Tuesday, December 1, 2009

Huge Praise!

On June 28, 2009 the small country of Honduras stood up for thier democratic constitution and ousted president Manuel Zelaya who was wanting to change the constitution to stay in power. For the last 5 months, Honduras has struggled to cling to their constitution as much of the world said they were wrong for exciling the president. They were up against most of central america, the United States, and the United Nations. They have had victory in the last few days. The appointed president stepped down early in November, so that elections for a new president could take place November 29, this past Sunday.
God has answered many prayers, and a peaceful election was held Sunday. The winner of the election and new president of Honduras is Porfirio Lobo. I don't know much about him, but do know that he is being recognized as the new president by the U.S., Germany, Japan, Coasta Rica, and many other nations. This is a huge praise and a long awaited answer to see how things would turn out in Honduras. We give God all the glory as many in this nation and Honduras went to the Lord in prayer.

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Getting ready!

I have been wondering why I am still here, and I now know why. Sometimes we get to see the reasoning of God's timing and sometimes we don't. I have been blessed to see why I am still here and working at the hospital up to this point. A couple of weeks ago, I was talking to a guy at work about Honduras, who I was never supposed to meet, as he was going to be the one to take my positon when I left, and began to realize that he is one of the reasons I am still here. There are many people that go in and out of our lives, some are in our lives for a long season and some for a short season. I began talking to him about Honduras and he asked me for more information, so I gave him one of my letters. He came to me a few days later and told me how my letter and my story had impacted his life and how God had used it to make him examine his own life. I am excited to see how God will continue to work in his life and bring him closer to Himself.

Within the last month, I have been able to share with the youth at my old church about what God has called me to-Honduras. I was able to share with the high school on a Wedensday night and had a wonderful response from them. I encouraged them to go on the mission trip that the church is taking this coming summer that will be overseas. By the end of the night, they had more people signed up than they had spots for. I also got to talk to the middle school during the sunday school hour and encourage them toward missions. I actually got an email from one of the middle schoolers last night that told me she wants updates on what I am doing down in Honduras.

Now, for the exciting news, I talked to the mission board yesterday and they have told me I can leave the first of the year. I will be looking for a plane ticket and making preparations to leave right after a friend's wedding January 9th. I will be sending out another letter soon to make people aware of when I am leaving.

  • Please pray for the rest of my support to come in before I leave in January.
  • Please pray also for one of the missionaries from the hospital that is back here in the states right now receiving treatment for cancer who longs to be back in the place that she calls home, Honduras.

Thursday, September 24, 2009

Please pray for Honduras! I don't know if you have been following the news, but the ousted president of Honduras came back into the country on Monday and is camping out at the Brazilian embassy. There has been a curfew in the country for the last two days where no one is really allowed out of their homes and out on the streets. There have been many buisnesses shutdown as well as the airports and the borders. No one really knows when the curfew will be completely lifted. Today it was lifted for about 6 hours and people went to town to buy food. The tiendas and supermarkets are going to be out of food soon as the deliveries cannot be made if the curfew is not lifted soon. I just read tonight that already the curfew has cost the Honduran economy around $50million.

Please also pray for our country. Our president and government are backing the ousted president Zelaya who is a corrupt president. He wanted to change their constitution so he could stay in office for another term. He was ousted for wanting to go against and change their constitution. Now the U.S. , the UN and all of central america are backing Zelaya and saying they will not recognize any other president. The U.S. has already pulled visas from all the honduran congress and political leaders as well as millions of dollars in aid we send them yearly. The U.S. is wanting this small little country to change their democratic constitution to bring back a corrupt president and are putting all kinds of pressure on the Honduran government to do so. If they do not do what the U.S. says, they will loose lots of funding from us. They are fighting for their democracy! Please pray as they fight.

I am still in the process of raising support, and hope to leave by the end of October. Please continue to pray for my support and for God's timing in all of this. Please pray for God's direction with Honduras.

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

I am getting ready!!! My house is rented and my car just sold this past weekend!

I went to training in Kentucky the last weekend of August and was very encouraged by the people of the mission board there. I was very encouraged to come back and finish raising my support to be there by the last week of September to first week of October. I have about $13,000 more to raise before they will let me leave, so please pray that will all come in...soon!

Today, I have a meeting with the COO of the hospital to see what they can do for me as a hospital. Please pray for that time and that he would catch the vision.

Friday, August 21, 2009


Still making preparations for moving to Honduras for the next year. I am living back at mom and dad's house after staying with a friend for a couple of weeks. My support is coming in just a little slower than I had hoped and I am sure that is due to the economy, so please pray for that. My house is up for rent and a few people have looked at it, but nothing seems to be promising yet. Please pray for good renters soon!

I will be working up until the time that I leave. It's about to get a little crazy because two people are leaving on second shift, but we will manage. I will probably be leaving shortly after them, but do not desire to leave them in a huge bind either.

I have gone to renew my passport because it was going to expire June of 2010. After talking to several people about entry requirements to Honduras, I figured it was better to renew early. Some countries will not let you into the country if you have less than 6 months left until your passport expires. Please pray that my passport comes fast and that there are no problems with the processing of it.

I am headed up to Kentucky the weekend of the 28th and 29th for a training with Cornerstone International. I am excited to be meeting the team that will be a huge prayer support while I am on the field. We will get to worship together Saturday night. I am riding up with the Lent family, a family that will be going to the hospital around the same time I am. They will be in language school for the first three months in the city and then will come out to the hospital. I am very excited to get to meet them and for us to be able to encourage one another as we are on the same journey right now.

Last week, we moved my sister moved to school. She is at ABAC down in Tifton and enjoying it so far. She is starting to build relationships down there with her roommates and classmates. She is going to be looking for a good church down there, so if anyone knows of one, please let me know.

Please keep me in your prayers, not just now, but over the next year or so as well!

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Moving on

Thank you for visiting my blog. I will be posting here throughout my time in Honduras, so feel free to follow along and see what God is doing down in Central America.
Right now, I am in the process of packing up my house and getting things ready to move out, hopefully next weekend. I hope to have my house ready to rent by the beginning of August. Please be praying for good renters and that I will be able to get it rented in a timely manner. Have a blessed day!