Saturday, March 1, 2008

We're Still Alive and Well!

We're really sorry to be so out of touch with everybody. We still don't have internet access in Trujillo and our transportation is unreliable at best so trips to the internet cafe have been few. We're back in San Pedro Sula for the weekend to do some shopping. I hope to get our e-mail prayer list up and running at the hotel tonight. Real quick here are a few highlights and prayer requests:
  • Things are moving at a snail's pace, a very ill snail! We are trying to adjust to life here, but we're having a hard time coming from a place where things GET DONE! Most days we feel like we're taking two steps forward and three backward. Pray that we will be able to get the rooms that we're to live in ready so we can have a place to really settle in. Now we are camping out in one room in the dorm and have our things scattered between several buildings. It will be so nice to have a few rooms to call our own! Pray for patience!
  • We have been quite healthy and we're thanking God for that! We have been taking alot of grapefruit seed extract and I'll write more about that later. We think that because of that and God's mercy toward us, we've avoided for the most part the dread diarrhea. Praise God for good health and safety!
  • We've met another gringo family from the states. They have been a huge encouaragement and help to us. The kids have enjoyed talking to other kids that speak English and Brian and I appreciate having another couple that can understand where we're coming from, litteraly!
  • We are all picking up more and more Spanish. We hope to do some classes once we're settled. Brian is really doing well and I'm impressed with the kids as they play with the Honduran kids and try hard to communicate.
  • We 've had several run ins with local wildlife, mostly good, but some annoying like the "Night of the Ants ...and the cockroach". But that's a story for another day! Jonathan has enjoyed the lizards and we all think the leaf cutter ants are really cool!

Well, times up. More later if I can! We miss you all and love you! Take care and God bless!


Janel said...

We've been worried about you and praying like crazy. I'm soo glad to hear from you!

Sorry to hear things are moving so slowly, but slowing down is good.

We will continue to pray.


Carolee said...

Its so good to hear from you! Praise God for keeping you all safe and healthy! We pray that He will give you strength and patience during these trying times, that He will hold your hands through this Culture Shock! We're praying for each of you and we miss you lots.
lots of hugs,
Carolee & Steve

Amy said...

So Wonderful to hear from you!!! Love you so much!!!!

Amy said...

I'm praying for you with these verses: Joel 2:25-27 andIsaiah 61:1-3. May the Lord restore everything the challenges have taken, may He comfort you, replace your tears with joy, and give you beauty for ashes :-) LOVE YOU SO MUCH!!!

Jayna said...


Thank you so much for the update! It is great to hear from you. The youth group prays for you every Sunday night and Cheyne and I are keeping you in our daily prayers as well. Stay strong in the Lord.

"Find rest, O my soul, in God alone; my hope comes from him...
he is my mighty rock, my refuge.

Trust in him at all times, O people; pour out your hearts to him, for God is our refuge. Selah"

Psalm 62: 5, 7b, 8

jayna & cheyne

Pastor John said...

Diane and I pray for you every day. New Hope Christian Fellowship is also praying hard. Please let us know if and how we can help. We've already contacted Riverside Community Church to volunteer. God bless you both.

Read Joshua Chapter one about ten times. In fact, memorize it! :-)

Love you both!

John and Diane Schmidtke