Star’s April-July 2017 Update from Honduras

Dear Ministry Partners,

I know it’s true, but I find it difficult to believe that our final trimester is now over! I will really miss my students and the other people I’ve meet in Honduras. Many of our trimesters were fairly routine, but there were also some truly wonderful moments, both in and out of class. I will cherish those memories.

In May, the church had another baptismal service out at the water park. There was very little sun and a nice breeze over the water. It was a nice afternoon. The baptisms were followed by the first communion and then the traditional time of fun and food. I’m really glad I got to go one more time before leaving here! This is always a special time for the people being baptized and for those who witness the baptisms. These are some of those “wonderful moments” I mentioned. I have been privileged to witness the baptism of most of my teenage students. Those were extra special days for me!

Praying for baptismal candidates

Praying for baptismal candidates

Moises baptizing

Moises baptizing

First Communion

First Communion

Time to swim!

Time to swim!

Sharing a meal with family and friends

Sharing a meal with family and friends

Eating together

Eating together

It just occurred to me now, as I looked at these photos that the very first baptism I attended here was on this same side of the bridge. I remember being on this side only one other time. How fitting for what could be the last group baptism I will witness here. I am now cleaning out my apartment. I will move to a hotel tomorrow for my final three nights here. Then, I’ll be heading for the U.S. to follow the next path God is leading me down. I hope that path includes my return to Honduras on at least one mission trip each year.

Please continue praying for my students, me, and the people of Honduras. Thank you for your never-failing support!

I will post updates as the plans for my ministry in the U.S. firm up. I have several people to see and meetings to attend after I spend a couple of weeks visiting my brother and some cousins and friends in North Dakota.

Many blessings to you all!

With love from Honduras,

Star

The Lord replies, “I have seen violence done to the helpless, and I have heard the groans of the poor. Now I will rise up to rescue them, as they have longed for me to do.” -Psalm 12:5

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