Since January 14, we have been travelling in the USA, Blessed to have had the chance to be in a ton of places and to work with so many amazing friends, family, churches, and others. I am heading back to Honduras on the 18th while Terri will stay for a few days to spend time with Nicole and family in Baton Rouge.
Our work with Casa de Esperanza and other ministries is the best. We love being able to be with the kids and our association with Karen and Dorian is wonderful. Karen does an amazing job as director of the children's home and Dorian is tireless as the minister of the church in Santa Ana.
In early January, Terri posted a summary of our work on her blog. You can link to that here http://terriltindall.blogspot.com/2010/01/year-in-retrospect.html
For 2010, our plans are to continue to slowly add children to the work at Casa de Esperanza. The present campus has space for up to 35 kids however, we believe that Karen - our director needs to be the decision maker on when to add children and we also believe that we need to make sure that new children have the time to feel at home at Casa before we jump in and add more. Our new house has room for 8 more kids and it may take us all of 2010 to build to that point.
In 2010, we are praying for the opportunity to purchase another plot of land to potentially open another campus where some older girls might have the opportunity to be rescued.
In the are of the ministry at the dump, we are working on plans to help with health, education, and spiritual needs of the people that live and work in and around the dump. I hope to be able to make an announcement about the plan sometime around the first of March 2010. The plan is exciting and the potential to change lives is hugh.
Around the first of March 2010, we will finally recieve the first of 2 mobile clinics and will be able to work with the Baxter Clinic and local churches to share the love of Jesus in many many areas. The first clinic is shipping from Fairview Heights, IL and is in mint condition. Hopefully, the bus clinic will be arriving soon after.
We continue to work in the Santa Katerina area with the feeding center/ church plant. Since the political climate is much better in Honduras, working in the boarder area of Nicaragua is safe and we can now proceed.
We are blessed in 2010 with a number of short term teams. Our teams are coming from all over the USA and they begin in March and run through every month of the balance of the end of the year.
Thank you to Churches in Borger, Fritch, Childress, Dumas, & Wheeler Texas, Sentinal, OK, Topeka & Overland Park, KS, Fairview Heights & Jacksonville, IL, Rotary Clubs in Borger, Levelland, Pampa, Childress, & Spearman TX - thank you for listening to the stories about our work and the people of Honduras who have become our friends and one of the reasons we do what we do.
We are blessed to have so many many great friends, supporters, and brothers in Jesus who partner with us in our work in Honduras.