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Update on our trip to Honduras with the kids

5 Apr

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We’re on the final countdown now for our big move to Honduras.  Last month we were able to take the girls to visit the orphanage and spend 11 days getting to know the children as well as some of the families in the community of Urraco.  They fell in love with the area and the children, which was a true answer to prayer.

During our visit we were able to participate in many of the activities which will become our normal way of life very soon.  Helping milk the cows, gathering eggs from the chicken coop, spending time with the orphans and their house parents and learning to cook Honduran style food to name a few.

We were also able to discuss with Sarah and Jason Furrow, the directors of Give Hope 2 Kids, what our roles and responsibilities will be during our time with the ministry.  Jacob will be assisting with and learning about the ministry administration, coordinating healthcare for children, workers, and volunteers, helping host groups, etc.  I will be tracking developmental milestones and helping document progress of the kids in the children’s homes.  This will also provide the opportunity to implement strategies to help the children in identified areas of need.

Maddie and Myra will be busy doing their homeschool work as well as attending some classes in the local village primary school.  Jason and Sarah also gave them the job of collecting the eggs every morning, counting the eggs, and logging the number of eggs they gather.  After that they will distribute the eggs to each of the ministry homes.  They are so excited about their job!

We will be moving to Honduras on May 30, 2013.  Thank you all for your continued prayers and support during this transition.  If you are interested in partnering with us financially, we have set up a link on our blog for you to do so.  Again, we are so humbled by all of the prayers and encouragement each of you have offered.

Blessings,

The Bakers

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4 Responses to “Update on our trip to Honduras with the kids”

  1. Justin April 6, 2013 at 4:39 am #

    Watching God at work is an awesome thing. It’s exciting to see Him at work in the life of your family during these times. I can’t hep but think of the song lyrics, “this is my Father’s world, the battle is not done, Jesus who died shall be satisfied, and earth and heaven be one.” Your family is in my prayers.

    • 1step1day1mission April 6, 2013 at 10:26 pm #

      Justin,
      We are so humbled to have you and your family praying for us. Thank you for your continued support. We will continue praying for your family as you seek God’s will in your plans. Congrats on the soon to be new addition to your family! What a blessing!
      Cynthia and Jacob

  2. Mary Donald George April 8, 2013 at 2:24 am #

    Thank you so much for keeping us involved in this holy endeavor. I’m so happy to be able to share it with our children. Our prayers go with you always!!

    • 1step1day1mission April 8, 2013 at 2:47 am #

      Thank you Mary Donald! We have had the best time getting to know you and your sweet family. You have given me such rich and valuable advice and for that I’m grateful. Really, everything from hairstyle to medications to pencil sharpeners! I’m so glad you and your family are taking part of our exciting journey. You are a true blessing!
      XOXO,
      Cynthia

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