I’ve been in Honduras for about a week and a half and can I just say, God is good and His timing is beyond perfect! That’s nothing new, but it’s always wonderful to be reminded of that.
I live at the transition home in San Pedro Sula with the house mom and 5 teenage girls. They are awesome! I love them more than I can put into words! They call me their sister, which is perfect because that is exactly what they feel like. You can never have too many sisters (right Lydia, Ali, and Jamie?). There have been a lot of changes in the house where these girls live and changes are not always bad, but they can be hard. It is perfect that I am here to be with these girls and help them walk through this time of their life to encourage them, pray over them, and hopefully give them wisdom and advice that is from God. God knew exactly what He was doing bringing me here when He did when I had no idea what kinds of things He was bringing me to Honduras for, these sweet girls are absolutely one of them!
My second day here two wonderful women, Robyn and Stephanie arrived from the US. They have been to Honduras multiple times and know the girls living at the transition home, so the girls were excited to see them when they go to the house. It was incredible to watch the way Robyn and Stephanie interacted with the girls and to see them pour into these girls while they were here. In their few days here we took the girls grocery shopping, cooked together, scrapbooked, had great conversations, laughed together, and prayed together. They are both full of wisdom and insight and I am thankful that they came when they did and that I had the opportunity to spend so much time with them and learn from them while they were here. I am looking forward to when they come back later this semester and the time they will get to spend with us again! Since they have left we have continued to have fun and laugh and talk and pray together. We’re practicing their English and my Spanish. I got to share my testimony with them earlier this week and we are going to have a weekly Bible study together that I will lead for them. It is my hope that they will really understand salvation and grace and the gift that it is.
Please continue to pray for me and for all of the people that I’m meeting and building relationships with.
Pray for my Spanish that it would improve quickly (I start Spanish school sometime next week)!
Pray for these girls as they go through a time of transition that they would handle it with grace and trust in their savior.
Pray that God would give me wisdom and words of advice and encouragement to say to these girls when they come to me with all that they are going through.
Pray for me as I begin to teach English classes to students at two different schools next week, that I would trust God and allow Him to use me.
Pray that my life would reflect and glorify Jesus in everything I say and do, that I would remain focused on Him constantly, and I would take advantage of all opportunities to make the name of Jesus known.
If you want to continue to support me financially, please got to the donation tab at www.buckner.org and enter my trip code HO12-LT01.
Also, I tried to upload a few pictures, but it wouldn't work, so check them out on facebook!
Thanks and gig 'em.
Peace, love, and pursue Jesus.