Thursday, November 29, 2012

Can you pray for Robin???

Many of you know that Robin Demboski, our Chief Medical Officer, has been suffering from kidney failure for years. Despite her pain and discomfort Robin constantly gave of herself, both in her work at Moffitt Cancer Center and in the foreign missions field..specifically Haiti!

Now her condition has deteriorated to the point where she must use dialysis and she is in constant pain. Recently small cysts on her kidneys began to burst and she had to be hospitalized. She is home now but her pain is constant and unending, prohibiting her from working. Because of this her employer has terminated her work...she no longer has a job and ergo, no income. This is what the world had dealt to a mother who adopted her three children, who cares for a legally blind husband, who was the ultimate care giver at the cancer center, and who sacrificed much personal time and resources to take medical supplies into Haiti and to treat patients who otherwise might not have ever seen a physician or health care professional.

So now we can add incredible amounts of stress on top of the constant pain for Robin. She is tentatively scheduled for a kidney transplant in January. What can we do to help Robin?

  • we can pray for her pain to subside
  • we can pray for her to be healed by divine hands (Jehova Rophe)
  • we can pray the hospital will restore her job
  • we can pray the Holy Spirit sends her "the peace that passes all understanding"
  • we can pray health and strength for her family
  • we can pray the surgery (if needed) will take place as scheduled
  • we can pray she has the strength to endure until that time
And we can ask God if He is leading us to help Robin and her family with their finances...with their bills, groceries, Christmas, medical expenses, etc.  If God quickens your heart to assist Robin financially you may send a check to: Wellspring of Life, P.O. Box 3027, Plant City, FL. 33563 and simply include a note with the name "Robin".  

Your gift will be tax deductible!

Robin has given so much to so many; now is the opportunity for us to give back to her. Not all can give; but all can pray! Let's come together on her behalf and on behalf of her family in a way that lifts her spirits far higher than she might have ever imagined!

Thank you...

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Rain day...

Up there in the states some of you have snow days. Down  here in Honduras we have "rain days".

Below is a video of one our streets...most of them look like this today!

Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Our first praise & worship ....

On Sunday Mauricio, Cynthia, & Marina led our little church in our very first praise and worship session. It was a great success...we may not yet be ready for 'prime time', but we did make a joyful noise unto the Lord!



Monday, November 26, 2012

Prayers for Will...

Please lift Will in your prayers. He's had a terrible cough and chest congestion for weeks and although he's been taking medication it's not getting any better. He's in bed today trying to get enough rest to fight back. Ask the Lord to do what the meds don't seem to be doing...keep him out of the hospital.

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Grateful and Proud Family....

Armando, Glendis, and Michael are proud of and grateful for their new home!!!

Imagine how their sense of self-worth soars with their new home!

Saturday, November 24, 2012

Here comes home #22...

Last week we hosted Ritchie & Decca Singletary and their friend Barry Cook from Dothan, AL. The first four days of the week Decca worked in the aids department of our public hospital. 'Public' means that the care is almost free, but it also means that the hospital has very little of what a normal hospital has. Supplies are almost non-existent and because of low or no pay the services are very limited, as well.

Meanwhile Ritchie, Barry, Will, and myself busied our selves trying not to get stuck in the mud as we raised house #22 from the foundation to the roof. It was a tough week...trudging through the mud and getting soaked by the rain everyday didn't help, but these guys were determined to build a house and they didn't allow the weather to stop them. By week's end Decca was shoveling right alongside the rest of us and the house did get built. In the process Ritchie, Barry, & Decca made many new friends and impressed the entire village with their 'can-do' attitude! Thanks team Alabama!!!

This scaffolding only holds guys Ritchie's size!

Barry readies his 'cement volcano'!

Ritchie makes sure there's no air pockets in our cement header!

Now the fun part...Barry's volcano is ready for mixing!

The finished product, ready for the family!

Tomorrow I'll get a close up of the house and a picture with the family in front of the house. I can tell you now they are thanking God for a blessing they never thought possible. Never does such hard work feel so good as when you're giving a family a new start on life!

Thanksgiving program in El Doradito...

Good Seed School, the school of Fabi,Mauricio,Cesar, and Angel, put together a great Thanksgiving Day program for the people in El Doradito.First they collected donations from all the parents to be able to supply each family in the illage with a huge basket of food.In addition, Cepudo supplied a large package of food, drinks, and most importantly two blankets for each family(The rainy season has made everything wet and the temperatures have fallen dramatically.)

The students, directors, teachers, and parents all worked together to create an evangelical program that was broken up into groups of : adults, teenagers, youth, and small kids. Miss Trejo and the teachers were able to reach into the hearts of all present. Culminating in several coming forward to confess past sins, and some to make declaration for the Lord.

Even the villagers laid a big part in the program as they built and decorated cabanas for the programs. It was great to see the smiles on everyone faces... teachers, students, parents, and villagers. EVERYONE WAS BLESSED!



Small kids.


One of the cabana.


Praise and worship.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

Let the building begin...

Although we got soaked by the rain and trudged through way too much mud we had a great work day in the village. Ritchie & Barry are proving to be excellent home builders. Today we erected all four walls of the house, not a little bit of work, and in addition to that we spread approx. 30 tons of dirt and rock to make the road passable.

On the way in this morning the truck got bogged down despite being in 4 wheel drive. Everyone came running to our rescue and after a bit we were able to work our way free and on to the building site. The rains just won't go away and so, we'll face more bad conditions tomorrow...but we'll "git 'er done!"

While we were working in the village Decca was busy at the public hospital learning her way around the aids ward. I'm certain she got her eyes opened as she witnessed for herself the lack of supplies in the hospital. Tomorrow it's more of the same.

Pray for safety and for the opportunity to share the Good News with some new acquaintances.

Sunday, November 11, 2012

An opportunity for you...

This week we started work on a community center building for the village. We're very, very excited about this since the building will be used for social meetings, a small business center, a school, and our church! The cost of the construction of the building is completely funded by a Food for the Poor donor!

The building is approximately  50' x 28' with 8' walls. It is concrete block with a cement floor and a steel roof, and 7 large double windows, two bathrooms, running water and electricity. It will be divided into 2 parts; one part will be secured to house our business center, sewing machines & materials, and the other will be open for use as a social center, school, and church! 

One of the things the builder suggested to us was to make the original footers and support columns heavy enough to support a second story, if in the future we had a need for it. That way they could just lift the roof structure off, build out the walls on the second story and replace the roof....making a second story very attainable in the future. We agreed that it was an excellent idea and agreed that we, Wellspring of Life, would pick up the cost of the reinforced footers and support columns. That cost is: $3467.00 and is what we will need to raise. 

We have an offer from Orphan's Heart to match funds dollar for dollar which means we need only raise $1733.50! This is your invitation to join us in God's work in El Doradito! We are so excited to finally have a building where we can have our church services indoors, where we can begin our own school and help to see these kids get an adequate education, where we can begin micro-enterprises so the villagers can begin to become self-supportive, and a common area where they can hold their business and social meetings. It will also give our teams a place in the shade with bathrooms/running water/electric where they can eat and minister to the villagers.

Please pray and ask God if you should take advantage of this opportunity to be personally involved and invested in His work in El Doradito! If the answer is yes, please notify us via e-mail( or FB of your decision and the amount of your commitment so we can keep Orphan's Heart appraised of our progress. You may make your checks payable to: Wellspring of Life and send a note with "El Doradito community center" attached. Our P.O. Box is: 
     Wellspring of Life
     P.O. Box 3027
     Plant City, FL 33563

Wednesday, November 7, 2012

Is it time for a trip to the hardware store?

I feel as if this post needs to begin with the declaration that it's not about Republican or Democrat, Romney or Obama; but rather is about the condition of our souls! It's not declaring that a vote for Obama is a vote for the Devil; nor that a vote for Romney is a vote for God! It is about the watering down of our moral values, of what is acceptable and what is no longer is about where our current path will lead us not as a nation, but as a sinful people seeking a merciful God!

I fear we have become a nation of shadows, a nation of compromises, a nation where there are no longer any absolute truths...nothing is black and white any longer; we've merged nearly everything into grey areas so they don't offend us. We've become, or are becoming, a nation of traders, i.e. "I'll agree to your terms if you'll give me my desires". Our foundation is crumbling beneath our very feet and instead of taking a stand to repair it we seem to be taking 'the path more easily traveled'. God is becoming a distasteful word in our mouths and one which we only use in public if we're backed into it. And certainly don't mention that you stand upon the principles of Jesus Christ!

Entitlement programs are the lure of the evil one, and yet we constantly trade one program for another so we can advance our own agendas. We claim to have principles, but if it means we can get free health care, or food stamps, or more rights for illegal immigrants, or easier abortions, or a handout of any kind...we will soften our stance on almost any issue to fulfill the desires of our own hearts.

This morning our Bible Study took us through Isaiah 7, John 5, Proverbs 7, & Psalm 37. I encourage you to take a quick look at these and see for yourselves the common thread that runs through them all. It begins in Isaiah with a prophecy of the coming Christ and what will happen to those who will not believe and continues on in John 5 with the warning that the day of the two resurrections is coming: the resurrection of life & the resurrection of condemnation! Moving on to Proverbs 7 we read of the need to "...treasure my commands..." and how if we don't hold fast, the lure of the crafty harlot draws us inexorably to her side. And finally in Psalm 37 we're told over and over to " in the Lord...", " good...", "...delight ourselves in the Lord...", "...commit our ways to the Lord...", and in verse 25 David tells us, "I have been young, and now am old; yet I have not seen the righteous forsaken, nor his descendants begging bread." 

The message is clear; we don't need to soften our stances...we need to reaffirm them! Hang on to the declaration of David and keep ourselves righteous in all things (" ye first the kingdom of God and these things will be added unto you...") and God will take care of the rest!

The Hardware Store??? I think it's time we make a trip there to purchase a new bag of nails. Just as in Colossians 2 where Christ nailed the list of requirements against us to the cross; so, we too, need to nail our flesh to the cross and die to the desires of our own flesh. We are saved by the righteous blood of Jesus Christ and it's time we began to act like it!