It has been difficult this year to communicate with you on a regular basis. In our letter before moving to the land for the church (April 1), we said it might take awhile to get an internet connection and other things that we are used to. Little did we know then that it would be until October before it would be installed and then break down one week later and take three weeks to get it repaired. We do not have our own transportation and depend on taxis; this also hinders us from using internet cafes on a regular basis. The area we are in is on the outskirts of town and is just being developed. Many times the taxis will not go to certain areas, or they are not willing to come to our area for us to get home.
We ask for your grace and consideration, as we have gone without many conveniences—toilet, hot water, washing machine, electricity, etc.—as we continue to develop this land for the Lord. We have faced many challenges. We had three break-ins, the last being where we had things stored just before my hospitalization. A windstorm came after my first hospitalization and blew our tent for the church down. We’ve had much sickness. I got hepatitis A and a gallbladder infection, causing two hospitalizations and bed rest for one month, and my wife and foster child also got hepatitis A.
Our God has been with us through all the challenges, and we are not complaining. We just wanted you to know that it is not out of laziness or lack of desire concerning communicating with you but out of inability.
Thank you for your patience, support, and continued prayers.
In partnership for Christ,
Tom & Margo Dinius