Planting, Growing, Building

April 27, 2015

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A few months ago, the question was asked, “What do you think of when you hear ‘Cayman Brac'?” A friend answered, “Vacation!” For the Woods family, however, this name means, ministry, home, and… work.

 

In the past couple months, we have begun a new phase of planting, growing, and building. With the help of various people from our churches, we have been busy growing various plants.

 

The front of the mission home is filled with foliage: flowers of various kinds and three pepper plants. In the back, we have cassava and two banana plants. Over the past couple months, Pastor David and one of the men from the churches have also been building a chicken coop which now houses eight chickens.

 

Inside, we are in the process of converting one bedroom into a classroom for our boys, as we have determined homeschool to be our best option.

 

All of these various projects have taken some time and effort, but our greater efforts have been to plant spiritual seeds, grow personal relationships, and build our church in the faith. For the past seven weeks, Pastor Zenia has led a ladies’ Bible study on Thursday nights at the mission home, leading 20-30 women in a study on how to break free of various chains of sin, guilt, and unhealthy habits and thought patterns. Leading up to and concluding on Easter, Pastor David led the churches in a study of who Jesus is, using powerful video clips from the Son of God movie. Now, he is preaching a series on the Church: who it is, what we are to be doing. During weekday services, he has been leading the churches in a study of the book of James, especially focusing on the need for holiness.

 

As Paul writes in 1 Corinthians 3:7, “So neither he who plants nor he who waters is anything, but only God gives the growth” (ESV). We appreciate your continued prayers as we do our best to plant, grow, and build that God will give the growth as only He can.

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