March 18, 2009

March Update



What a blessing these last few weeks have been as we have seen so many great things happening!  All the wonderful and mighty things God continues to do never cease to amaze us. 


In the past month we have hosted several teams.  These teams ministered to a number of villages through medical clinics, construction projects, and vacation Bible school for the children.  It was exciting to see the team members personally witnessing to so many people about their personal relationship with the Lord Jesus Christ.  The impact was tremendous as people were saved and lives changed. 


Things continue to progress rapidly in More Tomorrow.  We had been praying about the location for a church building.  God not only showed us the location but miraculously provided the finances to purchase the land.  We will now be able to construct a multi-functional building on this site.  In addition to the building being a place of worship for the church, it will also serve as a preschool and accommodate medical/dental teams that come to provide care in the village.  We are tentatively scheduled to start construction on this facility in June.


Another prayer request we have had is regarding a van to provide much needed transportation for the church and ministry functions such as taking people to church and food distribution in the various villages.  The vehicle would also be used to shuttle teams from place to place.  We received a designated gift toward the purchase of a new 16 passenger van.  This generous gift will cover one half the cost, and we know that God will provide the remaining funds needed to make the purchase possible.


The church at San Isito continues to grow strong.  The congregation is looking forward to the day we begin the construction of a church building in the village.  There are also a number of other villages to which we are still committed to preach the Gospel and construct buildings to accommodate the churches.


Our most exciting praise report is that God has blessed us with a beautiful and healthy baby boy.  Micah John Daniel was born on February 18th weighing 8lbs, 8ozs. and 21 ¼" long.  Fortunately Randy made it back to the states 4 days before Micah arrived so Brandon didn't have to learn to drive while taking Mom to the hospital.  We are all adjusting to a new baby in the house and remembering all over again how beautiful the stars are at 2:00am.   We will all be returning to Belize in a few short weeks once Micah receives his passport.


Thank you again for all of your continued prayers, support, and love.


Randy, Sheila, Brandon, and Micah Gaither