Other Mission News
december 6th, 2018
Today we spent the morning putting new glass in the broken windows, we cut plywood to put under the new mattresses, installed the volleyball net finished the mural and of course played with the kids.
After lunch we went shopping and sightseeing downtown then returned to say our goodbyes! We all gathered together in the living room and the kids performed a couple songs, Tina thanked us and so did some of the kids. They gave us all gifts and a card and gift for our church families. Its an emotional time for everyone! Lots of hugs and tears!
It was a very successful trip in so many ways! We all went out for supper with Melody, Geoff and Betuel.
Early morning tomorrow, heading home!
We finally got a picture of everyone together tonight! The only way we could've done this before was if we all gathered around the "Throne" but all the bathrooms were to small for 14 people!
We were doing a little estimating based on noise and we figured Siguatepeque has 100,000 people, 200,000 dogs and 500,000 roosters! Haha!
Thanks for praying for us!
HONDURAS TEAM December 2018
WALL MURAL by Steve Jones
PinPong Table In Use!
Sickness hit 11 of 14 but we all made it thru as of tonight. Tomorrow we should be a full team again. Thanks for your prayers!
We got some maintenance items looked after today and recognized a few more so we ordered some more supplies for tomorrow. The St Thomas church also ordered 12 new mattresses to be delivered tomorrow.
We spent most of our day hanging out with the kids, helping with chores and talking, singing, praying and playing. It was nice. Steve spent his whole day painting the mural and he figures 2 more hours should finish it. I will get a picture tomorrow.
We had really good group discussion tonight about the future and how things should or could work with multiple church involvement. We are praying for 250 more child sponsors across Canada!
Also one of the couples with us came with an interest in becoming the extra helpers that we have been praying for. We feel they will be an awesome fit for the home. Funny thing ( small world) the man is Josh Carter's cousin!
Pray for wisdom for Norm Neilson and the Fellowship to take the information from our discussions and formulate the plan God has for the future of Casa Hogar! Thank God for allowing our church to play such a big part in His plans!
Thank you for being a church that prays and cares for others!
Bad day! 6 out of 14 of us are sick and some violently. Chills, fevers, body ache, throw up and diarrhea. We are getting thru it but it nocks the good out of you! Please pray for health and speedy recoveries!
We got the volleyball net posts cemented in place, ping pong table put together, doll house built and Steve Jones got started on painting a huge wall mural.
We had an awesome ping pong tournament with the kids! They are good, even some of the younger boys. Of coarse we played a few games of soccer as well.
We spent the whole day and evening at the home hanging out. We had supper together and a bonfire and toasted marshmallows. Lots of love poured out and lots of love recieved.
Straight to bed we went, nothing left in anybody's tank!
Please pray for health and strength for us!
Good day church family,
Today we had church with the kids at the home. We had a puppet show by David and a craft for the younger kids and pastor Tim from our team shared about the unconditional love of our heavenly Father with the older ones. It was a beautiful day so we had church outside.
After church we passed out the Christmas stockings! The kids were so excited about them. We told them how much you all loved them and how you all wished you could be their to hand them out. They all felt very special and loved!
The boys had fires going within 15 minutes of getting their magnifying glasses! I thought it was great and sat down to join in when Melody came over and gave us a scolding! I started to tell her to leave us alone that we are boys and we want to burn some stuff but I quickly lost the argument to her logic (mothers, they just worry about everything)! We got some pictures and video.
In the afternoon we went on the coffee farm tour at Omar's. The team really enjoyed it.
We finished the day with a 2 1/2 hour prayer and share time as a team.
God has made it very clear to the St Thomas church that they are to support the home. So we have an answer to our prayers, more help!
Pray for opportunities for our team to speak about salvation to the kids. The combination of the promise of Romans 8:28 and the relationships we have built make it perfect timing.
video below will need to download - Be Patient !
It was another beautiful day here! Our day started with an 8 o'clock breakfast and then a time of discussion and prayer. We are all going to share some of our stories and reasons for wanting to be involved in this mission as we gather over the next week. Today Buck, Alisha and I shared how our church is involved and what it means to us. It was very well received by the group as there was hardly a dry eye in the house. Steve Jones led the devotion time focusing on what words describe missions, (servant, team, hard work, humble, glorious, primary)teaching from Luke 5; 4-10.
The kids were so excited when we arrived today. I was driving one of the vans and I rolled my window down and high fived them as they jumped up and down hollering "big mama, big mama" as we drove in the driveway! They were excited to see the Canadiens! It's a great feeling!
With such a big team and no major projects the kids got lots of love and attention. It was awesome to see and be a part of.
The Drumhellor church brought a volleyball net with them and purchased a pingpong table here. We dug some holes for the posts for the net but didn't get them in yet because we needed concrete and a drill bit. Hopefully Monday the net will be up and we can beat the kids in a game of volleyball because we don't stand a chance at beating them at soccer!
Geoff and Melody had us all over to their house for Geoff's famous barbecue! It was absolutely delicious! Steak, ribs, potatoes, beans, beets salad and homemade pickles, yum!
What a nice home they have! Geoff is so good for Melody!
Pray for Tina she doesn't have the support Melody does and she is in a bad way! She is totally exhausted and overwhelmed. Pray for direction, for hope and joy for her.
The team has come together like brothers and sisters of The king should! Thanks for your prayers!
Shawn ( photos below )
Hi everyone, December 1st, 2018 (received)
Our flight went very well today. Our two drivers and Melo and Geoff picked us up at the airport. It was a very warm welcome. It was 89 degrees in San Pedro Sula today! We stopped at the roadside fruit market for some fresh bananas, pineapple and coconut water, really tasty! Then we stopped at the lake for a late lunch of deep fried tilapia and plantain chips. It was delicious even with the head still on it! Melody was really wanting to take us for fish so I am glad we could do it. It was a beautiful day at the lake.
We arrived at Cerro at 6 pm and got settled in to our rooms. We had a late supper and then had our first meeting as a team! Norman shared right from his heart with the team about our goals this week and about encouraging the kids and Melo and Tina while we are here. I shared a devotional and then we spent some time together in prayer.
After prayer we all helped pack the stockings. They look amazing! The kids will be ecstatic! Thank you everyone! Alisha was quite emotional!
We are having another team meeting in the morning and then heading to the camp to spend the day with the kids!
I want to say it seems these people have been hand picked by God for this trip. Very pleased with who God chose to come.
Please pray that we listen as a team to what God has to say!