We have spent a lot of time on the road the past few days. We had services at different churches each of the 3 nights that we were in the San Pedro Sula area. We feel like there will be room for us to work there in the future, as several expressed interest in our returning. Unfortunately, it is several hours to drive from that area to our usual area, but if the people are hungry, God will make a way. On Friday, we had nothing scheduled during the day, so we took the opportunity to drive to the Mayan ruins in Copan. It was quite interesting, and it is a very important part of the history of Honduras.
Today we made the long drive back to Tegucugalpa and on to Talanga. While we were in the city, we met with Bro. Jim Phillips for a short time. Bro. Geinrre often works with and interprets for his mission teams when they come here. He is in charge of Love, Truth, Care ministries, and has a great heart for the Honduran people. As we were talking with him about our work here, he made an interesting observation. He said that his experience, as well as others in similar ministries, shows that the real effect of this type of work begins to bring fruit in the 7th year. This past January marks 6 years that we have been coming here to Honduras, so perhaps this will be the year that we will begin to see real fruit for the Lord here.
As we came through Talanga on the way to the hotel tonight, we stopped briefly at Bro. Misael's church to say hello to a few that were there working. This is the church that we are helping financially to put on a new roof. Before he could do that, the bathroom had to be moved (it was on the roof.) We were excited to see that the bathroom project is nearly finished, and it was beyond our expectations! Those of you who have been here with us will be amazed when we show you pictures!
We are settled into the hotel now (after killing a baby scorpion in the room). We look forward to these next 10 days as we anticipate seeing changes and growth in the people that have been receivng the Word of God in their hearts and applying it to their lives.
Thank you for your prayers. We miss you all.