“So, as those who have been chosen of God, holy and beloved, put on a heart of compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience; bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, whoever has a complaint against anyone; just as the Lord forgave you, so also should you.  Beyond all these things put on love, which is the perfect bond of unity.  Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body; and be thankful.” Colossians 3:12-15 (NASB)

Good Wednesday morning from GRACE Mountain.  The only news I am hearing from home is that Ethan & Brittney Nelson’s son, Ian, had a procedure done on his ear drum yesterday and that went well.  Praise the Lord!

I have known Linda Green for forty one years.  She has been one of the most faithful church members I have ever known.  If we are having a service then Linda is there almost without fail.  She has been experiencing some physical issues that have kept her out of our services the past couple of weeks.  Would you take a moment and pray for Linda?  Very special lady!

Riley & Donna Glass have a granddaughter, Riley, who is eighteen years old.  She had a procedure done on her heart when she was very young and now they need to do another one next week.  This will take place in Birmingham.  Pray for young Riley, the doctors and the family.

Jerry & Gloria Whitmore have a couple of important things happening today and Friday with the selling of their house.  Pray that all goes well.  If it does, they should be able to finalize everything next week.

We are on a regular schedule on our campus this morning and evening.  Bro. Jerry will be teaching in my absence.  I pray that the members of the Friendship family will be faithful to attend.

Let me go back to a couple of items real quickly.  First, I want to say “thank you” to each person who helped minister to the Jack Davie family by providing a meal this past Sunday.  Special thanks to Tina Wilkinson for coordinating this ministry.

Second, thanks to Eddie Albritton for allowing us to use his truck to travel to the Gulfport airport on Monday.  This allowed us to all travel together in one vehicle which was nice.  Obviously, Lisa had to drive it back and she was kind enough to stop in Escatawpa and fill it up with diesel.  Eddie is a great friend.

Our CAB will be closed this Friday morning as the floor will be cleaned by a professional cleaning company.  Just FYI.

I had the privilege of meeting with the Colegio JET staff yesterday afternoon and sharing some thoughts from the Word of God with them.  I asked if they had a Bible verse for the year?  They did not but they do have a motto.  They then share with me that their word for this first school year is “EXCELLENCE!”  Are you serious?  I honestly did not know that!  We ended the meeting on a “sweet” note as each person was given North American candy.  They were happy campers!

I left that meeting and thought, “I will go walk the mountain in order to get some exercise!”  Not so fast my friend!  Enter Deidra!  I spent the rest of the day and into the night working on helping get the classrooms in order.  There were workers everywhere!  There is a team (Hearts & Hand Guatemala Outreach) from the Holland, Michigan area here right now and they have been a huge help in getting the school ready for opening day.  Thank you men & women for your help!

Today is the day – opening day for Colegio JET!  Deidra is nervous.  The teachers are nervous!  (They got real nervous yesterday when I shared with them that today’s events will be on FB live)  However, this is a day that is all about God first and the students second! Folks, this school is an absolute miracle from God!  One year ago today there were young boys playing soccer on the very spot where an impressive building now sets.  One year ago today we had probably twenty five percent of the funds needed to build this building.  One year ago today we were told it could not be built in eleven months.  “But God!”  Hallelujah!

Is the building one hundred percent ready?  It is not.  However, the classrooms are ready, the teachers are ready and the students will be on the mountain at 7:30AM.  So, “ready or not, here we go!”  I am so very thankful to have the opportunity to be here for this most special day in the life of Guatemala Relief And Compassion Effort along with Shining Light Abroad Ministries.  The dream becomes reality today!  I am blessed!

Two more things and I am done for this entry – the question has been asked if all of the teachers have been sponsored.  No, they have not.  We still need sponsors for five teachers.

Soy & Deidra have worked extremely hard to see this day happen.  The past two weeks have seen them going almost non stop.  I am grateful!  Would you pray for God to strengthen them today?

I pray that you will have a great Wednesday with Jesus.

P.S. – You can follow Soy on FB.  Shininglightabroad.com.

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