A little over a year ago we were really hurting for monthly support – we had made the decision to come over to Santa Rosa from the Santa Ana area and in doing that we gave up the transportation we had and we took a ‘cut’ in salary because … well, our living expenses were a little higher. By December of that year we also took a cut because some of our supporters had ‘signed up’ for only one year. In addition to our own plight, we had become aware of other missionaries who were suffering for lack of funds and even giving up their work because of losing significant amounts of their support. These circumstances prompted our putting on an event via facebook – “Prayers of Support” – and we believe our ministry, and that of many others, was indeed helped because of prayers sent heavenward in our times of need.
We are once again petitioning your help – we are holding what we now refer to as the “2nd Annual Prayers of Support”.
- It’s timely –
- it’s needed – and
- we believe in the power of unified prayers.
There’s been so much trauma and devastation in the world of our brotherhood during this last year – whether natural disasters or unmitigated violence – we have been hurt. Ministries and ministers have suffered. In all that bad, negative, terrible occurrences we have seen the love of Christ being poured out richly and unselfishly by brothers and sisters in Him. There has also been joyful events, stories of conversion, and love exclaimed – just wonderful God-things. Jesus Christ is, surely, alive and well.
- For our family we are potentially facing some tough times. Once again our monthly support will be reduced in January. We never have raised the total amount we deemed necessary but we get by. Don’t get us wrong – we don’t suffer, but we do without, and that’s okay – the rewards of our work are plentiful. For anyone that’s interested we can provide a pdf budget of our work.
- We need a 4 wheel-drive vehicle. Currently we generally walk almost everywhere – just like most of our Honduran brethren. However, having a vehicle is important because:
- we could help others in bigger, better ways
- we could transport various ones to and from our home for weekly classes and studies (our newly marrieds are scattered across the city, same with our young girls involved in sewing classes)
- we could travel out to neighboring villages and towns as we train leaders in their own family ministries (and take others with us)
- we could save on our own time and energy
- we could share the blessing with others as we see fit
- our ministry will only be enhanced – to God be the glory!
3. And our prayer requests also include wisdom for the projects we’ve been working on, the implementation of those ministries from working with newly marrieds to our work with families and the classes we offer in our home.
Of course, prayers are always needed for the week of this event – 2nd Annual Prayers of Support – we hope you will make a concentrated effort to take time to remember us and, not only us, but all other missionaries/servants of the Lord as they seek to work Stateside and in Far Away Lands.
Please join us and spread the word.
As cold waters to a thirsty soul, so is good news from a far country. (Proverbs 25:25)
For God, who said, “Let light shine out of darkness,” has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ. But we have this treasure in jars of clay, to show that the surpassing power belongs to God and not to us. (2 Corinthians 4:6-7)
The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective. (James 5:16)
You can go to Road to Honduras on facebook to read more about donating and also find information about our work with photos to browse through but in the meantime – here’s a little glimpse from the last year in Santa Rosa.