Tuesday, September 2, 2008

Today was my best day so far. I think a lot of it had to do with one of my kids switching classes. I got one from Mrs. Osorio, and she got one from me. Last year there were 2 boys together that just couldn't handel it. They would bother eachother to no end, which would constantly disrupt the class. The parents requested that they be seperated, but they were both put in my class. The parents complained enough that today they were moved. My class environment changed from night to day. My kid who fought with the one who got moved was calm, and interacted with the class like an appropriate 5th grader. I was shocked, and so thankful for the change!

Last week a new missionary came from Kentucky. His name is Eric and he is a 20 year old musician. I'm not sure if I told you all about the other family that came a couple weeks ago. A family from Alabama came to serve a year here. There are 3 kids that are in 11th grade, 7th grade and 5th grade. They are an incredible group of people. Melissa, the mom, told me that they have been praying about comming to Honduras for over 15 years, and God just now opened the door for them to come. When I asked her about how her kids felt about comming, she told me that they would have never come if everyone was not on board. The kids were so excited to come, and are missionaries just as much as their parents.

I have a major praise report to share with everyone. Last Thursday a family from Agape was kidnapped. As the mother and the 2 children, 8 and 13 years old walked into the hair salon to get their hair cut, a group of men kidnapped them. The mother was returned with the ransom amount, but not the children. But praise God, the kids were returned last night safely to their home. Here in Honduras there are lot of different situations than we typically face in the states, but we serve an overcoming, faithful God who is in control, and we've already seen Him work in a mighty way this first school week.

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