Last week, not so much. But we pretended. We hosted our team for our biannual 2 day long organizational meetings. We splurged and closed the house up and turned the AC on. We had lots of coffee, pumpkin bread, scones, cinnamon rolls, and so much more "fallish foods"
We spent two days reviewing our goals and objectives for each ministry in La Ceiba
MEDICAL: We have hopes of opening our downtown clinic and lab soon. Construction is almost finished and we are in the stages of obtaining licensing. Please pray that all will continue to go smoothly and we will find favor with the government in getting permits.
PETER PROJECT: The boys moved to a new home with more space and it's closer to our project center. PP is in great need of finances. Will you please seek the LORD on behalf of the boys? Will you please pray about donating to this amazing ministry?
PUERTA DE ESPERANZA (PDE): The last two weeks have been very challenging for one of the moms. The situation that brought her to us is one of violence and abuse. She suffers on many levels and it's effecting life all around her. Please pray for wisdom for Alma, our PDE director, and for the house moms who live at the home and help take care of the single moms and their babies.
SEMINARY: We see it on the horizon! Soon soon construction will be finished and classes will be held in our own facility. We are in process for getting all government paperwork in order to be an actual institution with the ability to offer certificate and degrees. Our hope is that in February of 2018 we start with a class who will become our first graduates with a seminary degree in 2022. Please be praying for those who will be our first students.
SHORT TERM TEAMS: The Cains did an amazing job hosting teams this summer. It was sweet for us to watch them take over and take the ministry to a whole new level. Adam is currently scheduling teams for 2018. If your church is interested in bringing a team down, get in touch with him! Please pray about partnering with us in the area of physically coming here and working side by side with us to further the Kingdom of God here in La Ceiba, Honduras.
You know that John and I don't actually DO/day-to-day involvement in the above listed ministries, right? Except for construction on John's part. So what do we do? We get the BEST job of all! We get to love and serve those on our team who are in the grit of the above listed ministries day to day, minute by minute. Please pray that God extends all wisdom to us as we strive to lead and serve this team with all humility and Christlike service to them. The work they do day to day is hard and stressful, many days with little reward. Many days can go by where husband and wife/father and kids get little time together. Please help us pray for each of our teammates. That they would...
being rooted and grounded in love, may have power, together with all the saints, to comprehend the length and width and height and depth of His love, and to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, that you
may be filled with all the fullness of God...
This is also our prayer for each of you!