Rainy season is definitely here! The mountains are looking lush and green and the hills that were barren with dust & dirt are now frosted with vegetation.
Scattered throughout the villages you can see locals working the soil with makeshift hoes with crooked handles while the small children play amongst their parents.
Our once dry and dusty road has turned into a pitted muddy trail with long ruts and grooves created from the heavy rains.
Mosquito activity has increased as well as snake and toad sightings.
While the rain has its challenges, it comes with an expectation of a harvest. Almost every Honduran living amongst us have been working hard to get their crops in the now, moist workable soil.
We on the other hand are looking forward to a different type of harvest. We are looking for spiritual fruit. We are working the grounds of Honduras for a crop of eternal value.
Here is how our last month has looked:
- Held a camp for a group of special needs children. I (Tim) got to dress up like a soldier in camouflage and hide in a tree while the kids tried to find me. Our theme was Soldier and was focused on the Armor of God.
- Backed our Spanish tutoring down to half-time. But I feel it is hurting my already suffering Spanish. Really need a National Honduran for a neighbor.
- Now that Tutoring is taking up less time, working more hours around the camp property. Tons of maintenance projects to keep up on along with new projects to tackle.
- Trying to figure out what to do with our kids schooling next year. It’s a challenge.
- Got side swiped by a gas truck, which gave my newly purchased truck some character.
- Working on trying to finish up the new bathroom off of our main building.
- Installed some drainage on the workshop. All the buildings need it.
- Went to the market in downtown Tegus. Cool experience.
A lot is going on. Many hours have been poured into language studies with a lot more to go. But I’m holding out for that rainy season. I’m holding on to the anticipation of a harvest. Right now it’s tilling and watering. But I’m trusting God that in due time, He will provide a ripe harvest.
Thank you all so much for your prayers and support. Hey…Hey…Your prayers REALLY do matter!