LHGM's New Block Machine Builds Homes and Hope | 新希望新事工——压砖机铸造新的家与希望

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Director of Central American Ministry 新希望中美洲事工负责人 Angie Blevins

A Tolupan Indian Family in Front of Their Stick and Mud Home,
Montana de la Flor, Honduras

Tolupan 印第安土著的一家四口和他们用树枝和泥巴建造的小屋

The most important lesson we have learned in our 30 years of ministry and serving others, is the absolute knowing that If God takes us there, He will provide all we need. He brings loving hearts to partner with us to use their gifts and talents to bring sustainable solutions to problems that seem too high to reach.  
We would like to share how God brought a willing heart to make a life changing difference in the lives of our dear friends who suffer from the life challenges of impoverishment. Severe poverty can rob deserving people of the ability to provide a safe home for their families. Stick and mud homes over time become brittle and cannot hold up to the elements. Storms come and leave families homeless.
One of God’s willing hearts works as a metalsmith and learned about an opportunity to build a metal block machine that uses 90% dirt and 10% concrete.  His desire was to serve God and listened to His call to use his abilities to change lives. This amazing gift brings the ability for severely impoverished families to have a strong and safe home, something they could have never dreamed possible.  This man, along with his group of friends built this amazing block machine and donated it to our ministry. We shipped the machine to Honduras and to our missionaries who serve the Tolupan.  
We are so excited to share this amazing gift and photos of our first blocks that have been built.  In a few months, we’ll be able to share the wonderful homes that are built with this machine. The joyful hearts as they labor and build a safe and strong home. They can access dirt easily and with our help, they can buy a small amount of concrete to be able to use the block machine and one by one, build their family a home. It is our prayer that in this joyful experience, they will see the never-ending love of God and how He provides for their needs.
We are blessed to experience and share the joy of these families and we would like to honor the loving heart who listened to God’s call and said, “yes Lord, I’m willing”. This group is now working on a second block machine.  We have an opportunity to multiply this blessing many times over and serve so many more impoverished families in every impoverished country we serve.  If you would like to contribute to this program to help with the cost of building future metal block machines, bags of concrete for families and shipping expenses to send the machine to impoverished countries, we invite you to our website to donate under the ‘Build a Safe Home’ program link.
This blessing gives so much more than a strong home, it gives the family the pride of providing for themselves. Poverty robs people of dignity and Hope, but God answers prayer and gives us daily miracles, if we as believers just take a minute to listen to His call.  If He takes you there, He will provide all you need.
Someone, somewhere is waiting for you.

Missionary Leandro Operating on the Block Machine & Blocks Made with the Block Machine

宣教士Leandro 使用制砖机(右图)用机器压好的砖 (左图)

我们很感恩能够经历这些并与您分享这些家庭的喜悦,我们也致敬那些听到神的呼召就回应说我愿意的弟兄姊妹们!铁匠团队现在正在制作第二台压砖机。我们现在有机会可以使得这个祝福倍增,去帮助更多的贫困的家庭。您可以捐款制造压砖机、购买混凝土或运输费用等等。您可以在我们的网站点击 “Build a Safe Home” 项目链接来捐款。

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