I know without a doubt that we are in the right place, pursing the right things at the right time. One way that is confirmed is that each step we take there are multiple challenges that must be overcome to continue. This is not an easy journey, there is a lot of hard work and lots of hard choices. I read Hebrews chapters 11 and 12 and know we have to choose to not grow weary and lose heart, even through all the challenges. Those who have run their race of Faith before us as both witnesses and encouragements of an Awesome and most loving God, they wanted to be on the end of the plan where the children of God are full of the Holy Spirit and able to persevere as the sons of God. There are so many around us that have no hope, who know no love or peace. We desire to be able to share with them who our God is!
We need those who can pray, to pray!
We need those who can give, to give!
We need those who can come serve, to come!
Hebrews Chapter 12:1-3 Therefore, since we have so great a cloud of witnesses surrounding us, let us also lay aside every encumbrance and the sin which so easily entangles us, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, fixing our eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith, who for the joy set before Him endured the cross, despising the shame, and has sat down at the right hand of the throne of God. For consider Him who has endured such hostility by sinners against Himself, so that you will not grow weary and lose heart.
Romans 8: 18For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worthy to be compared with the glory that is to be revealed to us. 19For the anxious longing of the creation waits eagerly for the revealing of the sons of God. 20For the creation was subjected to futility, not willingly, but because of Him who subjected it, in hope 21that the creation itself also will be set free from its slavery to corruption into the freedom of the glory of the children of God. 22For we know that the whole creation groans and suffers the pains of childbirth together until now. 23And not only this, but also we ourselves, having the first fruits of the Spirit, even we ourselves groan within ourselves, waiting eagerly for our adoption as sons, the redemption of our body. 24For in hope we have been saved, but hope that is seen is not hope; for who hopes for what he already sees? 25But if we hope for what we do not see, with perseverance we wait eagerly for it.
Isaiah 61:1 The Spirit of the Lord God is upon me, because the Lord has anointed me to bring good news to the afflicted;
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim liberty to captives and freedom to prisoners;
It must be snake breading season in Honduras because we are spotting quite a few out and about in the daylight as if they were meant to be that way. Abby found and Kevin killed a snake he called a coral snake a few weeks back. During all the fun and commotion I did not get a picture. Part of me was hoping it was not a coral snake but in fact a milk snake and thus harmless. Well I was not able to live in denial any longer as of yesterday afternoon. Our sweet Abby once again noticed a snake.... on our porch this time. Red touching black is a friend of Jack, Red touching yellow can kill a fellow. Well you can check the pictures out for confirmation. We have no doubts of God's protection over our lives, but he could not stay. Our friend Shannon came over with a syringe and a plan that included his high school science class that have a reptile unit coming up. Once he was no longer moving, Kevin put him a milk jug.
On anther more un-dangerous note....when visting Doña Desideria's pottery school and store in La Campa, we found these great light covers for the wall. We liked them so much we asked for hanging lights that matched. They came in few weeks ago and Kevin has hung them. They are really beautiful. Next up some seating areas or maybe one of these
We have been working inside the house as well. I have been without a kitchen for almost 2 weeks now.
First are the before pictures, next are the current pictures of the concrete curing (I have cleaned the floor and removed the tape) and hoping to have finished pictures really soon!
I have been also working on organizing the house in preparation for adding more little people. First is a before shot of our home school, reading, and craft area and the next 2 are after shots.
Kevin is putting posts in the ground for our fence as I type this, I will get pictures soon as more go into the ground over the next week. Please continue to pray for the ministry here. As we feel the time is here and the ministry is growing and moving, we are encountering many obstacles. Some are just plain frustrating, like the owner who offered and added to our contract that he would provide the materials for the fence and the kitchen, didn't. This has been a huge expense we were not planning for but these are needs so we must move forward. So far the materials are almost $1,000 for these projects. That might not sound like a lot for a kitchen and a fence but we are doing most of the labor and each dollar here must do the work of $5. Kevin is also traveling more and I have not been able to find a young girl to hire on to help and provide an extra set of hands. We know God has someone in mind, we are praying for that person as I really need to help. We also are in need to translate and file our ministry's paperwork to be a ministry recognized in Honduras. For a mere $3000 or so. If you are a part of this ministry prayerfully and financially, you are be an answer to my prayers.