Without faith, nothing is possible. With faith, nothing is impossible! -Mary McLeod Bethune
Happy Mother’s day to all the wonderful women out there that go by the name of “Mom”. Interestingly enough, Father’s day in Honduras is in March and our teens and ladies gave our dads a wonderful celebration at the church. We have such amazing young people!
We also can’t let this month go by without celebrating our amazing House Mommies! It is not exaggerating to say that these ladies really are superheroes! I think we can only say it must be God that works through them in a supernatural way. In the homes where our kids live, women from the community work as their house parents, doing all the things that any parent does for their children; cooking, cleaning, laundry, homework, discipline, caring for them when they are sick, whoa! And they do this for 100 children! I ask all of you, please lift them up in prayer each day as you do our kids. These are the ladies on the front line!
We just ended an amazing Spring Break week! What a blast we had with the kids. Throughout most of the year our swimming pool area serves as a fish pond where we raise Tilapia, but the week of Spring Break, it’s fish fry time and the swimming pool is cleaned, filled and becomes the highlight of the village! We started the week however, with the less glamorous spring cleaning. We went through all of the storage houses of the village and gave them a thorough “rake and burn”. It’s like a treasure hunt really. We found some very interesting things! But I am so proud of the kids! They were such a big help.
Then it was egg dye time. What that really translates as is potato salad galore! I think we brought about 10 dozen eggs and each kid did several. It started with about 5 basic colors, but they eventually thought it would be cool to mix all of the colors together, so in the end they were camo eggs.
Then we had a huge all ministry Spring Break party, where we invited all of our village, as well as everyone else in the ministry. We barbequed burgers and hot dogs, and swam our hearts out! We ended the day with our super-duper egg hunt, which consisted of 15 packages of jelly beans and an entire suitcase of plastic eggs stacked together. I even tried my hand at making a “Tres Leches” cake, which was an epic fail, but oh well…..
On a very personal final note, I (Amy) would like to thank each of you that have sent me messages, phone calls and prayers for the recent loss of my brother, Mark, to cancer. My family and I are very thankful for all of the love that we received through that very hard time. I was able to fly to Louisiana to be with my family for the funeral services and I was very blessed to be with them!
As we enter the last month of school, which includes final exams, graduation parties, and all the other end of the year drama, please pray for our kids and the staff, as this time can be stressful for all of them. Also please keep our summer plans in your prayers. We have lots of teams and great activities planned!