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December 2014 Update

Dear Ministry Partners,

It’s New Year’s Eve. Wow! 2014 will be over in just a few hours, and we’ll be starting a new year. I am grateful to God for this past year and am excited to see what He’ll do with this new year.

The new year of English classes starts on Saturday. I know I’ll have some new students, but I don’t know yet which classes they’ll be in. Hopefully, they’ll all have completed the registration form by Friday afternoon.

My continuing students will continue with the course “God Loves the Outcast.” They will complete that course during this trimester. The new students will be the first students to use the curriculum I have been working on off-and-on for the past year. It’ll be interesting to see which pieces work well and which need to be altered. Hopefully, we’ll end the year with a good curriculum for beginners in Latin America.

Please join me in praying for all of my students as we prepare for another year of study. May God guide each of us as we seek to follow the path He lays before us.

Thank you for your faithfulness throughout 2014.

With love from Honduras,

Star

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.-Romans 15:13 (NIV)

 
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Posted by on December 31, 2014 in Honduras, Prayer Requests, Updates

 

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November 2014 Update

Dear Ministry Partners,

The highlight of the month of November was the International Conference on Missions in Columbus, OH. I attended the pre-conference that was exclusively for missionaries, as well as the general conference. The conference theme was “Vertical.” What does that mean? If we strengthen our vertical relationship (with God), it will overflow into our horizontal relationships (our ministries). The conference came at a great time for me, as I really needed to refocus. I still have much to think and pray about as a result of the many workshops I attended. I am very grateful for God’s provision in making my attendance possible!

One of many workshops

One of many workshops

An ICOM main session

An ICOM main session

The Wall of Unreached People Groups

The Wall of Unreached People Groups

 

 

 

 

 

 

Veronica and Star

Veronica and Sta

After the conference ended, my hostess took me to Parkersburg, WV where I was well-taken-care-of by several Women of Purpose (WOP) team members. I had dinner with several of them the first night, lunch with Terri the next day, and dinner with Kay that night.All the meals I had in Parkersburg were excellent. I had steak twice and grilled salmon once. At the first dinner, I met Veronica, whose incredible story I shared on Facebook. If you missed it on Facebook, you can read it here.

Terri also took me to Wal-Mart and the Family Christian Store. Kay took me to Books-a-Million. I greatly enjoyed my day and a half in Parkersburg.

Those women really know how to take care of missionaries, something I first discovered at the retreat they conducted in Honduras in November of 2012. So far, that’s the only one I’ve been able to attend, but it is an annual event for women missionaries in Honduras. They had somewhere around 115 or 120 missionaries attend this year.

Star and Jo Ann

Star and Jo Ann

My hostess in Reynoldsburg/Columbus was Jo Ann, whom I met for the first time when she picked me up at the airport in Columbus. However, we had been Facebook friends since 2012, when she sponsored me to attend the WOP retreat in Honduras. Jo Ann, her husband Mike, and their dog Sami were great hosts.

The night before my return to Honduras, I gave a presentation at the Reynoldsburg Church of Christ, where Mike and Jo Ann attend. I enjoyed doing the presentation and it went well, until we ran into one technical issue with the presentation software. That was resolved and I continued. There were several questions afterwards, and the people seemed to be genuinely interested.

I was very blessed by all the people God put in my path during those two weeks (and the months leading up to them) in the States. I have discovered over the years that I really do have family everywhere I go. I thank God for each brother and sister He arranges to cross my path!

The rest of the month was occupied with more English classes. We are approaching the Christmas break, and the teens are out of school until the second week or so of February. This is their equivalent of the summer break in the U.S. We will have about 13 days off from English classes and then we’ll start the first trimester of 2015!

Brother Moises is currently in the process of interviewing and selecting new students. I have many lessons to prepare for next year, but I am looking forward to the new year and working with both my current students and my new students.

Praises

  1. Great conference
  2. Successful presentation
  3. New friends and contacts made at the conference

Prayer Requests

  1. For God to bring the students to my classes whom He wants in my classes.
  2. That my current students will continue their good work and keep pressing on to the end of the term.

As you do your online shopping, please be sure to use the links on my website to support my ministry through your Amazon.com and ChristianBook.com purchases. Amazon.com and ChristianBook.com both pay me a small fee for purchases made through my links.

Also, if you would like to partner with me financially, read “Become a Ministry Partner” to get the details on how to make a deductible or non-deductible gift to help pay for my monthly expenses.

Thank you so much for your continuing prayers!

I hope each of you has a wonderful, joyful, and peaceful Christmas season as we all celebrate the birth of our Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ!

With love from Honduras,

Star

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

 

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October 2014 Update

Dear Ministry Partners,

Yet another month has flown by, so it’s time for another short update.

Missionary Day Apart

Missionary Day Apart

The highlight of this month had nothing to do with my classes or my students. This past Wednesday, Schools of Hope and The Honduran Fellowship of Missionaries and Ministries co-sponsored the second annual “Missionary Day Apart” here in Tegucigalpa. It was a day of fun, teaching, encouragement, fellowship, and prayer. Several missionaries said they felt as if one or more of the messages were specifically for them.

I took pictures throughout the day, but I was still able to enjoy myself, get encouraged, meet some new people, and get some food for thought. The day ended with a powerful time of prayer for each missionary individually.

As I look forward to the International Conference on Missions in November, I anticipate a lot more encouragement, new friends, food for thought, and powerful prayer times. I also expect to be challenged.

One other high point in October occurred as I was waiting at the church gate for my taxi one afternoon. A young Honduran man was walking by and stopped to talk to me. He spoke fairly good English. In our three or four minute conversation, he thanked me three times for being here. It was a nice end to the day!

English classes continued this month as scheduled, with the exception of a few days when my teen students couldn’t come because of school activities. I used that time to work on a presention I will be doing in November. We didn’t have any exams this month, but I know the students are making progress. Next month, we will have exams and again in December.

As this year quickly approaches it’s close, please pray for my students and me to finish strong!

Praise Reports

Thank you all for praying for rain. One of the two main reservoirs for the city was full last week and the second was almost full. We’ve had more rain since then, so I would guess that both are now full. This is wonderful, since we will be transitioning into the dry season during the month of November. Hopefully, the water we have now will be enough to make additional water rationing unnecessary.

Prayer Requests

  • That God will bring me the right students for new classes in January.
  • That God will continue to guide me as I prepare new English lessons and my mission presentation for November.
  • That He will help my students to finish this school year strong.
  • That God will continue to provide for my financial needs.
  • That I will hear whatever God wants me to hear during my time at the International Conference on Missions and will respond accordingly.

As you do your online shopping, please be sure to use the links on my website to support my ministry through your Amazon.com and ChristianBook.com purchases. Amazon.com and ChristianBook.com both pay me a small fee for purchases made through my links.

Also, if you would like to partner with me financially, read “Become a Ministry Partner” to get the details on how to make a deductible or non-deductible gift to help pay for my monthly expenses.

Thank you so much for your continuing prayers!

With love from Honduras,

Star

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

 
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Posted by on November 1, 2014 in Honduras, Prayer Requests, Updates

 

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September 2014 Update

My dear ministry supporters,

September has passed already! Wow! This year is certainly going by quickly.

We successfully completed our second trimester on September 13. During the one-week break between terms, I focused on preparing the presentation I will do in November. I have more work to do on this. God has graciously given me ideas and a great story to tell.

On September 22, our final term of the year started. Several students chose not to continue with classes this term. This is a voluntary program for all of the students, so I know some students will dropout along the way, for a variety of reasons. We will start enrolling new students in December for classes that will begin in January.

I’m continuing to work on lessons for the new beginning students. I have made good progress, but there is much more to do. I still hope to finish by Christmas, but it’s going to be difficult.

We had more rain in September than we’ve seen in many months. Still, we are very short on water. Please pray for more rain.

The highlight of the month was September 28, when eight teens and two adults were baptized in the river at San Matias. It was a great day. The teens and children enjoyed the chance to swim or play in the water. I enjoyed the chance to be out of the city and to take pictures. Photography used to be a hobby for me, but it’s been years since I’ve had any time for it. Hopefully, I’ll have another opportunity in the near future. In the meantime, enjoy this sample from the baptisms:

 

Prayer Requests

  • That God will bring me the right students for the new classes.
  • That God will continue to guide me as I prepare new English lessons and my mission presentation for November.
  • That God will send us more rain.
  • That He will help my students to finish this school year strong.
  • That God will continue to provide for my financial needs.

If you shop at Amazon.com or Christianbook,com, please be sure to use the links on my website, you’ll be supporting my ministry. Amazon.com and ChristianBook.com both pay me a small fee for purchases made through my links.

Also, if you would like to partner with me financially, read “Become a Ministry Partner” to get the details on how to make a deductible or non-deductible gift to help pay for my monthly expenses.

Thank you so much for your continuing prayers! I miss you and look forward to seeing you all soon.

With love from Honduras,

Star

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

 
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Posted by on October 10, 2014 in Honduras, Prayer Requests, Updates

 

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August 2014 Update

Dear Ministry Partners,

August was a fairly routine month. Classes continued as scheduled, and I made significant progress in developing the new beginners’ course.

We had a few days at the end of August when it rained in the evenings. Hopefully, this is the beginning of the end of the drought that has taken a severe toll on many crops across the country, resulting in higher prices at the supermarket, as well as shortages.

The highlight of the month was the dedication of the house we built in July with the mission team from Texas, Florida, and Tegucigalpa. I had not seen the house with the door and shutters installed, so it was nice to see the finished product.

Our World Race team of seven women arrived the afternoon of August 31. They will be participating in many of the church’s ministries throughout the month of September. If you’d like to read about the team members and follow their blogs, please check out the World Race website.

Prayer Requests

  • For my students to maintain their focus as we approach the end of this term.
  • For the rains to continue.
  • For the health and safety of the World Race team and Spirit-led ministry throughout September.
  • For the Lord’s guidance as I prepare a presentation for my November trip.

 

Remember, if you would like to partner with me financially, read “Become a Ministry Partner” to get the details on how to make a deductible or non-deductible gift to help pay for my monthly expenses.

Also, please remember when you shop online that if you buy through the links on my website, you’ll be supporting my ministry. Amazon.com and ChristianBook.com both pay me a small fee for purchases made through my links.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Thank you so much for continuing to pray!

With love from Honduras,

Star

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

 
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Posted by on September 10, 2014 in Honduras, Prayer Requests, Updates

 

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July 2014 Update

Dear ministry partners,

Last time, I told you we had another mission team after our two Tennessee teams. This team consisted of three Texans and one Honduran-Floridian. We also had a few excellent local workers to help us.

The first project was to build a new house for Prospiro. We finished the house very quickly, so we had time to paint it, also. Junior and friends have now built and installed the door and window shutters. The house blessing is scheduled for August 24, so I’ll be able to get pictures of the door and shutters then.

The second construction project was to build a tiny house for Manuel. His old house was a shack that was in terrible condition. We only had one morning to work on it, but Mauricio and Eliezer completed the work the next week. Moises told me that Manuel is very happy because this is the first real house he’s ever lived in.

Moises and Maria

Moises and Maria

 

We also made a few home visits, including one to Maria Ponce, who is now 89. She was very thin and frail, but in good spirits.

 

 

 

English classes have resumed and will continue until the middle of September. Then, we’ll have one week off before starting another term.

We are looking forward to the September 1 arrival of our second World Race team. We will host a team of seven women. They have been in Latin America since January. Please pray that they will have a safe and successful month of ministry here.

Tegucigalpa is still very much in need of rain. Please pray for gentle, soaking rains. We don’t need  floods, but we definitely need rain.

That’s all the news for July. Remember, if you would like to partner with me financially, read “Become a Ministry Partner” to get the details on how to make a deductible or non-deductible gift to help pay for my monthly expenses.

Also, please remember when you shop online that if you buy through the links on my website, you’ll be supporting my ministry. Amazon.com and ChristianBook.com both pay me a small fee for purchases made through my links.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Thank you so much for continuing to pray!

With love from Honduras,

Star

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

 
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Posted by on August 16, 2014 in Honduras, Prayer Requests

 

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June 2014 Update

Praise God for the month of June! It was a good month. After my trip to the States in April and May, it was good to be back home. We started a new term of English classes, which will run until the middle of September, minus three weeks for mission teams.

After our first two weeks of classes, we dismissed for two weeks so the students and I could spend time helping the two mission teams from Harpeth Hills Church of Christ in Nashville, TN. The first team arrived on June 17th. They worked on a couple of construction projects, distributed food and clothing, visited a boys’ home, visited the public hospital, and held a youth rally at the church building.

Several students set up tables for distributing clothing and toys. Included with the clothes were some books. I was allowed to take a few for my classes. Nancy quickly skimmed through one of them. The rest of the group started tearing off a roof so they could replace it.

The next project was to put in a concrete roof over part of a house in Yaguacire and lay a concrete floor in the room below the new roof. Some of us also delivered a few food packages in the area.

The second group from Harpeth Hills arrived June 24.  This week’s activities included moving all construction materials (sand, gravel, bags of cement, lumber, siding, and cinder blocks) to a small work site that was, by Moises’ estimate, about half a mile down concrete steps. This, of course, means it was a long walk back up the steps. A small group stayed at the church building to distribute clothing and food packages. Another small group went to one of last week’s sites to finish putting on the new roof.

We also visited PREPACE, which is a day care and rehabilitation center for children with cerebral palsy. I had never been there before and found it very interesting. That afternoon, the group split up. Some helped with after-school activities for the kids at the Compassion International project at the church building. The rest of the team went back to work on the little house.

On the final heavy work day, the team moved 400 cinder blocks from the river up to the church building in Mala Laja. It was uphill all the way. Everyone worked hard and did a great job. One group also distributed clothing and food packages.

The youth rally Sunday evening was my personal highlight of the week as three of our teens gave their testimonies, including two of my students, Fanny and Junior. I enjoyed the singing, too, especially Matthew leading everyone in “My God Is So Big.”

All in all, it was a very productive two weeks. Many people were served, challenged, or encouraged. We look forward to working with next year’s teams. Thank you, Harpeth Hills!

As the second team flew home, my students and I were back in the classroom for a week. Personally, I needed the time to recuperate before the arrival of the next team! I’ll tell you about that week next time.

There’s a huge need in Tegucigalpa for rain. This is the rainy season, but we’ve had very little rain. Please pray that we start getting normal rainfall very soon. I read this week that the bean crop is expected to be only 20% of normal and other missionaries have noticed a shortage of beans in the stores. For most Hondurans, beans are a major part of their regular diet because they’re cheap. I don’t think there is a cheap alternative for them.

Please remember when you shop online that if you buy through the links on my website, you’ll be supporting my ministry. Amazon.com and ChristianBook.com both pay me a small fee for purchases made through my links.

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.

Thank you so much for continuing to pray!

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

With love from Honduras,

Star

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

 

 
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Posted by on July 25, 2014 in Honduras, Prayer Requests

 

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March 2014 Update

Dear ministry partners,

I am currently in the midst of a two-month trip to the U.S., but I want to give you an update for the month of March.

During the month, we completed the trimester of English classes and hosted a mission team from CompassionMed International. Class days were fairly routine; however, the final exams were different. This time, there were two oral components: telling me one of four Bible stories and answering one of four questions included in “Elements of the Gospel.” Most of the students had a little difficulty with these oral components, but they did quite well. We will continue to work on these activities during the rest of this year. We will learn four more stories during the next trimester and will continue to work on “Elements of the Gospel.”

Listening to the patient describe the problem

Listening to the patient describe the problem

The highlight of the month was definitely the week the CompassionMed team worked with us. They examined and treated over 700 patients, and distributed over 40,000 vitamins, 1200 toothbrushes and tubes of tooth paste, and 2,000 doses of anti-parasitic medication. The team also distributed food packages to at least 20 families. The first few days were spent in Tegucigalpa, but then we headed to Nacaome, a little town more than an hour south of the city. We conducted medical clinics in Nacaome and two nearby villages (Hondable and Los Torres).

It was certainly hot there, but everyone was well-hydrated and performed well. Most of the team members are students or faculty members of the University of North Carolina.

As you can see in the photos, Junior, one of my English students, was a good helper. He helped Vicente (our bus driver), loaded and unloaded luggage and equipment, handed out anti-parasite medication and instructed the patients to chew the tablets, tried his hand at translating at the triage station, helped control patient flow, and practiced his English.

In a few weeks, students will register for the summer term, which starts June 2. I’m looking forward to spending time with my students again as we work together to improve our abilities to speak another language. We can do it!

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 $400 a month for my expenses.

Please remember when you shop online that if you buy through the links on my website, you’ll be supporting my ministry. Amazon.com and ChristianBook.com both pay me a small fee for purchases made through my links.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Thank you so much for continuing to pray!

With love from the USA,

Star

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

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2014 in Honduras, Prayer Requests

 

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February 2014 Update

Dear ministry partners,

Test Day

Test Day for my adult students

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.

My students at CCI Fellowship

My students at CCI Fellowship

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.

Please remember when you shop online that if you buy through the links on my website, you’ll be supporting my ministry. Amazon.com and ChristianBook.com both pay me a small fee for purchases made through my links.

May the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you all. Amen.

Please keep praying!

With love from Honduras,

Star

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

 
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Posted by on March 5, 2014 in Honduras, Prayer Requests

 

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January 2014 Update

Dear ministry partners,

Another month is about to end! Today, the teens in my morning class had an opportunity to tell me the first two stories in our “God Loves the Outcast” course, recite Deuteronomy 7:9 in Spanish, and answer the question “Who is Jesus?” from the paper “Elements of the Gospel.” They need to continue their practice, but they did very well. The first two stories in the course are “God Created Everything” (from Genesis 1:1-2:3) and “God Created People” (from Genesis 1:27-2:25). Today, we started on “The People Disobey God” from Genesis 3. The last story for this term will be “David Becomes King” from 1 Samuel 16 and 2 Samuel 7:10-16.

Most of my students go back to school on Monday. They’ve been on vacation since the end of November. This is their “summer” break. The public schools follow a February-November schedule. The private schools are split between this schedule and an August-May/June schedule.

Mauricio

Mauricio

Junior

Junior

A lamp for the desk

A lamp for the desk

 

 

 

 

 

 

Earlier this month, Mauricio and Junior helped me reconfigure the Internet cables so that we now have wired connections to each of the computers in my classroom. This not only provides a faster connection to the Internet, but also reduces the students’ exposure to the radiation generated by wireless devices. We moved the router and cable modem out of the nursery, since younger children are particularly sensitive to the cumulative effects of the radiation. While we’ll all continue to be exposed to low levels of radiation through the normal course of our lives, this change will help a tiny bit and was not expensive.

I was also able to purchase a desk lamp for each of the three computers at the back of the room. The overhead lights don’t light that area very well. Now, the students can easily see the keyboard and their notes.

Computer lab

Computer lab

 

It is my plan to continue to make the computers available to the students during designated lab times so they can use Duolingo and Anki to review vocabulary and grammar, and practice their listening skills. I also hope that next fall I will be able to offer some short courses on special topics during December and January when the students are out of school.

 

 

We are currently in the first week of our Scripture Memory Challenge. Except for the three students who were absent on the day their classmates signed up to participate, 100% of the students are participating! This will be a great help to them in learning English, but more importantly, will help grow spiritually. They will be thinking about the verses and hiding them in their hearts. The Holy Spirit will bring these verses to mind weeks, months, or years from now when the students find themselves in a situation where they need these words, either for themselves or for someone they are trying to encourage or comfort. We are not just learning the verses in English, though. This is a bilingual challenge! We are learning the verses in both Spanish and English. I say “we” because I am doing this, too. In addition, at least one person in Oklahoma and Jason Pagel’s youth group at Harpeth Hills Church of Christ in Brentwood (Nashville), TN, is also participating. We just might have to work in a little competition when Jason brings two teams from the youth group down here in June! 🙂

The verses we will be learning are from set 1 of the Fighter Verses. If you want to participate with us, it’s not too late to start! Just go to the Scripture Memory page and start memorizing! Don’t worry about not knowing Spanish. The links on the Scripture Memory page will take you to BibleGateway.com, where you can hear the verses in both English and Spanish.

Juan Orlando Hernández was sworn in as president of the Republic of Honduras this past Monday, January 27. I was able to watch some of the ceremony on the Internet between classes. Everything went well. I heard that evening that there had been a protest march, but the marchers weren’t able to get close to the National Stadium, so there was no disruption of the festivities.

As I said last month, every day of peace is a day of thanksgiving for lives saved and another chance to share God’s love with these beautiful and desperate people. Please pray that the peace continues and all parties will come together in a spirit of unity and reconciliation to begin a united attack on the source of the poverty and violence that grips this nation.

I have made good progress on my “to do” list last month an continuing through this month, but there is still much to do. I have made all the necessary reservations for my spring trip. I’m very grateful that I was approved to lease a car from the Grace Corporation in Max, ND. Including the extra travel costs involved with leasing a car so far from San Antonio, I will still save about 50% of what it would cost me to rent a car in San Antonio. I also have confirmed reservations with all of the families who will host me during my trip. This is wonderful!

I have openings on my schedule yet to speak to your groups, large or small, during my time in Texas (April 10-May 18). Please let me know soon if you want to get on my schedule. Fridays, in particular, fill up quickly.

Please continue to pray with me that it will be safe to walk between my home and the church building by this July (one year after One Nation One Day and six months under the new administration), that the areas considered to be hazardous will become safe for everyone.

This month, I am thanking God for seven years of productive and fruitful life following my lumpectomy for breast cancer on January 23, 2007. I trust that He will continue to guide me in His ways and on His path! Thank you, Lord!

I am very grateful for the way God has provided for me during these past 32 months, first in Costa Rica and now in Honduras, through my financial and prayer partners in several states and by protecting my investment accounts from major declines. My accounts are not doing well this month, but I am trusting that God will continue to provide for me as He sees fit in the years to come, wherever He sends me.

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 $500 a month for my monthly living expenses.

Please remember when you shop online that if you buy through the links on my website, you’ll be supporting my ministry. Amazon.com and ChristianBook.com both pay me a small fee for purchases made through my links.

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Now may the Lord of Peace Himself give you peace at all times and in every way. May He grant you the desires of your heart as you seek His desires for you. May God grant you a patient and joyous spirit as you wait for springtime and especially as you wait in anticipation of Jesus’ return. In all things, to God be the glory. Amen!

Please keep praying!

With love from Honduras,

Star

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

 
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Posted by on January 30, 2014 in Honduras, Prayer Requests, Scriptures, Updates

 

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