Saturday, May 17, 2014

Moving Forward

This year has been a strange one.  We have seen some victories.  Some baptisms.  A few other good things.  It has also been a year of shocking losses and disappointments.

As we move into the summer many things have changed in the ministries of Casa de Esperanza and Honduras Hope.  Many things have remained the same, too.

The board is overseeing all activities of Casa de Esperanza and a sub-board will be created to oversee the activities of Honduras Hope.  The elders of my churches and the elders of Matt and Nicole's church are being informed of all decisions and changes.  Trey Morgan, Bobby Moore, and others who have been influential in this ministry are being consulted as well.  Every decision is being prayed over by many people.

The biggest change for Honduras Hope is that Matt and Nicole and John will run the groups this year.  Nicole and I think we have personally talked to every group leader by phone.  If, somehow, we missed you, please let one of us know.  Both Matt and John are experienced working with groups.  Nicole has great organizational skills and is organizing each group.  I will be assisting in any way I can without sacrificing my duties at Casa de Esperanza.  Dorian and Luis will be working for Honduras Hope and with the groups.  I am glad they are part of the team again this year.  I cannot imagine a summer without them.  Karol and Kelin will be working with us when they are out of school and Daniel will be working with us, too.  All of these folks are experienced workers and have worked with us for many years. 

Some problems have arisen.  We are dealing with problems one at a time as they arise.  We do expect to still encounter a few more problems.  We have a wise board and wise elders guiding us.  However, none of these problems affect the groups of the safety of the groups.

Christina Gillim is returning to Casa de Esperanza.  We are excited that she is coming back.

One of the things that has not changed is the continued need for donations to run these ministries. 

The children at Casa de Esperanza still need to be cared for, fed and educated.  There are some special needs children here and their expenses are more than the other kids.  We do not want to have to cut the care for any of the children.  Please do not stop your contribution to either Casa de Esperanza or Honduras Hope.
The feeding center is currently feeding about 200 children a day.  For most of these children, it is the only meal they eat each day.  We are still feeding each Wednesday at the dump.  The funds we collected last May to run these two feeding programs are gone.  In less than a week, Wednesday, May 21, is the annual dump day.  Please pray hard and make a sacrifice or two and give to this worthy cause.  We need this dump day to be as successful as the ones in years past.  Please do not let these little one go hungry.  I am pretty sure that God still wants his hungry children fed.

Matt and Nicole are under the oversight of the elders of the South Baton Rouge Church of Christ in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.  John is under the oversight of the elders of the Southern Hills Church of Christ in Abilene, Texas and I am under the oversight of the elders of the Borger Church of Christ in Borger, Texas.

Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to ask.  You can private message me, or contact the elders of any of the above mentioned churches, or a member of the Casa board.

If ever we needed your prayers, financial and emotional support, it is now.

Thank you for being faithful supporters of this ministry.



Anonymous said...

Who are the Casa Board members? The ones I contacted said they were no longer board members.

Terri L Tindall said...

James Hicks, Donna Shaw, Lanetta Werhan, Byron Sommardahl

Janet Paden said...

Do you still have a way to donate through PayPal, or how is there a way to do it quickly?

Sharon Durham / Overland Park, KS said...

Terri - We are keeping you and your family in our prayers, and are looking forward to working side-by-side with you and the rest of the team in a few weeks! God is at work in Honduras!!!!

Ramon Johnston said...

Janet, Trey Morgan has a paypal account set up to be able to donate through. It is not tax deductible that way. The other ways on his site are tax deductible.