Thursday, July 28, 2011

Fishy Sin

A funny translation blunder:

One of the tico girls was reading a Creation book.
We started talking about it, how the world is only 6,ooo years old
and dinosaurs walking with man and when they began eating meat.
I told her that the "Pescado de hombre(fish of man)" was the reason we began eating meat.
She gave me this strange look, and I was trying to figure out what was wrong.
Then I figured it out and started laughing!
Instead of saying the sin(pecado) of man I said the fish(pescado) of man!! :'D
No wonder we get the strangest looks when speaking sometimes!

tammy montanez
Servant of Yahshua, Wife to my partner-for-life and mother of 2

Shawl Giveaway

Psalms 66:19-20
Blessed be Elohim, Who has not turned away my prayer, Nor His kindness from me!    Truly, Elohim has heard me; He has given heed to the voice of my prayer.

A couple of years ago I earnestly prayed for a ministry to be able to help our family and others in need as well. Using my talents YHVH led me to begin Mayim Chayim Inspirations.
What you see is the result of much prayer that goes into each shawl that is made.
What you don’t see is the many shawls I’ve been led to make and
give away to those who are in need of a bit of comfort.
Usually a shawl is made thinking it would be nice to give to
so-and-so but YHVH always has His own plans.
After praying about whom to give it to He always places the shawl in the hands of just the right person in need of comfort and prayer.
    Two such ladies are as follows……………….

Dona Nasilda

Dona Nasilda you’ve already met through our previous posts.
She has been going through some difficult family situations with a grandson who has cancer.
She is the most inspirational YHVH fearing woman.
We have been led to Bless her in many ways but truly she has
Blessed us with her dedication and wisdom of our Father.
If one who can not even read and write can be so dedicated to the Father, how short we are falling?

I praise the Name of Elohim with a song, But I am poor and in pain; Let Your deliverance, O Elohim, set me up on high.
And I make Him great with thanksgiving.
Psalms 69:29-30
Dona Nasilda and Tammy

It has been a joy for me to see her out front on cooler mornings with her shawl on.
The young girl peaking out in the back is her adorable grandaughter Brenda.

 For The humble shall see, they rejoice, You who seek Elohim, and your hearts live. 
And this pleases יהוה more than an ox, A bull with horns and hooves.
(This we understand more so from living here in Costa Rica!)
  יהוה hears the poor, And He shall not despise His captives. 
Let the heavens and earth praise Him, The seas and all that moves in them.
Psalms 69:31-34

Dona Lourdes

For two weeks I had tried to give this shawl to Dona Lourdes.
The Father has His perfect timing though.
When we finally were able to walk down to her house the timing was revealed.
The night before her daughter had wound up in the hospital with severe migrane.
The situation had been going on for awhile and had reached a severe climax.
The family was very concerned and Dona Lourdes was in need of the Father's peace.
Upon giving her the shawl she began to weep. I held her and Jesus and I were able to pray for her peace and for the healing of her daughter.
All things are revealed. I'm thankful, even for the timing of the delivery
of this shawl and for the healing of Dona Lourdes daughter.

Abba I am grateful for being able to use the talents you have
given me to bring your Word and comfort to others.

I also wanted to thank the many familes that have donated yarn and hooks, making it possible to do this ministry. If you would like to be apart of this ministry and donate with funds or yarn please contact me at

tammy montanez
Servant of Yahshua, Wife to my partner-for-life and mother of 2


Friday, July 22, 2011

Pictures of the Farm Part 3--- The FOOD!!

Psalms 65:1,9,13
Praise waits for You, O Elohim, in Zion: and to You shall the vow be performed.
9  You visit the earth, and water it: You greatly enrich it with the river of Elohim, which is full of water: You prepare the corn, when You have so provided for it.
13 The pastures are clothed with flocks; the valleys also are covered over with corn; they shout for joy, they also sing.

 YHVH is providing for us every step of the way. He grows what is planted, even if we didn't plant it,
allows us to harvest what is sowed, or even if we didn't sow it, and allows us to 
eat from the harvest, even if we didn't harvest it.

Here are some pictures of the food that grows there. 
May you find it reassuring that YHVH can provide all the time.

There is a lot of food growing on the farm and even more will be growing as we get there full-time.
Our goal is to be entirely self-efficient, YHVH willing.

A field of corn. There was a LOT more!

Pretty large corn.

Large bags of corn!

Very corny!
Which pic is more corny? :'D

Lots of Beans.
The 3 plantateers drinking their golden(OK white) drink(OK actually coconut water)LOL

Green coconuts are better for drinking the water, brown are better for their white inside.

Sugarcane. Very sweet. It was pretty big before(like 8 in.), but I ate most of it. :'D
YHVH is truly providing for everything that we need.
Pray that we get the barn finished, the house done soon, and that we will be able
to provide for others as YHVH provides for us.

Christian Montanez Dodd
Servant and Emmisary of Yahshua, Child of YHVH

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Plain and Simple

She shall seek wool and flax, and with delight she works with her hands.
 Proverbs 31:13

Mia Langford made me this beautiful "Plain" green dress and apron. She does such excellent work. 
At first I thought it would be to much for the weather down here but quite the opposite. It is cool and comfy! I wanted it for work on the farm but have had a hard time letting it get the least bit dirty. 

The dress is an olive green and the apron is brown. For some reason in this pic it looks gray and purple.

Here is our pretty puppy, Coco!

I'm already thinking about my next "Plain" dress. 
I think blue would be pretty. 
It's so nice not to have to worry about what you are going to wear and what matches.

Please go to Mia's Etsy store at My Simple Journey.
The headcovering is from Sower's of Hope.


tammy montanez
Servant of Yahshua, Wife to my partner-for-life and mother of 2

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

Pictures from the farm part 2--- Animals and People

Psalms 104:1,14
Bless YHVH, O my soul. YHVH my Elohim, You are very great; You are clothed with honor and majesty.
14 He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and herb for the service of man: 
that he may bring forth food out of the earth.

Songs of Solomon 2:11-12a
For, lo, the winter is past, the rain is over and gone;
12 The flowers appear on the earth; the time of the singing of birds is come.

Psalms 68:8-9
O bless our Elohim, you people, and make the voice of His praise to be heard: 
9 Which holds our soul in life, and suffers not our feet to be moved.

YHVH is blessing us everyday. I praise YHVH for all His goodness. He is truly AMAZING! He gives us everything we need when we need it and He shows us His power by blessing us and giving us our provision.

These are some of the cows on the farm. The babies are SO cute. YHVH made each one of them different but they are cute just the same.

We were able to see a baby cow being born! It was SO cute! Watching it's mother take care of it it's opening minutes of life is so amazing! Only YHVH could create something to do that.

Another Cute Baby Cow
Mommy and Baby Cow

This is the newborn Calf a couple of days later. Isn't she cute??
Another Mommy and Baby

Chicken, are you tough enough? Or are you... a chicken?! :D

Conelo, the farm dog. Very cute as well.

Butterflies too!

Here is the family that lives on the farm.
They are very nice and are learning a lot about YHVH and His true Word.
 Pray for them as they learn more and come to knowledge of the Torah.
On the right, Mr. Marvin. He is a great farmer who is helping Mr. Jesse with the farm.

Doña Vicki, the lady of the house. Great cook and helps Mr. Marvin milk the cows everyday.
Toni, the son Mr. Marvin and Mrs. Vicki. Works with his dad on the farm. Pray for him as he learns more about the truth.

YHVH is doing wonders down here. Prayerfully we can go and live down there and be 100% self-efficient, with YHVH's help. And maybe you can come down too!

Christian Montanez Dodd
Servant and Emissary of Yahshua, Child of YHVH

Sunday, July 17, 2011

Pictures from the farm Part 1--- Getting some work done

This will be several parts since I have over 150 pictures.
I had a blessed time working there and I pray that others
can come to learn what I am learning, maybe even you!

I had a good time and learned a lot of things, like waking up at 4:30 a.m. 
EVERYDAY and how NOT to fall off a 1/2 done second story barn.
Something else that I found very interesting was how a LOT grows there, and very easily as well. 
YHVH is really getting us ready for the rough times ahead and blessing us as we go back. 
And hey, maybe we'll see you down here soon too!

We left our little green house in Sabalito at 5:00 a.m. to try to get there early enough to do some work there. Here's a pic of the windmills in Sabalito that we saw as we were leaving.
BTW: If you can see the little white dots in a middle bottom of the pic, those are cows.
I am amazed by YHVH's power. Cows are BIG up close,
but in perspective to the mountain, they are but a dot.

Anyway, we got the around 4 p.m. so Mr. Jesse decided to 
do some work building his road to the building site. 
There is a road but it stops at the river which is before his building site. 
So to finish it he was going to use a Bobcat machine to push the dirt into a drivable angle.

Here is part of the road he was doing, the part which I am going to talk about.

This road is right after the river. Here is a pic of the river.

It wasn't any fun doing it though for many reasons, like the rocks on the bottom of the hill,
the hole on the top left part of the hill, and the water around the bottom half.
Well, let's just say that made a not to good situation, and with it starting to get dark, it was even worse.

So... I just give you guys the picture and leave to your imagination what might of happened.

Basically, it was very slippery and the Bobcat slid into a hole in the river.
Good news is it wasn't very deep so it didn't damage it. We had to wait till the next day to call some people to bring their backhoe to pick it up and take it out.
Now, you need something BIG to pick this thing out.

 Yeah, it's BIG enough.
 That is just the digger. It's BIG compared to the Bobcat.
Yeah... I think it could do the job, don't you??

Well, it did the job well and pulled it out without much difficulty, other then the chain breaking once.
We didn't use it anymore because we were worried about there being water in the gas and oil and falling in the water again so we went working on the barn.

Speaking of the barn, here are some pics of the barn on a day-by-day progression.

Day 1
This was the progress they had made up to when I got there. Very simple yet will be able to hold a lot of things as well as being a temporary sleeping place till we build the house.

The 4th Wall Being Built
Measuring the wall

The Wall is put up!!

My Hard Working Dirty Boots
 Day 2
We got up early and finished the 4th wall and technically the 1st story of the barn.

Finishing the Walls

A Window Hole!
Then we put the middle post that will hold the rafters in place.

After that we started putting on the rafter. But we had a problem.
They're too high and we don't have a ladder... or wait, be right back...

TaDa! A homemade, ready to use wooden ladder!

Of course, it's homemade so it isn't 'Exactly' sturdy. 

This will work too...

I felt sorta bad for Mr. Jesse though. He sweats very easily and it was very hot.
But it couldn't be worse, right? Uh oh...


  TONS OF BEES!! They were on him almost the whole time unless it was cloudy or had just rained.       It was kinda annoying, especially in the afternoon but he got over it.

Day 3-4

These next couple of days we did a lot of work but we didn't have the camera at the time.
But we did get a couple of pics. And here they are!

 As you can see on the left, we built another ladder, this time a permanent one that
we will use to get
to the 2nd story.

On the right we have the wood that we used to make the 2nd story floor. This wood started out REALLY crooked and not the same same and it ended up not SOOO crooked and about the same size.

 Mr. Jesse screwing the wood down. That is MUCH harder then it looks and the battery died on us every 1/2 an hour.

As you can tell, this is HARD wood... No seriously really HARD wood!
 Day 5-7

We finished up the 2nd story floor and put on the rafters and lads. Look at the pictures for details.
2nd Story Rafters

Finishing up the rafters

Putting on the "Laths". For people that don't know, it's the pieces of wood that go sideways.

Now this is where it gets interesting. We were going(and probably still are) going to get someone "professional" to put the roof on but Mr. Jesse and my dad decided to see how hard it was to do it.
Let's just say it wasn't easy and it's kinda high up so we didn't do very
much work on it and left it till next time we come back.
"Trying" to put the roof on...

I did have a good time, working with my hands on my future temporary sleeping place and knowing that this may be my home till Messiah comes back.
I know I have to undergo a LOT of changes before I am even partly
prepared for this(like waking up at 4:30 a.m.), but I know that YHVH is in control.
Pray for us that we get the barn done and get the house built soon.

Christian Montanez Dodd
Servant and Emissary of Yahshua, Child of YHVH