The summer season ended with a BANG! For months we have been praying for the completion of roofs on the ministry grounds. A new roof for the hospital, preferably one that didn’t have 100+ leaks, a roof for the missionary house for our family, and a roof for the little building close to the hospital that we affectionately call “the snack shack”.
God answered above and beyond all we could ask or imagine. In a matter of three weeks time in August all THREE roofs were completely finished. It is nothing short of a miracle. Knowing where we live and the logistics involved it is a HUGE miracle! Can you say with me, “nothing is too big for OUR GOD”?!
On August 8th, Healing Place Church and their group of 15 men hit the ground running. They arrived late and were up working before the sun was shining. They began ripping off the old leaky roof from the hospital and putting on the beautiful new metal roof. They had five days to put take off the old and put on the new, a considerable project considering that the building has over 6,000 sq. ft. and much of the wood substructure had termite damage that needed replacing. But God was in the house, and this incredible roofing team FINISHED THE JOB IN TWO DAYS!! On the third day they began tackling the roof on our house. The team decided to give up their free day at the beach, the normal way to spend the last day in the country, so they could work on our house one more day. Day #5 left the house about 70% finished and we were ecstatic. These guys were our heroes!
Another week of prayer and a phone call to our good friend Brenda Jones of Life Givers International. We begged her to send us some of the guys who put the roof on our dormitory building last year. Three days later she had three guys on a plane headed to Honduras! Kenny, Archie and Travis worked for three days and completely finished our house! Three more heroes to add to our growing list, not to mention Ms. Brenda!
More prayer and one more building to roof. We had the left over supplies needed and desperately wanted to get the snack-shack roofed before the heavy rains began. I mentioned it at our women’s Bible Study and a friend working with the orphanage in Urraco, Give Hope 2 Kids, suddenly said she would send her husband to see us. Four days later he’s here and working on the third and final roof. Ten hours later we have our third hero, Jared Tippy, plus his helpers from Rio Viejo, Jacob and Misael Urbina.
We are celebrating and praising God for his incredible goodness. “Now to him who is able to do immeasurable more than all we ask or imagine… to him be glory in the church and in Christ Jesus through all generations, for ever and ever! Amen.”
“A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. “