Hello all: this is my first report to you all and I thank Dan for the chance to give an update on our Tuesday in Puerto Cortes and serving in the Mary Frenter Bilingual School.
I first met Dan and Chris in 2010 in Guatemala. Chris and I became “mission friends” (if you don’t have one you sure need to make one!) and to my great joy I find myself on our 6th adventure together!
Please take a moment to enjoy the video. In it are 3 girls singing Jesus Loves Me. Two of them, Ester and Yohana, were brought to the children’s village last October. We saw their great sorrow at being abandoned by their mother and torn from their home, though the circumstances they were raised in consisted of desperate poverty and neglect. Today they are happy, healthy 5 and 9 year old girls who know that Jesus loves them.
Early this morning we started with a sweet devotional from Amy about Jesus love for the children His disciples would have sent away and His words to us as His followers that we cannot enter the Kingdom of God unless we become like a child. We talked about how to be child-like in our approach to God. We thought of the precious ones who shower us with such lavish, trusting love each day here in Honduras.
Next was a nice breakfast where we were joined by Amy and Oscar Serrano and Mary Frenter. They shared their dreams for the school and village and their longing for a hope and a future for each child.
Next, we arrived at school. Dan and Frank worked on the see-saw, while Amy, Chris and I played with, taught and loved on lots of kids. We shopped next door at the Super Barato for great junk food to take to the older boys’ home this evening. After lunch, we 3 amigos completed work started yesterday to organize the school library.
In a few moments we get on the school bus for a joyful, hot ride to our hotel, accompanied by 70 or so sweaty, loud, happy ninos.
Gary and Sylvia pick up Eric Song’s group at the airport this afternoon and we can’t wait to get acquainted.
Your prayers bless us beyond anything you can imagine. We are grateful for your support and love.
On behalf of the team,