Saturday, April 5, 2008

Now Is the Time

We need everyone to pray now more than ever. The town council met yesterday since the president (one of our supporters) was out of town. No one has talked to our face yet about us being kicked out, but they did drop off a letter for us with our masons working on our building.
There will be a meeting tomorrow with the town council about us and they want to talk to Jimmy. The meeting is at 4:30 which is when our Bible study starts (that is not an accident). We are thankful that Jimmy finally gets to speak. There have been lies circulating and growing in the village for months now, so Jimmy will be able to tell them the truth. Please pray hard that God will give Jimmy the words to say and that the He will work in the hearts of the town council.

There is a new member of the town council that is against us named Fernandez. He is Lico’s cousin. Lico came back from Guate just for today and tomorrow, so that is a blessing. He said that he would go with Jimmy tomorrow if he wanted. Elda, Lico’s wife told us that Marc, the spaniard, told the town council that the day we took the 38 teens for the activity in San Andrés that we “made” each one “give themselves over to God” before they could get in the vehicles. This is a complete lie. We told several of our teens about this and they laughed and said that they could vouch for us tomorrow that that never happened. We never force anyone to come or make people feel guilty if they don’t. We have never prayed a prayer out loud for anyone to repeat in any setting. This is just lies coming from the father of them who is using the same old tool to try and destroy what God is doing in New Horizon.

Lico thinks that everything is going to be fine because we are on private property. He said that people here think they are still in the rebel army and just tell people what to do and get riots started.

We called Tania, the town council president, and she said she would be in the meeting tomorrow. She and Kimberly said there are more lies than just the one coming from Marc.

We also found out that Ofelia’s husband tried to get a group of people riled up to come and kick us out and Rosalia heard about it and put a stop to it. She does not come to our Bible study, but we have always been friends with her. Her sons Raul and Otto come. She told us that she is coming tomorrow... just to see what it is like for herself! If anything this is building people’s curiosity.
This is what our building looks like now. It is pretty big with the old walls gone!
At the beginning of the week we discussed leaving part of the old walls up to hold the beams for the roof. Well today we saw that they tore all of them down. They propped up the beams with tree limbs. Unfortunately they are not strong enough to hold up the metal roof too. So now there are only two parts with a roof and they are not together. So pray it doesn’t rain on Sunday for the next month! It will be that long until we can get money to finish the new beams for the roof. It is probably hard to understand how things like this happen here, but just come down here for a couple months and you will get it. I told Jimmy last week this was going to happen... that is how you learn to except it, you expect it!
Our new doors

Please pray for the meeting tomorrow. It is 4:30 mountain time. We do not know what God has planned, but we are trusting Him with the outcome whatever it may be.

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