Saturday, July 25, 2015

Away we go!

I didn't expect to be so blessed as to be able to go back to Honduras for the 3rd year in a row. But as I've said all year, I am not in control of all my plans and God had different ideas for me. I am very humbled to be called to serve with a great team including Jason and Jessica, in a place where we get to see the face of Jesus in so many people. I pray that we can show the face of Jesus to them.

From the outset this year, I felt God was expecting something a little deeper from me on this trip, and it has taken the past 6 months of prayer to discern what that might be. I am so grateful to have had prayer warriors to help me with that!

Thank you to everyone who has supported us in so many ways. I pray we can make this one short week something special & meaningful for the kids of the project. Praise Him!!

Sunday, July 19, 2015

Last week of prep!

Major work projects have been completed, and we have some smaller loose ends to tie up - but other than that, this week is dedicated to collecting final donations and trying to fit them into suitcases.

There were a couple of team members not available today but the test of us are here, gratefully accepting our prayerful commission from our pastor & congregation today, and humbly asking for friends to continue to pray for the project, the kids we serve and our team. 






Wednesday, July 1, 2015

Item collections for Honduras

Though we have finished our fundraising, we are still collecting items to take to the kids in Honduras. The Manuelito Project has a wishlist, most of which is listed below.

Items we can take down: 

School supplies (backpacks, notebooks, pencils, pens, erasers, pencil sharpeners, play-doh, markers, etc.) CRAYONS ARE NOT NEEDED

Quilts/blankets to keep warm (size single), bathroom towels

Clothes (underwear, socks, shirts, jeans, boxers, sweaters, etc)

Personal items (Soap, shampoo, tooth brush, large tubes of tooth paste, lotion, deodorant, perfume/cologne, pads (not tampons!), sunblock, bug repellant, etc.

Medicine (headaches, stomachaches, diarrhea, earaches, toothache, etc) Anything at all medical is extremely useful.

Small kitchen items - silverware, utensils

Baby Wipes


Items needed but require $$ donation (we cannot carry down, for example)
For tax receipts, make checks payable to FUMC or donate through WGM http://www.wgm.org/manuelito


School uniforms (pants, dress shirt, black shoes), uniforms for gym class. $50 covers all of the official school uniform. This needs to be purchased in Talanga.

20 mattresses for the work team building ($150 each)

Food (grain, milk, meat, bread, beans, etc). A shipping container of food would be amazing and extremely helpful.

20 seats for the dining hall, 35$ each. 2 tables for dining hall, $150 10.

Larger Kitchen items (pots, pans, industrial blender, strainer, pyrex, microwave, industrial coffee machine, mugs,etc)


To see donations at work, below is a photo of the new school building. In 2013, the VBS at FUMC raised enough money to help the project begin this building!


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