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We looked at a few other places around town to see if there was something else.  At first we were not sure we would move but when the divine appointment with this house came, we knew this is where God wanted us to be.  This house, in terms of cost, is very little different than the duplex, but in terms of ministry opportunites we are not sure that the value can be measured yet.

The house is about 8 bedrooms and 5 bathrooms.  There are 2 separate apartment type locations within the house - one in the side yard and one upstairs.  We have a yard area that we are working on.  It is great for the kids and we have fruit trees!  We have several banana trees, 2 avacado trees, 2 papaya trees, a coconut tree and a large mango tree.   I am working 2 little garden areas and have planted spinach, tomatoes, beans and basil.  I am curious to see if I can make anything grow here.

Below is a video of my oldest talking you thru a tour of our house.  Please take a moment and see where God has taken us and pray with us as we use this blessing for His Kingdom.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9L0Llg56rfM

 
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Thanks to some great new friends we had a house to move into the day we arrived.  It was a brand new duplex  There were 2 bedrooms and 2 bathrooms on each side with a small living area and a very small kitchen space in each. 
There was an walled in area to park cars and each had a pila in the back. 
A pila is a Honduran washing machine.  It is a cement sink type structure with a washing board on one side for scrubbing clothes.  I was fortunate to purchase a washing machine our first week here and have not used a pila yet.

LEFT:  View of front, each door goes into a side.
BELOW TOP:  view of one side living/kitchen area
BELOW MIDDLE:  our family bedroom the first few nights
BELOW BOTTOM:  toy room :)

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It is hard to believe it has been a month already and this is my first opportunity to blog.  A lot has happened and I have written many blog entries in my head over the past weeks, but it is hard to remember them.  I am going to make my best attempt to sum up the past month this week.
Day 1: Travel day
We made it to the airport right about 4:30 am CST as the airline opened.  I am thankful we were there to be 2nd in line.  It took awhile to get us all signed in with passports scanned and then have our 11 checked bags all weighed and tapped up.  They all, thankfully, were within the weight and size restrictions.  There were snow flurries in the air that night and it was only about 35 degrees out.
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First plane rides for half the family.  Josiah loved being close to the planes, being able to look out the window and see them, and then finally sitting in one!  The first flight was only to Houston and it was a smaller plane.  There was no on-board snack or it would have been just perfect.  Making the plane change in Houston was crazy (to say the least).  4 kids and 10 small pieces of luggage going from golf cart to elevator to tram to elevator to golf cart in only 50 minutes....wow.  We were pulling up to the counter as they were announcing the final boarding call.  We made it....that is all that needs to be said.
We made it to San Pedro Sula at 11 am local time and it had to be over 90 degrees outside.  After passport stamps and luggage claim and some trading of dollars for Lempiras we were off to Gracias.  It took close to 5 hours with a stop for lunch as we pulled into Gracias about 4:30 pm (5:30 Kansas Time).  It                                                                                          was a long day but we made it to our new home.