Friday, September 14, 2012

Month's worth of update

church picnic
About a month ago, we had a church picnic. Everyone helped cook the beef and chicken for the barbarq. The kids played several games of futbol, tag and frisbee waiting on the food to be done. It was an enjoyable time getting to know people better. We always find when we do stuff together like that, the members of the church work together so well and grow closer as a body.

Game to win a Bible, took about 15 mins
 to put together a 25 piece kids puzzle

We went up the mountain about two weeks ago to a village called Las Balles. There is no established evangelical church there and the youth group from our church have gone up a couple of times to evangelize. I went up one day with the youth group to do a service in the school. We went up by car because walking is about 3-4 hours. Anael, a young man in the church, has gotten 80 Proclaimers donated from the Bible Society in La Ceiba. This was our first time taking the Proclaimers up to the mountains. The mountain people are very uneducated and many cannot read. Proclaimers is the recorded Word of God that they can listen to. They were super excited about it.

Anael sharing about the Proclaimers
I just got back on Monday night from a Christians in Action Conference in San Salvador, El Salvador. Christians in Action International has a conference once a year for Latin American church leaders. I went with two other leaders from the church, Anael and Jose. It was about a 15 hour journey on the bus. I had a few problems getting into El Salvador because of arriving by plane and leaving the country by bus. God is sovereign and He gave me grace with immigration and I was able to attend the conference.

Us with leaders of the conference
We had 2 days of lectures and then church on Sunday. Sunday afternoon we went to the mountains with a small group from San Salvador that has a ministry about and hour and a half from the city. They go up once a week to share Jesus with a small community. It was a blessing to see their ministry. It was a blessing to get to know some of our brothers and sisters in Christ that are serving in Guatemala and El Salvador.
Ministry in the mountains

Friday, June 1, 2012

video of hospital loma de luz

Just wanted to share a video of hospital Loma de Luz that a recent vistor made. This is a good general overview of how the hospital functions day to day. I hope you enjoy getting a little glimpse of what we do day in and day out. I hope you see and feel compassion for the people as we the missionaries do.

Sunday, April 8, 2012

Happy Easter!!!

Happy Easter! He is Risen! He is alive!
We had a wonderful sunrise service at church this morning. We got up at 4:30 (really early, even for me) and walked to the top of the hill on the church property to have a sunrise service. The sunrise was beautiful, but what was even more beautiful was the worship that was sung to the Lord. I love worshiping the Lord in Spanish. Sometimes I wish I knew more than two languages so I could worship Him in other languages as well. There are different ways to express our adoration of Him in other languages.
As I was reflecting this morning on the resurrection, I was just thinking about the sunrise and why we do sunrise services. I like that in English, the word Sun and Son sound the same, so that we we talk about the sunrise, we are also talking about the sonrising that we celebrate today. We celebrate the death and resurrection of our dear and beloved Savior who rose conquering death!!! I was thinking about the sun and how it rises day in and day out and without it, there would be no light or life on the earth. It is God's way of providing light and life to the earth. Without the sun, the plants and animals and life as we know it, wouldn't survive. Well, Jesus' rising is God's way of providing light and life to us in our lives. He wants to provide that light and life to our lives daily as the sun does to the earth. Jesus is the light of the world and in Him, there is no darkness at all. We praise Jesus today for coming to earth, suffering and dying for us and being raised to new life. I pray that we are raised to new life in Jesus daily as the sun rises, that we will rise as well with Jesus at the forefront of our minds and hearts.
Many blessings for a blessed Easter celebration!
Jesus esta vivo! Jesus is alive!

Wednesday, April 4, 2012

It's been a long time.

It's been a long time since I have posted here on my blog. Sorry to those of you who have wanted to read updates.
This week is Semana Santa here in Honduras and Central America. The week before Easter is called Holy week, however is not very holy at all. Most people use the week of vacation to visit family and go to the beach along with all the worldly stuff that goes along with that. The hospital is closed Wed, Thurs, and Fri this week for the Semana Santa holiday.
Eventhough the hospital is closed today, there were surgeries scheduled, so I am here anyway. I just got finished helping give a blood transfusion with 20ml syringes in surgery. They couldn't get the back to work and the blood to infuse, so we punctured the bag and gave her about 20 syringes full of blood. This is her second unit today and we had to get it in her. We don't waste blood around here if we can help it.
Please pray for the young lady in surgery (still in surgery as I write this). She is 22 years old with 5 kids and has a very aggressive ovarian cancer. She was operated on 2 months ago and was supposed to start Chemotheropy (donated by a very generous person in the states) last week. Her tumor came back within 2 months and more than doubled in size in 3 weeks time. Please pray for healing. Please pray for wisdom in councling this young couple.
I hope that you have a blessed Semana Santa. Happy Easter. He is Risen. :)