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Humility – Our first week in Honduras

04 Oct

Wow…It has already been one week since we’ve arrived in Honduras. One week in which I have been completely dependent upon other people. I’m beginning to understand how the people at the Tower of Babel felt. It is very humbling to be totally dependent on someone else. Even the simple task of buying groceries is a challenge. But, despite our difficulties…God has been so, so, Good!

Every once in awhile I need a good dose of humility…It reminds me that ultimately our very existence depends upon God.

While our current lack of language, and culture have been stretching, our Honduran brothers and sisters in Christ have been so welcoming and helpful. Our fellow missionary Michelle has been totally self sacrificing and has made our transition much smoother.

Here is a quick update:

  • Got our phone hooked up (Thanks Michelle & Bruce)
  • Got Internet (Remember those days of Dial-up? Don’t expect any video blogs anytime soon)
  • Ordered our appliances…Thanks Suyapa & Delmer. (Going to miss watching Jennie use the Pila = washing board)
  • Residency, in the works.
  • Bank account set up. (Thanks Pastor Evert…& Michelle)
  • Squished fist scorpion
  • Pet lizard lose in the house. (Thanks Obi)
  • Vehicle Hunting…(Thanks Michelle & Blanca)

Thank you all for your prayers and support. We couldn’t do it without you. Yes, Your prayers really do matter.

 
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Posted by on October 4, 2012 in In Field

 

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13 responses to “Humility – Our first week in Honduras

  1. Ron Ellis

    October 4, 2012 at 8:51 am

    Don’t squish the scorpions. Break off the tails, skewer and roast them over a fire. They taste like peanut-butter. At least the ones in Texas did. We love you all. God bless you.

     
  2. Cody Barr

    October 4, 2012 at 8:55 am

    Awesome to hear from you guys.

     
  3. Julia solo

    October 4, 2012 at 10:11 am

    Love hearing from u! Missing u

     
  4. Al Horila

    October 4, 2012 at 1:10 pm

    I am glad you are getting settled and everything sounds like it is going great. We continue to pray for you as you continue your mission to reach people for Christ.

     
  5. cleo&pete pearl

    October 4, 2012 at 2:40 pm

    Glad to hear all is going well. You can always depend upon someone to bring a pet in. We will patiently wait for the video, in the mean time it will just be great to hear. You can help Cassie when they get there. Give our love to everyone. Miss you much. Babe wants to know what stores and resturants are there that we can get gift cards to.

     
    • A Heart for Honduras

      October 4, 2012 at 3:04 pm

      Gift cards don’t work down here unfortunately…It is pretty much a cash culture.

       
  6. cleo&pete pearl

    October 4, 2012 at 3:22 pm

    i guess i did leave it right and didn’t know it. I’ll tell Babe. Thankyou. Love ya.

     
  7. lisa

    October 4, 2012 at 6:06 pm

    omg i am so excited about this! i am so proud of you ! praying for you and thinking of you often! xoxo

     
  8. Angie Pearl

    October 5, 2012 at 6:17 am

    Glad to hear you are all doing well and getting settled. i looked up the pila online, cool looking item to use. nice variety of pets too, scorpions, lizards, puppies, anythingelse? Love you all. Angie

     
  9. Mom

    October 5, 2012 at 3:08 pm

    Like usual I love the stories about the kids and their never ending adventures! The lizard will come out to look for water so look in the bathroom they like to hang around the toilets to at lest I have found a few their at Jens house. Sure miss you guys so much, have you got an address yet? birthdays are coming up soon? Hang in there….Lov Ma

     
  10. Dad

    October 6, 2012 at 1:26 pm

    Sounds like you are doiing well and making progress. I keep thinking that you guys are going to walk in through the back door at any time then reality sets in and reminds me that it wont be for anytime soon. Glad to see you are getting familiar with the local animal kingdom. Make sure you check your shoes before puttng them on! Are you guys able to text? Do you have a mailing address? Can you skype? I know easy with all the questions. Just wanted to know the different ways we can connect. Love you and miss you all. Praying for you daily. Standing in Grace,Dad.

     
  11. Christine Slover

    October 16, 2012 at 12:25 pm

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