For the first time in a month I give you..... an actual update!
First off, I'll start with going on here on base. We have been constructing a prayer chapel since the beginning of 2013 and it was finally completed! We had a beautiful dedication service to celebrate its completion a few weeks ago, and put it to good use this past weekend for a 24 hour prayer time. The chapel is a sight to see! Each stone used in its construction was hand carved by Haitian masons and, from what I understand, the doors took 3 months to complete. The eventual hope is to hook up a live feed to the 24 hour prayer room at IHOP (International House of Prayer) in Kansas City, MO and stream it round the clock.
Another project the base has been working on has been a large transportation depot to house and create a space to maintain our vehicles. We had a team here helping to pour a concrete slab and put a roof on the building a few weeks ago, and we have another group coming this week to finish the slab and put in the wiring.
Now for the family! Jay had been working closely with the DTS outreach team from Mendocino California for two months, and we were all sad when they had to go back home. We became very close to the team, inviting them over frequently to have tea, watch movies, and play games. Its was very sad to see them go, but its a comfort to know many of them would like to return someday!
Since the team left, Jay has been working closely with Terry and Philipson (another staff member) to help streamline many of the vehicle and base maintenance tasks that happen on base. Because the base is so large and we have quite a few vehicles, it has been easy to miss many little things that need to be replaced or repaired. So far the systems seem to be working, and will hopefully continue to help the base run smoothly in the future. In addition to these systems, Jay has been putting together the wiring plan for the depot, which will be installed this next week.
Isaac has been on busy little boy! He is now army crawling really well, and trying to figure out how to crawl on his hands and knees. He also has learned how to pull himself up, so here starts the baby-proofing! Still no teeth, but he is most definitely teething (The copious amounts of drool and crabby days are proof!) He is starting to eat solid foods right along with us at meal times (no mush for him!) He LOVES his fried plantains, but also enjoys rice and bread too. And, if you give him an orange, don't expect to get it back any time soon :P
As for me, I have had my hands full taking care of the little man BUT, I have had enough time to start my new job here on base! I am now in charge of outreach communications! With this job I coordinate with teams wanting to come to our base and help plan out their missions trips! I am very excited to be doing something helpful to the base overall, and the best part is, I can do it from home! I am very excited to see where God takes me with this job!