Latest from Pastor Doug,
We are safe in Honduras and at the home of John and Lise Francis in Siguatepeque!
Got in to Houston Tues night around midnight, to the hotel at 1:30am, then had a very short sleep and up at dawn to catch the flight to San Pedro.
We met Lise and Tina Garcia at the airport and they took us for a beautiful and `eventful` drive (Gene called her Tina Andretti) It is a very beautiful country and Sigautipeque is up in the mountains.
We got to the Children`s Home for an intro visit. What a group of adorable kids. One immediately adopted Ally and the rest became Gene`s friends as he gave out candy. Tina showed us all around, and we got a look at the roof work.
Tina is one amazing lady; as she put it, "when God calls you, what else can you do" She is mom and administrator and planner etc to so many, and she sleeps in a room with with 5 babies and toddlers.
There are some other young people from Denmark painting and caring for children etc but most are leaving tomorrow. We will have some help with the roof work which has already begun and we will join in tomorrow.
We left Ally at the home, in a room with several 12-15 age girls. She is very tired and likely a bit overwhelmed, but some of the girls go to a bi-lingual school so that will help her. The children will love her..
We had supper at the Francis home - they went to a prayer meeting - I unpacked and cleaned the slightly damaged bag of hygiene products and after this email and a shower I`ll hit the sack. Gene is already there.
We are beat and will probably be asleep by 8pm (11pm your time).
Thanks for praying for us and we are looking forward to an amazing time here.
We really sense a Book of Acts kind of journey and so prayer is absolutely key.
Pray for safety on the roof tomorrow (actually today! here) - the local workers don`t seem to be very safety conscious. I`ll try to get a picture of the ladder!