We have been here in Honduras for 6 days, and things are going well. We have had to spend a lot of time doing some natural things to get our house set up for our visits, and the visits of others who will come in the future. In the past 6 days, we have installed a hot water heater and a water pump in the bathroom, and painted the interior walls of the house. We have also spent a lot of time in the process of getting the van. Four months after we purchased the van, we are awaiting Bro. Geinrre's arrival later this afternoon as he brings the van back from the port in San Pedro Sula. This is a big answer to prayer, as there were many things that could have gone wrong in this process. This was an expensive investment, but a necessary one, as we were renting a van each trip that we made. This will also enable our ministry to travel from church to church and do the job that God has called them to do.
We have not been able to have many services yet, but after today, our natural work schedule should be easing, and we will be able to concentrate on the spiritual things of the kingdom of God. We have had one service with Bro. Misael in Talanga, and 2 services at our house church with Bro. Rigo and Bro. Edwin. We plan to have many hours of personal ministerial training with Bro. Geinrre and these young men.
Having a house here is a great blessing. While we really enjoyed the hotel where we stayed, and felt very comfortable and safe there, the drive twice a day was expensive, tiring, and at times, risky. Now we have cut down our travel time and our gas expense. We are able to make our own meals in our home, which allows us to plan our own menus and "Americanize" our food as we wish. Living with our 2 young sons in the Lord is a beautiful experience. They are hungry to learn, and willing to change as they are taught. There is such potential in both of their lives.
Tomorrow we will have a service in the house, and we are excited that Bro. Cristian and his family will be joining us. Sarah Hummel will be flying in next Thursday, and her gifts are always an asset to our services.
We are grateful for your prayers. We hope to have many exciting things to tell you as the weeks progress!