July-August 2019 Update

Dear friends and family,

Two months have passed since our last update so we’ve got a lot of catching up to do!! In July and August we have seen so many blessings from God in our lives and in the ministry.

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Pic: Awana Leaders Retreat. Over 150 Awana leaders from the central region gathered together for a retreat. There was training on “How to Teach to Transform.” Awana is all about reflecting how kids are important to God and with this training the leaders were challenged and motivated to use the Word of God, with guidance from the Holy Spirit, to disciple their Awana kids. In our church there are over 200 kids attending Awana this year. Please be praying for our annual Awana Camp on the 28th & 29th of September. We pray the Holy Spirit would use this camp to fill the lives of these kids with His truth.
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Pic: Water Filters for El Arrayan. We thank God for the partnership we have with Serve Hope and A Leap of Faith that have allowed us to bless more than 35 families in El Arrayan with water filters. These filters are already improving the health of adults and even more so the kids. Our commitment is to visit each family that has received a filter over the next few months to make sure they are using it properly. We take the opportunity during our visits to pray for these families and share the gospel with them. We give thanks to God that 3 people have already accepted Christ in this community!
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Pic: Well repair in the “desert” zone of Honduras. With Water Ambassadors Canada representatives and a group of 8 Canadian volunteers, Job helped to repair 11 wells in different communities in Southern Honduras. A few of the communities they traveled to had no road, so they got a little extra exercise carrying all the tools and pump parts to the well location! For the Canadians this was especially physically demanding as the southern zone is known as the hottest and most arid region. Over 390 families were benefited from these well repairs and the Holy Spirit convicted 1 person of sin and she accepted Christ! Also, health and hygiene classes were given for several schools there. We thank God for His protection of the team as there were no sicknesses or accidents during their time here.
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Pic: Elsy & family. We thank God for the work that He is doing in Elsy’s life. We also thank each of you that have been praying for her. Just recently she began teaching kindergarten in the local community school. This job provides her with $250 per month. We know this is very little but we continue to pray for God’s will for her life. Please continue praying for her, that God would give her wisdom and that she would come to know Christ as her Savior and lead her kids to know Him.
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Pic: Ministry in El Junco. El Junco has captivated our hearts. With the huge need for water in this community, we just can’t ignore it! With a few volunteers from a couple churches in Houston, Job visited the community and checked on the water filters that were given there. They continued to use the visits to share the gospel and 4 people accepted Christ! With the group from Houston, they gave Bibles to the new believers and one of the volunteers was a nurse so she was able to provide some medical help. We thank God for these 4 new believers and for the health improvement of those the nurse attended.
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Pic: Complications with the well-drilling project for El Junco. As we’ve mentioned before, the only water source in the community of El Junco resembles a puddle of filthy, stagnant water. From our initial research we estimated the cost to drill a well there would be around $6,000. God began to provide funds for this project and we began paying for the first steps of the process. However, when the local municipality realized that we want to drill a well in El Junco, they began to ask for countless requirements, because the well will be a public well. They have asked for a well-drilling tax, an official geological study of the viability of a well, documentation from the local leaders of El Junco that shows the legality of the well, a well driller accredited by the local municipality, and the list goes on! This was surprising to Job as the municipality normally is responsible for providing water access to communities, and instead of facilitating the process for drilling a well, it has complicated everything! However, we want to be faithful to the Lord’s will for El Junco. More than likely, the intention of all the requirements from the municipality is to motivate us to offer a bribe to lower these drilling permits. God has touched many of your hearts and He has already provided over $8,000 for this well project! Thank you so much for your part in this work and praise the Lord for His provision! We have already begun the LONG process to fulfill the requirements. So far we have started with the documentation from the local leaders in El Junco, we have completed the geological study, and we have found a certified well driller.
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Pic: El Junco continued. All of this to say, compared to our initial estimate for drilling a well, the costs have increased dramatically! We still don’t know how much the exact cost will be yet. According to the geologist, we may need to drill up to 300 feet to reach water. This would cost around $9,000. Added to that are the drilling permits of $1,800, the geological survey was $500, and the El Junco government documents are $1,500. So in total we are looking at possibly spending $12,000 for this well! We want to be above reproach as we work through this process and so we will not offer a bribe to lower the government fees, which means we will go the long route. Pray that God would go before us as we complete each step of the process.

*Just a note for those who would like to donate for the El Junco well project. Please note on your donation that it is designated for the “water well project.” Our mission agency is now separating those funds so that they will take a smaller percentage of the donation and more funds will be allocated directly for the well.

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Last, but not least, many of you have asked how Elizabeth is doing. She is now 18 months old! Can you believe it?! She loves reading her books, learning new words, going to the playground, practicing her shapes and colors, and eating lots of food!

Praise God:

  • For the new believers these past couple months!
  • For the partnerships with other ministries that help expand our outreach!
  • For His protection during trips to the communities! Job had an eventful drive home one afternoon when returning from a community. A police truck with 8 men fully armed in raid gear blocked the dirt road in front of him, jumped out, and immediately surrounded his vehicle. They asked if he was carrying a gun, searched the entire truck, and were speaking in code as they spent a good 10 minutes interrogating him, trying to determine if he was who they were looking for. Apparently our Nissan pickup looks similar to one they are looking for!

Pray to God:

  • For these new believers. That their love for God and their faith in Christ would grow deeper each day.
  • For the ministries that God has entrusted to us. That we would always be planting the seed of His Word and that the Holy Spirit works in the hearts of the people.
  • For El Junco. That God would go before us as we begin fulfilling the government requirements. That God would give us patience as this may be a very long process. That God would continue to provide the finances to drill the well.

Thank you for praying with and for us. Your part is GREATLY appreciated!

Much love,

Job, Adria, & Elizabeth

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June 2019 Update

Dear friends and family,

We give thanks to God for your lives. We are thankful each day for the support that you send us. We feel so blessed to be able to share what God is doing in Honduras!

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Pic: Serving in AWANA, because kids matter to God. This month the Awana leaders were able to make home visits to all the kids that attend Awana. In just 2 days they visited over 180 kids that come to Awana. The purpose of the visit was to invite the parents to come to church, to get to know the needs of the families, and to pray for them. We pray to God that the seeds planted will bring forth fruit and that more kids will be able to come to church with their parents!
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Pic: Training new leaders. Awana is growing and we can see this happening as more churches are beginning this ministry to evangelize and disciple kids and families. Job and Fredy (another Awana leader) shared a weekend with a church in the western part of Honduras. A total of 9 members there have taken on the challenge of starting an Awana program in their church. It was a blessing for them to train these 9 leaders and to see their desire to share the gospel. They are planning to start the program next month. Please pray for a great start to this new ministry in their church!
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Pic: Helping farmers and their families. It is always a blessing to see God’s creation and especially in rural Honduras you can take in some incredible landscapes. We continue supporting farmers as they begin planting by transporting fertilizers. Watching the kids help their parents reminds Job of how he used to help his dad when he was their age. Upon arriving at Juan’s house, his kids (all under 12 years old) began carrying on their backs the 60 pound bags. After moving 60 bags of fertilizer, Job shared some gum and bananas with the kids. They told him it had been weeks since they had eaten bananas and months since they had a piece of gum. For them, it was extra pay, for Job it was a reminder to not take for granted the blessings God gives us, including what we would want to call “insignificant.”
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Pic: Water purification system inventory for Water Ambassadors Canada. The lack of clean drinking water is huge in Honduras and it’s a blessing that there are organizations and ministries that want to help with this crisis. This month Job visited schools and rural communities that had systems installed by WAC in the past. Sadly, the majority of these systems are not working and need repair. Also, community leaders and school teachers need to be trained in how to do the maintenance work on these purification systems. Please pray that a brigade will soon be able to come help with the repair work and once again provide clean drinking water to these schools and communities.
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Pic: Helping Elsy. This month Job visited Elsy again and took her some groceries to help provide for her 3 kids. It was a joy to see how their eyes lit up just to have things like cereal and milk that maybe they had never eaten at home. Elsy prayed and thanked God for the blessing and for us it brings joy to be able to help our neighbors! We want to continue helping Elsy and the entire community of El Arrayan. Fred Jackson plans to come next week to continue with the community development project to bring better education, health and hygiene, and higher income to the families of this community.
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Pic: Filters at El Junco. We are so thankful with The Bucket Ministry and Serve Hope that donated the filters for El Junco. Now the families there are enjoying clean water and Job has been visiting all the families to check “how the filter is working,” but his main reason to visit is to encourage the 4 new believers in the community and to share the gospel with the other families. With each family he prays for their struggles and plants the gospel seed in their hearts. The biggest testimony that all the families have is that they used to have constant diarrhea and now they are feeling much better, have more energy, and they notice their kids are much healthier! PRAISE GOD FOR IT!
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Pic: Sad news from El Junco. During the night of June 3rd a strong storm went through the community of El Junco. During that storm the electricity went out and the roof of the Catholic church collapsed. All the neighbors went to the church to help bring the belongings of the church to their homes. Jeaimy, a new mother to a baby of 4 months, started carrying benches from the church to a neighbor’s home. She left her baby at home with a candle lit. Sadly, as the candle burned down it fell on the small mattress where her baby was. One of Jeaimy’s neighbors heard the baby screaming and rushed over to save her, but the flames had already began to consume her body. However, she was still alive so they took her to a hospital, but they were unable to save her. They then returned to the community with their dead baby and buried her there. When Job heard about this he went to visit them and pray for them. He also helped them with the hospital and transportation costs. Honestly, this has been one of the most difficult days to show his faith. The mother is mad at God for taking her baby and at the same time Job is representing that God who took her baby. In his time with this family he could see how Jeaimy didn’t have any desire to be encouraged. Please pray for strength for this couple and that the gospel would touch their hearts.
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Pic: Protests continue in Honduras. There are many wounded on both sides, the government and the people. The protesters are asking for fuel price reductions (a gallon costs $4.10), reductions of the permits needed for semis, and the removal of a new law currently in process that would privatize all education and health. Many professors, doctors, nurses, and transporters are blocking major highways to demand this, as well as the removal of the president. Until now, no one has conceded and the tension continues to rise.

Praise God:

  • For His protection during this time of protests and trips to the communities!
  • For providing $3,000: half of the funds that are needed to drill a well in El Junco!
  • For the blessings that are new each morning! To not take for granted each blessing!

Pray to God:

  • For Elsy and Jeaimy, 2 mothers that are suffering. That they would find comfort in God and accept Jesus as their Savior.
  • For El Junco, a community with a huge need for water. We just lack $3,500 in order to make the well study and then drill the well.
  • For Honduras, both the government and the people. That Hondurans would fear God and this could bring about peace and security.

Thank you for praying with and for us. Your part is GREATLY appreciated!

Much love,

Job, Adria, & Elizabeth

 

 

May 2019 Update

Dear friends and family,

The month of May has flown by and we give thanks to God for all your prayers and support. We are so grateful to be able to communicate with you all from such a long distance!

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Pic: Discipling youth. In May we continued the discipleship ministry for these at-risk youth that come from broken and hurting families. Soccer allows us to awaken the interest of these teens that have never attended church. Of the 20 youth that come to the soccer games, 3 are already beginning to come to Awana and Youth Group. It’s a blessing to see how God works in their lives. Our goal is to share the gospel, disciple them, and to become role models to follow.
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Pic: Showing God’s love to farmers. God has called us to be his ambassadors all across the globe. Our duty is to be the salt and light of the world. Therefore, we make the most of each opportunity we have to help farmers. The farmer has a difficult life and even more so when they are a subsistence farmer. For these agriculturalists that suffer the consequences of the greedy middleman, it is so difficult to obtain fertilizers and quality seed for their production. Because of this, we have been taking fertilizers and seeds to their communities so that they can take advantage of the rainy season and start cultivating. Also, we use our visits to share the gospel, as well as offer access to a better market to sell their harvests. This allows the farmers to gain higher, more just profits for all the efforts that they put into cultivating by hand.
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Pic: Wells that need repair. God also allows us to be ambassadors of His kingdom through helping our neighbor gain access to clean drinking water. This month Job traveled to the southern region of the country for a week. This zone is the most barren, desert-like land in Honduras where water shortage is the most common. During his time there he located 12 wells that need a new hand pump. We are hoping to have a well repair brigade come in July. Over 5,000 people would benefit from these wells!
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Pic: Water filters for El Junco. We are filled with joy to share with you that in May, all the water filters were distributed in El Junco! A total of 36 families received a water filter and instructions on how to maintain their filter. We shared the gospel while there and 4 people accepted Christ and 1 was baptized! Praise the Lord! Our friends at Serve Hope and The Bucket Ministry came to the community and donated the filters for each family there.
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Pic: Wedding and Baptisms in El Arrayan. Back in March we distributed the water filters to the community of El Arrayan. These filters were also donated by Serve Hope and The Bucket Ministry. Job has been visiting the families that received the filters, sharing the gospel, and praying for them. During the visit with these 2 ministries, we saw how God convicted 3 people of their sin, and each one wanted to be baptized to complete this step of obedience. We are filled with joy that Rigoberto and Ana Luz, that believed and were baptized, recognized that they were living in sin to be living together without having married, and they wanted to get married. We have begun the marriage license process but the religious wedding couldn’t wait. They didn’t want to continue living in sin. So together with Serve Hope and The Bucket Ministry we pulled together a wedding ceremony 2 days later! We prayed for them and shared the gospel during the ceremony. The Holy Spirit works in wonderful ways when you are convicted of your sin and you no longer want to continue living the same way.
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Pic: Elsy and family. Please continue praying for Elsy, that God would work in her life as Job continues to visit her to encourage her and pray. She needs to have a relationship with God in order to confront this great trial of being abandoned to raise their 3 kids on her own.

Praise God:

  • For 7 new brothers in Christ, 1 wedding, and 4 baptisms! It fills us with joy that our prayers are being answered!
  • For the strategic alliance with Serve Hope and The Bucket Ministry that provide access to clean water while sharing the gospel!
  • Even amidst the political unrest and subsequent violence God has protected us from harm!

Pray to God:

  • That the new believers would grow in faith and truth.
  • For El Junco. Even with the water filters, the water shortage problem has not been fully addressed.
  • For Honduras. In May a new wave of protests began. The health and education sectors are against the new laws that manage their respective sectors. There are already wounded and dead because of the violence that has erupted during these protests. Also, the main highways that connect the country are blocked during the entire day. We ask for peace and that God works in the hearts of the teachers, doctors, and politicians so that calm and tranquility may return to the country.

Thank you for praying with and for us. Your part is GREATLY appreciated!

Much love,

Job, Adria, & Elizabeth

April 2019 Update

Dear friends and family,

We give thanks to God for the blessing He gives us to be his children and for the month of April that has filled us with joy for all that God has allowed us to do!

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Pic: April WAC Team. We thank you for praying for the team of Water Ambassadors Canada. God allowed us to share the gospel in 5 different communities and repair 6 wells that provide access to drinkable water to more than 3,000 people! We praise God for allowing us to accomplish this act of love for our neighbor and also because a small school was included in receiving access to water, where 75 kids and their families can now drink clean water.
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Pic: Sharing the gospel during soccer games. Of something I’m convinced is that God allows all of us to share the gospel wherever we are. Our church recently installed lighting over the outdoor play area and now it serves as a soccer field. Youth that never had come to youth group before, now come, to play soccer with us. However, we are not just there for fun. Every game opens the door to share the gospel. Every Saturday night Job and two other men from church take turns sharing the gospel and discipling the youth. These kids come from families with economic and social problems. Our desire is to show them God’s love and that they would surrender their lives to Christ.
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Pic: God allows us to help Agustín and his family. Being a farmer in Honduras brings many challenges. One of them is to afford fertilizer for the crops. Job met Agustín one week while serving with Sustainable Harvest International. Agustín is over 80 years old and he continues working to provide food for his wife and grandchildren. This month we brought him 50 bags of chicken manure so that he could fertilize his corn and beans. The rainy season is approaching and farmers are preparing the ground for planting. We also helped him sell his chickens and make enough money to pay his debts. Our desire is that Agustín and his family can better their quality of life, but even more so, that they would surrender their lives to Christ.
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Pic: We continue to pray for water for El Junco. El Junco continues without access to water. During our visit this month and with the help of Serve Hope, we were able to donate a water filter to Wilmer and his family. This filter removes all impurities, particles, and bacterias in order to provide drinkable water. Wilmer and his neighbors couldn’t believe the transparency of the clean water as Job showed them how to use the filter! They are so accustomed to drinking cloudy, opaque water. The filter is placed in a 5 gallon bucket and is very simple to use. Thanks to God that Serve Hope plans to donate this filter system to each of the families of El Junco. This is a great blessing and we continue praying that these plans would soon be accomplished! We are also praying that God allows for a well to be drilled in the community and for individuals that would be willing to cover the finances to make that possible. The cost for a well there would be at least $6,000. Please pray with us!
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Pic: Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) Board of Directors visit. As we’ve mentioned before, Job is volunteering with SHI to help support farmers. SHI as an organization does not hold to any religious confessions and Job’s primary focus is to share the gospel with the organization’s members. This past month he had a great opportunity as the Board of Directors came to visit their national office here in Honduras. During a lunch meeting Job had the privilege of praying for the meal. At the end of the day, one of the board members approached him and shared with Job that he is a believer and that Job’s prayer in public helped him to see his need to lose the fear of showing his faith. Please continue to pray for more opportunities to share his faith with this organization as Job serves with SHI one week each month.

Praise God:

  • For the health, time, and resources that God has given us to do our work this past month.
  • For taking care of the Water Ambassadors Team during their trip here. Thank you for praying with us. Our prayers were answered!
  • For the resurrection of Jesus Christ! Our ministry would have no purpose if He would not have resurrected. We work with much conviction knowing that we serve a living God!

Pray to God:

  • For the finances to drill a well in the community of El Junco as well as the provision of filters for each family.
  • For people that want to have a personal relationship with God. That as the Holy Spirit convicts them of their sin, that they would see the new life God has for them!
  • That as our ministry grows God would continue showing us how He wants us to serve others.

Thank you for praying with and for us. Your part is GREATLY appreciated!

Much love,

Job, Adria, & Elizabeth

March 2019 Update

Dear friends and family,

The month of March went by in a blur! We continue to pray for you all and it was a great blessing to visit some of you during our short visit to Kansas.

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Pic: Elizabeth’s 1st Birthday On February 13th Elizabeth turned ONE! After she recovered from tonsillitis we finally celebrated on March 3rd, complete with a piñata and a fancy cake.
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Pic: Visit to the USA. March also brought Elizabeth’s first plane ride as we flew to the States for a couple weeks to visit family in Kansas! We are so thankful we were able to visit some of you during our short time there.
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Pic: Community Development in “El Arrayan.” Our friend, Fred Jackson, continues his community development work in El Arrayan with the organization he began, “A Leap of Faith.” He visited March 24-31 to make a survey of the families living there, their needs, and the abilities that each family has to contribute to the growth of the community. Job and Fred together gave oral hygiene classes to the families at their local school.
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Pic: Water filters for El Arrayan. Without a doubt, you cannot work towards healthy community development if there is no access to potable water. To reach that goal, we have joined efforts with Serve Hope, the organization of our friend Mark Fittz. Now, with water purification filters, 15 families are enjoying access to clean drinking water! Fred is planning to return in July and is hoping to provide enough filters so that every family in the community has clean water to drink. Please keep praying for this ongoing work!
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Pic: Elsy and family. We are asking for prayer for Elsy. She is a single mother in El Arrayan. She is currently battling with a deep depression after her husband left her. She is an example of someone who overcomes difficult problems, as just this past year at 30 years old and with 3 children, she finished high school. During one of their visits to her house, Fred and Job saw that she was crying and they prayed for her. The next day, she confessed that she had been planning to abandon her kids because she had nothing to give them to eat, but God had used their visit to encourage her to continue working towards a better future together with her 3 kids. Please remember to pray for Elsy and her kids: Walter (6), Abdias (8), and Nehemiah (11).
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Pic: Dry well in El Junco. Last month we began to dig a well in El Junco, another community without access to clean drinking water. With pickaxes, shovels, digging bars, and buckets we have dug down 30 feet by hand. Unfortunately, we have not found water. Also, during this process a person was injured after a stone fell on them from above while they were digging. We continue to pray for God’s mercy and clean water for this community. We are talking with a couple different ministries here to see the possibilities of providing access to drinking water to the more than 40 families who live there. Please keep praying for the people of El Junco!

Praise God for:

  • Our visit to the States to see family and friends in Kansas! It was a great blessing!
  • Our fellow missionary friends that join us to have a greater impact in communities throughout Honduras!
  • The hearts that have been encouraged and strengthened through the work that God has allowed us to accomplish here!

Pray to God for:

  • A strategy to provide access to clean drinking water for the community of El Junco.
  • The upcoming trip of WAC (Water Ambassadors Canada). A brigade is coming April 6-13 to repair wells. That God provides for successful well repair and that the people of the communities come with hearts ready to hear the gospel.
  • That the seeds we are sowing and watering begin to grow in the hearts of the people.

Thank you for praying with and for us. Your part is GREATLY appreciated!

Much love,

Job, Adria, & Elizabeth

February 2019 Update

Dear friends and family,

We are praying you all are well, despite those record-breaking wind chills up north! This past month we have had quite the variety of work on our plate. We are energized to see God opening doors this year!

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Pic: Water Ambassadors Canada work. The first week of February we started working with WAC to restore broken wells that were drilled by the Japanese in the 90’s and have been broken now for over a decade. That week over 1,200 people gained access to water! The locals were blessed with not only access to water, but also the gospel. After pumping the first gush of water, Job prays with them to thank God and gives the gospel message. At least 6 people accepted Jesus during their time together. Praise God for them!
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Pic: Sustainable Harvest International. Sharing the gospel with farmers. This month Job has been investing his time visiting communities with SHI and getting to know the people. He also helped teach them how to vaccinate chickens to prevent avian pox. For the locals, a way to safeguard their only source of eggs and meat is nothing short of a miracle. We tell them it’s only our love for God that brings us to do this.
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Pic: Oansa. We are so excited to see what God has in store as we begin another year of discipling kids in Awana! There are about 150 kids and 10 parents that are coming every Saturday. Volunteers from our local church are the leaders. Our goal during bible time is learning to grow to be like Jesus.
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Pic: Digging a well for El Junco. While Job was visiting communities with SHI, he came across the community of “El Junco” with Jonathan, an SHI technician. Currently, this community does not have access to any source of water. The kids are sent out to hike a couple kilometers to bring back water by the gallon from a local, scum-filled pond. (see picture below) Job, with help from WAC and the locals, is digging a well and planning to install a pump to give this community access to potable water. During his time there he is sharing the gospel with the locals, and especially with Jonathan. Unfortunately, Jonathan has seen bad testimonies from the church and now he doesn’t want to hear anything about Jesus. We are praying for open hearts in the village and for Jonathan!
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Pic: The current water source at El Junco, a scum-filled pond.
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Pic: A dream come true! While visiting communities with SHI Job has begun to identify a network of organic farmers with whom we want to start a cooperative. A co-op would offer much needed stability for these families as well as provide cash for bus fares, medicines, school supplies, and farm tools. Here, Doña María received her payment for the harvest of 120 bananas. We paid 50% more than the average middleman and still made a 10% profit. We’ve all heard the saying: “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” We believe this, but we want to go a little further. We want to teach people how to SELL their fish!

Praise God for:

  • The beginning of Awana, as God is entrusting us to reach the souls of 150 kids and their families!
  • A productive week with WAC while the founder of the organization was visiting. They were able to fix wells in 3 communities and reap a harvest of 6 new believers!
  • The restoration of health in our family. All three of us suffered a nasty cold this month. The flu, coughing, and fevers were overwhelming at times. Elizabeth suffered from an infection in her throat and I learned how to give a baby medicine! Glad that’s over!

Pray to God for:

  • Hearts sensitive to listen to God’s voice, in both the personnel of SHI as well as the locals in the communities.
  • Our trip to Kansas in March. We are planning a quick, 2-week trip to visit Adria’s family. We are looking forward to introducing Elizabeth to more aunts, uncles, cousins, great-grandparents, and the rest of the family!
  • Ripe hearts in the community “El Arrayan.” Our friend, Fred Jackson, is planning a visit the last week of March to begin this year’s sustainable projects for this community, as well as to share the gospel with them. He is planning to install a home water filter in each family’s house, a total of 70! He wants each one to tangibly feel God’s love for them.

Thank you for praying with and for us. Your part is GREATLY appreciated!

Much love,

Job, Adria, & Elizabeth

January 2019 Update

Dear friends and family,

Well, 2019 has begun and we give thanks to God for continuing to bless our ministry in Honduras! Many challenges may come for all and we pray to God that He sustains us and allows us to do His will.

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Pic: Search for wells. This year we are expecting 5 groups to visit for well repair work with Water Ambassadors Canada. We thank God for the 30 wells we have found in various communities through the central and southern regions of Honduras. We are working with each community so that the impact of the well repair is not just a material help, but also brings about spiritual change for the people.
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Pic: Helping other missionaries with their farm projects. One of our petitions to God is to have a farm, but until now God has not yet blessed us with one. However, He has allowed us to provide support to other missionaries with farm projects. This month we worked with David Guevara, giving some technical help as he begins restoring his coffee farm and building a classroom building where his ministry can train pastors.
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Pic: Helping the Colbath family. The Colbath’s farm has been where we have invested the majority of our time and efforts. We thank God for 14 new sheep, which are helping to keep the grass down, fertilize the mahogany trees, and are providing meat for the 8 foster kids in their care.
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Pic: OANSA: Because children are important to God. Yet another year God has provided for AWANA! This is the ministry of our local church where we are involved in evangelizing and discipling kids and their parents. This year we are expecting around 150 kids! We ask for your prayers that God touches the hearts of the kids, along with their parents, to accept Jesus as their Savior.
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Pic: Sharing the gospel with Sustainable Harvest International (SHI) Sustainable Harvest International is an NGO (non-governmental organization) with the mission of transforming the lives of agriculturists. Unfortunately, the policies of SHI prevent that the life change of the people be integral. It is prohibited to speak of religion in this organization. However, Job has become involved with the aim of evangelizing the agricultural members of SHI and all of the technical personnel within the organization. Job serves with them 1 week each month, visiting farmers and spending time with various personnel of SHI. We ask you to pray that God could use Job’s conversations for the salvation of the farmers as well as the organization’s personnel.

Praise God for:

  • Your place in our network of supporters! Daily, we give thanks to God for all of you that are praying for us and sharing your blessings with us!
  • The service opportunities that God has recently been opening to us for reaching out to more farmers and providing help to other missionaries!
  • Adria’s health continues to improve! Ever since I started taking a vitamin supplement for the thyroid I am no longer dealing with insomnia and I’m sleeping well again! I so appreciate your prayers! Thank you!! Please pray that my metabolism would also return to normal.

Pray to God for:

  • This week the founder of Water Ambassadors Canada, along with a few other staff, is visiting to help establish this year’s plan of action for repairing wells in Honduras.
  • The beginning of Awana, that God provides sufficient leaders that are available to disciple kids and even the parents that come.
  • The health of our friend, Mitch Cooper. Even though he is now out of danger, the recovery is slow. We pray that God will give him patience. If you would like to help with his medical expenses, please follow this link: Help Mitch Cooper

Thank you for praying with and for us. Your part is GREATLY appreciated!

Much love,

Job, Adria, & Elizabeth