Tuesday, November 24, 2015

How to Start 2016 Encouraged

Although we're excited about spending the holidays with our families this year, Steve and I can't help but be a little anxious about our ministry funding. So we've decided to set a new goal to help us finish the year strong and encouraged!

We want to reach 60% of our funding by the end of 2015. And that means we need another $387 in monthly pledges by December 31. We need new partners in ministry and now is your chance to join in and be an encouragement as we look toward ministry in 2016.

So what does becoming a partner mean? It means making a prayer and financial commitment to see God's work in Honduras continue. It means coming alongside us (your missionaries) and our national co-workers as we work together to grow the Kingdom. And it means being an important part of a ministry that is transforming lives.

If God wants to use you to impact a nation, why not make a New Year's resolution that will make an eternal difference? All you have to do is click the button below and make your pledge. It's that simple to help us reach our goal and start 2016 blessed and encouraged.

Thank you so much for prayers and gifts. We are so glad that God chooses to use His people to bless us and the people of Honduras.

Friday, November 20, 2015

Shoebox Full Circle

While we've been back in the U.S., we've been trying to meet new missions-minded people to support the ministry in Honduras. But our greatest joy is when we get to meet with our current champions and thank them for making God's work possible. As you can imagine, both of these tasks get a little hard to accomplish as the holiday season approaches. Schedules are packed and it can be hard to get someone to sit down and talk for a moment. And that was certainly the case with one of our supporters.

So we had to get a little creative. Last night we met at a local church as she and her family volunteered at an Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection center. For us, the shoeboxes are a special reminder of our experiences in Honduras and the kids we left behind. We don't have to imagine a child's face when they open their special gift. We've seen it. We know their names and we have celebrated with them the generosity of God's people.

Last night's experience was a sweet reminder that the people that have come alongside us in Honduras are wonderfully connected to God's purposes around the globe. They're what allows us to be a part of something much larger than just one impoverished nation. In our role as missionaries, we get to be a little piece of what the Lord is doing through our amazing partners. And it was an honor to spend the evening serving side-by-side with these faith heroes.

Our experiences with the shoeboxes came full circle when we got to volunteer with these ladies at their collection center.

Read more about our experiences in Honduras with Operation Christmas Child here.