Sunday, June 23, 2013

The 3 things that are standard...

What do we do each day? Well... a LOT! Each day is different, and nothing stays the same, 
except for these 3 big things. Now, it doesn´t mean that there isn´t 
anything else that happens everyday, but they are the most substantial:

1. Our serving, loving, and obeying our Abba YHWH, however,
 whatever, to whomever, and wherever He leads us,
2.  The taking care of the land and animals that YHWH through the McDaniel´s
 has given us to use to be able to plant, grow, harvest, and give to the people here that need it the most in our area, 

AND 3....


Yep, everyday except Shabbat, we(Christian and Christopher) wake up at 4:50-5:00 a.m. get dressed, put on our rubber boots, walk down the road, get the cows from the pasture they are in, 
and then take them through 1(or 2) creeks to get to the corral. It´s not as bad as
 what it sounds, but it isn´t easy getting up at 5:00 a.m everyday.

Anyway, on to the pictures!

Our view most days when we get up in the morning.

The dirt road we usually take to get the cows.
The bull that is with the 7(soon to be 8) cows that are milked.

Christopher and one of our newest brothers in Messiah, Eric. He is a very kind and 
hard working man that loves to talk about the Word. Pray for him and his family. 
They have been mostly isolated by their family for following the Word of YHWH
instead of following the doctrines of man, so please pray that YHWH will give them the 
strength to continue on this VERY narrow path of our Messiah.

Christopher milking the cows. It isn´t as easy as what it looks at all. When Christian began milking, he couldn´t get a tablespoon out of the cow. And even if you have had previous experience milking cows, it take a while to relearn that technique again.

What the sky looks like most of the time when we are done.  It normally takes about an hour and 15 minutes to milk the 3 cows we are milking right now. By this time everyone is fully awake and ready to go.

What happens after we get back home from milking? Well, we eat breakfast, and then we might cut the grass, or chop wood, or plant, or clean the house, or go out to the store on those occasional days when we have to go get groceries, or we might go visiting, or it may rain and then we do things inside instead, or sometimes someone from town will come up and then... ok I think you get the point... LOL.

Until next time...

The Montañez Family
Servants and Emissaries of Yahshua, Children of YHVH

Friday, June 7, 2013

Shabbat Shalom!

 Exodus 20:8-11
“Remember the Sabbath day, to set it apart.
9 “Six days you labour, and shall do all your work, 
10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath of YHVH your Elohim. You do not do any work – 
you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant,
 nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. 
11 “For in six days YHVH made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, 
and rested the seventh day. Therefore YHVH blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart.

 Exodus 31:12-17
And YHVH spoke to Mosheh, saying, 
13 “And you, speak to the children of Yisraʼel, saying,
 ‘My Sabbaths you are to guard, by all means, for it is a sign between Me and
 you throughout your generations, to know that I, YHVH, am setting you apart.
14 ‘And you shall guard the Sabbath, for it is set-apart to you. 
Everyone who profanes it shall certainly be put to death, for anyone 
who does work on it, that being shall be cut off from among his people. 
15 ‘Six days work is done, and on the seventh is a Sabbath of rest, set-apart to YHVH. 
Everyone doing work on the Sabbath day shall certainly be put to death. 
16 ‘And the children of Yisraʼĕl shall guard the Sabbath,
 to observe the Sabbath throughout their generations as an everlasting covenant. 
17 ‘Between Me and the children of Yisraʼĕl it is a sign forever. For in six days 
YHVH made the heavens and the earth, and on the seventh day He rested and was refreshed.”

May YHVH bless you on this Shabbat and give you His Shalom/Shalem that passes all understanding! We pray that you will continue learning, loving, and serving HIM with all your heart, soul, and might, and that you can talk and walk as our Messiah Yahshua did. We praise YHVH for all that He has done through you and we pray that HE will bless you and multiply your gifts whether physically, financially, or spiritually.


Until next time...
Shabbat Shalom!
The Montañez Family
Servants and Emissaries of Yahshua, Children of YHVH