It’s been a rough week in the sense that there have been people at the door all day everyday. Farmers getting money and seed, I finally last night told our worker that from now on farmers come before 5 in the evening because everyday this week just when we are sitting down to eat they come. They thought it was funny that we eat that early! One man asked if we eat and go to bed! Because they all eat around 8 or 9 and then go to bed. We’ve had no work going on this week so our workers have been by for money or work. One person came and wanted to borrow $150 to buy land because the person selling needed the money for a sick child. We told them we would have to check with the board and usually that ends it! The next day another person came and asked to borrow $150 because someone has land to sell that has a sick child! We told them that we can’t give out loans that they can’t repay. That is so much money here and they all want to borrow and then pay back $1 a month! The best one was the guy who came and said he is making bricks to sell – he is hiring 10 guys to make the bricks for him so could he borrow the money to pay his workers! We had a pretty good laugh about that one! Our farm manager asked if he could have some of our scrap wood – he would pay a little for it – and we said yes. He asked if he could have bricks we have left from the barn and Christian didn’t answer him. Next thing I know, I look out the window and they had the truck half full of our bricks! Christian had to go out and tell them to put them all back, we have other projects to do. One thing we’ve seen, if we give somebody something it seems to tell them that they can come take whatever they want from our property. I know they don’t do that to each other, but we have seen tools, a ladder, Raelee’s toys walking out the gate! So the week has been draining and Christian and Raelee have had pretty bad coughs so they haven’t felt good.
We are excited for Easter. We are showing the Jesus Movie at church on Sunday. We are trying to invite as many people as we can. I was told today that “some are muslim” and might not come. I said, “Well, maybe they will come and not leave as a muslim”! So pray with us that many will come and be touched by the film. So many around the world have.
These cuties were waiting on their mother in choir practice and came and took my hand and walked around with me. I brought them to the house and Raelee gave them each a doll. The boy seemed pretty surprised when he tried to give it back and we told him he could keep it! The little girl had taken hers into the church!
I need to make a PS… After writing this and posting, I was encouraged and reminded that not everyone just wants something from us. Our boda driver that delivers groceries and take out food to me whenever I call, never cheats me and just loves Raelee had told me his Iphone screen had shattered and did I know anyone in America that could get a new screen. I told him there is nobody coming soon and I couldn’t get one mailed. I got my favorite phone unlocked so that I can use it here so I called Richard to bring us a few things and gave him my old phone. I don’t think I’ve seen anyone get that excited over something! Christian said he thought Richard was going to do a dance! It’s a really nice phone, and he really wanted one to use online to talk to his friends, but the battery life on it is pretty short. So, after a week of gimme gimme gimme around here it was a joy to make someone’s day like that!