March

UPDATE – March 29, 2019

March 29, 2019

Last Sunday our church, TEE, celebrated Father’s Day and invited some who normally do not attend church. There was a great response. The children provided special music and lunch was served afterwards.

 Some will remember a lady from New Campana named Ramona.  Several years ago she was run down by a motor cycle and had two major bones in her leg badly broken.  She had surgery, but it didn’t go well; the metal they inserted in her legs started protruding through the skin,  and soon she could no longer walk.  About that time, Dr. Green (James Green from Tulsa) came to hold a medical clinic, and asked us to see about a restorative surgery to remove the metal and take care of the infection.  She began improving right away.  I have seen her twice this week and she has made great progress.  She can walk now, and sometimes even walks without her cane.  For awhile she had to be in a wheelchair.

Last week we had a dental clinic day thanks to some volunteer dentists from San Pedro. We continue to see more and more patients in the medical clinic four days a week.  

For the classes, there are close to 300 attending classes now. We share the Gospel in each class.

Yesterday, March 28, was Cheryl’s birthday.  The employees bought her a beautiful cake, and lovely necklace and earrings.  Last night we had a very special birthday dinner in San Pedro with our Russian friends the Gillans.  It was a great blessing.

UPDATE – Mar. 13, 2019

March 14, 2019

We finally got back to Honduras on February 26, nearly a month after we had planned. Our time up North in MI, OH, and KY were gratifying, but very cold and snowy.  It has been years since I have driven in snow and ice.  Mom Longstaff’s passing was difficult; yet remembering  together her life of love and faith was a  blessing.  She will be greatly missed…. Three days after we returned to Honduras a team from Kalamazoo, MI arrived.  On Saturday, March 2, there was an ordination service at the church officiated by pastor Dan Sarkipato, installing Nelson as the official pastor of our church, Templo Evangelico Emauual.  A very special event as our pastor from Venezuela has not been able to return.  On Sunday there was a baptismal service in the ocean. Four were baptized, this time by “our new pastor, Nelson”….  There were 11 members on the team, including two physicians assistants and a nurse.  They, along with our own nurses saw 260 patients in five days.  The team also hosted volleyball matches each day which included many of our local young people—and on Friday was a tournament.  The group left on Saturday; the next group arrives the end of April. We have a lot to get caught up.