Monday, May 6, 2013

Resting in the USA

Friends,
Each year we have taken some time to be home in Kansas to revive.  This year was a little different.  Dr. appointments revealed Larry needed another stent.  We were home 2 weeks when he had his heart procedure.  We are thankful for the doctors skill who took care of his problem with very little down time. We Praise the Lord for his health.  We have taken a overnight trip to visit friends, but mostly we have enjoyed just being home.

We are flying to the northwest to visit family and churches and friends.  May 8-18th.  Then back to Kansas.  Our trip ends June 15th as we head back to help with the summer Mission Teams at Eagle's Nest.

We are so thankful for Pedro and Felis as they have taken over our position and have done a wonderful job.  We are also thankful for our new Staff members Job and Eva Fuentes and our volunteers, Kinsey and Carly Bykerk.  A really great team.  We have good worker who really care for our 50 children.  God has been very good to us.

Prayer Request:
We are in need of House Parents for our older boys.  We need a couple (with no children at home) who can speak Spanish and have had experience with raising teenagers.  Guatemala or North American this is a prayer concern.  Help us find the right people for this position.  They will need to come as missionaries with their own financial support.  The House Parents can be full time or like host family could stay just 3-6 months.  Please contact us if you or you know anyone interested in helping with this need.

This Sunday Larry had the privilege of preaching in Spanish.  The Spanish Church meets in the old gym of the church located in the building where we surrendered.  The old Messiah Baptist Church.  It was fun to be there and it brought back many memories.  It was a blessing to share the gospel and the friendship of new believers.

Monday, February 11, 2013

Busy Life of a Missionary

The job of a missionary is to work yourself out of a job.  It seems like we just keep working into more jobs.  God has been good, giving us good health, but the schedule that we have here at Eagle's Nest is hectic.  The programs and activities here keep us all busy.  We are so thankful for Pedro and Felis to share the work.  We prayed for more help and God revealed to us that we needed a local family to add to our staff.
Job Fuentes has been a faithful pastor and example to his church members and to his family.  We have watched them grow, after much prayer we have invited him and his family to join our staff.
We have know Job since he was a baby, he is the son of our first pastor.  Isreal Fuentes of San Jose Caben, San Marcos. He graduated from the seminary which started in Huehuetenango.  He has been the pastor of the church in San Marcos, Calvary Baptist Church. Nery Dias is now the pastor in that church.  He has helped in his Dad's church and was praying and looking for a place to ministry so he could be in full time ministry.  

We are very excited to have their family here to minister.  They will help with the Children's home ministry and Manna and also will be helping with our teams. He has some English and will be learning more.  They will be attending the church here at Eagle's Nest.  

Boggs, Patlan's and Fuentes ready to work. 
The Lord has great things for this ministry.  We have a big opportunity to mold the lives or our children in the home, and the children of the community who come to school and the children in need of their daily needs in the Manna Feeding program. 
We cannot do this ministry without prayer and even financial support.  
Please pray for the needs of this ministry to be met.