April, Almost May Already? Crazy!

Time truly does fly.  Where does it go?  We love to keep up with our blog to update all of our three fans out there, mom, mom and dad.  But sometimes life gets incredibly busy.  We have been busy hosting teams, building at the new property, living life and building relationships.  God has been so good to us, He is faithful to provide for all of our needs, He has been faithful in keeping us safe and He has been at work in connecting us with tons of people in every sphere of society.  God truly is good, all the time.

Praise the Lord for sending us help!  An awesome group of four men from South Africa stayed with us for almost a month doing hard labor: digging septic holes and building a long road from the dock to the multi-purpose building.  It was a great time growing in Christ together and doing manly stuff, zip lines, hiking and exploring the caves together.  I am always amazed how quickly we can bond with other brothers and sisters in Christ.  I also love the transparency and sharpening that happens.  Geoff, Quinton, Mulder and Vilas encouraged us sooo much!  Blessings to you brothers!

Things are pretty crazy around here right now.  We hope to move over to the new property in 1-2 months, we’re working hard to reach that goal.  We have another family moving down in two weeks and another in September – we are sooo excited!

Below is a photo journal capturing some of the events of the past six weeks or so:


  1. Angie Boehm
    Apr 28, 2013

    Make that four, No 5 people!!! Erik & I always read it too. =) Thanks for the update. Hope Ellie chin heals well. The kids were very excited to see how a pineapple grows, and I am so impressed to hear about the various medical procedures that you are having to do. We are praying for you all. – Angie

    Hi, I don’t think that I would want to eat a snake, but the drinks sounded yummy. I miss you guys. I like your hammocks, they look fun. We are going to be taking swimming lessons soon too. It was cool to see how the baby bird hatches and the rainbow was very pretty! -Clara

  2. Mom-Nancy Wood
    Apr 28, 2013

    Yes… Dad and I are your biggest fans!!! LOVE the update and all the photos!!! Love & miss you all! Pray for you every day!

  3. Aidy
    Apr 28, 2013

    Now you have 6! But Im your number one fan so everyone has to shuffle down the list. Love you guys. xx

  4. Cam
    Apr 28, 2013

    LOS QUIERO Y LOS EXTRANO MUCHO!!!!!!!!! I’m proud of all you. And so happy to see that you are fixing up my home for when I come. :)

  5. Matt Wooley
    Apr 28, 2013


  6. Ruth
    Apr 29, 2013

    If I kept count, I think I am #7

  7. Bonnie
    Apr 29, 2013

    So I may be considered fan #7 … I wont fight the Nana’s & grandparents ;) but #1 amongst the Wood addicts! with withdrawls … NEED our fix! :)

    WOAH!! I am blessed and amazed see results of help the Lord’s bringing you. The work you are doing is crazy hard, sweat labor! Progress on the housing has taken off, looks awesome :) Ellie, you’re TOUGH jungle girl now…like the cool scar! Bella, miss your smile, cuddling and giggles! Ethan, you’re strong like your daddy!
    Thankful you have internet to be able to post pics and update us ALL!! Praying every day for you. Jessica will post a note later Love and miss you bunches! ox

  8. Erika
    Apr 30, 2013

    Hey! It’s Erika from the Belize team! I just wanted to say that I’ve been praying for you guys and have a couple of pictures saved on my phone! I loved jumping in the mud with the girls and becoming best friends with Ethan! Missing you all!

  9. Brett
    May 1, 2013

    5.10 a.m. Made it all the way to the last foto. Inspiring — you guys are amazing.

  10. Mama
    May 1, 2013

    Hello Babito, amor, muñecas lindas y niño precioso! The chidren are changing so much! They are taller and even more beautiful. I love to see the progress at the new place. It looks wonderful and you have a real path now! :) Papa also reads your blogs and very much enjoys your writings, most specially after being on the posting sites. May our Lord continue to bless your efforts to honor Him, may He bring you closer to Himself and to all of us. Mil Besitos! Los queremos mucho!!

  11. Luke
    May 1, 2013

    Glad to hear you guys are doing well, your stories are always encouraging. Thanks!

  12. Charlie & Heather
    May 2, 2013

    I was getting ready to make what we affectionately call “Panama oatmeal bars” around here and thought that I should check for any update on your blog….we are so excited to see all that has happened since we were down to visit! We feel a real connection to your sweet family and will continue to pray for God’s provision and blessing on what you are doing. We also want you to know that God has done so much in us through that trip and continued so since we have been home….thank you so much for your amazing hospitality and welcoming us with open arms. We know that we will see you again, whether that be in this life or the next. Looking forward to following your family’s journey through future posts :) Also, say “Hi” to Chris and Ashley for us….we really loved getting to know ALL of you!

  13. Pam
    May 4, 2013

    Can’t wait to see your home finished!

  14. Lucy
    May 4, 2013

    It’s truly amazing to see the great work God is doing in panama. From where you guys were and where you are now! I can’t not wait to see what God is about to bring an where this is going to be heading. Love and miss you guys :))) lots !!! Just by reading your blog, make me feel the Holy Spirit all over me. Continue praying for you :)))!

  15. Will, Liz, Aiden, & 3 week old Annabelle
    May 6, 2013

    You Can Add Our Family To Double Your Readership. We Are Always Checking For Updates And You Are Always In Our Thoughts And Prayers.

  16. alyssa
    May 10, 2013

    hey guys! love to see all the photos, Israel and I think about you guys often and miss you tons. It may be time for a catch up via facetime soon! :) Pray for you guys often and long for that day we will see you all again!

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