Saturday, July 5, 2014

More Honduras pictures

(on the way to school)

sweet Edgar

At the children's center

I love you, Merelin!

Staff housing - our apartment building

such an incredible view of the ocean!

July 4th fireworks!

Looking at the craters on the moon

Left to right:
Synne, Brian & Raquel, Estelle & Julia Barnett, Rimas Miknaitis (with his son, Levi on his lap) 

happy birthday, America!


Saturday morning breakfast...

Fresh mangoes!

Adventures in Lucinda....

Monday, June 30, 2014

To Honduras, and the first days

So here is a boatload of pictures from traveling and our first two days.
We are so blessed to be here and settle into life in Belfate, Honduras!

Landed into San Pedro Sula.
Waiting our next short flight.

But of course...
first we have coffee

Someone is using her waiting time wisely!
(Learning about Honduras)

It's such a beautiful place

Our awesome pilot of the tiny plane to La Ceiba

Here in Belfate finally

Atop the water tower, on the top of the hill, is the best view

Synnita is so fun!

The Caribbean

There is no better place to go then here after a long, full day of teaching


The salt is so strong here!

Tuesday, June 24, 2014

Soon, Honduras!

On June 28 I will be getting on a plane headed to Honduras.
I will fly back into the States July 26. Almost a full month later.
My mind is spinning, as the departure date quickly approaches!

I will be going with a close friend of mine, and we will be doing assistant teaching (grades through 2nd) at The Cornerstone Foundation.

We appreciate your prayers as we embark on this adventure.
We do not fully know all of the details ahead of us yet, but trust God to lead us by His Spirit.

I will do my best to update here, as I find time.

Here's is a map of Honduras, to give you an idea of where we will be:
We will be located in Belfate - On the northern coast

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

He's near.

what if in the middle of your spring, an icy blast tries to throw you from your height.
catch you in your weakness, accuse you in your failures.

what if, just when you thought you had learned to walk above the waves with Jesus,
something below caught your eye. you start to sink.

we all come to this place.

and i'm learning, it's a normal thing for believers.
it's called a test.

if every thing was sunshine and laughter day after day,
how would all the kinks be worked out?

so, don't give up. don't give in.
the sun is always shining. there just may be a cloud in front.

don't turn from Jesus.
turn to Him.

grab yourself a warm cup of peach tea,
your Bible,
and spend some time with Him.

believe me, it'll help a lot.

Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Wake up in April

what if we find ourselves beneath the snow
our warmest words all frozen in our throats
and all we feel is left out in the cold
you and i?

what if the days grow short and lose their light
what if the coals burn black and the embers die
and we can't find each other in the night
you and i?

even the winter won't last forever
we'll see the morning
we'll feel the sun

we'll wake up in April
ready and able
holding the seeds in the soil 
of our love

what if the ice we tread is just too thin
what if we can't escape the squall we're in
what if our hearts of stone are permanent
you and i?

what if the spring comes soon and we're surprised
what if the seasons help us realize
some things are only proven over time
you know

 even the winter won't last forever
we'll see the morning, we'll feel the sun
we'll wake up in April, ready and able
sowing the seeds in the soil

even the darkness cannot disarm us
we'll see the morning, we'll feel the sun
we'll break up the earth
cause we know that it's worth it
sowing the seed in the soil

of our love.

[even the winter - audrey assad]

my apologies for the abundance of lyrics these days.
but they are just words He's writing on my heart.