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Callahan Corner: Feb 14, 2016

Hello Dear friends,

I’m sure that you stay busy. We stay busy too. Busy, busy, busy!
We’re trying to juggle many priorities and responsibilities. So, as usual, we have a mixed bag of pictures to share…

“Keep busy always in your work for the Lord, since you know that nothing you do in the Lord’s service is ever useless.” (1 Cor 15:58)

Several weeks back, a visiting team helped us build a water cistern for irrigating some of our dry-season agriculture projects. (The cracked wall has been like that for several years).
“They will thrive like well-watered grass, like willows by streams of running water.” (Isaiah 44:4)

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We pump water into the cistern from a deep pit we dug in a drainage canal. Here you can see that we build a “bamboo bridge” over the pit.
“Abraham replied, “Please accept these seven lambs to show your agreement that I dug this well.” (Gen 21:30)

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We’ve used the new water-supply to grow some tomatoes, and expand our crop of black spearmint (used for mixing flavored Moringa tea)
“Then the Lord God placed the man in the Garden…to cultivate it and guard it..” (Gen 2:14)

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black spearmint 1David and Gawley have also been trying to develop a workable “solar water heater” that could provide our homes with hot-water while saving electricity. Here is our first design mounted on the roof.
“The sun rises at one end of the heavens and follows its course to the other end. Nothing can hide from its heat.” (Psalm 19:6)

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Though we are trying to capture the sun’s heat, our weather is still quite cold (overnight lows reach down into the low 50’s). Burrrrr!
We had to put an old tee-shirt on our guard dog “Dingo” to stop him from shivering.
“…often I have shivered with cold, without enough clothing to keep me warm.” (2 Cor 11:26 )

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We try our best, to do what we can, teaching our orphan families to become hardworking, industrious, and faithful servants of God.
Please remember to pray for all of us, that God will direct our thoughts, words, and deeds.
Pray that God will help us to know how to live this life of constant “juggling”. Our lives for Him, always!
“And so, Lord, where do I put my hope? My only hope is in you..” (Psalm 39:7)

Our love and God’s grace to you,

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