We are hosting another team from CIY (Christ In Youth) this week, and looking forward to another medical brigade arriving the day they depart.
It has been good to have groups back in force this year, it just opens doors to ministry opportunities that otherwise we don't have usually, in the past including hospital visits, but that is still not possible with the restrictions there.
We are now able to get out to do more clothing though, and seeing that the need is certainly high, just like a lot of things that have been stopped or curtailed in the last couple years. The picture above is after a distribution this week at a church that pastor Manuel knows (about 20 minutes outside Talanga) and the pastor and other leaders asked to pray for us after the distribution. They were thankful to God for the help to the community, after being let down by someone else in ministry who promised the same thing in the past but just took (money, food) and never delivered any clothes.
Maria hitched a ride with the group this week, as they were going to Las Botijas to work on the floor for the new Milk Project building there. She has been working with Oscar and pastor Rony to find a director and cook for the Milk Project...and confirmed in that trip we have both now! The goal is to get everything else we need, and for a time to cook in the mission house there, to start on August 1st. The rest of the building work will take a while, as it will then start to get down to slower items like cabinets, buying appliances, etc. But...we have a start date and the people needed to do more house visits and give classes every day.
Then comes the hard work where we need to pray that everyone adapts well, works well together, for all the communication and help from Tegucigalpa to coordinate together, and of course for the impact this will have for the kids and families.
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