Friday, September 19, 2008

home again

Wow, what a whirlwind week! After a long day of travel, we finally made it home. Kylie was such a trooper. She wins the Best Baby Award! We had such a good time and I was so blessed. I'm looking forward to more opportunities of going back. Honduras is the 2nd poorest Central American country. Such an eye-opening experience, but so necessary. I can't believe all the things we complain about here-we are so spoiled. We met some wonderful people and spent some great time with the family. Please continue to keep Mike and Golden and their kids in your prayers. The're doing great, but it definitely takes time to adjust to a new culture and way of life.

One experience that really blessed us was meeting Sister Maria. She is a nun who started a daycare for small children who were left to fend for themselves while their parents were working. She gave up the opportunity to live in the United States to do this and her family thinks she is crazy. She told us she has 92 children now. She feeds them everyday, trusting that the Lord will provide the food, which He faithfully has. At this point, her only source of water is whatever the rain brings. She is hoping to start a nursing home too. She is so giving and so joyful, even in the midst of such difficulty. And the love she has for the children is so evident; she even doted over Kylie. We got to help pass out food for the daily meal and entertain the children a little, but I think we were the ones ministered to.

Pictures will be coming soon...

3 comments:

chewhi said...

wow... she is really living out the Word's admonition to take care of widows and orphans, isn't she? what a blessing to work alongside her for a time.

glad you guys are back safe and sound!

Deb said...

Welcome home!!!

Whit said...

I would love to see some photos when you get a chance! So glad you made it back safely.