The trip back to the States was great. Had a great time in Arizona, and got to see the Grand Canyon, go to some spring training baseball games, and see my sister get married. Richmond was also a blast as I got to see many friends and get to attend church in English for a change. I also got to watch the NCAA tourney while I was home which was definitely a lot of fun. I had a great time at home and felt like I wanted a little more time at home, but once I got back to Honduras I was so happy to be here. I came back to screams and hugs from all the children. To see how much they missed me really meant a lot. One huge thing that has recently happened is we got internet here in the valley. Let me just say how much this helps. Now I can download podcasts from different preachers, keep in touch with family and friends more, and yes check my sports news more frequently. Honestly being able to skype with family and friends has been great and if you have skype add me, braydencd. It is so nice to not have to take a 2 plus hour bus ride down to use internet for a few hours and ride back up another 2 plus. So I am thrilled about this. Also, the church in our valley has asked me to preach every other Saturday, which I am thrilled about. And just last night I got to talk at the church service we have and it went so well. I am really thankful to get to share to these people about Jesus and what he has done in my life. Before I went home, I had asked people to help me with Bibles in Spanish and also cleats and other soccer equipment. Wow did you all help. You all helped give me cleats, soccer socks, backpacks, devotionals, Bibles, and sports testimonials. Let me just tell you how much everyone here appreciated it. Our team recently had a soccer tournament, which I am proud to say Urraco won, but the guys would come up to me with a big smile saying how much they were thankful for the cleats and that they were using them that day. So just thank you all so much for your help. Spanish Bibles are definitely still in need as there are a ton more people that would like one.
Jason and I talking at our Friday night church service
Just recently we headed down to the beach with pretty much everyone that lives here. During Holy Week people take the week off of work and head down for some fun. We got to take our kids here, David and his brother, our house parents, and the new family who now lives here, as they have accepted the opportunity to be our new house parents for the new kids coming soon. It was so much fun. By far the warmest beach water ever and just great weather. Everyone who went had such a great time and on the ride back up we all enjoyed some frosty’s to cool down with. Also, on the ride up we noticed how all the Gringos were very red and we had a nice laugh about that.
Beautiful view of the beach
The kids playing in the water
Haha Lilian and Fernando having a dance contest before the trip back up
As far as the new house parents…They are just a great family. I actually knew them because during football season I found out this family had a TV and they allowed me to come to their house to watch. They have 3 daughters who ages are 14, 12, and 10. Those girls are such a blessing. They have raised them so well, which is something that led to the idea of their parents being the new house parents for our kids. Those girls are so well behaved, love and learn more about God, and are such a help with the kids we have now. I am so thankful that this family has accepted the opportunity and now living on the property with us.
We should be getting new kids soon, which I am super excited for. I will definitely write more when they arrive.
Now that we have internet I can actually write about things when they happen, and if you want to know more please check out the facebook group GiveHope2Kids, as pictures and updates are on there very frequently.
Thanks for reading and until next time…which thankfully will be more often now.
I just had to add this one picture. Glad to see the Steelers Nation has made it down to Honduras