22 November 2006

mAnY nEwS ☺ …


WE FINISHED ALL THE OLIVE PICKING…

The olives were ready to be picked for the olive oil… these are the last to be picked, so we just clean all that is left in the trees…
We went first to our land and then to the land from Regina’s parents, where we are staying…

Me, Miri, Michael and Mark were going all days to the land in the mornings and we’d only return at the sun set… we’d take some bread and things to put on for lunch because we still take 20 to 30 minutes on a short cut… but it’s such a nice way ☺


At the same time Jo and Edi were building a nice shelter in front of the house…even under the rain… They are such a blessing !!! Actually, each one of those who are here are so special… I’m really thankful to get to know them all and I really appreciate that they came in such a pioneering stage just to help… even considering all the conditions we (don’t) have ☺…


We were having a lot of work and wasting a lot of time just to take the leaves out of the olives, but thank God we got a machine to do that from our neighbours…
Ze Manel and Fernanda are our funny neighbours… they are the parents in law of Regina’s brother… They helped collecting our olives and we helped collecting theirs… Actually, Regina and Yves helped collecting theirs and then they came to both Regina mother’s land and ours…
Yves came from Belgium for some weeks, but I’ll mention that later ☺


Morpheus found a good use for the olive leafs as well ☺

The last day, when we finished all the olive picking, we made a kind of party in our house… the neighbours came, Yves and
Regina too, and I cooked something for all… in the end it was really funny, Ze Manel started to dance and telling funny jokes..and we found out that he used to be a real clown in the circus ☺ It was really funny !!!

OUR NEW PET ☺

Michu !!! a kitty girl ...
She came few weeks already, after one of the big storms… she wouldn’t come close to us, till Monike sat next to her till she could touch her…
Now she comes to all our laps… we all love her ☺

THE MATRIX MADE US A VISIT ☺


It was such a blessing to have familiar faces here… Jasmin came with Dane and the Farmers (a family that just came 2 months ago to join the Matrix family in Lisbon)… Julian came along as well and it was nice to see him again after he left us… It was cool to hear when he said that it feels more like a community now here ☺
Marty also came later with Zach, Hillary and baby Malachai…
They all came prepared to make lunch for all of us (around 12 plus them), and we had an amazing Chilli cooked on the fire by Paula…
They wanted to help on the farm as well, but it was a rainy day, so, it was good just to hang out and chat !!! I had a nice time speaking and praying with Jasmin and it was nice to meet the farmers…
Dane spent the night with Julian and so enjoyed one more day…
I really felt supported by the Matrix !!! Thank you guys… we all appreciated !!!

Some of us that night also went to Covilha (city nearby) for a metal concert and made nice relationship with the young people there ☺

ALIGNING THINGS …

As I said, Yves was back from Belgium and he would stay for a few weeks here with Regina… It was our first opportunity to speak with each other about the land and pray about God’s vision for it…
We were all looking forward for this conversation cuz there was a lot of things to be defined and also a lot of misunderstandings from both sides that needed to be cleared out…
Thank God things are much clearer now and we’re also having more time to get to know each other…

One of the things that was defined and decided was that we’d leave this house in the farm of Regina’s mother and we’d move to our land (the one Yves and Regina bought last year)… this was one of the misunderstandings, we didn’t know that Regina’s mother didn’t want us there, apparently she hates Christians and she couldn’t handle the idea we were using her property…we also didn’t know that would be a problem for Yves and Regina for us to spend some months in the house before we have enough conditions on the other land… oh well, but we all agreed we had to leave soon… Actually, Regina’s mother gave us till the end of this week ☺
So, WE ARE ON THE MOVE ☺ …
The only thing that was worrying me was Frauke and the baby… But God took care of that already… they got a donation and they are able to rent a flat in the village… so, they would only be 30 minutes walking from us, and we will be able to use the shower there when we need ☺ … That’s still hard without a heater… and now in the land we’ll not even have a bath tub nor even a toilet… but we have a shit pit already ☺


Jo and Edi already fixed the roof … it was more like a patch work, but for now it will work nice… we just need a dry place where we can make a kitchen and a common place for everyone to get warm… we’re thinking about building a shelter next to the house, but that’s step number 2 ☺



Our patch work roof :-) we got a good deal for old roof boards :-)
well, but we’re all excited and happy !!!
I'm really thankful for all who are here to support and handle all these circumstances... They are all great !!!


NEEDS, IF YOU WANT TO PRAY OR HELP :

• A car to work… we ‘re praying for a pick up 4x4 ☺
• Material for constructions…we have already 465 Euros to start☺
• A way to get into the land with the vans… the way where the vans need to pass is flooded with water… so we need that to be fixed, or the water that is flooding the land to go back to its course… that would be great !!!
• Protection from any sickness or accidents…
• That we would all feel comfortable and satisfied with the new conditions… not all of us are rainbow style people ☺, some are not used to use shit pits or not having how to have a nice warm shower ☺
• Internet connection…in the land we have no electricity, but we can try to ask for phone line, and maybe through phone we can have internet …Oh well… I’ll try to write at least once a week ☺


3 comments:

jenelle said...

I want to pick olives in the country with you, Baba! I'm so glad that Jas got to come up to be with you. She was so blessed. IT's Thanksgiving Holiday here now, and I want to tell you that I'm thankful for YOU! For your beauty in Jesus.

rivertribemike said...

thanks for all the great news baba. I will pray for your guidance, provision and protection.
blessings,
mikey L.

jesse said...

oi i miss you as always...
wish i could go and visit with all those matrix people. i got to see carey and christian because they are here now. so i have been getting updates on the matrix. funny how life changes. always new adventures, but sad to let old ones go. God bless you all as you keep pushing for his kingdom on earth! i cant wait to visit!