Hey all! Mini-update to share with you the need for prayer in a current situation.
We recently shared how God provided the need for solar equipment funding in near-miraculous fashion. The order was made, and equipment delivery has been on schedule for a team of workers arriving at the turn of the year.
When trying to import this equipment, we ran into a series of unexpected obstacles. Consulting with customs agents, importations companies, and organizations specializing in permits for industrial equipment (long story!), we have worked hard to find a way to bring the solar system in, that it arrive before our work team does just after Christmas!
Our latest efforts – involving the help of a few VERY good friends, sacrificing time and effort to try to get this done while we’re far away! – have hit a new snag. One of my friends is struggling with his own vehicle paperwork, having uncovered an unanticipated restriction on his ability to use a foreign vehicle within Mexico. This limits his ability to help with the solar situation… but is also a big hindrance to his own ministry within Mexico!
Ways you can pray:
- That God resolve the vehicle situation my friend is facing. Perhaps it would be well for Him to provide a buyer this weekend for his vehicle, and another vehicle in Mexico then available for his purchase? Whatever God has in store, pray for my friend and his family!
- Pray as well for those working hard on this importation project – John, Michael, Torre, Paty, Don, and Hector (and possibly others of whom I’m not aware!). Pray that God encourage them and grant them wisdom, insight into the situation, and favor with the customs officials!
- Pray that God’s will be done in all of this – if His best is that the system not arrive ‘on time,’ we want to accept that from Him, and ask that He show us how to walk with Him in each day! That said, our hope is that He will accomplish this too, to the praise of His glory.
- Finally, please pray for Titus and I as we are traveling between Las Moras and Mazatlan, purchasing and transporting supplies for other parts of the construction work. It’s tiring, and beyond us – and God is AWESOME in the middle of it all! Pray as well for Amy and the rest of the kids, as they remain in the village (along with our currently on-site partners, the Hypki family)