Hello from Honduras!
We are thanking the Lord for each of you that take the time to pray for us and stay informed of our needs.
April has been one of the most consistently hot months since we have moved here. It has also been very dry and things have turned brown everywhere. May typically brings rain and the return of all things green, both of which we are looking forward to very much.
The church that we are helping in Planes continues to grow steadily. The Sunday evening service is typically the best attended and there were 39 there last week. We are grateful for the opportunity to invest in this ministry and young preacher. Juan Carlos has requested help from Chris with certain things about preaching and Chris is excited to be investing in him this way. Please continue to pray for Juan Carlos for growth, maturity, and the hand of God on his messages.
There have been 5 more children dropped off here at the children’s home, all siblings. Please pray for opportunities for us to be able to invest in their lives and for them to understand and accept the Gospel. There has been a steep rise in food prices recently, especially corn and beans. These make up approximately 75% of the diet of the children and workers here on our property and the portions of food have become much smaller. Will you pray with us about this need? We are thankful that the boys dorm renovations have continued along with a lot of fresh paint!
A relative of some of the church members in Planes lost a family member this month. This man was working with his teenage son doing a delivery when he was shot and killed. Chris was able to be a help to the family during the funeral and time of grieving. Will you pray with us for the family of Melvin? He leaves behind a wife and 3 children.
We also had a medical group come in from the home church of our partners in ministry, First Baptist of Milford, Ohio. People were bused in from surrounding villages to be seen by doctors and nurses who volunteered their time and talent for a week. It was a fruitful time, as our local pastors were able to give a Gospel presentation to each person who came, and several acute medical needs were met. Several were saved as a result and we are so grateful for the help of this group.
In other news, we had our first ever tarantula in our house. As you can probably imagine, this was not a highlight for us. No, we do not have a picture. We are trying to forget!
Again, a huge thank you for each person who sends up prayers on our behalf. We know God sees, hears, and knows about each person and need here in remote Honduras. May God bless each of you!
“God uses men who are weak and feeble enough to lean on him.” — Hudson Taylor