On the move again

21 Aug

This post is about 2 weeks late, sorry, we had internet issues the last couple of nights in Honduras and we have been traveling since then, so finally getting settled in and sending this out!
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So here we are. The night before we get on a plane and head away from Honduras. Mixed emotions as we are very excited to continue on this journey God put us on a couple of years ago. Exicted to see friends and family and our church that we have missed so much. Excited to put everything we have learned into practice in our future ministry. But sad as we say goodbye to so many people who cared for us, ministered to us, and served us, much more than we deserved, the Hondurans. We could have never imagined that we would have been treated so well. When we were talking with all the Honduran house parents Sunday morning I shared a verse that has meant a lot to me over the years. Paul says in 1 Thessalonians 2:8, We cared so much for you that we were pleased to share with you not only the gospel of God but also our own lives, because you had become dear to us, and that is what I felt the Hondurans did with us, much more than we ever did for them. They cooked for us, talked with us, put up with our terrible spanglish, helped us with our house, getting things in the city, took me on motorcycle rides in the mountains where I would inevitably crash several times, brought us mangos, etc. We could go on and on about how amazing these people are. We will miss them so much, and the hardest thing is, we can’t promise them that we will ever see them again, though thankful for social media, we should at least be able to communicate.

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We had planned to make a 10 day trip back to the states for a wedding, return back here and finish out our commitment until December when we make the final move back. But as the time drew closer, we realized it was best to make the final move now.

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As for God’s ministry in the future through us, we have started a non-profit    501 (c)(3), 1 Path, that will guide the ministry at our next destination, which will be south east asia.  Our plan is to work with widows and single moms, raising support for them to provide for their physical needs, as well as working with local pastors who will provide for their most important spiritual needs. We hope to use the tool of dentistry to provide care and build trust with villages, partnering with local pastors and aiding them in church planting. And of course we look forward to developing a Christ-based family style orphanage. That is the future that we see God leading us to and we are excited.

 

 

So we ask for your prayers, prayers as we transition back to the states, and prays as we prepare for our next stop, that we would be completely in the midst of God’s perfect will for our lives.
For our financial supporters, we will be raising funds two separate ways. For our family living expenses, we will be raising our financial support through our partners at AIM, which is a US based nonprofit aiding missionaries. For the ministry, we will be raising funds through 1 Path. Our goal is for 90-95% of all funds raised for 1 Path to go straight to the field. No salaries or anything towards our family, all for the field minus bank fees and things like that. We hope in the future to allow people to sponsor particular children and families, though we are not to that point yet. We would love for you to pray about helping us in either of those two, and of course, always continue to keep us and the ministry of 1 Path in your prayers!  IMG_5129

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