Friday, January 30, 2015

January Update

Here is an update on what all has been going on this January.

Grace turned 5! We has a princess ballerina party. The boys did enjoy a little princess fun just for their sister!

A women's group from Saint James UMC sent dresses for the feeding program girls

A group from Florida came and play lots of fun games with the kids and we had a fun reenactment of the Wall of Jericho story.

A medical team from North and South Dakota stopped by and gave parasite treatments to all the feeding program kids.

My brother and sister in law's sunday school class at Pratville UMC sent special gift bags for all the kids.

We finally grew yucca (like a potato) in our feeding program garden!

Grace's grandmother and cousins are in town visiting.

Baby Cris is here with his grandmother. The malnourished 9 month old we fostered a few months back. He is doing great! We have been so excited to get to see him again!

 We have had a cold front with temperatures in the upper 60's and low 70's. We are freezing over here in the jungle!

February ends our "winter" break and school and routines begin again. We have loved these few laid back months but we are excited for the new school year as well!

Wednesday, December 31, 2014


December has been a wonderful month for our family! The pace of our lives has slowed a bit for this season with "winter vacation" from school and construction on the fence complete! Daniel Paul has seen huge strides developmentally with the more relaxed pace of life! Caleb seems to have grown up over night and enjoys playing with the big kids.

We decorated the walls of our porch for Christmas!

We received a shipment from Global Impact in Pratville, Alabama. This shipment was delivered in 3 parts by helicopter to our town! It was so fun each time to get to receive the donations from the huge aircraft. The kids enjoyed getting to go for the final shipment to meet the military and see the aircraft!  The shipment included diapers, shoes, and wipes that we were able to share with other local missionaries and children's homes. There were supplies for the only hospital in our region and an ultrasound machine that the gynecologist was thrilled about. We also received some tools and a cement mixer for future construction!

I celebrated my birthday with our neighbors at the beach!

and ended my birthday with a firework show put on by the military! (for Christmas but it was on my birthday)

Christmas Eve church service.

American missionary Christmas party!

The boys moved out of their cribs into a toddler bed. which makes it all the more real that they are growing up!

The best part of December was a visit from Rob and Teri Sandlin and their girls! They spent a few days loving and encouraging our family! They brought us special gifts from home. They took time to just really understand life here and dream about the future. They loved the people we love. They brought Christmas gifts for all the feeding program kids and Mama Tara Orphanage kids.

Thanks for being a part of our lives and ministry in 2014! We look forward to another great year in 2015!

Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Root Minsitries video

Want to know a little about how I got to Honduras and what Root Ministries does?

A big thanks to Tommy and Centerpoint Fellowship for making this video for Root Ministries!

Fall Update

We are so thankful for each of you! Without each of you all that has happened the past few months would not be possible! We are thankful for everyone who was a part of the fence project, through prayers donations and actual physical work- THE FENCE PROJECT IS FINALLY COMPLETE!! It is a physical reminder to me of how God is faithful to provide! We are thankful for each of you who pray for, support, encourage, and send special gifts to our family! Thank you for doing for our family what you would do for your own. Thank you for loving us so well! Thank you to each of you who pray, support, and believe in a feeding program kid. They are going to be the change in their community with your encouragement and support!

In September a team from Centerpoint came and worked hard on putting up the chain link fencing at the property! The team included my brothers and sister in-law! It is always nice to have family in town.

They did a very entertaining reenactment of "David and Goliath" complete with water balloons.

They brought bags of special gift (and diapers) that many of you donated and we had Christmas in September!

In October I had the opportunity to travel back to Alabama and spend some time to relax and just visit with my family!

I returned to back to Puerto Lempira and the workers started worked hard to finish the razor wire, concrete, and install gates to complete the fence project!

In November, the six 7th grade students from the feeding program graduated! We could not be more proud of them! To have a 7th grade education in this community is a HUGE deal.

 Caleb turned two!

Grace and I traveled to Tegucigapla where Grace had her tonsils and adenoids removed.

D.P. turned 3!

We had a water party to celebrate the boys' birthdays.

Grace graduated preschool.

We had an American thanksgiving meal with all the Americans in our area.