Thursday, 1 May 2008

My Cup Overflows

A well watered garden.

On April 29th, late in the evening this Crompton and Greaves pump was installed and our well started functioning.

Pastor read from the Psalms ,a hymn of praise and gave thanks to the Lord.Then we all had Indian sweets to celebrate.
You are right Felisol, we also took it as a oppurtunity to share God 's love with our Muslim workmen.
Now the plumbing has to be laid out and electricity supply has to be secured plus finishing touches. Pastor 's brother is helping us without charges.We are using the cheapest possible materials to keep our ballooning costs down.
But I must record the hurdles we had to overcome since we embarked upon this project.
The Devil 's Salvos
1. On Day One our concrete water tank broke draining away precious expensive (tanker) water.
2. On Day Three the generator broke down causing a delay.
3. Yesterday was a close call for me. In the afternoon when I went to withdraw money for the project there was a robbery at the bank.Praise God I was safe but the 3 robbers in their getaway speed crashed into our stationary car ( it was being driven by Pastor 's brother) and created a dent into the side.They were caught by the police.All this drama took place as I was stepping out of the ATM cubicle.A large crowd had collected near our car.When I got the story I praised God it was not me they had robbed, we just scraped through with the dent! We are making 'Rush Hour ' Part 3
4. Later on Pastor S, his brother and a friend faced quite a bit of difficulty while buying plumbing hardware.They spent several hours in the shops but found very little stuff they approved of.Today again they will go hardware hunting. We are doing this to keep the costs down.
5. During some point of their shopping expedition Pastor 's brother was driving his (pastor 's)motorcycle without a helmet and was stopped and ticketed by the police.Now why would this want to happen when there are thousands of people buzzing about without helmets in our city? They will go to the district court to get their vehicle papers back today.
So please keep us in your prayers. We need protection, guidance, wisdom, God 's favor and a good bit of humor and physical strength to combat opposition.
Yesterday we did not have electricity for more than 6 hours and after that the supply was so weak that I could not run the computer. I can only use it for a short duration in the mornings.
Whether our cup overflows with joy or sorrow...Jesus is the Lord.
"For our struggle is not against flesh and blood but against the rulers,against the authorities,against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.Therefore put on the full armor of God,so that when the day of evil comes,you may be able to stand your ground,and after you have done everything to stand."Ephesians 6:12,13 (Bible)

17 Fertilize my soul:

Sita said...

Amrita, I do so love your captions! Be blessed, dear sister.

Amrita said...

Thank you Sita. God bless you too.

Renae said...

Praise God, praise God, praise God! I am so glad the well is in and is working! Will continue to pray that you can get all the needed parts.

So happy for you all!


monsoon dreams said...

i am shocked to read about the robbery at the bank,but glad that you were safe.

Anonymous said...

are those papayas?

John Cowart said...

Great news. A lot of people have been praying for your waterworks!
Glad you missed the bank robbery.

Prem said...

Dear Amrita,
Praise God for the water.Convey my congratulations to everybody and Pastor Shailendra.Pray for the flooding that is taking place at Fredricton as the St Johns river continues to rise.Most of the buildings and homes at Queens street are evacuated . What a contrast there is shortage of water in some parts and surplus water in the other.Thank your readers for their generous comments.Pray for us as we yeild to His plans and desires.We have asked Ashish to be patient and wait on the Lord.

Prem said...

Dear Amrita,
What a miracle.God saves and protects His children.
Amrita thank you for everything,i gained a few pounds with that wonderful cooking you made for me.Enjoyed every moment of my stay.God bless you.Never be afraid to go thru trials and testings they are Gods ways of blessing you.

Prem said...

Dear Amrita,
You can go to to get news about Fredricton flooding.

Donetta said...

My goodness you must be doing things right to have such an onslaught. So wonderful how He is keeping you under his wing.

Carol-Ann Allen said...

ya-hoooo! ye-haaaa!

Mel Avila Alarilla said...

Hi Amrita,
Those are trials to test your faith and trust in the Lord, and you pass them with flying colors. Yes, nothing can separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord. I'm so amazed at your faith and character my friend. God bless you more for that. Let us just keep in mind that, "All things work together for the good of those who love Him, who have been called according to His purpose." (Romans 8:28)Thanks for this post. God bless you and your loved ones always my friend.

Amrita said...

Thank you dear friends for your encouraging comments.
Yes Pia those are papayas. Not my favorite fruit.

But Prem, you enjoyed them when you visited.

Yes the lord saved me from those robbers.Women are very vulnerable to robberies on our streets.WHENEVER I withdraw money i hug my purse tightly, but actually God 's holy angels protect me I know.Our city has a high crime rate.

Yesterday we got all the hardware needed and good quality for a reasonable price. So all that hard work paid off.Today Pastor 's brother and our groundkeeper will lay down the plumbing.Its a difficult task in this heat.They started off last night brother and Pastor and packed up when they got tired.

Dick said...

Wow, that's all very interesting about the water hole. In the Netherlands we have a lot of water but clean water is a problem sometimes too.
Have a nice weekend.

Roo said...

good to read your updates. happy weekend to you! xo shalom....

Simply Shelley said...

Hello Dear Amrita, bless your sweet heart,for all you are going through now..God's hand was near when the robbery took place.So glad you were blessed with the water pump,water is such a precious thing,none of us can survive without have such a amazing faith...a true example to us all....

God bless you,Shelley

Shari said...

Oh my goodness, what a week of events you have had. I'm so glad that you weren't hurt in the robbery. It's wonderful that you have a well and easy access to water. It's hard to imagine that you are having such hot weather. Our snow has just melted and the rivers and creeks are flooding. We are OK because we are up high enough. But we have neighbors closer to the river who have houses and cars that flooded.