Monday, June 6, 2011

May 2011 Newsletter

May 2011 
Dear Friends; 


 I am still recovering from the operation for removal of my left Kidney. It has now been 8 weeks since the operation. I went to the doctor last week, and he said that everything is healing alright, and there is no infection. I will go back again in one month and at that time the doctor wants a chest X-ray to see if any new tumors have showed up since the operation. This week I started back driving kids to school at 6 in the morning. I will start doing some welding on the church beams this week also. Bev and I are blessed to have Doug and Monica here. Douglas has had to do all the outside work by himself. We also want to thank everyone who has been praying for my recovery. 

 We have very good news to report about our water well problem. Last week Douglas and Monica met with the School that is selling us 10,000 cubic meters of water rights. A contract was made and the necessary papers were signed and we gave them a check for $15,000 dollars. We have now fulfilled all the requirements that the State Water Dept. was asking us to do. In 2 weeks these papers will be turned into the State Water Department. We will then have to wait until they take action on our behalf. This may take some time. The next step will be for them to tell us that we can start using our well again. 

We are also very happy and blessed to announce that the complete cost of the water rights has been received. Some donations have come in from individual people and churches but the bulk of the money came from IDES. We were contacted by Larry Sims, of International Disaster Emergency Service, in Kempton, Indiana. We sent them the information about the well and asked if they could help. They responded by sending us the amount we had not yet received. IDES has helped us here at the Home in the past several times. Two years ago they sent money to help with the operation of Douglas. IDES is there not only to help with disasters around the World, but to help Missionaries in their time of need. They are also supported by donations from churches. If you want to send them a donation at any time, their address is; IDES, P.O. Box 60, Kempton, Indiana 46049. 

 Right now Douglas and I are working on our water truck. It started smoking and losing power about a month ago. There is a hill between where we get water and our ranch. It was getting very hard to make it up this hill. So we decided that it was time to overhaul the motor. It is apart right now and we are getting all the needed parts so we will be able to start putting it back together again. We have done many gasoline engines in the past, but this will be the first diesel engine that we have done ourselves. Pray that it will start when we are done. 

All of us here really want to thank you for all the prayers and financial help you have given to the Home. It seems like we have had a lot of prayer needs this year. But God is answering all them. God bless each of you. 

In His Service; 

Bob & Bev Wright 

Douglas & Monica Wright