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August 2019 Prayers & Praises

Please read below for updates on previous prayer requests, new prayer requests, and praises for what God has done.

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 have combined them by topic. Where combined the prayers will be in black and the praises will be in red.

Introduction

The last couple of months have been very busy, challenging and yet fulfilling in ministry. We are so thankful for the ministry partners who have chosen to remain alongside us and commit their efforts and resources in the projects and communities that the Lord has given us. Thank you for praying and rejoicing with us in the following:

  • Please continue to 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. Our application 501c3 tax exempt status has been filed and received by the IRS. Please pray for favor from the Lord that we fall into the “90 day bucket” meaning that no additional information is needed. This is a big step forward we need to take to further grow and support the ministry. 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.
  • Please continue to pray for the nation of Honduras as tensions have not decreased although until now the protesting had subsided. While we don’t want to blow things out of proportion there are serious problems in this country. The protests of May and early June subsided but are starting up again over mostly the same underlying and unresolved issues. Praise God that neither we nor our teams have been in any danger whatsoever. However, because of the tension and anxiety in the country right now we have to constantly be extra vigilant regarding current events and how they might impact our plans. This in and of itself can take its toll emotionally so please pray for us in that regard in respect to current events in Honduras.
  • Please continue to pray for Frontline Missions. Please pray specifically for Heidi Winter and the board as they continue working together to establish the clear vision and direction for Frontline Missions. Praise God for how He continues to use Frontline Missions in our lives, in Honduras, and in many other places around the world.
  • Praise God for the successful completion of our first quarter of operations! It hasn’t been without its challenges but God has been faithful.
  • We need to ask you to continue to pray for La Casa de Rubén. La Casa de Rubén is the place for Rubén and others like him, to stay near to the physical therapy center in the city of Gracias 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 many ways to partner with us in this project. We praise God for the partners He has brought us and for the donations that we have received to help with construction of two extra bedrooms and a bathroom and to help us buy supplies needed to open La Casa de Rubén. We still have much more to go but we are trusting God to provide.
  • Please pray for wisdom regarding a very important decision regarding the future location of La Casa de Rubén. And please pray for construction funds so we can finish the extra rooms and bathroom so more people can come to stay and receive treatment.
  • Please pray for the Lord to help us find new strategic partnerships in support of La Casa de Rubén and our other ministries.
  • Short term mission teams continue to be an important part of our ministry to reach people for Christ and to serve and bless them in other ways as well. Praise God for the teams that have come to serve with us in and around La Campa this year-most recently our friends from First Baptist Church Atlanta-what a huge blessing they were to the church families of Gracia Abundante in Gracias and Ministerio Cristiano Vida in Caiquin.
  • Please pray for a strategic meeting that will be taking place at the end of this month regarding the potential launch of an exciting and much needed new family ministry.
  • 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 communities represented by this ministry.
  • Please pray for Pastor Jorge, his family, and his ministry in Caiquin, Coalaca and Mataras de Caiquin. Please pray for peace, protection, wisdom, and continued spiritual growth and impact in the communities represented by this ministry.

First Baptist Church Atlanta In La Campa 2019

Pastor Arturo & Wendy giving each team member a very special personal gift.

Well, in Gracias more this year but close enough since Gracias has become our home away from home! What a blessing it was to host this team of friends again this year from First Baptist Atlanta. They returned to lead teachings from the Bible based on Life Principles developed by Charles Stanley and to teach and equip leaders and teachers for teaching ministries in their local churches. There were two day long conferences offered in Gracia Abundante in Gracias and at Ministerio Cristiano Vida in San Marcos de Caiquin. We can’t thank Pastor Arturo and Pastor Jorge enough respectively for organizing and hosting these conferences!

In addition to the teaching that was done there were many resource materials that were given to those in attendance to add to their toolboxes to better equip them in the work of teaching and making disciples. We also want to say a big “Thank You!” to the folks at Passion City Church and In Touch Ministries for the materials provided for these pastors, teachers and leaders.

The team spent a day visiting both La Casa de Rubén and CRILE. Most of you know by now that La Casa de Rubén is the house God has allowed us to open to serve as a place where people who live far away from CRILE can come and stay to receive the physical therapy they need but can’t get in the communities where they live. You can visit www.fhdhonduras.org for more information about our project La Casa ee Rubén.

Dr. Maria, our Executive Director with Dora, Rubén’s physical therapist at Crile.

CRILE is the non profit physical therapy center located in Gracias providing quality and affordable therapy to those who can get there. The team learned very quickly that there is much more happening at CRILE than just physical therapy. The team spent a couple of hours observing the therapy that was being done. But more importantly, they began to make connections. They connected with the therapists, especially Dora, the therapist who has been assigned to work with Rubén. They also began to make connections with some of the patients in just a short amount of time. You see, the thing bigger than the therapy that is happening is community. Our time at CRILE concluded with a group prayer right in the middle of the therapy room!

And of course the team came and spent several hours at La Casa de Rubén getting to meet Pastor Tulio, his wife Lourdes, Rubén and his younger sister Marlen for the first time. They all had heard very much about them and this ministry so it was a special time to have them there to see and experience it in person. What an encouragement they were to us and to everyone they came into contact with at both locations.

 

 

La Casa de Rubén-Q1 In Review

At the close of July we reached an important milestone-our first full quarter of operations! As many of you know from experience the start up phase of anything new is usually challenging and our new ministry project has had it’s fair share of challenges. However, like the old saying goes, “no pain no gain”, and while pain is not enjoyable we have gained much as a result.

Surprises

UCRISH at La Casa de Rubén

To say we experienced some surprises would be a bit of an understatement. One Saturday afternoon a group of business students from UCRISH, a local university in Gracias, came by the house to spend some time learning more about the project and the history of how it came to exist. While they told us in advance they would be bringing some donated supplies for the house we had no idea just how hard they had worked obtaining personal care and cleaning supplies, cookware and many other things for the kitchen and house. It was such a fun time and we were blessed greatly.

We also received a visit from friend and missionary Ben Agee who had lived in Gracias with his family before a health crisis caused them to have to return to the states much sooner than they ever imagined. Ben brought with him Mike, Zane and Jack one morning for a visit. We got to spend some real quality time together sharing about the ministry of La Casa de Rubén. They were a huge blessing and encouragement to us.

There have also been some other surprises that have caught us a little off guard that we are working through at this time. While some of them are forcing us to do a lot of thinking and praying they are developments that, once we work all the way through them, will turn out for the good of the house and the foundation overall. As these things develop we will be able to share more detailed information about these situations. In the meantime please pray for us as we determine the best decisions to make that will help us move forward and increase our capacity to help more people.

While there has been much focus placed on Rubén to date this project has never been just about him. Along that line we immediately began construction of two additional bedrooms and a bathroom to increase our capacity to bring in more patient guests. We find ourselves at a bit of a standstill as we have temporarily run out of construction funds. Please pray for us to find a donor, or donors, who are willing to help us with the materials and labor needed to finish these rooms.

In the future the other patient guests we receive will come and go on a rotating basis with their length of stay running anywhere from 1-4 weeks. This rotation will be coordinated with the therapists at CRILE and will help us maximize the use of the house for many more patients annually. While we don’t know exactly when we’ll be receiving more people we are certain that the time will come for more people to be blessed by all that is being offered at La Casa de Rubén.

The Staff

It has been very good, although interesting at times for them we’re sure, learning more about us and each other and the specific strengths and skills each of us brings to the project. Through the challenges the Lord is showing us how to minister and serve each other better while we each do our parts to make this project successful. To that end we’ve implemented specific prayer and meeting times, both with the entire staff and one on one, to teach and encourage one another. Through all of this the Lord is drawing us closer to each other and closer to Him while improving our effectiveness as a team. Please pray for this process to continue.

Rubén & Marlen

As is the case in all of life there are ups and downs. While Rubén has made much progress he still faces some very serious short and long term health challenges. Without giving too much detail and compromising his privacy we can say that his last skin ulcer (there were 5 at one time) is in a very difficult location to keep clean and infection free. Because of this he has suffered many serious infections in the last almost three years. As a result his body has become very resistant to the antibiotics used to treat the particular bacterial infection that he gets the most often. It appears that we are down to the last and very expensive antibiotic for him that is available in Honduras.

On a recent Friday we requested some lab work because he was showing signs of having another infection. With medication his fever went down overnight but by Saturday late afternoon it was up again so we sent him to the hospital. On Sunday night before it was confirmed which antibiotic he would need (we were still waiting for the lab results from Friday afternoon) the hospital received a donation of the exact one he ended up needing! The attending physicians put his name on the box and set it aside for him and he has gotten over this infection.

There is a permanent surgical procedure recommended that would more effectively prevent this from happening again but for personal reasons, and with full understanding of the potential outcomes, he has chosen not to have the procedure done. There are some changes in his care that we are making to do what we can to help prevent future infections but his battle is still very much uphill in regards to this part of his health.

We took him to get an MRI a little over a week ago to confirm the level of damage and recovery potential as the images of his neck taken at the time of the injury were very poor quality. The results confirmed that Rubén faces some great challenges and limitations. But the neurologist who is reviewing his case also told us that in his time he has seen many cases where God and physical therapy combined brought about improvements that were beyond what could be explained medically or scientifically. While he and we have very realistic expectations we are also not limiting what God can do through hard work and faith so we press on and with his physical therapy and exercise program as we have already seen significant improvements.

Marlen, his younger sister, is just as much a part of this story as her brother. She got to participate in her first ever class parade to celebrate Dia de Lempira last month. Lempira is a national hero who fought the Spanish conquistadors with quite a bit of success until he was tricked into a meeting where he was killed. There are big celebrations all over western Honduras on July 20 every year.

Marlen continues to adjust to being a middle school student and that has its own ups and downs, especially in a different house in a bigger city and school than she had ever seen before. Please pray for her and for all of us as we figure out how to best help her overcome the challenges she has faced and is facing in her short life so far. Please pray for her to grow in her understanding of and relationship with Jesus. Please pray for her to begin believing in herself. She has much more potential than she realizes and we need wisdom to help her find her way.

While it hasn’t been very easy, especially in just the last few weeks, it has been confirmed to us several times that we are right where we are supposed to be doing what we are supposed to be doing. Please pray for Jean and me as we continue to develop this ministry for the benefit of many others, but more importantly for the glory of God.

Team 12:11

“I will lift up my eyes to the mountains; From where shall my help come? My help comes from the Lord, Who made heaven and earth.”

The other day we were listening to a pastor on the internet in our home. While there was much more to the sermon one thing he said stood out about the pulpit ministry. He said the pulpit should be much more of a ministry of reminding than innovating. Even if we have been followers of Jesus and readers or students of the Bible for many years we still need to be reminded of the basics.  This pastor went on to say that if we focus too much on wanting to “innovate” we run the risk of reading things into the Scriptures that aren’t really there. I think we could all agree that there are many false gospels being preached in our day because too many are looking for something “innovative” in the Scriptures.

There are times in our lives when a particular passage from the Bible impacts us in different ways. That does not mean there is a “new” meaning that wasn’t there before. God’s Word means what it means and using correct interpretation methods will protect us from finding “new” meanings that were never intended. But the different impact just means that because of current circumstances those particular verses have a different effect in our lives at a particular moment. And for us that is the case with the first two verses of Psalm 121 that are referenced above. When I (Greg) was a new Christian I heard a song on the radio and the chorus was mostly comprised of verses 5-7 of this Psalm. I was so new that I did not know the words in the chorus were Bible verses but they sounded like they might be so I did some checking and discovered Psalm 121. It quickly became a favorite of mine.

The challenges in this new phase of ministry that the Lord has led us to in the last year have been tremendous. During the last quarter of 2018 the idea for this ministry was planted and nurtured. It was cultivated and grown to the point of opening La Casa de Rubén officially on April 26th 2019. The quarter prior to that held its own challenges that were difficult enough. The first quarter following have presented more challenges beyond those we had ever faced before.

A view of Mt. Celaque from the entrance to the house.

All of us and our staff have been seeking a Bible verse that we could claim as the foundational verse for the ministry. We exchanged lots of ideas over the last few months but nothing ever ‘stuck”. I know it sounds bad to say that any of God’s perfect words did not have sticking power with us. Obviously it wasn’t that the other verses were bad or wrong. They just weren’t speaking to us in the present circumstances. Then the Lord drew us to Psalm 121, and these verses stuck. Immediately we all said “Yes!” this is it!

Opening with lifting up our eyes to the mountains fits because the house is located near the foot of Mount Celaque, the largest, and possibly most beautiful mountain in all of  Honduras. This new ministry has been challenging beyond what we expected so we are constantly looking for and needing help. If we’ve learned anything so far it is that we don’t have enough time, talent, funds, etc. to handle this on our own. And by reaching that point then we remember what we should never have to be reminded of, that our help comes from the Lord, the One who made heaven and earth.

And He has helped us time and time again. And we know He will help us many times more because we are constantly lifting up our eyes beyond the mountains to Him, the One who made the mountains.

So what does that have to do with the Team 12:11?

From the Scripture reference Psalm 121:1-2 we have chosen to set aside 12:11 p.m. daily as a time to pray specifically for FHD Missions and La Casa de Rubén. Several of us already have an alarm set on our phones to go off at that time to remind us to stop whatever it is we are doing to pray for this ministry. Will you consider becoming a Team 12:11 member? There is no other commitment required than to pray briefly and daily for this ministry at this hour. If you would like to officially join the team please contact us using the form in this website, our email addresses greghines@fhdhonduras.org or jeanhines@fhdhonduras.org or any other way you already have to reach us and let us know. We will be putting together a very focused and brief message to send to everyone on the team periodically to report on how God is responding to our prayers and what the prayer needs are at any given time. Thank you and God bless!

Blessings Come In Different Packages

The M100, waterstep.org

If you’ve reached this point you probably clicked through from the portion of our June newsletter where there was a picture of two guys working on a plumbing project. The two guys are Shane (the one higher up in the photo) and Dennis, friends of ours from Kentucky. The plumbing project is actually a water purification project, well actually it is a water chlorination project. Dennis understands the science behind it since he’s a science teacher. Since I (Greg) barely made it through high school chemistry my explanation will be of the “for Dummies” variety, you remember, those books that were popular sometime ago that explained complicated things in an easy to understand way.

This system uses a cool little machine that has two chambers; one is for water and salt and the other is for water. There is a metal tube stuck down into one side that is electrically charged and there is a circulating pump. And a car battery providing the electrical charge. The combination of electricity, salt and water creates some sort of chemical reaction that splits stuff apart, puts other stuff together, and kicks other stuff out so that chlorine gas is produced. Sounds dangerous. The pump circulates and mixes the water and chlorine gas together so all of the bad stuff gets killed making the water safe to drink. It sounds much better when Dennis explains it. The bottom line is that we now generate our own purified water for drinking at La Casa De Rubén. And as an extra benefit we are pretty sure that we will be able to use this system to provide chlorinated water (at a different level) for the hydrotherapy pool when we are ready to put that into service.

Training Day

Our other recent blessings came in the form of household appliances. The Lord provided funds in May for us to be able to outfit the house with a large refrigerator more adequate to the needs of the house, a new stove, and a washing machine and dryer. Even right now with only 6 people in the house you can imagine that washing and drying clothes, sheets and towels by hand would be quite time consuming and laborious. We were also able to purchase a lawnmower to make quicker the work of maintaining the yard at La Casa De Rubén. A job that was taking two full days per week with a weed eater now only takes a day. And the yard looks much better too!

During that week in May we were also able to put the roof on the two bedrooms we are building so that more people will be able to come and stay to receive the treatment and healing they need. The week prior to this we got to spend with Lorraine, a friend of ours from Georgia and a missionary, who was a great help to us with documentation and administration of a new ministry project that we hope to roll out by the end of this year.

The construction and water purifier crew

But the greatest blessing that we receive has nothing to do with buildings, water purifiers, or appliances. It’s the people we get to serve with and serve. It’s the experiences we get to have with them while serving together. It’s the blessing of being able to watch God work in La Campa and the surrounding villages. We are blessed when He brings new people into the story and how He touches their hearts and minds. We are blessed when people that were once “new” to Honduras return to serve here again and again. We are blessed to see God birth new ministries. We are equally blessed to see Him nurture and develop the new ministries into more mature ministries. It is a blessing when God brings an end to a ministry too although that one is usually harder to recognize in the moment as a blessing. Remember what Jesus said about the grain of wheat; that it must fall into the soil and die in order to produce more. Sometimes that has to happen to ministries too. Sometimes God has to shut something down in order to birth something new.

For us a lot has changed in the last year. Some of that change has not been easy. But looking back we can see God’s loving hand in all of it. At the same time a lot of things have remained the same too. As we say, our calling is always to share the love and truth about Jesus with as many people as possible. That calling will never change. But the ways we do it can change. So our greatest blessing, besides God himself, is all of you who are part of what God is doing here in Honduras, where He has knit us together. Thank you so much for obeying God and joining in what He is doing here in and through us.

Memorial Baptist Church In La Campa 2019

Memorial Baptist Church 2019 Honduras Team

What a blessing it was to host a team from Memorial Baptist Church from Temple, TX again this year. Joel and Wilna, the team leaders, brought 12 people from Texas, adding our interpreters Luis and Kenia, our friend and fellow servant from La Campa Antonio, and Jean and Greg we were a team of 19. For about half of the team it was their first visit to Honduras while the other half returned for their second visit. It was great to see people we had served with last year and to make new friends while serving together this year. This team was special in many ways but two in particular stood out. First, there were a lot of young people on this team. Second, there were two complete families represented within this team. Getting to see parents and their children experience short term missions together as a family is an extra blessing.

The team started off the week of ministry on Sunday in Jagua with Pastor Claudio and his church. This team served for a week in Jagua last year and it was an excellent time of ministry for the team and the people in that church. It was a blessing for the team to see people that they got to know last year and serve with them again. On our way to La Campa we stopped by La Casa De Rubén. Joel, the team leader had met Rubén once before but none of the rest of team had met him although they had heard a lot about him. They all got to meet Rubén’s younger sister Marlen and most of the FHD Honduras team, and see the house where the ministry is taking place.

That’s a lot of sheets & towels!

Many people on our teams like to leave gently used goods here as a way to bless others. Sometimes people bring their own towels and leave them. Shortly after we opened La Casa De Rubén in April we realized we needed more towels so Jean asked our teams to participate in a program called “Bring a Towel Leave a Towel”. The idea was to accumulate a few more towels than we usually would that could be used at La Casa De Rubén. Little did we know that afternoon just how much the Memorial Baptist Church family got behind this program. We found out later that one full suitcase had nothing but towels and sheets, and everybody on the team also had more towels and sheets in their personal suitcases too! We don’t have a count yet but as you can tell by the picture there are a bunch, thank you all so much!!

The kids in Coalaca

After the visit at La Casa De Rubén we drove up to La Campa to unpack and settle in there for the week. For the next four days we went to the school in Coalaca to do a Backyard Bible Club/VBS program with the children. The teachers, Profe Hernan and Elida, are doing an excellent job with the children in that community and it is always a pleasure to go up there to serve with them. It is not an easy drive but it is worth every rock, rut and pothole! There was a lot of fun, songs and activities but more importantly every day the children heard how much Jesus loves them. They heard in a very age appropriate way who Jesus is, what He did for them, why He did it, and how they could receive His free gift. Keeping count isn’t our biggest priority because only God truly knows the hearts. Besides that it takes time for the evidence of one’s salvation to be worked out and evident. Saying a prayer or raising a hand isn’t a guarantee of anything. However, to the extent that we think we can know we believe that several children chose to receive Jesus’ free gift of love and forgiveness for the first time that week.

The daily schedule with this team is very full so before and after our time with the children we divided the team into three smaller groups and went door to door visiting families, praying with and for them, and sharing about Jesus. During these visits we learned something else special about this team. Everyone, from the youngest to the oldest, was prepared to share the gospel clearly and effectively. Not only were they prepared, but it was expected that they would do so. And every single person on the team did, from the youngest at only 8 years old to the oldest being…well, we don’t have to go into that much detail I don’t think 🙂

Many people chose to follow Jesus and trust Him as their Lord and Savior during these visits. We did keep count of these so that we and the local pastor can follow up with them. And as you might expect some people chose not to place their faith and trust in Jesus. While it is sad that some people aren’t interested in following Jesus everyone is free to make their own decision. In the Bible there is not one example of Jesus trying to force or pressure someone into following him, so, neither do we utilize such tactics. The Bible is clear that our responsibility as His followers is to share the Good News about Jesus with others as often as possible, as clearly as possible, and with love. If we do that then we have completed our mission. The stakes are high considering that we all will live eternally in one of two places depending on the choice we make about Jesus in this life, but what each person does with the information is up to them. God loves every person so much that He gave His Son for them. But He respects every person so much that He allows each one to make the choice. With the choice comes the benefits or consequences, but He allows us to choose nonetheless.

While there are much more difficult places in the world to travel to it is not always easy traveling in Honduras, especially the further up into the mountains one goes. Just a few days before this team was scheduled to arrive people began protesting in the streets, mostly in the larger cities. Depending on the location and intensity of the protests things can get very difficult, and sometimes dangerous in and near the protests. To be fair there were a lot of peaceful protests but even those can cause problems when you are trying to move a team in multiple vehicles cross country. So this year we had the added pressure of monitoring current events for the few days leading up to the team’s arrival in order to determine whether or not they should be here. And every day while they were here we had to keep our ears to the ground just in case it became necessary for us to have to get them out of the country ahead of schedule. That was a challenge in and of itself because all day long for four days we were in the remote mountains where there is not a cell signal. Fortunately nothing happened requiring us to change our plans although there were sporadic protests all week long while they were here. So in the end, despite the obstacles, we chose to trust God, He made the way and allowed us to have a great week of ministry during which we think He was glorified, and that is the ultimate goal.

 

 

June 2019 Prayers & Praises

Please read below for updates on previous prayer requests, new prayer requests, and praises for what God has done.

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 have combined them by topic. Where combined the prayers will be in black and the praises will be in red.

Introduction

It has been so exciting and fulfilling to minister with the clearer focus that the Lord has helped us to develop over the last several months. We are so thankful for the ministry partners who have chosen to remain alongside us and commit their efforts and resources in the particular communities and projects that the Lord has shown that are for us. Please pray and rejoice with us in the following:

  • Please continue to 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. Please pray for favor from the Lord in the filing and processing of our 501c3 papers for FHD Missions, Inc. This is a big step forward we need to take to further grow and support the ministry. 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 continue with us in prayer for Coalaca/Pastor Jorge, La Jagua/Pastor Claudio, Mezcalillo and Cruz Alta/Pastor Tulio. These are the communities where we will invest most of our ministry time and resources more consistently to encourage growth and transformation. We praise God for the time that we have spent in these communities with the teams that have come in 2019. They have been a blessing to us and many in these communities.
  • Please pray for the nation of Honduras. While we don’t want to blow things out of proportion there are serious problems in this country. There have been almost daily protests across the country of varying intensity for the last month or so. Praise God that neither we nor our teams have been in any danger whatsoever during this time. However, because of the tension and anxiety in the country right now we have to constantly be extra vigilant regarding current events and how they might impact our plans. This in and of itself can take its toll emotionally so please pray for us in that regard in respect to current events in Honduras. Please pray that while paying attention to current events as needed that we’ll not become distracted from doing what God has us here to do.
  • Please continue to pray for Frontline Missions. It has been a long season of change for Frontline. Please pray for wisdom for all of us serving with 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 continues to use Frontline Missions in our lives, in Honduras, and in many other places around the world.
  • Please continue to pray for our young friend Rubén from Mezcalillo. He has been doing much better so thank you for your prayers for him. He has been the inspiration for our first Foundation project that will help him get the care that he needs and we are looking forward to moving him into La Casa De Rubén by the end of this month. Rubén and his younger sister Marlen moved into La Casa De Rubén at the end of April. Please visit inhinessighthonduras.com to learn about the progress he has made since then.
  • We need to ask you to continue to pray for La Casa De Rubén. La Casa De Rubén is the place for Rubén and others like him, to stay near to the physical therapy center in the city of Gracias 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 many ways to partner with us in this project. We praise God for the partners He has brought us and the donations that we have received to help with construction of two extra bedrooms and a bathroom, and to help us buy supplies needed to open La Casa De Rubén. We still have much more to go but we are trusting God to provide.
  • Please pray for the Lord to help us find new strategic partnerships in support of La Casa De Rubén and our other ministries.
  • Short term mission teams continue to be an important part of our ministry to reach people for Christ and to serve and bless them in other ways as well. Please pray for our remaining teams scheduled to come and serve with us in 2019. Praise God for the teams that have come to serve with us in La Campa this year-most recently our friends from Memorial Baptist Church, TX-what a huge blessing they were to the community of Coalaca. Pray for the many new believers in Coalaca!
  • Please pray for a friend of ours from Georgia who is coming to spend a week with us in May to learn more about the ministry and to help us launch an exciting new program through FHD Honduras. Praise God for the time we spent with Lorraine in May. She was a blessing and a big help to us in making plans for a new ministry project we have in the works.
  • Please pray for two friends of ours from Kentucky who are coming down later in May to help with projects at La Casa De Rubén. Praise God for time we had with Dennis and Shane in May working at La Casa De Rubén. They, along with and through the generosity of others in Kentucky helped us to make huge strides forward at La Casa De Rubén.
  • Please pray for favor as we travel to Tegucigalpa for the annual renewal of our residency cards. Our papers are good for another year so the process is much less complicated this time. However, please pray that we receive our new cards as quickly as possible as it is very hard to do much of anything here with the temporary papers they give us while we have to wait. Praise God that everything went well and we actually received our residency cards the same day so we don’t have to deal with the temporary papers!
  • 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 communities represented by this ministry.
  • Please pray for Pastor Jorge, his family, and his ministry in Caiquin, Coalaca and Mataras de Caiquin. Please pray for peace, protection, wisdom, and continued spiritual growth and impact in the communities represented by this ministry.