Thursday, August 30, 2012

The Septic Tank is in

The Septic Tank is in as of yesterday...praise the Lord this step is done!

Sunday, August 26, 2012

The Roof Is On and Baby Dedication

The roof is now complete on Michelle and Leo's house.  Also, the pipes are all in for the plumbing and the hole has been dug for the septic tank.  Tomorrow the guys have to go to another town to find a septic tank and then that will be in place.  So exciting!  Even more exciting than this is that Michelle and Leo came to church this morning and Daniel did a baby dedication for their little one, Hazel Camila.  It was a really sweet time and we are really praying for them as they are really spiritually sensitive right now.  Please join us in praying for them!!!

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

The building has begun!

The building on Leo and Michelle's house has begun!  We have raised almost $3,000 thanks to so many generous supporters who desire to invest in this family!  Thank you so much!!!  It has been such a blessing to see other members of the community coming to help build the home for their neighbor!  In addition, Leo and Michelle want to come to church this weekend and have asked Daniel to do a dedication for their new baby!  We are so blessed by this and are excited as to what the Lord is going to continue to do as we help to meet the physical needs of this family.  At times, to reach a family spiritually you have to meet their physical needs first by serving and loving them with the love of Christ.  We are praying fervently for this family.  Please pray along with us!  Here are a few pictures of the first few days of work.

Patio where house will be built.  The guys have taken the little roof off of the patio at this point.

Here is the patio location for the home, cleared and ready to go.

Daniel's childhood friend, Tim, who came down to serve with him for a few days--he's got SKILLS in building homes!

Putting in footers and first layer of foundational block

Jose, local in the community, serving with the guys.  He has been a great help!

Laying block to "fill in" a needed wall where a wooden gate used to be...

Saturday, August 18, 2012

Micah turns one today!!

Can't believe our baby boy is ONE today!  Time sure flies!  He is just precious and has brought so much joy to our family! We love you Micah!!

Thursday, August 16, 2012

Pray for Karina

Hi Everyone!  Our sweet friend, Karina, has been very sick for months.  She went to the public clinic a while ago and they were not much help.  Over these last 2 months every time I see her she has lost more weight and she is so weak she can barely move.  She came over to our house complaining that her vision was going and she couldn't see.  I finally took her to the Private Clinic to try and get some answers.  They took her blood sugar and the machine would not even register because her sugar was so high.  They immediately put her on insulin bags and it took 3 bags to get her sugar into the 300s.  They sent her home with pills to take and she has returned a few times this past week for blood tests, more insulin, etc. They are trying to find a treatment for her.  She is going in tomorrow for a full check up to see if her organs were damaged since her diabetes has gone on for so long without being treated.  Please pray for her.  Karina is the lady in INVU that we built the white fence for because she is wanting to start a little daycare for a few children in her home.  Of course she has to be healthy before she can do this.  She has 3 beautiful children, one of whom is in our Youth Group and one in Kids Club.  Please pray that God would heal her body.  Pray that we are able to help her as she transitions to this new diet and lifestyle.  She is very overwhelmed at this point.  Thanks so much for your prayers!!!

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Leo, Michele, Tifani y Hazel Camila

We have been ministering to this family from INVU for a few years now.  They are currently living in a room attached to Michele’s mother’s house and have dreams of having their own home.  This summer we had hoped to begin building them a small home (measuring 18ft x 21ft) in front of her mom’s house, but they did not receive the permits until last week.  We still desire to help them with this project and have begun raising the funds to build.  We are estimating the total expense of this project to be between $4,000 and $5,000.  If you feel led to donate money towards the building of this new home, you can send tax deductible donations to: 
 Shepherd’s Staff
PO Box 53640
Albuquerque, NM  87153
Account #4205 (has to be written in the memo line of the check)

Or you can give online at:

Please let us know if you have given toward this project so that we can request these funds for this specific project.  Our email address is:

If you desire to be a part of the actual building of the home, please let us know as soon as possible because we hope to begin before the end of August.  We would love for you to be a part of this project with us!

Please join us in praying for this family during this time.  Thanks to all of you and God bless!
 In Him, Daniel and Sarah Barrett