Everybody has a story. Our story has similarities to the stories of those who have gone before us into world missions, but it is personal and unique because our God is a personal, and most unique God. We both pursued and achieved a certain amount of success in our careers with accounting\business administration, and management (Greg) and sales, marketing, and management (Jean) backgrounds. Then in 2000, there was a conversion (Greg) and a re-dedication (Jean) that ushered in the next chapter of our story. Of course, we didn’t realize just how different the next chapters of our story were going to be at that time. It wasn’t until we started looking back several years later that we began to see. And that’s the way it is, only in hindsight could we see where we started from and compare that to where we were currently. Everything that took place in between those two points is our story.
In 2005 we took our first short-term mission trip. Two more followed in 2007 and 2008. Then in 2009 we went to Honduras to help Frontline Missions begin a new ministry to the Lenca Indians, an under reached indigenous people group in the southwestern mountains of the country. We bonded with many families in the community where we served. We returned in 2010 and by then we started thinking that God was preparing us for a new chapter in His\our story. In 2011 there was a career change, and then a new business started in 2012 with the goal ofproviding economic opportunity and hope to Lenca families. The Lord showed us how we could do this in a constructive manner using coffee, and how we could combine that with our desire to see new Lenca pastors leading new churches in Lenca villages where there is no church.
Between 2010 and 2011 we got to spend more time in Honduras and discovered that we really wanted to be there more, and that we wanted to be with the Lenca people more. It was becoming more and more obvious to us that God was making the way for us to enter into His story in La Campa, Honduras.
Everybody has a story. We’ve told you a little bit about our story. What is your story? What might God’s next chapter in your story be? Perhaps God is making the way for you to enter into His story in Honduras with us. There are many ways to do this. Would you be willing to commit to praying for us and the Lenca regularly? Maybe you’ve heard the still small voice prompting you to take a short term mission trip-if so we can help you. Do you believe as we do, that we are to live generously? Perhaps you’d like to prayerfully consider supporting our ministry to the Lenca. Are you a networker? We have a tremendous need for advocates to help us mobilize people and resources in the U.S.
As you can see, there are many ways for you to enter into God’s story. Please pray for the Lord to clearly reveal how He wants you to enter into His story.