For Everything there is a Season,
Dear Friends and Family,
I pray this brief update finds you all well and strong in the service of the Lord. If you are keeping busy in Him, I can only imagine that your lives are pretty hectic and crazy as well. Sometimes, I feel like I lose all track of time here. You could say I´ve been in this season of craziness for quite a while. But I do enjoy it, and am thankful that the Lord always holds me ever close to His side.
The past 2 weeks, I was blessed to have my sister here with us. It was a crazy 2 weeks, with still working on my papers and taking Karina into town multiple times for Dental appointments and going in to do shopping... and then just having daily life to catch up with when I got back. But we did enjoy some sweet times of fellowship, and my girls really enjoyed meeting her. They saw her servants heart immediately and commented on the joy she had. While we weren´t able to do anything amazingly special for the girls during her time here as we had wanted to and planned to, the Lord used her in a mighty way. She had a very helpful spirit, and my girls took notice of her willingness to clean, cook, hand grind some corn, play with them, everything. They never stopped telling me how alike we are... even our feet. Children say some pretty silly things, and my girls are definitely no exception!
We dropped Kate off at the airport today... driving in on a big yellow school bus that the property uses to bring in the natives from Esperancita to the church. A group flies in tomorrow of 20 some people, so we are staying the night in San Pedro Sula. I brought along Fili (my oldest girl, now a teenager) to enjoy some one on one time with her. We are at the hotel right now, and while we are enjoying one anothers company we are EXTREMELY BORED and laughing hysterically over how we have nothing to do. This is Fili`s first taste of a hotel, a shower with a tub, hot water, television, and many other ammenities. Its an awesome teaching opportunity and time for me to pour into her. We are anxious to return to the property already, but this rest is probably more needful for me than I could ever know. The Lord has been teaching me so much through these past couple of weeks, and sometimes I am extremely humbled to know that He isn´t finished with me yet. Please continue to pray for me, that the Lord upholds me with His mighty hand and that I look for His wisdom more than anything else in this world. I can´t do it without Him.
I hope to prepare my quarterly prayer letter this upcoming week and have that out shortly. Please stay posted and let me know through my email account (email@example.com) if you would like to be included and are not at this moment.
As always, press on for Him. It´s not ever easy, It`s always humbling, and never anything but completely satisfying!
Thankful Time is in His Hands,
Thank you for taking the time to visit my humble blog; it's not much, but it's a place for me to share the ways the Lord is directing, leading, and teaching me to those I love most. The destination is Esperancita, Honduras... a small town in the tropical countryside of Honduras, where God has led me to a mission field of orphaned children who have stollen my heart. The mission is this... to share the love of my Savior Jesus Christ in every way, and every day with these precious children. Esperancita translates to "little hope" in English, and yet I have no small hope for what the Lord can accomplish through my life, and through the lives of these children. I chose to title the blog "El Mayor Amor" (The Greatest Love), because I know the greatest Love quite personally. I love Him, because He first loved me! And, as the Bible commands, I seek to share that all-too-wonderful love with the children to whom the Lord has led me. As I aim to raise these children in the ways of the Lord, and assist with their most basic of needs (physical) and even their most complex of needs (love), please pray for me; That the love of my Savior would shine through my every action, and every deed... that in this area of "little hope" I could demonstrate the "greatest love" that points directly to Christ!