Tuesday, July 07, 2009

No Este Año (Not This Year)

For the past eleven summers, part of my July has been spent in Honduras on mission trips. The streak will not reach a dozen. Nine days ago, the president of Honduras was removed from power with the consent of the Supreme Court, the Congress, and the military. The move has been roundly condemned by world leaders and left the country in limbo. With those developments, our trip scheduled to begin this Saturday has been cancelled, as have many other missions. One of the drawing cards of Honduras has always been the stable government and peaceful climate but those days, at least in the short while, are a memory. The belief of many observers is that it is the poor in this desperately poverty-stricken nation who will suffer the most. Some things never seem to change.

The little boy in the picture lives at Mission Lazarus Refugio, one of the orphanages our kids at WCS support. You might notice, as he cares for the horse, that he is sporting a Westbury Christian t-shirt! Since this is a very short entry, I would ask you to take a few moments and check out the website for Mission Lazarus, the group we work with in Honduras. It is such a wonderful, multi-faceted mission for the Lord. Please pray for Jarrod Brown, the director, who is holding the fort down as many of his summer projects depend on church groups from the US. And most of all, please pray for the Hondurans to return to a life of normalcy, except even better.
(click here!) www.missionlazarus.org

God bless,
Luke 18:1

E-mail me at steve@hawleybooks.com

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