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Changes … can be fun, and a little unusual … :/

When Jacob left here a number of things had to change – at least for me (Robin).

One thing was inevitable – I would no longer be walking everywhere as before. Daytime journeys out to the pulperias (little grocery stores) could still happen but not in the extent as they did with Jake around – the loads are just too heavy for me to carry on my own.  Taxis are available sometimes but not always when you need it and as often as not, we would walk all the way home with our cargo.  And too, just having a male presence made things more comfortable. There’s so much construction going on and the cat-calls and remarks (a way of life here) are a little harder to deal with on my own.  Also, I am more cautious by myself  even here at the house … for example, locking the front gate and the doors when I’m not downstairs.

Walking to church gatherings on Sunday, Tuesday and Thursday evenings is out … in the past, generally speaking, Jake and I walked by ourselves and met Lowell at the building. Well, I don’t walk anywhere by myself after dark and have kind of lost confidence even in daylight to go far afield. For example, the usual way I used to go to the building changed because of road construction.  A couple of times of being really spooked ended that a while back.

So, what has happened is this:   A month or so before Jacob left Lowell got a motorcycle (exactly 46 days ago- he just had the 45-day-check-up) . The purchase of the bike was due to the generosity of 2 very special families and he got it when he needed it the most – he had developed Plantar Fasciitis and was suffering with severe foot pain. The pain has greatly reduced since he’s been able to give his feet a break from all the walking. On the motorcycle Lowell was pretty much solo while Jake was here but now, I’ve hopped on board.

My rule is: if it is a combination of dark and rainy, I stay home. Otherwise, my wardrobe choice has drastically altered – this lady who has worn skirts or dresses probably 70% of the time for years and years now dons her jeans or pants for trips out.  We discovered mighty fast that side-saddle riding may have been fine on the long, straight roads of Nigeria but here on these rut-filled steep hills it is just not feasible or safe. (although… I have learned what long, full skirts I can get by with on a Sunday night – you know for riding astride yet modestly ).

Oh, just fyi, I always feel safe with Lowell’s driving and I trust his every move … not necessarily the other guy though! So anyways, we just glide along, bumpity-bumpity- BUMP, glide, slide bumpity-bumpity-BUMP, GLIDE  and move in, out and around these Honduran roads. If you’ve never rode a motorcycle on a cobblestone street, you should try it sometime!

Our helmets are bright red … we’ve been told they look happy (thanks, Richard) and like they look like ripe tomatoes. They put me in mind of the veggie tale character, Bob, the Tomato. I call us the ‘tomato heads.  Even with the bright tomato-red helmet, I think Lowell looks pretty cool on his motorcycle.

Not bad for a pair of old fogies, huh?

Blessings every one … we’re outahere!!

Zoom-, bumpity-bumpity- BUMP, glide, slide bumpity-bumpity-BUMP, GLIDE … zzooooommmmm

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2012 Support Letter

Robin, Jacob and I began working with Phil and Donna Waldron and René Rosa in September of 2010.  We moved to Santa Rosa de Copán in the western part of Honduras after having worked in Santa Ana for seven months.  We are excited about what is being done here and we feel our prayers have been answered that an offer was made to us about joining this team.

We are working with a team of fourteen. We are three North American couples and the rest Latino couples or singles plus two single North American interns. Most of us attend and work in conjunction with the church at Santa Rosa de Copán.  This team has vision, excitement and they have a PLAN!  That plan is to plant churches and teach them to plant more churches with an emphasis on the six “states” in western Honduras called “Occidente.”  The movement that begins here may very well continue throughout Honduras.  At least, this is the dream and prayer.

These are not just dreams, though, the team has worked together to plan how this will happen.  There is now a strong and active church in Santa Rosa.  We have worshiped with them for a year now.  The church has caught the same vision as the team.  We haven’t seen a church more excited about what God is going to accomplish than this one is.  There is something going on four or five nights of the week.  They are growing and reaching out to others with the gospel.  There are regularly 185 in attendance any given Sunday.

Part of the strategy involves C.R.E.O., a school to train men to carry the gospel and the vision back to their home congregations.  Seven young men attend at present.  They will attend classes during the week but are expected to return to their home congregation each weekend.  This is done for two reasons – to help the local church but also to encourage the student to return to his home when he graduates.

Another method to train preachers and leaders is intensive weeks – a time when Christians from rural areas come and attend classes for six straight days. The most recent one was a study of the Sermon on the Mount. There are six sessions planned for this year. This has been shown to be an excellent method of preparing leaders for rural congregations.

The following is one area in which we, the Whites, fit into this plan.  Robin and I noticed even before we moved to Honduras what a terrible problem exists here in relation to marriages.  There are very few people married.  The culture has developed into a mentality that living together without marriage is normal.  Men do not want to make the commitment and women don’t expect them to do so.  Infidelity is rampant.  The team and we understand what an impediment this is to the maturity and growth of the church.  Add to that the promiscuity of the youth and you have a recipe for failure as far as the church is concerned.  Our task, not an easy one, is to begin a program of teaching to change this.  We will concentrate on teaching the church membership but hopefully will branch out to those not yet in the church.  We will teach the sanctity of marriage through the use of preaching, seminars, pre-marital counseling sessions and any other means which proves valuable.

Phil and Donna have already identified a couple of programs that have been successful elsewhere that they believe can be adapted and translated into the Latino context.  Robin and I feel we have the experience and knowledge, with the help of the team, to build several programs that will bring glory to God by changing the minds and hearts of both young and old in Honduras.  We do not presume to think it will be an easy task.  We are daunted by the thought of making it happen and have not made the decision easily because we understand how difficult it will be to change a culture of thinking that has been molded by the world and the evil one who influences it.  But it must be done if the church is going to successfully grow in this country and we believe the Lord will be leading us and supporting us and helping us all along the way.

Let me quickly share some of the other things we and the team are doing. I (Lowell) am in charge of the Tuesday night children’s classes. The men teach these classes – something out of the ordinary in the Latino context.  Robin teaches a children’s class almost every Sunday. She and I have a weekly Bible study in our home on Friday. Each Saturday night the couples who have been recently legally married attend a class and discussion on marriage issues in our home. Most recently we’ve been studying lessons based on the Fireproof movie. Tuesday nights we attend praise and worship. Thursday nights we attend disciples classes. Saturday nights Jacob, our son, attends youth meetings. Robin has a group of children in our home on Wednesdays to work on crafts. Every other Monday night is a men’s meeting with the brothers of the congregation.

The team works with short-term missions groups who come to hold medical, dental and eyeglass brigades. Some brigades will work on other projects like painting a kindergarten, painting murals, holding volleyball clinics and conducting VBS. We expect over two hundred people here this year. And to give an example of what they accomplish, there were 900 people seen at a medical, dental and eyeglass clinic this month. Plus, we try to hold these in villages where we plan to plant a church soon or where one already exists. Donna Waldron is the coordinator for these but she enlists the help of most of the team. It’s a big effort.

The team also has a work called DESEO. This is an effort to enter primary schools and teach classes with the goal to “impact the children in a way that forms their character and helps develop an intimate relationship with their creator”. Last year there were team members working in four schools. This year several more schools will be added. In conjunction with this the team is starting a program based on the Upward basketball program in the States which also works on developing character and a relationship with God, but in addition, works to impact the parents as well. We’ve already had one training camp and a brother is returning this week to continue the training of those who will be involved.

Did I mention that the team would like to plant 12 new congregations this year? I’m not as optimistic as others on the team about the possibilities of accomplishing that but even if we are able to do half and instill in them the desire to plant other churches, the year will end well.

We believe the work in Santa Rosa fits our gifts, personalities and experiences because there is:

A Team – A group of missionaries and Latinos with one goal.

A Vision – A restoration-type movement concentrating on the six states of western Honduras.

A Plan – To plant churches and grow mature Christians who want to plant churches.

An Excitement – Young people and old, new converts and older Christians are filled with excitement.

A Need – Our purpose will be to build Godly marriages and encourage lives of purity to make the churches strong.

May God continue to bless each of you as you seek for and find the will of God for your life,

Lowell, Robin and Jacob White

If you would like to help, please contact me at lowellwhite@post.com

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March 2011 Newsletter

The newsletter is a little different this month. In order to let you see what we are working on, I am including the latest work that we’ve done with Joshúa here in Santa Rosa de Copán. This is a draft of the kinds of ideas we are coming up with to accomplish what God desires of the families in Honduras.

Construjendo Familias Fuertes (CFF)

Building Strong Families

Goal: Build strong families by preparing young people for future marriage and strengthen existing marriages by helping couples be successful marriage partners and great parents.

Results:

Teach youth to prepare for a successful future marriage by abstaining from sexual relations until marriage and teaching them to search for a godly spouse.

Rescue troubled marriages, make good marriages even better and teach new couples how to build a strong marriage.

Develop strong families by teaching parenting skills in order to raise up children who follow God’s way and by developing relational skills to model the life of Jesus for each other.

Products:

  1. Youth
    1. Youth who maintain their chastity and purity before God.
    2. Youth who are prepared integrally for their future marriage before God.
  2. Marriage
    1. Couples who are sufficiently prepared emotionally and spiritually for a legal marriage.
    2. Couples who continually better their marriage.
    3. Couples with broken marriages who will commit again to their marriage vows.
  3. Families
    1. Families who model what a Christ-centered family should be.

      Parents who have the skills to bring up their children in the nurture and admonition of the Lord.

      Children who obey their parents in the Lord, respect their elders and honor God.

Activities:

  1. Youth
    1. Video series on sexual abstinence.
    2. Classes in church gatherings
      1. Chastity
      2. Preparation for marriage
    3. Classes during youth rallies.
    4. Classes for parents to help youth say “no” to sexual pressure.
  2. Marriage
    1. Pre-marital counseling for couples.
    2. Wedding arrangements for couples to wed.
      1. Legal documents
      2. Place for wedding
      3. Reception
    3. Marriage retreats for (legally) married couples.
    4. Marriage conferences to strengthen marriages.
    5. Classes for specific areas of marriage.
      1. Finances
      2. Communication
      3. Parenting
      4. Extended family
      5. Sex – a Gift From God
      6. Following Jesus
      7. Male Spritual Leadership
    6. Retrouvaille program
    7. Divorce Busters (Michelle Weiner Davis program)
  3. Families
    1. S.T.E.P. (for parents of children 6-12 years old.)
      1. For church members
      2. Use as outreach
    2. Family retreats with classes
    3. Sermons
    4. Conferences
    5. Classes

Basic necesities:

  1. Place for private counseling

  2. Place for public teaching

  3. Projector

  4. Drama team

  5. Couples trained to lead or participate in conferences and retreats

  6. Place to hold retreats

  7. Place to hold conferences

Pray for us as we continue to work out the details of each of these and other programs to further the cause of Christ in this country.

– Lowell, Robin and Jacob White

Our phone number: 011-504-9491-6485 (Lowell’s cell) 615-752-2986 (MagicJack number)

Remember to send any contributions to:

Wilkesboro Church of Christ

P.O. Box 81

Wilkesboro, NC 28697-0081

Make the check out to Wilkesboro Church of Christ, put Honduras on the “for” line on your check and enclose a note that it’s for the Lowell White family. Also, tell us if its for something particular.

 

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Whites Honduras Newsletter February 2011

One year and counting!

We arrived in Honduras a year ago in February. What have we accomplished and what does the future hold? Let’s look back on the year and see. Let me mention, first of all, that nothing would have been accomplished had you not partnered with us in the work here. Thank you for the sacrifices you made to make our stay here possible.

We began our work in Santa Ana not really knowing what we would be doing particularly especially when short-term mission groups weren’t around. This pretty much continued the whole time we were there as we rarely knew what the next day would involve until it arrived. Robin made a place for herself at the children’s home and helped out there until the arrival of another worker from the States and then she was needed less and found other things to do. Jacob and I showed up where we were asked to go and did what we could to help. Once the missions groups started arriving we were on the go seven days a week helping them. Throughout our time in Santa Ana we helped build over forty wood “houses” and three block ones. We mixed lots of concrete for the little soccer field at the children’s home and more for those block houses I mentioned. We were at the city dump feeding people almost every Wednesday whether there were mission groups there or not. We helped distribute food, clothing and assisted during medical clinics. Robin was involved in most of this as well (except for mixing concrete) despite the fact that she was sick for several weeks. She also led most of the groups to the children’s hospital. Which may have been where she picked up the bug that made her lose thirty pounds.

We met some great people during the summer. One of the sad things about moving to Santa Rosa de Copán was knowing that we would not likely see any of those folks again. We also hated saying goodbye to the children at Casa de Esperanza and other friends we had made in the church in Santa Ana. But we just weren’t satisfied with what we were doing there and so, we moved west.

Since we’ve moved here we have made more friends. We continue to have a Bible study in our home each Friday night. Last Friday we had two new young ladies who attended. I struggle through the lesson with my Spanish and they all continue to be patient with me. Selvin helps a lot and there is always good discussion during the lessons. Saturday nights have been a little harder to get cranked up again. All the newly married couples have work, kids and family to keep them busy and sometimes its hard to get them to break away and come. Hopefully, we’ll get everyone coming soon. Selvin, Julie, Elder and Brenda were there last Saturday night and all of us had a good study and time of fellowship.

One of the brigades the team will host this year was here in February. Thirty-seven people from Longview, Texas held a four-day medical/dental/eyeglass clinic. We saw 781 people from four or five villages, lots of teeth were pulled and a whole lot of people can now see more clearly. Plus, a bunch of kids are happier because there were sunglasses to be given away. The entire team worked well together. The military loaned us a troop carrier vehicle to use plus five soldiers were with us the entire time just to make sure there were no problems. I noticed that each of the soldiers gathered around as we began each day with songs and prayers. It was exhausting work but very satisfying that so many were helped. The evangelism team (made up our Honduran team members and CREO men) worked both with those who came to the clinic and in the village where the clinic was set up. There was another part of the team working on construction on a church building as well. They were able to build the foundation and erect some of the support columns. There is still lots of work to be done on that but it will progress through the year. There are at least three more brigades scheduled to come in the summer.

Our project for the youth dealing with sexual abstinence/lives of purity is coming along and is so needed. One of the things that continues to bother Robin and me is the realization that, at any time, one of our young girls who is in the church or is attending our Bible studies could show up pregnant. We had a long conversation last night with one of the couples on the team and it lays heavy on their hearts as well. I know this is the same concern every youth minister, elder, preacher and their wives has and all I can do is ask that you continue to pray for us that we are able to change lives before this happens. And if anyone has any ideas that will help us reach them, please share.

We are still working on planning different things to do to strengthen families. We want to build strong families by preparing young people for future marriage and strengthen present marriages by helping couples be successful marriage partners and great parents. That’s our theme. We’ll soon begin a series of sermons about elders/shepherds and deacons. It doesn’t take much thought to realize that what I discussed above and finding men to serve as deacons and shepherds ties in closely with one another. Shepherds can’t be chosen to shepherd a church if they haven’t shown the ability to shepherd their own family.

Jacob continues to be busy with the young people. There is a small group of them who come over every other Wednesday night. Although by the noise they make one wouldn’t think it was small. He plays soccer on a minifield every Monday night with church members. He’s even scored some goals lately. He is trying to catch up on his homeschooling and his Spanish continues to improve at a rapid pace.

Robin is working on her blogs again. You ladies need to follow her writings. She does a great job and is very uplifting in her musings. Here’s one of them: http://roadtoabundance.net/

Our wish list (I thought I would include this here so you would know our needs): $900.00 to pay for Jacob’s trip to the ER when we were in the States (his temp was 105).

May God continue to bless each of you as you seek for and find the will of God for your life – Lowell, Robin and Jacob White

Our phone number: 011-504-9491-6485 (Lowell’s cell) 615-752-2986 (MagicJack number)

Remember to send any contributions to:

Wilkesboro Church of Christ P.O. Box 81 Wilkesboro, NC 28697-0081 Make the check out to Wilkesboro Church of Christ, put Honduras on the “for” line on your check and enclose a note that it’s for the Lowell White family. Also, tell us if its for something particular.

I preached last Sunday and used as my opening text this verse: There is therefore now no condemnation for those who are in Christ Jesus. (Romans 8:1 ESV)

P.S. There were over twenty visitors at the most recent Sunday worship. Most were from the Friday night studies.

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Whites Honduras Newsletter December 2010

It hasn’t even been one year since we moved to Honduras and so much has happened already. It has not been the easiest year of our lives by any means but we look back on it and rejoice that we got to be a part of some great things. At the top of the list is always the joy we experience when we see someone make a decision to follow Christ. The second would be seeing the kids at Casa de Esperanza being taken care of and growing in the love of the Lord. The numbers begin to blur after the top two but seeing the church members in Santa Rosa de Copán grow spiritually has to be up there. Watching brides walk down the aisle and hearing those vows being said has been inspiring in that we can see that there are people who are willing to make these life-changing decisions to follow Jesus in the right way. During the seminar in November we heard preachers discussing the need to build self-supporting churches. It will be a joy to see them as they develop these congregations over the next few years.

One of the last things we were able to attend before we traveled back to the States was the wedding of Elder and Brenda. They are two young people who entered life as one just as God intended. It was a beautiful ceremony and it is a treat to see them sitting together during our worship assemblies. Both are excellent examples to the young people. Pray for them that temptations to be otherwise will be defeated. What they have done is what we are striving for as we encourage young people to remain sexually pure until they enter marriage. It can be done. God desires it and he will give anyone who asks the control it takes to wait. We just have to convince the young people that it is God’s command and He has the power to see them through. This is one of our “missions” during this year of 2011.

We had a great time distributing the Magi boxes we received from Healing Hands International. It takes a tremendous amount of coordination to gather these in the States, get them shipped and have them distributed to different points around the globe. I have no idea how they pull it off but we enjoyed four occasions where we were able to give the boxes to school children and finally to children who attend the congregation in Santa Rosa. The thing I like about this Mission Upreach team is that they make sure that seeds are being planted that will eventually lead these children and their parents to Christ. The places where we distributed the boxes will be targeted in the coming year to have the gospel preached. We may even be able to arrange transportation to get some of these children and their parents to church services. Follow up will be done at the schools to teach classes in values and morals and, of course, will be Bible-based. You can do that here unlike in the USA. (see a video here)

Plans are being made for 2011. The discipleship classes will begin again in February. These are classes held at the church building on Thursday nights to help us learn more about the basic teachings of the Bible. The Friday night classes will begin as well in different homes throughout the city, ours included. Pray that we can get more of our neighbors to attend. Our praise and worship night on Tuesdays has continued throughout the holidays and, of course, Sunday worship assembly continues to be a time to teach and worship. The newly married couples will also be joining us in our home on Saturday nights for lessons on marriage and parenting. We have enjoyed the fellowship during these meetings.

There are plans being made for short-term mission trips in 2011. Already some brigades are lined up to go into the poorer areas of western Honduras with medical and dental supplies and personnel. There will also be some who are giving out glasses. We can’t wait to experience the joy of helping people see again. Each of these brigades will be done so as to lead people to Christ as well. We are not ashamed to let people know these are being done by Christians who would love to see the patients become followers of Jesus. The church is established in the area and will be ready to follow up on anyone expressing interest. There will also be a group of Let’s Start Talking workers in our city. These groups will make good contacts who can be led to Christ and become a part of God’s family.

We have enjoyed being in North Carolina for a couple of weeks of family time. Thanks to all of you who made this possible by helping pay for our tickets here. Although we spent part of the time passing around a virus to 18 of the 21 family members who were here we still managed to have fun, eat plenty of food and shop and open some presents together. We even managed to go bowling as we have for many years (in memory of Jonell, Robin’s Down Syndrome sister who always loved to go). It was hard to say goodbye to the children and our two granddaughters not knowing when we will see them all next but maybe it won’t be too long.

We have a favor to ask. If you plan to continue helping us in 2011, please let us know. If you have contacts who might help support us please send us their address and make contact with them and tell them to be expecting a letter from us. I have put a support letter at the following internet address. http://bit.ly/eTOS9i Please download it and send it to any churches or individuals you know. Every little bit of support makes a difference as we found out this past year.

Our wish list –

More monthly supporters no matter the amount.

May God continue to bless each of you as you seek for and find the will of God for your life
– Lowell, Robin and Jacob White

Remember to send any contributions to:

Wilkesboro Church of Christ

P.O. Box 81

Wilkesboro, NC 28697-0081

Make the check out to Wilkesboro Church of Christ, put Honduras on the “for” line on your check and enclose a note that it’s for the Lowell White family. Also, tell us if its for something particular.

 

 

 

 

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Thankfulness Week

The reason I’m writing this is because my daughter is doing this on her blog and I just read it here.  What am I thankful for? I’m thankful that I live in a beautiful city like Santa Rosa de Copán, Honduras.

I’m thankful that kids from church can come and have a great time in our backyard and not burn the house down.

I’m thankful for a wife who knows how to entertain friends…
and neighbors.

 

This is my wife:I think I’ll keep her.

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Whites Honduras Newsletter October 2010

On the night of October 26th three couples arrived at the church building to become legally married. There is a law here that if two people live together for a certain period of time they are to be considered married. The only problem with that is that it has developed into a culture that if one of them wants out of the marriage, they just walk away. There is no legal process to go through to dissolve the marriage. It happens here a lot. It’s similar to what happens in the States, where couples live together “in preparation” for marriage. This is developing into a culture where people just live together until one walks away and then they get with someone else and do the same thing. We’ve met people here and listened to them tell who their siblings are and it makes your head spin just hearing the explanation of who is who’s kid and which is their father and on and on. I feel sorry for children that grow up in that kind of situation because they never know when one of their parents are going to up and leave. This is the reason we want these couples to be legally married. The cycle of abandonment needs to stop.

So, the church building was full of relatives of these three families plus most of the church members. The first part of the service is a civil ceremony. A lawyer is there and performs the ceremony, gets the couples to sign a lot of paperwork and has them take legal vows of marriage. This took way more time than it should. Then the “religious” ceremony comes next. Well, there was a short sermon in between the two on the importance of marriage in God’s sight. The religious ceremony was very touching as each couple was asked to say their vows. Some of the couples had rings, others didn’t. They were all dressed beautifully. The situation was different than what you would see in the States but it still had a wonderful, moving tone to it all.

The ladies of the church had spent hours and hours decorating and also prepared the food, so we all had a good meal to celebrate and we ended the night by heading home. Two of the couples were on the church bus with us. One couple lives a few blocks from us, so we all walked together. It was a good night.

We had the three couples over to our home the following Saturday night. We want to work with them to help in building a lasting marriage. I gave a short lesson on love and respect using some of the ideas from the book Love and Respect by Emerson Eggerichs. We had a pretty good discussion afterword. We were pleasantly surprised at their willingness to open up and talk. We also began a book lending program – I had 2 books we had bought on marriage in Spanish and they will read this and bring them back to swap out for the next … this was a really big hit! We then introduced them to Jacob’s Wii and had a good time bowling in the TV room. (Those of you who don’t know what a Wii is, just ask your grandchildren).

Did I mention that before the wedding we had just returned from a four day trip to Belize? Because we don’t have residency papers yet we have to travel out of the country for a few days then return so we can get another three month stamp in our passport. We can pay $60 toward the end of the three to get an extra month but if we don’t leave before that fourth month is up we have to pay some hefty fines. We can’t travel to any of the bordering countries as they have some kind of pact. So, it has to be Belize (the closest) or Costa Rica or any place else. We could have gone to Ft. Lauderdale, Florida on Spirit Airlines but there were two problems – we didn’t have a thousand dollars to spend and we don’t know anyone in Ft. Lauderdale to stay with, so it was off to Belize.

One of the missionaries from Teguc has made the trip so she wrote down the directions and e-mailed them to me. The trip involved eight buses and four boats so I have to say I was a bit “concerned” about the trip. Robin tells all about it on our blog site (see above). Did I mention that Robin and I each had a backpack of about 30 or 40 pounds to carry?

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Reflections from Robin –

Our trip to Belize was wonderful, crazy, energy-sapping, educational and necessary. It will be a blessing to someday have residency and I know God will bless us in this working out.

Our work here in Santa Rosa involves primarily making friendships that will build trust and confidence and then we go on from there with the teaching and living examples. We talk with our neighbors daily – chatting with this one and that one up and down our streets. It is so precious to me to use our home as an outreach for the Lord’s church and it happens multiple times a week. Already we have seen Christ glorified in so many ways through the body that meets here in this city – the church grows week by week – numerically and spiritually. Not having a vehicle means we walk every where which is wearing but rewarding. We love meeting new people and telling why we’re here. I don’t think I can think of a time that we’ve gone into ‘el centro’ and not seen members of the church – what a blessing!

With all the great things that are happening Satan is trying his best to see it all destroyed. Just when attendance is up in one area it will be down in another … consistency is a challenge. One couple backed out of marrying just hours before – they’ve come around now and will ‘do the deed’. Just know this is a mighty step to take and it is one of courage and commitment. Please pray for these and the 10 or so others we are working with.

All this to say something very important to us – with God’s help and the help of an awesome team of people here – we are working hard to make a difference for eternity’s sake. We know it is of utmost importance to feed the hungry and shelter those who struggle to keep a roof over their heads, but the crux of the matter is – they need Jesus in their lives and have to be shown The Way. I am so happy and proud to be a part of His Body here in Santa Rosa – a body of Hondurans helping Hondurans see light for this challenging path before each of us.

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Our wish list (I thought I would include this here so you would know our needs): a vehicle, $3,200 for our 5 year residency papers which would keep us from having to travel out of the country every four months, someone who will purchase and ship Spanish books on marriage, parenting, dating and sexual abstinence.

May God continue to bless each of you as you seek for and find the will of God for your life
– Lowell, Robin and Jacob White

Our phone number: 011-504-3341-5864 (Lowell’s cell) 615-752-2986 (MagicJack number)

Remember to send any contributions to:

Wilkesboro Church of Christ

P.O. Box 81

Wilkesboro, NC 28697-0081

Make the check out to Wilkesboro Church of Christ, put Honduras on the “for” line on your check and enclose a note that it’s for the Lowell White family. Also, tell us if its for something particular.

But our citizenship is in heaven, and from it we await a Savior, the Lord Jesus Christ, who will transform our lowly body to be like his glorious body, by the power that enables him even to subject all things to himself. (Philippians 3:20-21)



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