Friday, May 26, 2006

well we made it back a day early! yay.. that was a rough 3 hr drive. we left yesterday morning early and got to Yoro around 1:30 pm. osmany met with the baptist pastor of a church there in Yoro. We all had supper last night in the hotel we are staying in, Hotel Marquez. The hotel was really really nice. i definatly was not expecting air conditioning, soft beds, runnig water much less hott water. i was in a room by myself, but jennifer, osmany, and rebeca were just down the hall. i wasnt sure how much i liked being by myself at first, it gave me alot of time to think. well it turned out, last night was the best night i have had since ive been in Honduras. i began to watch tv and the only channel that was english immediatly turned to spanish... i was like MAN!!! so i turned the TV off and put in my ipod. the Lord showed me that i needed to use that time to spend with Him. i had an amazing time of worship and study of the scriptures.
the song that really struck me when i was listening is called "i would die for You" by mercy me. it really hit me hard, my life has never been this clear before. i mean since i have been here in Honduras. you never really know why your alive until you realize what you would die for. its the truth, i never really understood life until i realized "to live is Christ and to die is gain".
i also began to read in "beyond the gates of splendor" by elisabeth elloit. her husband gave up his life to bring the Gospel to the Acua indians in ecuador. everyone back home gave him a hard time for leaving, wanting him to stirr up the Christians on the "homefront". this was jim elloit's reply "how can i stay home while many nations perish. what if the well filled church in the homeland needs stirring? they have the scriptures, moses, and the prophets, and a whole lot more. their condemnation is written on their bank books and in the dust of their Bible covers." so... i guess that gave me a huge wakeup call. what do you guys think about that?
anyways... that was my night last night. we ate breakfast in the hotel this morning and then set out in search of a pastor of a village about 45 min from Yoro. turns out... he isnt living there this week so we got his address and contact info. jennifer told me the reason we took the trip was to set up a good time to meet with all of the pastors around the city of Yoro to meet about the work being done there. we want to be able to help out if they need it. so after we left the village we made our way back to Siguatepeque. the ride back was BEAUTIFUL! the mountains, lakes, rivers, and most of all the people. it seems to me that their facial expressions tell their life story. God is sooooo good, just incase you have forgotten!
thank you for your prayers on that trip..... my spanish is still progressively getting better! praise be to the Lord of all!

6 comments:

Sarah Elizabeth Krier said...

Hey sister! You are just great! Keep up the work for the Lord. That in life is what matters. Everything else may be fun or whatever but it does not count for eternity. You are doing what matters for eternity this summer. Make Jesus proud of you! I love you!

wes said...

hey jess i miss you at church.hope youre having fun.

Love wes

collin wimberly said...

Jess,

We do miss you at church. We are praying for you and believe that God will do great things through you while you are there.
I'm glad to hear that you are reading Through Gates of Splendor. Be careful of this book though. It might incite you to zealous devotion to Christ and awaken a desire to spend your life for His glory, perhaps even on the mission field.
"He is no fool who gives up what he cannot keep to gain what he cannotlose." Jim Elliot.

Collin

Momma said...

jess,
Missing you! I think i need to read the book you are reading. I know you're getting excited about working in the clinic. I'm glad your spainish is getting better. By the end of the summer you'll have a honduran accent instead of that cajun accent going on. I know the Lord is going to do amazing things in Honduras this summer through you!

Love, Mom

Momma said...

Jess,

Your mom and I are so proud of you and we know that the Lord will do great things with you while you are in the mission field. Keep up the good work that the Lord has called you to do. I am praying for you daily and I look forward to reading your updates each day. Chad misses you to and sends his love. We all love you and miss you!

Dad, Mom and Chad

garrison said...

hey jess glad its going well im happy you are having one of the great moments of clarity in your life those r alwayz the best love ya
Garrison