Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Orovada for a Month

We have been in Orovada for a little over a month and the work continues.  A couple of the young moms approached us about starting up Awana again.  So, a modified Awana program will begin this  week.  We still have only one church service a week which is on Sunday mornings at 10:30.  I hope to add an evening service or a mid-week prayer meeting soon.  A women's Bible study began this past week and a men's Bible study will begin the first week of November.

We are getting quite the education about farmers.  Oh my goodness do they work a lot and long hours.  The harvest is over but they are still working from sun up to sun down six days a week.  But now the days are getting shorter and their work is slowing down. I am looking forward to being able to spend some time with them.  Their work load decreases as the days get shorter and the weather turns.

The week before last we took a couple of days and went to Stephen and Neeley in Sacramento.  We had a great time with them and the grand kids.  It's only a 5 hour drive so whenever we start getting withdrawals form not seeing the kids we just hop in the car and take a drive.  We only wish that the other kids were closer.  We are so looking forward to spending more time with them all.  I am told that the older we get the more we want to be with the kids.  When we first became "empty nesters" at age 45 we were so excited.  Now, 18 years later, we want to be with the kids. Go figure!

One of the men of the church took us on on a driving tour of the mountains to the east of us.  We got quite a thorough education and saw some great sights.  This is sure a beautiful area even though we are 42 miles from the nearest grocery store. Here are a few pictures.
Here is a privately owned cabin open to anyone at anytime.

This week the burn ban was lifted (not that there really is one here) and we burned up all the piles of cuttings that we have been accumulating over the past month.
So this is what a selfie is.

  On Sunday mornings I am now preaching through First Peter.  It sure is good to be preaching regularly again.  Attendance has been from a high of 28 to a low of 8.

Prayer requests:
1.  For us as we minister here in Orovada
2.  For the Lord to grow His church here in Orovada.
3.  For our Awana which starts Wednesday (10/14)

Here is the link to our photo page on Flickr.  We have many more pictures there. Click here for more photos.