It has been quite some time since we sent out a formal list of prayers and praises. As we were thinking about everything that could be shared two thoughts came to mind. First, there is a lot to share, but, we need to be more focused and to the point. Second, the prayers and praises so often go hand in hand that it can be hard to follow when they are split between different sections. So we decided to try combining them by topic. Where combined the prayers will be in black and the praises will be in red.
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Many of you know that we began a season of assessment, change, and growth in our ministry towards the end of last year. It has been a challenging but worthwhile process to go through. The Lord helped us to assess our purposes for being here more closely which led us to develop a clearer focus and vision for our ministry. He confirmed the things that we are to continue doing, opened new doors for us, and revealed areas and projects we needed to disconnect from in order to focus on the ministry He has for us where He put us. Please continue to pray for us to hear clearly and be obedient.
- Please pray for our new organizations that have been formed to allow us to pursue the new ministry opportunities the Lord has brought to us. Family Health & Development Foundation Honduras (FHD Honduras for short) is the Honduras non-profit organization; FHD Missions, Inc. is the complementary U.S. non-profit organization that will serve to support and guide the activities of FHD Honduras. We praise God for His favor and wisdom in the creation of these new organizations. We ask for prayer for Jean and me and for the boards of both organizations as we work to establish and fund the projects that are being developed.
- Part of our renewed focus led us to “adopt” four communities so please join us in prayer for Coalaca, La Jagua, Mezcalillo and Cruz Alta, and the pastors of the churches in these communities. These are the communities where we will invest most of our ministry time and resources more consistently to encourage growth and transformation.
- Please pray for Frontline Missions with whom we continue to serve in Honduras. It has been a long season of change for us. Please pray for wisdom for everyone serving Frontline to know how and where to serve the Lord. Please pray for Heidi Winter and the board as they work together to establish a clear vision and direction for Frontline Missions. Praise God for how He has used Frontline in our lives, in Honduras, and in many other places around the world.
- Many of you have prayed for a long time about our old truck. We hoped to get another year out of it but that was not the plan as the motor failed earlier this month. We praise God for the help with transportation we’ve received while being without our truck, and for the generous donations we have received to help us with the cost of a new truck. Please join us in prayer for additional financial support to help us pay off the balance of what is owed for the truck purchase, and the bill for the rental truck we had to get while waiting for our new truck. Monday February 25thwe hope to be going to SPS to pick up our new truck.
- Please pray for our young friend Ruben from Mezcalillo. For the first time last month Ruben shared with us how discouraged he has become because of his physical condition. He has been the inspiration for our first Foundation project that will help him get the care that he needs. We will be sharing more about this project with Ruben when we visit him next week.
- We need to ask you to prayer for that project, The Ruben House. The Ruben House will be the place for him and others like him, to stay near to the care they need in order to regain mobility and independence. The needs are great for this project so please pray for wisdom and funding. Please prayerfully consider how you could be a part of this project with us. There are more ways to be a part other than by sending money.
- Praise God for the first two teams that have come to Honduras this year and for the teams scheduled to come throughout the rest of the year. Please pray for us as we finalize details for the team from KY coming down at the end of March for a two week trip.
- Please pray for Pastor Emilio, his family, and Ministerio Torre Fuerte here in La Campa. Please pray for peace, protection, wisdom, and continued spiritual growth and impact in the community.
- Please pray for Pastor Jorge, his family, and his ministry in Caiquin and Coalaca. Please pray for peace, protection, wisdom, and continued spiritual growth and impact in the community.