The Beginning...

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To our dear blog readers.....My husband, Santiago, seven of our children, and six additional team members are in Honduras this week. We will be posting pictures and accounts of this trip for the next few posts. I pray that you will join us as we "follow" them along the journey in prayer...

The little country of Honduras is located in Central America, bordered by Guatemala, El Salvador, Nicaragua, and just a bit of ocean away from Belize. Cuyamel is a small village located near the ocean on the western border just a few miles from Guatemala. We met a dear pastor and his family who minister in Cuyamel.....they have a heart for the poor. The Lord has give us much grace to be able help just a little with the burden.....

Our team of 14 has just arrived in Cuyamel. Here a few images of the beginning of the trip. The goal is to purchase food from local farmers and bulk staple items from nearby stores and to distribute the food to people who need it.

Lift them up in prayer, will you?





Peach Fuzz...

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Our first little peach of the season. And the first one the squirrels didn't get their paws on first:)  


Bits of Life...

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Well hello long neglected blog! It has been a busy couple of months for our family, but I failed to sit down and actually document all the happenings for you!

In less than a weeks time there will be a group of 15 of us boarding a plane for Honduras! This whole trip has been bathed in prayer and we continue to covet your prayers for the Lord's protection and direction as we endeavor to minister to the needy and win the hearts of the Honduran people to Jesus.
Below, you will find a few pictures I included of our "Change a Life" fundraiser. We are so grateful for the many who cooked all the food and decorated or supported financially! God miraculously blessed and we cannot thank everyone enough for your heartfelt support of our vision to feed those in desperate need.

In mid March we witnessed the happy union of a good friend of ours! Congratulations Andrew! We pray your new marriage will continue to grow richer and stronger in the Lord Jesus!  

I believe the rest of the pictures will give you a little view into our every day as of late...

Be blessed today! Que Dios Te Bendiga!





Anita was asked to do the cake and it came out beautifully!


The Happy Couple! Love this picture.


We just love our grandparents visits. 




You can never have too much baking going on!


My attempt at the Girl Scout "Samoa" cookie...whether they tasted like them or not, everyone ate them, so, I'm assuming that's a good sign?


We are sad to say we lost our little puppy, Happy, about 2 months ago. She was experiencing health complications that couldn't be explained and it was very apparent that she was suffering. It was a little bit of a shock seeing as she was only a puppy, but we are happy with the thought that we gave her a safe, protected home for the short time we had her. 



"Change a Life" fundraiser!






The food was absolutely amazing and we can't thank Mr. Frank and Mr. Bo enough for all the hard work they did smoking all of that chicken!





One of our little attendees that night:)


This wonderful women is a very dear friend of ours. She and her husband always come out to any of our functions. This picture of Samuel and Miss. Brenda was taken right after she gave him a 20 dollar bill to go towards his Honduras plane ticket! Samuel was in a slight state of shock and she had a good laugh and received a tight hug and a huge "Thank You".


Christiana and her husband won the beautiful afghan crocheted by our grandmother and donated for the fundraiser! 


Our grandmother was thrilled to have someone receive it with such enthusiasm.

(Part of the group who will be traveling to Honduras)

"But we will give ourselves continually to prayer, and to the ministry of the word." Acts 6:4



Honduras Film

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Here is a short film we shared at the fundraiser Friday night...

Samuel shares why he is so excited to be going to Honduras. :)
It's only 10 minutes long...




Friday Night...

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Preparing for Friday's Fundraiser. Ironing triangles and pounding nails...surprise help from friends...lots of laughter...coffee...paint brushes and yards of string.

Anticipation of what God is doing, and will do, for Honduras.






Come and Help...

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This Friday night is our Fundraiser for Honduras! We would love to see you.

Heritage Bible Church is once again planning a trip to Honduras in May of this year! We are excited to see people we have grown to love and respect. It is our prayer and desire on this trip to not only bring God's word to the people but also much needed food. We would like to extend an invitation to those who read our blog and to our friends and family who may want to come and join us for our Honduras fundraiser. There will be a meal, music and also a video presentation of our previous trips to help everyone see what we see and "meet" the people who live there. Please feel free to come join us! 

If you would like to attend our fundraiser please feel free to RSVP to:   hbcoffice@gmail.com

Also, if you would like to make copies of our flier, feel free to just click on the picture below!




Running Over

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This is our sweet little Isaac.


Sunday, we were gathered around a tiny little phone screen ooing and aahing over pictures taken for World Down Syndrome Day on the 21st of this month. We saw Isaac in his brightly patterned socks and bright colored clothes celebrating life. 
When I thought about Isaac today, I thought of how truly amazing God is...we have watched this little boy learn to walk, (struggle with braces on his legs for helping him in this step of life) watch him light up with smiles when his parents talk to him, let us admire his nifty glasses, and one of the most touching to me...watching him praise God in singing! He will get so excited over a song being played or sung. And personally, he has made me fall in love with his favorite song...
I watch him as he moves his small hands in sign language.

"Running over...Running over...
My cup is full and running over!
Since the Lord made me, I'm as happy as can be...
My cup is full, and running over!"

We have been so amazingly blessed to know Isaac and his loving family...they love Isaac so much, and what makes the blessing complete, is that they let all of us love him too! 

Cilicia


"And whoso shall receive one such little child in my name receiveth me." 
Matthew 18:5

You Are 17...

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Yes, you are our one and only March birthday! Santi, our puzzle builder and avid scripture memorizer. (If that's a word). You love life and what it brings. Even the hard and painful things. A spine that isn't quite like everyone else's. Hips that hurt once in a while. Reading can be a challenge can't it? But you put everything you've got into it! You try and try again. You love Jesus and no matter how nervous you get, you stand tall at Dad's pulpit and quote your memory verses. You love birthdays...especially yours:) And we are so happy to be celebrating you!

You are loved Birthday boy...




Planned Spontaneity...

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Spontaneous visit through snowy weather. Just Dad and Mom. A new sweater for the grand-baby. Lots of laughs and many kisses. Tight hugs and a few tears...Sometimes, the unexpected trips and visits...are exactly what God had planned all along.
    



It's Your Birthday...

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Quiet thinker and attentive listener. Bold leader. We love that you love spontaneity and adventure. We sometimes think that you are good at everything! Including skim boarding you tried for the first time and mastered! The new job you started this year has stretched you, but you have taken it with determination and cheerfulness and have been a bright Light to your co-workers. 
Paul, we are so blessed to be celebrating 19 years with you. Happy Birthday!

-Us




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