Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
-2 Cor. 1:3-4 NIV
The Children’s Day Celebration held annually every September 10th, was a smashing success! It was organized by each grade, under the leadership of Miss Gabi, Miss Milagro, Miss Iris, and Miss Luisa. There was worship, a drama, snacks, piñatas, and games. Thank you to all of our staff and secondary students who gave the children a great day! In addition, the 11th grade students raised funds for a Children’s Day celebration for more than 200 children living by a dump in Chile. Our Independence Day Program, performed by Miss Milagro’s Spanish Social Studies classes, was well done. Parents were invited to enjoy an all school program with songs, dances, poems, and a delicious barbeque lunch to honor the day of independence for Honduras, September 15th.
Our new Christian Soccer Academy Program lead by Reynaldo Clavasquin, a former professional soccer player, and coached by Mr. Walter, is going very well. During the week, Mr. Walter teaches soccer in one PE class for grades K-12. The Saturday event was free to all the children in Puerto Cortes, including our students. The first Saturday was our kick-off day. Kids, parents and all 30 of the players and coaches from Puerto Cortes’ professional soccer team, showed up to help us celebrate. It was practically one-on-one coaching for most of the event. They opened with prayer and we closed with a “Familia Foto”. A great day was had by all!!
A Village Update
October blew in with a bang, literally…lots of thunder and lightning storms, sheets of rain, some flooding, and a great deal of power outages. Same ol’, same ol’ here in Honduras, though! We were gifted right at the beginning with a 5-day weekend, in celebration of several holidays, usually taken throughout the month all bunched into one. We piled into Old Blue, our trusty, (most of the time) 15 passenger van for a trip to the Village to spend time with our kids.
What about the church? Time to celebrate God’s goodness.
This October, we celebrated the 10th anniversary of our Heart to Heart Church, which began October 1st, 2006, as a Bible Study in Serrano’s living room. As the church quickly grew, it became too large for that venue.
Consequently and because of it’s size, it moved to the Rotary Club building located a few blocks away from their home. By early 2007, the church once again outgrew the Rotary Club space, because of overcrowding. Shortly thereafter, the land was purchased across the street to build our present church where forgiveness, salvation, baptism and spiritual growth are preached regularly.
Our church family has served as the backbone of support for this ministry and our children throughout the years. We are blessed to have them helping in this amazing work God is doing for His kids in Honduras. Thank you Jesus!