Dear ministry partners,
The short month of February seemed very short. It was a fairly routine month of classes, tests, and more lesson preparations. I might not meet my goal of completing all the lessons for this year before I leave for the U.S. at the end of March, but I have finished the lessons for the next trimester, and have a good start on the remaining lessons for this year. I still have much work ahead on the new beginner’s course to start in January. That’s why I wanted to get the rest of this year’s lessons finished now. It’s still possible, and if I don’t finish, I think I’ll be pretty close to finishing.
My students and I are still working on the bilingual Scripture memory challenge. It’s definitely a challenge! I pray that we’ll all continue, as it is a worthwhile habit to develop. If you want to join us, the verses are listed on the Scripture Memory page on this site.
One non-routine activity in February was the attendence of four of my students at CCI Fellowship’s English worship service. It was a pleasure to look down the row and see them with their bilingual Bibles that they received in class in January open on their laps. They were reading the Scriptures as the reference appeared on the projection screen. Moises offered to take some students once a month, so hopefully, this won’t be their only visit. They’ve been asking to sing Christian songs in class. I will have to download some YouTube videos in case the Internet goes out again. I have a few now, but I will get some more.
Also, Moises, Evita, and I visited an alcohol rehabilitation center in Catacamas. It’s a four to four-and-a-half hour drive one way, depending on traffic and how many times you get stopped at the police checkpoints. The first time we got stopped, the policeman told Evita she had to put her seatbelt on, even though she was in the back seat. Finding the buckle end took a little effort, and was probably a little humorous to an observer, but Moises finally found it. It was a very long, but good, day.
In March, we will have a team here from CompassionMed International in North Carolina. They will be here for a week, conducting medical clinics in the city and in the Nacaome area, south of Tegucigalpa. I will be going with the team, so we will not have English classes that week.
After the mission week, we’ll have the final classes of this trimester.
Then, I’ll be leaving for the U.S. In addition to a time of visiting with supporters, family, and friends, this will also be a time of much study and some training. I am very much looking forward to this trip!
If you would like to partner with me financially, please read “Become a Ministry Partner” for details on how to make a deductible or non-deductible gift to help pay for my monthly expenses. Although I am using my retirement accounts to pay many of my expenses in Honduras, I still need to raise an additional $450 a month for my expenses.
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May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.
Please keep praying!
With love from Honduras,
The Lord is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer;
my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge,
my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold. -Psalm 18:1