First, I want to thank our prayer partners and supporters. The ministry God has directed us to, is enriched because of your willingness to be a part of it.
In the personal department, Pam had her hip replaced and is doing well recuperating. The week after I returned from the reservation, she had surgery and I changed hats to become nurse, caretaker, and cook for a while. She is doing very well but the full recovery will be a bit longer.
I have had dental work done and we are halfway to completing what is needed but it will be several months before we are finished.
We cherish your prayers as we continue to heal, keep up with the ministry we are a part of and trust God to help make a difference in lives for the kingdom.
I have been on the reservation several times in the last year with a number of people on work teams and God has blessed us with good relationship’s being built, work accomplished, and seeing firsthand God’s church going forward, making a difference in lives. God is working thru Siloam church, and the Cartwright's so please keep them in your prayers. The deck is finished now, dedicated to God’s work, and already in use. We are anxious to see what the outreach from the deck will have.
This year the desert has experienced more rain than usual and with that, an issue the church has experienced, water coming in the back door, at times a lot of water. We changed two exterior doors, and I finally was able to take some time and do the excavating needed to divert the water plus clean up some of the landscape Steve wanted help with. It was also a good time to help one of the trustees remove some scrub bushes that enhanced the looks of the property and created better vision at the entrances of the property.
The last trip was to also bring the heating and cooling equipment to a more efficient system. As the days had already started to heat up it was necessary to get the air in the church to a more even temperature and thank the Lord we were able to see that happen.
We have been blessed to have some people willing to sacrifice their time and money to go and be a part of many upgrades to this building and build relationships with some beautiful people at Siloam church. Siloam has been in existence for over 100 years. There were some very lean years and, in those times, as little as two Native people would go to the church, have a service, just to keep it open. I suggest you keep watch to what God is doing at Siloam because the Holy Spirit is blessing, and people are following His lead.
I have not named individuals because every person that is a part of this project is important, and I don’t want to miss anyone. I also want you to see the interaction with the people of the church from cooks to workers, so please look around the Beautiful Hands Ministries website to see pictures of the work teams and all of the wonderful work they've done. There should be another update later this week (the week of June the 11th.)
Thank you again to all who are praying, contributing financially, and have made the trip to help work in this ministry. We couldn’t do it without you.
A big thanks to Steve and Debbie for the work they invested in each project. Debbie directs the meals, housing, cultural trips just to name a few things, and Steve is a huge help in getting materials, working with us, finishing up after we are gone with any loose ends.
We love you all.
In His service,
Tom and Pam
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