.  One could not spend a week here and not appreciate the passion of faith and trust in the Lord that the Cameroonian's possess.

Catholic service that the Mezieres attended
Pastor Luther blessing the children
Paster Frisue and Luther

After our services Jake, Max, Stefan, and Mike all returned to the house to put in a few more hours of work. The rest of the group went out to do some shopping. Which was quite the haggling experience. It was a very basic market with several small shops that all had basically the same trinkets.

Our return trip is 48 hours away and we are looking at what has been accomplished and loose ends that need to be to be wrapped up. Relationships that will be treasured for a lifetime have been built between everyone we have meet. The work crew (who are all amazingly generous with there time, treasure and talents), hotel staff (who certainly must wonder how we get so dirty each day), taxi drivers (who willingly help with labor, finding supplies, and sharing jokes, and stories), neighborhood kids (whose smiles will absolutely make your day), supply store staff (that have been very patient as we ask for things that just don't exists in Cameroon).

Unfortunately all things are not all smiles here as  Gerard, our main taxi driver, got some very sad news late yesterday.  His 6 month old daughter was in the hospital with malaria and in need of an immediate blood transfusion. Early this morning we got news that she was in stable condition, please keep this family in your prayers. Also, Sophie who is tirelessly assisting in so many ways visited her new born nephew in the hospital and he is not doing well please also keep him in your prayers.

It is becoming more and more clear that the many blessings we are so fortunate to be showered with daily, are far greater than we are aware.

And God is able to bless you abundantly, so that in all things at all times, having all you need, you will abound in every good work.  2 Corinthians 9:8

Today's post comes from our fearless builder Mike and his son Donald.

Mike is to the right and his son Donald is left

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