Thursday, July 20, 2006

this is the only picture that we took at the water park yesterday.... its hard to carry around a camera!!!

well this is probably going to be my last update from honduras. i will be meeting the team from FBC Swartz at the airport in san pedro sula on saturday morning and i will spend the week with them in olanchito. please keep us in your prayers!

thank you all for your love, support, encouragement, and most importantly your prayers! i could not have made it this summer without it! the Lord has done some amazing things here in my life this summer and some pretty cool work is going on here in honduras! please continue to pray for this country and for the people.

Monday, July 17, 2006

last night was the best night i have had at church in a long time. rebeca never sits still so i took her outisde and we played with some other kids. well it started to rain so we had to go back inside the church.... i ended up on the floor with like 7 children gathered around me asking me questions and wanting to dig through my things. of course i let them, i couldnt help but humor their curiosity and i tried to answer as many questions as i could. we got out my camera and had a little fun with it, they dont see cameras much less a digital one. they were all running their hands in front of the lens and watching it on the viewing screen then i let them take some pictures. the one up there is one that i took, theirs were a little blurry as you can imagine a normal 5-10 yr olds pictures would be!

today i worked at the clinic, lots of patients :) i find that my spanish is still getting better and better everyday and i becoming more comfortable as far as speaking. i know that some of you are still praying for that and thank you! tomorrow is my last day at the clinic, it will be a bittersweet goodbye.

we are going to all of the villages tomorrow to remind them of the bregade and to ask permission to use the schools. pray that we have safe travels up the mountains and that the people will be open to letting us come in, we are going to some villages that we have never been in before.

oh yea.. something i forgot to mention on my saturday's post. during the Bible study in Los Panes, jennifer asked the kids if anyone knew who Jesus was. not one of them could tell her. i guess all of us thought that since we were in a village that was predominately catholic that they would at least know who Jesus was and might know some answers, but i guess they really dont know. that blew me away. another man congratualated us ... we were kind of suprised as to why he was giving us this praise. well turns out.. there have been groups that have come in and tried to start Bible studies but have given up shortly after because no adults were showing intrest. you know .... all people need is love and some kind of consistancy in their life, and the Lord provides the people. we just have to be patient. me, jennifer, and osmany were talking and we all agreed that if we are only in that village for one persons benefit, then all the work is worth it!

please continue to pray for us here in siguatepeque as we prepare for the teams to arrive. i have alot to do as far as washing my clothes and packing before we can leave on saturday morning. so please pray that i will be sensative to what the Lord has for me to do here for the rest of my stay. i have a feeling that the Lord is going to move really big in the next 2 weeks, i am so glad i am here!

Saturday, July 15, 2006

well no bus was in the way today, so we made it to los panes. jennifer taught the story of the prodigal son and the kids colored a picture that was about the bible study. they seemed to really have a good time today... i think we had over 60 kids.

it was kind of sad telling the kids bye today.. it was the last time i get to go to the village.

this week is going to be pretty crazy, or so i hear. we only have 6 more days until the team comes and alot of work has to be done. we have to go to all of the villages, pack up most of the house, clean the house, pack my stuff away, and prepare spiritually and emotionally for the teams. i am really excited about spending the week in olanchito with the team from my church! the Lord has some pretty awesome things in store, im so ready to get to work!

on wednesday we are going to the water park in san pedro sula.... im pretty pumped about that as well!

my last day at the clinic is tuesday, so pray for me as i wrap things up there and say my goodbyes!

Monday, July 10, 2006

sorry that it has been almost a week since i have updated and i know that even when i do update they are few and far between... but its almost like things are so routine now that i think yall should know what i have been doing! haha

we didnt get to go to Panes on saturday because a bus was blocking the path up the mountain, so we were pretty bummed about that. instead we visited el achote....seemed like a pretty productive evening

today i went back to the clinic... the highlight of my day was the 98 yr old patient! interesting huh???

alright well the team will be here in 11 days, im pretty excited! keep the prayers coming! love you guys!

Tuesday, July 04, 2006

these are some pictures from our bible study in panes this past saturday.. arent the little girls beautiful?!?!

mom this update is for you... you see rebeca playing with her toys in the swimmin pool??? she really likes them alot and about flipped out when we got them last week! she says "gracias" !!!

nothing new has been going on..

church was good on sunday, osmany got to preach... i wouldnt know if it was good or not, still having trouble understanding :)

clinic was crazy busy yesterday, ended up having 29 patients! way too many people for a 4 hr time span....

but that picture is from today, after rebeca got up from her nap i put her in the pool and let me tell you... that water was COLD! her little teeth were chattering but she had fun :)

tomorrow we are going to continue to invite the people in the village of el achote to our vacation Bible school, well not mine but the teams that will be coming to siguatepeque the last week of july. so please continue to pray for the preparation being done here for the team and begin to pray for the team that will come here from swartz that same week! i will be with them in olanchito and i hear that it is supposed to be an XMA trip so im pretty pumped! pray that the Lord with prepare us physically, mentally, and spiritually.

Saturday, July 01, 2006

today was my first Bible study @ Los Panes. it went really well, i think we had right at 50. mostly kids of course, but the Lord is faithful and He will bring them in! osmany led them in a few songs and then jennifer taught the Bible story of noah and the arc. after all of that was over we got the soccer ball out and kicked around with the kids, but before i knew it they were all gone! why??? jennifer got the bubbles out, they were amazed! not one of those children had ever seen anyone blow bubbles! they were going crazy trying to pop them, we could barely blow them away from our face before a mob of kids slapped at them!

i find myself amazed at being here on a daily basis, it is such a priveledge. you know we say we come here to minister to the people, but in all reality... i think they minister to us more than we do them.

Wednesday, June 28, 2006

yea thats right... i bet you have never seen a crucifix made out of a fork??? pretty cool huh!?!? only in an all catholic village will you find this....

the village that we visited today was el achote. 40 families and no church or no work being done there and its not far from the town either... sad. well we went around to some houses and talked to the families some and they seemed very receptive and welcoming. im sure we will go back and invite more families to the VBS that the team from the states will do a one week in july. this is just prepartion ....

tomorrow i will be at the clinic and then we have church in the afternoon, pray that i will understand the truths being spoken!

spanish word of the day: TENEDOR --> fork

Saturday, June 24, 2006

im really upset that i dont have pictures from today, but its not my fault. my camera ran out of battery before we even got there. it was a pretty cool day here in honduras.....

i went with some of the people from the clinic i work at on what they call a "medical bregade". we drove about an hour to a village and set up to see the patients. i guess we got started around 8:15 and did not finish until 3. we saw 123 patients! wow... God is good

i helped with the pharmacy which means i got the presciption and labeled the meds. it was crazy hott in there with so many people but we managed to get it done without totally losing it.

today confirmed again what the Lord is calling me to do.... to use nursing as a gateway for the Gospel. i am so excited to begin the journey God has called me to go on, and i know that this summer is big time preparation for it :)

thank you for your prayers today, i feel like many of them where answered. tomorrow will be a full day at church, maybe i will understand a little !?!?

spanish phrase of the day: " TENGO MUCHO CALOR" --> i am very hott

Friday, June 23, 2006

goin on a medical bregade tomorrow, please pray for us!!!

Monday, June 19, 2006

first of all i want to thank all of you who leave comments on my blog... you have no idea how much it means to hear what you all have to say! they are very encouraging and i sometimes wonder what i would do without hearing from the most important people in my life!

yesterday was a rough day. jennifer felt bad so she didnt go to church with us. so that meant that it was me, rebeca and osmany. well rebeca was good for ahh i would say 15 minutes of the 2 hrs that we were there. everything seemed to bother her and she kept wantinv to run in and out of the church and i just couldnt stop her. i literaly just wanted to cry... but i knew that since i couldnt understand the sermon that God was teaching me anyways. i think it is at the times where we fall apart that the Lord shows us that we cannot possibly do things on our own. it is only through His strength that we can do anything :)

today was a good day, i feel like my spanish is getting better. i know i say that at random times but i actually had a full out conversation with a lady that came into the clinic today. i am becoming more and more help at the clinic because of more knowledge of the language and the clinic itself. we had our normal afternoon workout after lunch, and i cant forget to mention that the truck did not stall on me to the gym today :) i also found out that i dont have to pay 40 dollars for 2 more visas since the nice people at the airport gave me a 90 visa when i came into Honduras. good stuff huh??? this afternoon i decided to lay out in the sun on the roof, my first realization is that i am ALOT closer to the sun than we are in the states. i must have been laying there for 4 minutes and i was already really RED. so needless to say that didnt last very long!

i will be back at the clinic tomorrow... please pray that we will be a light for this community.

spanish word of the day: ALABARE --> praise Him

Friday, June 16, 2006

today was a good day.... clinic this morning and a pretty relaxing afternoon. im looking forward to this weekend! hopefully we will go to Panes tomorrow and then a full day at church on sunday!

spanish phrase of the day: !QUE LINDA! --> how precious, how beautiful, how sweet...whichever one you want it to mean

Wednesday, June 14, 2006

i finally got some sun today, ahh i love it!!!
today we went to Panes to spread the word about our Bible study and work with the children... the pictures is of osmany explaining some scripture to a sweet family. there were glad that we were there.

the village is beautiful but most of the people live with literally the clothes on their back and need medical care. and the thing that gets me, this is just one village, there are SOOO many more that are just as bad or worse! even if you are not called to do foreign missions as a career, i would encourage you to either be apart of or support a mission trip to places like this. i have learned and seen with my own eyes the eagerness of these people who live with nothing to except and live out the Gospel of Christ, but someone has to tell them! taking medical care to them is a good door of opportunity!

i challenge you to seek the Lord's face and see if He would have you take the Gospel to ALL nations... it is an extreme calling but someone has to do it :) if you are interested in going with a team, let me know! i can plug you in somewhere!!!

spanish word of the day : SOL --> sun

Sunday, June 11, 2006

todays trip was to a little village, Yoritto. it took over 3 to get there and about 4 to get back... so it was a long day!!! but they told me it was a productive meeting... there were 6 men that hiked 4 hrs down from their different villages to meet with us. there are 35 villages around Yoritto that can only be hiked into that need to hear the Gospel, so some work will be starting there soon!

spanish word of the day: VACA --> cow

Saturday, June 10, 2006

tomorrow we are going to Yoro, so that means many hours in a car with a 17 month old!!! we will be back late sunday night!!! please pray for us...

Friday, June 09, 2006

sorry about not updating yesterday, it wasnt that i didnt have time or anything like that its just because nothing happened. the clinic was really slow yesterday and we did our aerobic workout. thats all that happened, haha.

however, today was very productive! i gave my first shot today at the clinic.... it was fun. i also learned how to drive a standard! haha... i think that was more of a challenge than giving a shot, its definatly gonna take some time to get used to it.

after our workout at the gym today we went to central to get some things at the super market and then i ran by the post office to mail some things.

anyways.. that was 2 days in a nutshell. we are going to hang out posters in Panes tomorrow if we get them made tonight, i dont see a reason why we couldnt finish them so hopefully we will be going there tomorrow. sunday we will be at a pastor's meeting all day in a little village near Yoro to find out if there is a huge need for help over that way. so be in prayer for those things.

spanish word of the day: INJECCION --> shot(injection)

Wednesday, June 07, 2006

we were supposed to go to panes today to put up posters and what not to make our Bible study well know... but that didnt work out becasue of the constant rain for the past couple of days. instead we went eat at a restaurant then decided to go house hunting. didnt find any houses for rent, and the ones that were werent really livable. we came back to the house for rebeca to nap and watched Radio, what a good movie! then me and jennifer went to the gym, an arm workout! haha, im sooo weak in my arms! we had tomales for supper tonight, they were awesome!

tomorrow i will be back at the clinic, and if the weather permits we will do some work at panes tomorrow after lunch.

sorry not much of an interesting day.....

spanish phrase of the day: TE AMO --> i love you

Tuesday, June 06, 2006

another day at the clinic, except this one was LONG! i finished writing some letters and read in my book i been workin on finishing for some time now. we saw a few patients today, most with gastro-intestinal(GI) problems.

we came home to eat and then headed to the gym, the leg workout was on the schedule for today.

i ran by the store and got some things that i had been needin to get and then dropped of letters at the post office that needed to be mailed.

finally layed down tonight and finished the book, Through the Gates of Splendor. it was an amazing story about 5 men who gave their lives for the furtherance of the Gospel. elisabeth elloit, a wife of one of the martyrs, said that people around the world were trying to make sense of the deaths of the men. elloit's view was, God is God and His will always prevails, bottom line. it was God's will that her husband and the other 4 died taking the Gospel to the Auca tribe, no one will ever be able to make sense out of it other than it was the Lord's plan unfolding. no one can put limits on what God can do in a situation like that. and i know that their situation was huge and its one of those things that has forever changed the face of history, but there are things that we do everyday that are in obediance to Christ that make a huge impact and that will somehow change someone's life. we cant put limits on what God can do with those simple acts of obediance either. the Bible says in 1 samuel chapter 15:22 that obediance is greater than sacrifice. sacrifice without obediance is not pleasing to the Lord. those men sacrificed their lives but it was an act of an obediant heart.

please pray for me that i will be obediant to do God's will in my life. thank you for your prayers! i love you!

Monday, June 05, 2006

well im glad i woke myself up today at 6 50 or i would have never made it to the clinic.... the whole house slept until about 7 15. haha... so i got there a little later than normal, but it all worked out. we saw about 20 to 25 patients today. and when you see them all in a time span of 4 hrs, thats pretty dang good! senora thelma told me that the next person that needs an IV, i get to start it! yay... and i might get to give shots too!!! haha, big fun!!!

tomorrow... clinic again. then to the gym after lunch! haha, its been a week since ive been! its not gonna be pretty!!! my spanish today was alot better, thank you for your prayers!! keep 'em comin!

spanish word of the day: TERRUNDA --> cotton ball (they make them here, its fascinating)

Sunday, June 04, 2006

this morning church started at 9, i chased rebeca around for 2 hrs. but hey, its better than sitting and listening to my spanish brother preach for an hour when i cant understand a word he is saying!

came back after church and ate and just kinda hung around until church started again at 6. i got to go with rebeca again outside but this time some kids joined us. that is what the picture is from. they were soo good with her and they were good with me also! i think i learned more spanish tonight from their eagerness to learn english and help me learn spanish! we chased chickens, cats, dogs, and whatever else crawled! it was big fun!

tomorrow i will be back at the clinic, so pray for my understanding of the language and that the Lord will use the clinic to reach the community. i think we might go to the park tomorrow after work, so we'll see!

spanish word of the day: POLLO --> chicken

Saturday, June 03, 2006

this morning we even attempted to go workout at the gym, turns out its closed until next monday!!! bummer....

we left for Panes around 12 and pulled in at 1. we just walked around the village and invited them to a Bible study, then if they sounded interested Osmany read some scripture to them. he read the store in Luke about mary & martha. there is only one church in the whole village and it seems that the catholic church there has pushed them away with the confines of religion. so when he read them the story he told them that we wanted to show them a relationship with Christ and not religion. well the devil was after us today and trying to push us out of the village, and the rain came!!! but little did he know that we were gonna make the best of it, we went to a few more houses and rejoiced as we walked through the pouring rain!!! i think the picture does the memory some justice....

one of the ladies that we met while we were going house to house needed a ride into siguatepeque to go to the doctor, so they hopped into the truck with us. the woman also brought along 2 stow-a-ways... her daughter and a ROOSTER! the little girl was 6 and her name angela, she was the most beautiful honduran girl i have ever seen and she had the sweetest personality! suprisingly enough, i didnt hear the rooster the whole drive back to sigua.

tomorrow i think we might be starting the children's ministry at the hernandez's home church. we'll see..... i think i might sleep until someone wakes me up! haha... that car ride was rough today.

spanish word of the day: LLUVIA --> rain(noun)

Friday, June 02, 2006

so this is where i work.... and i had to be there at like 7:00 am this morning, it was rough!!!

there werent as many people in the clinic today, good thing cuz senora thelma was at work with the same thing that i had! not good......

after work today i came back and washed my clothes on the washboard, it took like an hour and a half. then i had a nice suprise waiting on me, i got my prize from liz! i got a journal and a card! it made my day!

tonight we had spaghetti for supper, good stuff huh!?!?

tomorrow we are going to Panes to do children's ministry, im excited! i havent gotten a chance to go there yet. please pray that the Lord will use our service in the village to reach it for Christ! and as always keep praying for my progress in the language! cant wait to tell you all the Lord does in the village tomorrow!

spanish word of the day: vaya --> an expression of suprise; such as "wow" or "oh man"

Thursday, June 01, 2006

i woke up to the smell of pancakes this morning!!! yum....

i finally went back to the clinic and today was great! i got to experience the work of the clinics in the third world countries. in the states, we pre order gauz pads and cotton balls. they definately make them and all of that good stuff! there werent many patients today so we did a bunch of little things around the clinic.

still learning spanish... guess you could say im learning more every day?!?! sometimes i feel like im losing it.. hopefully not though!

nellie and her son elijah are still here with us, they are leaving early in the morning.

post office called today and i got my first letter in the mail today!! i get to go pick it up after work tomorrow.. im very excited!

please pray for the work done in the clinic tomorrow, friday's are normally pretty busy. pray that my ears will quick to hear and my mind will be quick to understand the spanish spoken in the clinic so i can better serve the people! thank you for your prayers!

im starting a spanish word of the day, haha. todays is : ABURRIDO ---- means bored

Wednesday, May 31, 2006

turns out i didnt make it to the clinic again today.... i was sick when i woke up again! blah...

i have felt good for most of the day though, so i figure my immune system has kicked whatever i had.

jennifer's best friend from honduras is in town for the next 2 or so days.. her name is nellie and she has a little boy named elijah. im sure most of the night will be consumed with getting to know them and enjoying each others company.

definatly will be back at the clinic tomorrow, so keep those prayers comin!

Tuesday, May 30, 2006

not much to say for today other than the fact that ive been sick... blah

but i feel better now! so thats a plus.....

tomorrow im going back to the clinic, so all prayers are much appreciated and needed!

Monday, May 29, 2006

Day 1 @ Clinic

this morning started out with an hour workout at the gym! it was grand.. but i do have to admit that im sore!!!

well day 1 @ the clinic was nice. it was good, i really like the enviroment and i learned alot about medicine already. but its really stinken hard to communicate with people when you dont know their language.i get soooo frusterated at myself when i cannot speak to them and when i cant understand what they are saying. i really need you to pray for me for an understanding of the language and to be able to speak it and to have patience with it.
other than that.. the nurse there, Senora Thelma, she is amazing! such a sweet woman. there was also a girl that looked around our age that came in around 10 to help out. her name is marta, she was big fun. we saw about 20 people today and i saw more stuff today than ive seen in a while. these are some tough people....

we went to wendy's tonight... how random is that? a wendy's in honduras! think about it for a second if you dont think its slightly weird!?!?

alright... well yall have a nice night! te amo mucho y te extrano :)

Sunday, May 28, 2006

another day of nothingness... didnt even leave the house! i guess this is the Lord's way of saying, "you better rest now because starting monday there will be none!" haha.. gotta love that! in the morning we are going to the gym at 6 so that i can be at work by 8! tomorrow starts my summers work in the medical clinic!

please pray for me as i start to work in the clinic tomorrow! continue to pray for the fluency in the spanish language, the Lord is still showing me more and more every day! thanks to everyone who is already praying! i love you!

Saturday, May 27, 2006

today was not so eventful after our long 2 day trip... we made a run to the bank and the grocery store earlier this morning. after we got back we just hung around the house all day. watched some movies.... it was nice.

i keep saying that because starting monday my days will start at 5:30 am! im sooo excited about starting work in the clinic! i know that the Lord has alot to show me...

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!

Wednesday, May 24, 2006

ahhh... gotta love sleeping in! i slept until almost 9:30 this morning, i guess i didnt realize how tired i was from traveling. marlon and his wife left today around 1:30 after we ate at Bongo's for the second time in a week! gotta love that! after we got home i started on my postcards, so if anyone is expecting a thank you letter start looking for it! it might take a few weeks, but it'll get there! i also got my first clothes washing experience today. it wasnt as bad as i thought, just takes some time. but it is definatly a cheap way of washing clothes, i might have to buy a washboard for the dorm room! haha... right! chicken sandwhiches are for supper and then im sure we will settle in for the night!
we are going out of town tomorrow so i wont update until saturday. however, it will be alot considering i will be updating for 3 days!
pray for us as we travel to Yoro and check some things out! have a great 3 days!

Tuesday, May 23, 2006

this morning we had an early start. we were at the medical clinic by 8 am and i got a chance to meet the doctor that i will be working with. he speaks some english so that is good! the Lord definatly tore down the language barrier in that aspect of my life, praise Him! i am really excited about working in the clinic, i should start next monday.
after that we came back and got ready for some friends to come over. Marlon and his wife are staying the night with us, it has been good getting to visit with them. me and marlon reminissed about our hike last summer, that was interesting and humerous.
i feel like i am learning more and more spanish every day. being around a 16 month old helps because they speak in small terms when they talk to her, but i really feel as though im getting it.
thank you for all of your prayers! especially those who are praying for my speedy understanding and fluency in the language! i am seeing the power of prayer at work in my life!

Monday, May 22, 2006

i got to sleep till 9:15 today! i was sooo excited! i definatly needed some sleep. after i got up i took a shower, no hott water. that was an experience. we went by the bank to exchange money, picked up something to eat at Bongo's(i like honduran food), made a trip to the grocery store, and visited the clinic i will be working in this summer. today was a relaxing day, we have just kinda hung around and rested. what a blessing!

thank you for your prayers and your consistancy! i love you!

Sunday, May 21, 2006

this is rebeca, she is amazing! if it wasnt for her i wouldnt know half of the spanish i learned today! haha....anyways just thought i would share this picture.

today started off pretty good, i woke myself up at 7:45 am. gotta love that, im not even in school anymore and i still wake up that early! we didnt end up leaving siguatepeque until around 10, because we waited on the pastor and his family to meet us. they have a little boy name andres, he is 6. we drove to la esperanza(hope in english), which by the way is the coolest city in temperature in the whole country of honduras. we ate at a restaurant there and then made our way into the mountains. it took about an hour and a half just to get to this church in san marco. when we got there i had to hike down a MOUNTAIN to use the outhouse in the rain. it was quite an experience! the service was about 2 hrs long, and with it being spanish i got a little frusterated. the Lord quickly began to move in my heart and show me some things today though. most who know me know that i communicate the best through speech. well, here i cant do that because i do not know the language fluently. so when a friend put things in perspective for me today, i realized that i am having to communicate in a different way. people know we are Christ's when we show His love. i might not can speak it now but i can show it! coming down the mountain was also another God fearing experience. i think i prayed the whole 2 hrs down. pitch black skies, fog, rain, and 5 adults and 2 babies in a 5 passenger truck was a scary combination. but to no suprise, we made it down safely.

please pray for me as i continue to learn the spanish language, it seems to be my biggest enemy and weakness as of now. tomorrow,i am going to the medical clinic where i will serving so remember me tomorrow as i go there. thanks for all the love and support! you have no idea how much it means!

Saturday, May 20, 2006

I'm Here!

Well im finally here.... such a long awaited trip and im finally here, i cant believe it! the plane ride wasnt too bad and it was good getting to know jennifer and osmany on the car ride to siguatepeque. their house here in sigua is way far beyond what i would have expected. indoor plumbing, anytime internet access... i definatly dont feel like im roughing it!

the Lord sent someone into my life today when i really needed it. i guess He always does, but He is always faithful even when i forget that He is nothing less.

tomorrow should be an interesting day, im excited to see what it holds.....

Sunday, May 14, 2006

6 Days before Departure

How beautiful is that??? that is the scenary that i will be enjoying this summer!!! haha but first i have to get to going on getting ready! i still have alot to do, but as i said in the other post, i think it will all pretty much come together before its all over with.

the Lord has been teaching me alot about His will lately, and His will for us all to go preach the Gospel to all nations. I am getting that chance this summer! i am so honored to get this opportunity to share the Good News with the people of Honduras!

until the whole world hears,
jessica williamson

Thursday, May 11, 2006

9 Days Before Departure

well its 9 days until i leave..and needless to say, im excited! there are still a bunch of little things to be done but they are the least of my worries. please pray for me as i continue to prepare for one of the biggest chapters of my life!