June 30, 2009

Current Events in Honduras

Just wanted to let everyone know that we are doing fine here in Roatan, Honduras. The recent political unrest is mainly secluded to the mainland, for now anyway. The locals that we have gotten to know are quite optimistic that the democratic system will work and that President Mel Zelaya will not get his way. He is due back in Honduras on Thursday and it is said that he will be arrested if he sets foot on Honduran soil. Please continue to pray for our safety and lift up this country as well as our own.

Here is an article in the Wall Street Journal that closely mirrors what the locals have been telling us about what is going on: http://online.wsj.com/article/SB124623220955866301.html

Also, a new friend of ours that is a prominent real estate person and very involved with the governmental process around here, TJ Lynch, has a blog that explains in great detail the current events: http://buyroatan.blogs.com/tjs_roatan_real_estate_bl/n_real_estate_bl/

Now, for some lighter news; today we went on the zip line that runs below our house. Anna and Wiley got to go while the rest of the crew watched some of the runs from the back deck. The kids had a great time, wild Wiley was very cautious while responsible Anna was the dare devil on this adventure. You just never know how the kids will react to new situations, just when you think you've got them figured out, bam! it's a whole new learning curve.

Yesterday, Trey got his guys started on the foundation for the storage building for Henry and Frances. The church in the colonia is going to use it to store all the VBS stuff and other things that the different mission teams bring down for use with the church. Saturday, we are going to help transport luggage and people in our rental truck for the group that is arriving from Atlanta. Obviously, it will be either Trey or myself and not the kids for this, as a family of 6 there would be no room for anyone else. This group is here for LW4R, they will running VBS for the children in the colonia, among many other needed things.

We have enjoyed getting responses to the blog as well as supportive emails from everyone. Thank you for continuing to pray for us and we just can't say enough about how blessed we are to be on this journey and to be able to share each step with you.

Take care and God bless.

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