Thursday, February 16, 2017

January Fishers of Men Photo Album

January Fishers of Men
Photo Album
The year started out with a wonderful work team, like nearly every year, from Blooming Glenn Mennonite Church in Pennsylvania.  Fishers of Men Board Member and dear friend of the family, Jen, organizes the team each year and Dave Moyer, with his incredible earth moving equipment, transforms the place!  This team does more in one week than what we could do in 6 months on our own!
The team poured the entire first floor of the main house!

A view of the entire work site.

The entire floor was poured using two hand-fed gas powered mixers.

Bucket after bucket after bucket after bucket...(you get the idea)
of gravel!
Adrian and Joseline
Cement bags, cement bags and more cement bags!
Our Fidel, Leo and Joseline with Beth, one of the team leaders
Leveling the cement
The view of the new house with the floor partially poured and
the excavating equipment working on the drain system.
David and Dave...a blessing each January with his giant earth moving equipment!

Hammering away!  If there is something we've got at the's rock!
And then to move the dirt and rocks!
Working on the drain system.
The relationships developed, around a gravel pile or a card game,
are what makes these times so rich!

Jen, work team leader, Fishers of Men Board Member,
and dearly beloved friend of our family, with our eldest, Angie

Our son, Miguel, with Josh...friends are the best!

Carolina having fun with Josh!

Jen always lovingly purchases flowers for Danny's grave
and accompanies us there to remember.

 On January 21, Fishers of Men held the first Evangelistic Medical Mission Crusade of the year, a local one day crusade at our church, Peace Christian Church.  During the day of work, 213 attentions were given and 22 individuals prayed to accept Jesus Christ as their Lord and Savior.

The crusade team

Adrian, our crusade coordinator, leading morning devotions.
Vero leading worship during devotions with Joel and our son, Leo.

The registration area.

General Medicine
Cleaning dental instruments
Massage therapy
Our daughter, Ana, sorting medicine.
Hair cuts with evangelism
An aerial view of the sanctuary doubling as the crusade site.
I, Julie, had the privilege of working in children's ministry.
These kids LOVED playing with the flannel board after we were done with the lesson.
Working the puppets.

Handing out Operation Christmas Child Boxes from Samaritan's Purse

Then, on January 28th, we had the enormous joy and privilege of celebrating the 15th birthday of our daughter, Joseline.  While she has chosen to take a trip with me as her gift, which we will go on later this spring, we had a special gathering of friends and family at the Ranch to celebrate her life on her birthday!  And quite the celebration it was!  Thank you, Jesus!

Joseline and Adrian

The worship service 

Our beautiful daughter, Joseline

Vero sharing a wonderful message from God's Word!

The fifteenth birthday celebration at Refuge Ranch.

The most important people in Joseline's life praying a blessing over here:
Myself (Julie);  Mireya (her teacher) and her husband, Jorge; Pastor Ruben and Ely;
Vero and Adrian; Isma and Mari (her youth leaders)

My precious, precious daughter!

Leading worship

Joseline and her candy bar

Me and (most) of my kids!

Adrian, Joseline, Isaac and Vero