Sunday, November 20, 2016

House Warming Party

Kitchen (no cabinets or appliances)

Street view (there is still cleanup to do)

We are in Gracias, Lempira this weekend checking on the status of the work on the rental house, doing some work on it ourselves, and doing some shopping. We are now just 2 weeks away from moving to Gracias and are looking forward to getting settled and getting started with ministry. The main things left to be done in the house is painting all of the interior walls, some plumbing repairs in the bathrooms, and some woodwork repairs to the frames of the doors. This weekend we are also shopping and pricing items required to set up house.

Before we left the U.S., we had several of our supporters to ask us to let them know if we have some specific needs. We are putting this out there to let people know that it will cost us about $8,000 to get the house set up and ready to live in. Rental houses in Honduras do not come with cabinets, clothes closets, refrigerators, stoves or anything else, so we are having to buy those things -- thankfully we are able to buy things that we will move into a home that we will eventually build. As you know, we sold everything that we owned in the U.S. and for much less than it takes to replace those same items here. Some of the items that we have to purchase:   6 twin beds, power generator (or we will lose everything in the freezer/refrigerator once or twice a month), table and chairs, refrigerator, gas stove, couches, washing machine, etc. 

 To help facilitate a special fundraiser for these items, we have set up a YouCaring fundraiser (similar to GoFundMe but lower costs) where people can give online and see the progress towards the $8,000 goal. If you would like to give through the normal channels (either our regular online website or by mailing a check), we will update the YouCaring fundraiser with the donations that are given through other means as we know about them. We are very grateful for all of our regular supporters and prayer partners as well as those that give for special projects! The link to the YouCaring fundraiser is as follows: 

https://www.youcaring.com/newbeginningsmissionsinc-696455 

Please share the link to our website and/or the link to the fundraiser with as many people as possible.

Happy Thanksgiving and may God bless each of you richly!

The Agee Family

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