Welcome to our Summer 2018 Pray America~Manos De Jesus prayer letter. Our way to keep you informed of what God is doing in
and though Manos De Jesus! Come, praise and pray with us!
Spencer and Katherine Lukas
We want to praise God for the 2 1/2 years of service at Manos De Jesus of Spencer and Katherine Lukas! In early August, Spencer and Katherine transitioned home to the States to start a new life, new jobs and a new family (yes, a BABY is on the way)! Spencer and Katherine, "Muchas Gracias" for serving and leading teams, for loving the people of Chichi, for being part of our family, for being part of the story of Manos De Jesus and for being the hands of Jesus! You served well and you will be missed! Spencer and Katherine, may the Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord make His face to shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord turn His face to you and give you peace!
What a busy Summer it was!
Wow, we had a busy Summer here on campus! Here are some numbers...
We hosted 19 teams May- August, almost 300 team members!
46 houses were built, that means 46 widows/families have their own place to live, sleep and call their own!
18 fuel efficient and properly vented stoves were installed, saving families money on firewood and creating a healthier living environment!
20 banos were built, giving dignity and better hygiene!
6 water filters were installed! The filters give drinkable water but also free up money that would be spent on firewood for boiling unclean water.
6 houses were restored and painted!
95 families received audio Bibles!
Almost 450 family members had their feet washed by team members and received new shoes!
We hosted 2 dental teams and 100's of people received free dental care!
We began our new project called "Family Visits". We visit the homes and spend time with the Moms, Dads and kids of our feeding programs building relationships, discipling and having fun.
50+ neighbor kids have been coming regularly to Keri's English classes!
Over 600 kids received a new pair of shoes at our weekly giveaway.
We want to give the praise and glory to God for allowing us to be His hands, feet and voice to serve in so many ways this Summer!
Would you join us in these 5 prayers for Manos De Jesus?
Lord, we want to bring You glory doing the work You give us to do! John 17:4, “I have brought you glory on earth by finishing the work you gave me to do.” -Jesus
Lord give us direction! Psalm 25:4 “Make me to know your ways, O Lord; teach me your paths.” Psalm 32:8, “I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.”
God, where You give the vision, please give the provision! Philippians 4:19, “And my God will meet all your needs according to his glorious riches in Christ Jesus.”
Lord open their hearts! Acts 16:14, “One of those listening was a woman from the city of Thyatira named Lydia, a dealer in purple cloth. She was a worshiper of God. The Lord opened her heart to respond to Paul’s message.”
Lord of the Harvest, send forth laborers and teams! Matthew 9:38, “Ask the Lord of the harvest, therefore, to send out workers into his harvest field.”
Thank you for reading, praising and praying with us!
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The Manos De Jesus American staff will be heading back to the States for a few weeks after a busy summer season of teams. We want to say a big "GRACIAS" to all the teams that served with us over the past few months. And we look forward to meeting friends (new and old) coming on our fall trips!