House Construction is encapsulated in Psalm 127.
You can say physically that the LORD JESUS has provided
the land, the bricks, the mortar and all labor, finances and
materials for Matthews House.
In fact, you can even see it from space on Google Earth
as an earthly testimony.
Our accountant in Romania, Felicia Palamaru can
open books containing financial records of how finances and
other material things have been dispersed.
We can point to new windows and doors on the outside of
a new building in progress.
We can see not just through faith now, how that new walls
are framed inside brick walls at Matthews House.
They are now a reality.
Through the eyes of faith we still look to plumbing and
electrical that are still in their beginnings, though our LORD
silently deals with minds and hearts seen only to him and those
who yield to his leading.
Paul the Apostle taught Faithfully from House to House
the wonderful Good News of the Gospel of Jesus Christ.
This we do also in that same name and for that same
report of a hammer and nail and every stroke of a trowel and
laying of a plumb line we are witnesses of our LORD moving ever
closer to the mark of his high calling.
A city set upon a hill cannot be hid, nor can the light
of GODS WORD be suppressed.
We are thankful for every timber and nail.
We are thankful for every laborer, because it all comes
from you, LORD. We
know all have labored long and diligent, but we have not labored
For it is
so that your kingdom will come in this little part of the world
you have chosen for us to labor.
Your will be done as our will surrenders silently to your
will on this earth, just as it is there in heaven.
Father, we hallow your name as an ambassador should that
represents your name.
For we know that we can take your name in vain not only
with words, but also by our actions.
So Father, forgive me and remind me of my trespasses and
remind me continually to forgive and love others as you do me.
Thank you LORD that you feed me and have used these
hands to feed others.
Deliver us all from the evil one, he has no part in this
your work nor anyone involved in it.
All power we acknowledge is yours, as well as the
kingdom is yours and we give all glory to you Father where it
should rightly reside. We
as always ask for You to protect us and guard us and provide for
us as only you can do. With
this in our hearts and minds we know we can sleep safely, for
You will not allow your enemy past our gate.
Thank you Father for all that you are doing in us.
For we know you are dwelling in us and we in you.
|The container arrived
November 8th; 10 days later we installed the last window and
exterior door, number 50!!! Praise the Lord!
Matthews House Prayer tower freshly painted
awaits window installation this summer. Windows and exterior
doors are being loaded on a cargo container in Jonesborough
Tennessee (see below!)
Packing the Container
Most of the
windows and sleeping bags are placed in the bed of this manure
spreader. Then a secure packing crate is built around them
with the sleeping bags on top for extra cushion.
helping unload the windows for Matthews House Construction
in Dersca Romania!
Praise the Lord for the purchase of
the container! ($4185 needed to
transport from NC to TN then to Matthew's House
Wooden shingles we are making for the prayer tower at Matthews
(about 1300 of them!)
Completion of the insulation of the adjoining wall
of the house and the large hall. We will further enclose with osb
board that we have purchased!!
We put the last door frame in the house on October 12th!!
This is what you will see both within and without Matthews House.
Martha looks to the cross. Only one day after this was completed
in the center dormer window a terrible localized hail storm devastated
what crops that had not succumbed to the prior flood. Could it be
that we are making someone unhappy? In this case I sure hope so.