Friday, March 28, 2008


We toil away on this the hot African day in this labor of love and we brought along with us two very important characters, all the way from Mexico. No, they are not Steve Horrex and Scott Congdon—but in a way they are—because here they are, here we all are: Manual and Labor.

It has been decided we are going to stay an extra day at Ebenezers to finish the houses. But the kids are tired and we are too. With an extra day we can take a mid-day break and we are off to Joburg (Johannesburg) for shopping at the flea market. Along the way, we pass the construction site of the new soccer (their football) stadium being built for the Word Cup, where the eyes of the world will be on South Africa in 2010. If we think the Super Bowl is big, it is small in comparison to the worldly audience of the World Cup where over a billion people will watch. We all get a nice break and some of us shop. No, we did not find Livingston and he’s still missing, however I did find something better, believe or not, I actually bumped into one of my relatives. Unbelievable!? And it wasn’t just one relative because I bumped into three. First it was my brother, then it was my sister and then (“Oh No!”) it was my Mother. That was great. However, the only question I have is: if they were my brother, my sister and my mother; why did they want all of my money as I bartered for their goods?

Scott, Jackson, and Dan (I think Dan drew in Scott's ears)

In 2010, after the World Cup there will be a World Conference of ministers in South Africa and Amor will be there. They will hear about what God is doing with Amor. Many will come and see the tangible fruits of God’s love, His manual labor. The building of homes—5 homes in 5 days!—and the building up of His people, with His Spirit, the Holy Spirit. Truly, the only way to describe this experience is as “Amazing!”

Jeremiah 29:11 “For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the LORD, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”


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