Family is Crucial in Life
This past month of April was very special to me, why? Because my mom was able to come here and visit for the first time. We were on countdown for this to happen for a long time and the time finally came. I was so overly excited to see my mother here on the mission field that we work for the Lord on. She had some fear because she has heard that it is dangerous here and now that she has seen it, she cant wait to come back again. When she arrived we met her at the airport with a sign that I drew for her to welcome her to Roatan, Honduras. She was only here for three full days, and we were able to run her ragged to show her all of the island. She was able to see me teach at the rehab and also she was able to see me teach our life group that we have on Thursday nights at our house. She was able to have some good Honduran coffee, see a beautiful sunset, see some macaws, see some monkeys, see some sloths, and eat Honduran specialty foods. I was so glad that she was able to make it here and I hope that she can make it here again but for a little bit longer of a time. This is why I said family is crucial, because she came here to visit me and it has really filled me up to keep doing what God has called me to do.
As soon as my mom left we had another friend that came to visit us from the mainland of Honduras. She is running the children's program of Celebrate Recovery called "Celebration Place." She was able to come and visit us here on the island for two days from San Pedro Sula, Honduras. We were so glad that she came and visited us and we were able to show her different parts of the island. We now have told her she could come back whenever she wanted and that she is considered family to us.
Another big project that we have been working on is a bathroom and shower for a young woman who has never had one before. This is a big project and I have been out there doing construction sometimes four days out of the week to get this project done. We are getting close to the end and I hope that my next blog for the month of May will show you the end result of this bathroom and shower. This young woman has truly become family to us and she is a part of our life group that we have on Thursday nights.
Celebrate Recovery is still in the works here. I am currently in the middle of a step study with a few men on Monday evenings. We are currently working on our inventories, so I ask that you continue to pray that the men in this group find healing in their hurts that they have held onto from their past. We have created a bond with one another and we truly have become family and look out for one another when each of us are in need. I am so thankful for CR because it changed my life and I know it can change the lives of the men here on the island.
We still are currently teaching at the rehab center for drugs and alcohol two days a week. We do this on Tuesday and Thursday mornings for two hours each day. They have truly become family to us and Lorenda and I truly look out for these men and woman as if they were real family. Please continue that the word of God is pressed into these men so that once they get out they too can become great disciple makers for God's kingdom.
I am so thankful for each of you who are praying for us and I ask that you continue to pray for my mother as she one day will return for a longer period of time. I also ask that you pray for the celebrate recovery children's program that is running in San Pedro Sula, Honduras, that it will keep striving to help the children of that area. Another prayer request that I have is for the construction project, that it will come to fruition by the end of the month of May and this young lady can have a bathroom and a shower. One of the biggest request is for CR and the step study group that I am leading. We would like if you would pray for these men to release their hurts from their past so that they can find complete healing through Jesus Christ. Another request is for the rehab, and for the men who are in there trying to rid their addictions, but most of all that they find the love of Jesus Christ and accept Him as their Lord and Savior. Again we are so thankful for your prayers and your sacrificial giving that has made all of this happen here in Roatan, Honduras. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you.