For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. Jeremiah 29:11

Monday, July 26, 2010

He Fell in Love...

 The beauty of the Honduran culture...
 Playing El Futbol...
 Ministering to the children and people of La Victoria (a poor mountainous region)
 La Fiesta... an anniversary celebration for the rehab center (Proyecto Victoria)
 The sights and sounds of life in Tegucigalpa...
 The school children... and their joy
 More visits to schools...
 This young lady who made friends (Isn't she just gorgeous?)...
 The mountains and the beauty of God's creation...
 God's amazing beauty...
I wish you could have been a fly on the wall in our house Sunday afternoon. It was amazing to feel the energy that filled this place. Not the usual energy, but an amazing excitement and joy that comes from the Lord. Nolan fell in love with serving for his Lord and Savior! He fell in love with serving alongside his dad and in serving with our church team. He fell in love with Honduras. He loved the beauty, the culture, and the joy of being a part of something bigger than himself. He loved working and playing with the children in Honduras. The gorgeous young lady in the picture above became enamored with Nolan (and to be honest, I think he with her, but she is only 8). For the entire time he was at the school, she was with his group. He said that they communicated (even though their was a language barrier), and she showed him something that she had in her hand. It was a plastic ruler with a maze like game made into the ruler. When they went to leave, she gave it to him as a gift. Nolan kept that gift safe in his backpack and couldn't wait to show me and share his story (I didn't do it justice in print because as he told the story, I had tears rolling down my cheeks).  My men had lots to say, and I sure enjoyed listening. They shared many emotional moments, and both shared with me the heart wrenching stories of the poverty and hardships of life for the Hondurans. Both are having to "reacclimate" to life back in the states. I remember that feeling so well after experiencing similar feelings upon return from both of our trips to China. God has placed amazing things in both of their hearts, and I have asked each of them to be  "guest" bloggers on my blog. I hope that they will journal many of the events and stories that they have to share. Keep checking back for more pictures and more stories of their trip.
Oh and... **UPDATE on Baseball... Our All Star Team won! ... and the team is moving on to the state tournament this week and weekend. Nolan and Brad get to rejoin the team. They will be traveling to another town about 4.5 hours away, and the first game will be played on Thursday morning. Depending on the wins/losses they might be playing all weekend. Nolan is looking forward to playing with his team.

2 comments:

Jill and Rick said...

Welcome home, Brad and Nolan! It sounds like it was an amazing experience and I'm so glad that your boys got to be part of it, Kim. (& congrats to that All Star team!)

Jill

David and Sarah said...

Wow! What a spectacular thing for father and son to do together. I'm so very glad that your guys were so encouraged in the Lord!

Blessings,
Sarah