Wednesday, December 31, 2008

New Church Roof Update

As you read this letter from Dave, please consider how you may help; the peso right now is over $13 pesos to a dollar. Once we finish the roof, we will be able to start holding services here.

It seemed best to order the new church roofing this year before the New Year. We are going with 1” blue polystyne insulation covered with multi-corregated aluminized sheeting. In addition to these products we will need to purchase a sealer for the insulation sheet joints and screws. However, only once we begin installation. I have already begun the purchase process because of deadlines in production and shipping for this year’s end. Simply by making the order this year we will be saving a little over $2,000usd. Plus the exchange rate is doing very well in which we again another $19,000pesos. Further with the acquisition of this product over the initial one piece design we save about $164.000pesos. These are significant numbers.

However, of the $210,000pesos we will be paying for product and delivery, we have $175,950pesos, a difference of $34,050pesos. Further, once we do the actual installation we will need a few addition, local products amounting to nearly $10,000pesos. So that leaves us short about $44,050pesos, or $3,349.00usd. I am very excited about this, that seems very little that we have left to raise; let’s call it $3,500usd.

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Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Quick update

Merry Christmas!

We are in the process of a number of busy activities this week. My plan was to send out an update and newsletter by Christmas; I may not get to it. We are anxious to share with everyone about what has been going on the past couple of months; the arrival of the rest of the staff, a border trip, seed sowing, and visitors for Christmas. We will be having our anual Soccer Tournament on Friday and Saturday; this year we have added a Volleyball Tournament.

Thank you for keeping us in your prayers. We are getting the house ready to have a Student Leadership dinner--our first Turkey!

Blessings everyone!

Thursday, December 04, 2008

RETO Video

A while back, Amber added some English sub-tiltes to the video we made after the RETO youth event in September. Here is a link to that video: