A Word From Steve Jones
August 19th, 2019
We said our goodbyes to the Children’s Home today. Gabriel and Hacindo began varnishing the interior ceiling under the roof section we completed. I’m glad we aren’t doing it - they are using the old type of varnish that went out of use at home years ago - very heavy fumes. There is a lot of this going on here - things are used that are outlawed at home.
We are glad to be heading home, yet our hearts are heavy for this country. People have to live behind gates and barbed wire everywhere, including their homes. Many businesses have bars in front like a bank with people paying for stuff through the bars. Banks and many stores have armed guards at the doors. I even saw an armed guard on a coke truck today. It can be depressing.
But I find the people generally friendly, they respond when we say hello - ola. Some are wary of strangers and we must stick out like a sore thumb. The people are descendents of the Maya, and they produce plenty of nice artwork, pottery, woodwork etc. It is an absolutely beautiful country. The students all wear uniforms and we see them everywhere. There are scripture verses and gospel sayings on the buses, taxis. Sometimes a taxi driver will have a Bible on his lap. John said it’s hard to tell real faith from religion and superstition sometimes.
I am tired so am just rambling on. It has been hot this week and the sun is strong. Sunny every day!
Please pray for Ally – I’m sure she will be lonesome when we go. Pray that the Lord will be very real to her and she will find strength and comfort in His presence and protection.
Well, that will be all the emails from Honduras for us. .Tomorrow night we are in San Pedro and home Friday night.
Who will go next?
See you soon!