Hello friends, family, supporters, and prayer warriors,

I do hope this update finds each of you well.  In a time of uncertainty, I (Josh) hope we find comfort and joy in Jesus Christ. I can honestly say that I have had a very difficult time finding joy.  84 days into country wide lock down and national quarantine has exhausted me as well as my family.  However, today’s sermons, one from Iglesia Fuente de Gracia, and one from Eastridge Church, have given me a newfound perspective.  In Psalm 27:13-14, David teaches us:

“I remain confident of this:
I will see the goodness of the Lord
in the land of the living.
Wait for the Lord;
be strong and take heart
and wait for the Lord.”

Why must we wait? Why must we be confident?  Because the Lord is teaching us.  He is showing us His plans in the face of a Pandemic, racial injustice, protesting, rioting, indifference, and economic uncertainty.  Paul has prepared us spiritually in Philippians.  He writes in Philippians 4:13-14:

“I know what it is to be in need, and I know what it is to have plenty.
I have learned the secret of being content in any and every situation,
whether well fed or hungry, whether living in plenty or in want. 
I can do all things through him who gives me strength.So, I will wait.  I will try to be content.  I can do all things through Him. “

I will strive for contentment and remain confident in my Savior.

I do want to share some May highlights.  And say that to date, we are healthy, we are fed, have running water and electricity, and yes, we continue to be under quarantine.

So, Cindy and I celebrated 16 years of marriage with date night…in our home. We had a wonderful dinner that was served by our waiter Bowden, live dancing with Blakely, and beautiful music provided by Emma.  I am so thankful for a family that loves well. 

We helped to make Mother’s Day special for Cindy too.  It was sweet hanging out, eating well, and having kid snuggles throughout the day.  

Our kids continued with virtual (Zoom) music lessons.  They too are continuing their online home-school curriculum.  It is a struggle but they are adjusting well.

After learning of the quarantine extension (until June 30th), we too learned that a few additional businesses would be allowed to re-open. This includes many medical services.  So, we have re-opened La Fuente Centro de Salud with limited services in Physical Therapy, Optometry, Ophthalmology, and dental.  After much planning, additional government regulations and restrictions, many financial setbacks, patient care resumed on June 3rd.  This included every member of La Fuente (50  people) being tested for COVID-19.  All were negative.

Also, we can now walk with our kids (they mainly ride scooters) for 30 min a day in our district.  This has been somewhat of a relief after 70 plus days in the house.  We do miss the days of going to the parks, which is still restricted.

I ask for prayers for the following:
-Health of all people involved in the services of La Fuente Centro de Salud.
-Health for the workers and babies of Casa Josefina.
-For our family, as quarantine continues and most of our ministries remain shut down.
-For wisdom in the decisions of our team leaders, ministry leaders, and Church.

In His name,

Josh and Cindy DuBose
 Candlelight dinner.  16 years of Marriage.Our handsome waiter rocking his tie.Pictures from Cindy’s Mother’s Day breakfast.Out for a stroll and a small taste of freedom.Rolling around the block.Libre soy!A week of training, learning about protocols, and regulations. A week of training, learning about protocols, and regulations. Paul controlling the door and Ninfa waiting to triage patients.Dr. Julia King dressed up for patient care in Physical Therapy.Dr. Ruth Nancy with the 1st patient in dental.  Not sure if we are dentists or auditioning for SpaceX!With the return to patient care, I needed to cut the beard for a better fit for my n95 mask.  Rocked the stache for a few days…it was not received well by my girls.  The boy, loved it!Proof that quarantine has not halted growth!!!