Dear Family and Friends:
We are thankful that we have an abundance of fresh drinking water. In fact, since Rod put the well in up the road and piped it down 1 km to the camp, we have had more water than we can use. Thus, we have been able to share with the village folks around us. From sun up to sun down each day, our gate is open for all to come and get water.
We recently had Brie, a young lady from Langley, B.C. who excels in the sport of volleyball, here for two months. We enjoyed her friendship and really appreciated all of her help with the girls’ volleyball team. She and Tim spent many hours training the girls and teaching them English. We’re praying about an opportunity to take these 10 girls to the U15 AAU championships in Florida next June. If you would like to learn more about this opportunity, Brie’s family has set up a fundraising campaign here.
The gym has been such a blessing. We continue to host weekly tournaments and continue to be amazed at the opportunities to share the gospel through sports. Tim continues to be a huge encouragement to the children of Renault. Each Sunday he is seen helping numerous children who are desperate for medical help.
During the months of Oct. and Nov. we haven’t had any teams so it has been a good time to do maintenance on all of the vehicles. We have been using this time to prepare for team season which will start in full swing the last week of Dec. This past week we were surprised with a visit from some of the folks that lived at the camp following the earthquake. They talked of how the camp was such an answer to prayer during those difficult days. We had a great time visiting with them before they returned to Port au Prince.
This month Rod’s mom was diagnosed with ALS (Lou Gehrig’s disease). Both dad and mom Wray are positive and recognize that their lives are in God’s hands. Here they are pictured together with Sawyer, Ellyanna and Wyatt our grandchildren. Thanks to Carly and Eylar for the picture, (and the grandchildren).
We want to thank each one of you for writing, supporting, encouraging, and praying for the ministry.
We are thankful for you.
God Bless, Rod, Debbie, Tim and Katie
If you would like to watch a video of the Camp Mahanaim waterslide you can click on;https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UTN53Ipk-1g&feature=youtu.be