Sunday, September 29, 2013

Bible day

Today is Bible day here in Honduras. A day to celebrate the Word of God and the power that it has for salvation, for transformation, for comforting, for manifesting love etc. A day to celebrate the freedom we have to own a Bible and be able to freely share the Gospel. A day to remember to pray for those nations where owning a Bible is illegal. A day to remember to pray for the translation of the Bible in languages that do not have Bible translation yet. A day to remember to pray for those persecuted for bearing the name of Christ. A day to be thankful for the written Word of God, for the ability to read it and study it.
The church participated in a parade today for Bible day. We made signs and marched from one village to the next singing hymns and then had a church service to finish off the evening. It's so neat to see the Hondurans rejoice in the freedom they have to own Bibles and share the gospel.
So, I want to ask you to pray...pray for those who have never heard the gospel, pray for those who are yet to have a Bible in their own language, pray for translation and translators of the Bible, pray for those who are persecuted for the name of Christ, pray for those who live in countries where owning a Bible is illegal, pray for those who will never own a Bible and memorize the pages they can get their hands on, pray for God's Word to penetrate hearts with the truth.

Your word is a lamp unto my feet and a light unto my path. Psalm 119:105 

Independence Day

Independence day in Honduras is September 15th and is celebrated with parades and typical dancing. They also celebrate September 28th with cultural night, the day the soldiers actually reached the capital and Honduras was truly declared independent. I was able to go to a little of both. The 15th I was on call and had lots of patients in the hospital with labs. The 28th, I had a friend's birthday party to attend. Here are a few pictures.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Please pray!

Please pray for a little boy (9) in my Sunday School class who is in surgery now as I write this. He had a gun shot wound a couple of years ago and has had missing bone in his right humerus for several years now. He is having surgery by a visiting Orthopedic Surgeon to do a bone graft so that he will hopefully have more function of his right arm. Please pray that the surgery will be a success and that he will have use of this arm later in life. He was very nervous and not wanting the surgery this morning. In the picture he looks happy, but this doesn't show all the tears he shed today.
Ready for surgery

Saturday, September 7, 2013

Thursday night

Thursday night seemed just like any other with Missionary Fellowship. Sydney and I got home after fellowship and had some chai tea and were reading books. All of a sudden, she said Christine, there's another tarantula...oh and he was huge. When I went outside to get the machete, he hid in a corner. Set up a footstool on top of the kitchen table so I could reach to the ceiling. I didn't see where, so just went poking around with the machete until I found him. I lightly hit him about 5 times before he jumped down at me and hit the floor. I let out a huge scream!!! Then didn't want to get off the table! Finally went and put tennis shoes on...incase he came crawling toward me. Then, took me about 2 minutes to get the nerve up to smash him...he was way bigger than the blade of my machete!!! Ew gross.
kinda blurry, but you can see he was huge.

My heart was racing so fast after this!!! It took me forever to fall asleep.
This is only part of what is living in my roof. We also have rats and Iguanas.
The iguana that sleeps in my room some nights.