Thursday, July 31, 2014

Packing donations

Last week we sorted the donations! Lots of crafts, school supplies, games, toys and candy! 
We divided it out for suitcases. Mine alone was over 50 pounds. I have some creative packing to do!!

Sunday, July 27, 2014

Calling prayer warriors!

A friend asked how she could pray for our trip to Honduras, so I thought I would share here so you can join, if you wish!

I expect God to be ever present, as He always is. When you do His work for His kingdom there's always a good chance that the enemy will do his best to stop it. For me that usually involves bogging me down in unnecessary details, distractions and various trials from every direction. For the past few months, there have been plenty of those - health, work and in other areas.

But I see God present in so many details. From the 'to the penny' fundraising, to the filling of spaces when some of the team had to bow out due to health reasons, to the coincidental coming together of planning and organizing.

For specific prayer, said with trust and expectations, please be praying that we travel safely, and with a servant's heart, we remain flexible and open to whatever challenges lay before us, for blessings of good health within the team and on the children and staff at the Manuelito project.

Needless to say, specific prayers will be needed along the way. Like like year, I hope to keep the blog updated with pictures and information, so stay posted!

Saturday, July 19, 2014

2 week countdown!

Being a tad tired & weary, I posted this on the eReader blog yesterday by accident. LOL. But since writing, I did get a good 9 hours sleep so I have no excuses now!! 

Time goes far too fast. I think if I had another 6 hours each day, I'd still have a full to do list. We do that, don't we? Fill our time, no matter how little or how much we have of it. We fill it then want more. Sometimes I forget to look up, soak in the light, dwell in the moment.

Today, Jessica arrived home from a 1 week mission trip in Michigan. She was with her youth group and had a wonderful time, with tears in her eyes telling me how God moved through them during the week. What a blessing for her and the others!

Now home, time for her to rest and get ready for Honduras!  Bag unpacked into laundry & straight back to bag for the next one! 

As for the Honduras teams, we have a lot to get prepped. With two teams, one from Aug 2-9, the other 9-16, we're co-ordinating a fair amount.
With the trips themselves now paid for, we're collecting donations of items (or money to buy items) to take. Goodies for the kids and things for us to do with them: crafts, games, sports and so on.
Then prepping crafts. That can be a time killer - cutting fabrics and such ahead of time so we can do them more easily there; thinking ahead what may or may not be available for us to use and so on. Um, and you know I can't do crafts, right? :)

We're planning for 60 kids - though only 40 live on site, they do have kids come in from town for school, sometimes siblings visit and of course, kids of the staff who may be visiting.

We also plan to take small gifts for the support staff and volunteers there. The people that live & work at the project, day in and day out. Cooks, teachers, dorm 'parents', security as well as the long missionaries and so on.

I'd better get on with it!

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