I have not blogged in some time.  I had a hard time connecting with Type Pad last week. 

Since returning from Jamaica I have learned that Lloyd or "Lyde" (Jamaican pronounciation) is in hospital suffering form the effects of a severe stroke.  This is a humble reminder of how even our best of plans can be changed in an instant.  The impact of poverty around the world is an enormous issue but it is brought home when you learn a name and meet a face.  Lloyd is a squatter who has for many years lived in a "tin shack" (if you can even call it that).

Today he is in a hospital bed in Jamaica with a very uncertain future.  We continue to pray for him that he will acknowledge Jesus as Lord of his life and that God would heal him.

Lloyd_with_building_supplies_2 Lloyd with construction materials for his new home . . . donated by OBC children.