Once again I am in Danli with the opportunity to update the blog. Some have already read on Facebook the things the Lord has done in the past week. But for others, let me say that it has been a profitable week. Bro. Daves, Bro. Emmons, and Bro. Beck were with us until Monday. On Saturday, we had a seminar at the mission house in Los Charcos. We had 19 people there, including one visiting pastor. We visited a church that night for the second time, and the people seemed to be very open. On Sunday, we were with Bro Misael all day, with a seminar in the morning, and a service at night. The brothers preached up a storm and were such an encouragement to everyone. We took them to Tegucigalpa to the airport on Monday, stopping first at El Patio, where they enjoyed a typical Honduran pincho meal. All too soon, we dropped them at the airport, where they and Bro. Geinrre flew to Guatemala to be with Bro. Fidel.
We are beginning to learn our way around here and feeling a little less dependent on everyone. Bro. Finnicum has driven both ways to Tegucigalpa, and yesterday he drove to Danli. I do my best to take a nap during those trips. Those of you who have been here, especially to Danli, understand why!
Tuesday was a "catch up" day. I spent most of the day doing laundry, and Bro. Finnicum tried to sleep off a cold. Sarah has spent the week having music lessons anytime she could gather some of her students. She has worked with Nancy, Arling, Dulce, David, and Bro. Edwin, and they are all progressing well.
We have had two more services this week with Bro. Misael, and a service in the mission house in Los Charcos. We are so thankful for the growth that we see in peoples' lives, and for the beautiful spirit of worship that we have felt in the services.
We have put Bro. Misael's daughter, Nancy, on a fast track English study with Bro. Rigo, using ACE PACEs. As soon as she can get her Visa, and can speak English enough to come, we plan to bring her to Roanoke for 6 months. Then she will go to the university here to become a teacher. If she continues to work with us and walk this path, she will be a huge help in our goal to open an ACE school here.
Today we are with Bro. Victor and some of his people at a Bible study. We had another visiting pastor with us, as well as the 2 sisters that came last week from Choluteca. On the way back to Talanga tomorrow, we will have service with a pastor who is a friend of Bro. Victor. Bro. Victor's people have been saving money so that they can buy gas and come to the service in his truck. We are humbled as we see the price that many are willing to pay for this gospel.
On Feb. 22nd, we hope to be able to come for the day to Danli as several couples from Bro. Victor's church get married. This is a wonderful event, and we want to be able to honor them as they put into practice the important Biblical principles that we have been teaching.
Next weekend, we plan to go to the San Pedro Sula area where Bro. Vital from the Houston assembly has been working with a group of people. We will be there for a wedding on Saturday and a service on Sunday. We are hoping that Bro. Fidel will be able to join us there for the weekend, as it is closer to Guatemala.
I may not have another opportunity to post again on this blog. I need to have better internet service than my phone to do it. If there are no other opportunities, I will update when I get home. We fly home on Feb. 25th, and as you can see, we still have two very full weeks left to continue to work. We feel your prayers every day, and we are very appreciative of those of you who have taken time to pray for us and the work that God is doing here. It is a lot of hard work to build the Kingdom, but our God is a Master Builder. We want to be vessels that He can use to continue His great project in Honduras.
We love and miss you all.
Arrived safely back in Los Charcos after a long bumpy ride. Looking forward to seeing what God does here and in Talanga the next few days while we are still so privileged to have our brothers here with us. Everyone is healthy and doing well!
We had a beautiful service and Bible study here at the mission house today. We had 2 visiting pastors that the brothers were really able to minister to. Wish they could stay longer! God is really using them.