Team Honduras

Friday, May 9, 2014

Prayers of little children

It is so sweet to hear the prayers of little children. Here is what was heard today. Love prayer time. This was Josiah's prayer. Thank you Jesus for this day. Please be with Taylor Coats and Mrs. Myra Jones. Thank you Jesus that today is Friday cause we can eat popcorn tonight and that means we get pancakes tomorrow. In Jesus name amen. He hears the simplest of our prayers and praises. Have you thanked HIM for something today?

There is an Escape........

Today I took Valeria and Elvin to the dentist. As we were leaving heading to the car we passed a man maybe in his 30's sitting on a small wooden box. Tucked between his hands was a plastic bag with glue in it. He is a huffer. How sad to liv...e such a life as this. In 1 Corinthians 10:13 the Bible says .....there hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are Able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it. I think about his life and how he is only going to escape this trap one of only 2 ways ......(1) he will kill himself from the usage or (2) he will run to The Lord, the one that can give him the salvation he needs to overcome this addiction. there are many just like him. It might be you today. It might not be glue it might be drugs it might be alcohol it may even be something else that is holding you in bondage Well my friend I am here to tell you that God can change that He can set you free. You just need to call out to him and ask him to forgive you and ask him to help you overcome what has you trapped. He can change your future He can help you escape.

Tuesday, May 6, 2014

Have you ever longed for something?

As a parent we desire for our children to grow up and be better than we are. When Taylor and Hunter were little there was never a doubt in our minds about their education and the things that they would learn and the things they would grow to love. Having children in the home that we have not raised from birth has given us a different desire for each of them.

I remember when our kids were very small and even with Josiah and Micah....we would read to them especially at night before they went to bed. Something that I am sure that most of you may do. We would hold things up or point things out and get them to tell us the color. We couldn't wait until they could hold a pencil in their hand so we could teach them to write their own name.

Well, here things are a lot different. Culture is different. I am not saying that is doesn't happen but a I can tell you out of the 15 kids we have in the home....they didn't get bedtime stories read to them each night. Most of them didn't have parents who had time to teach them to write their names or even tell them their birthdates. This rings especially true for Kathya. She came into the home in October of 2012. She has been with us almost 18 months. When she came in she was getting ready to turn 10. She had never been to school, didn't know her letters or numbers. She did not know her birthday or even how to write her on name. We started from the ground up. It is a lot more challenging when kids are older. She has been taught that she didn't need to know those things she could survive like her mother collecting bottles and cans. However, she really wanted to learn. It takes patience that is for sure.........however, after many trials and errors....tears and much laughter.....she finally gets it. This week on Monday we were able to Kathya her very own Bible(full). She had a little new testament but we thought it fitting that she get her own bible because she can now read it by herself. What an honor it was to give it to her. We even wrote in the description that it was because today .....she could read it by herself.  Please continue to pray for her as it is still a little challenging but she is getting there.

What..........3 years already....................

It is so hard to believe that we have been here three years already. This post is actually a little late but we have been super busy and our computer is on the brink. (but that's another story)
When we arrived in April of 2011 we were expecting our fourth baby, jumped into a new culture, a new church, and a building project. It is amazing to see just what the Lord has done in that three years.  We thank you all who have supported us from the very beginning and those that have joined us on the journey along the way. We could not do what we do if it were not for givers, friends and supporters like you.