We trust that each of you had a wonder Christmas and that you are enjoying bountiful blessings from the Lord in the New Year 2012! We thank the Lord for each of you and praise Him for your prayers and financial support. We were thrilled to have our oldest son Steve visiting us from Fort Worth, Texas for 17 days. It was exiting to have the family together again. We even got some new pictures taken!! Some of Alba’s family came for Christmas Eve, my parents came for Christmas dinner as well as Alba’s sister and her daughters. For New Years day we had Alba’s father, her brother, and his one of his sons. We enjoyed the traditional tamales, torrejas, bonfires, and firecrackers. We thank each who sent us a special Christmas offering.
The first part of December, Missionary to Mexico Miss Gayle Sparks came down and helped us with two vacation Bible schools. First we had ours in Barrio Abajo and we had some twenty children saved! We had three classes. Gayle brought the crafts and they had a Bible lesson and memorization each day. We closed with a special service with the parents. Please pray that we will see families saved and joining the church as a result. The next week she went to my parents work for their Bible school and many were saved there, also.
The church had a special Christmas service and dinner that was a wonderful blessing. Several of the ladies sang special music and I preached a Christmas message. We had good attendance and a sweet spirit. The New Year started off in prayer as we had a week of prayer. Each night we met in a different home, from Monday to Saturday. We had a short study on prayer, took prayer requests, and prayer.
Youth Camp is coming fast! It will be during Easter Week in April. Please pray that we will have more youth than last year, for the counselors, teachers, and preachers. Camp will cost $70.00 for each teen. Because of the poverty here, we would like to ask you to help them attend with a special offering. We will be charging each one $35.00 for camp. If you can help, please send your offering to the mission office address below and notify us by email or phone so we can plan accordingly. Thank you for your prayers and help in advance. May God bless each of you in a great way.
Yours with Hope For Honduras,