Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Prayer Requests November 6

Good morning friends and family of the Micah Project!  This week we ask you to join us in lifting up the following things to our Heavenly Father:

- We were blessed to have Adrian Despres of Kingdom Builders Ministries with us for our Sunday night worship.  He shared part of his testimony and delivered a powerful and challenging message about living passionately for Christ.  We pray that our boys were impacted by his words and encouraged to live out their faith and love for Christ with passion.

-This week is exam week at the Micah house.  Keep all of our boys in your prayers as they study hard and take exams.  May they remember all that they have learned and do their best, giving all the glory to God!

-With school coming to an end we will soon be entering our vacation period.  During this time the majority of the boys will go to work on Micah 2.0 several days a week.  We are also looking for jobs for a few of the older boys.  Pray for direction for us as a staff as we plan the next few months as well as search for jobs for the older boys.

- We praise our Lord for how the work on Micah 2.0 is moving along.  The boys have done their fair share of work on digging the foundation, filling in the foundation, and cutting grass.  We are thankful for all our prayers and support in regards to Micah 2.0.  Soon work will begin on raising the walls of the new Micah house!

-The Lord continues to keep us staff and boys safe in this dangerous world that we live in and we pray that He will continue to protect us and keep us from any harm and danger.

As always we are so thankful for your generous outpouring of love, prayers, and support for the Micah boys and staff.
Grace and Peace.

Tuesday, October 16, 2012

Prayer Requests: October 16

Greetings from Tegucigalpa! Join us this week in praying for the following:

-We praise our Heavenly Father because even though we live in a city full of danger, violence, and evil He has keep us safe from harm and danger.  As His word promises in Psalm 18:2 "The LORD is my rock, my fortress and my deliverer; my God is my rock, in whom I take refuge. He is my shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold."  We put our trust in Him that He will continue to protect us as we go about our lives here.

-Things continue to progress rapidly on Micah 2.0.  Work has begun on the foundation and we are hoping to start laying bricks next week! The boys are currently working out on the land two days a week,  some helping to dig and others cutting grass.  We are so thankful for how things are moving forward!

-Our school year is winding down to a close.  We have three more weeks of classes and then exams.  The boys are anxious for school to be done.  This week the five sixth grade students will be taking their hymn test that is required to graduate.  Pray that they may remember all the words (of the 7 stanzas and explanations!) and do well on the exam.  May all the boys be focused and motivated to finish the school year well.  

-Michael will be traveling to Houston later this week to participate in several important dinners during which he will be presenting the Micah Project.  Pray for safe travels for him and all others that will be traveling.  Also that his presentations will go well and that many people will be impacted by the Micah story.  May it be a blessed time of sharing.

We thank you so much for your love and prayers! We couldn't do it without your support!
Grace and Peace. 

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

Prayer Requests: October 2

Hello dear friends and family of the Micah Project!

-We come before you this day with hearts heavy for what happened in our neighborhood last night.  As you know from our Facebook post there was a shooting just outside of Micah.  A 15 year old  boy named Erick (not the one who used to live at Micah) was murdered about fifty feet from the front door of the Micah House.  Erick was a boy that we knew for many years who grew up about three doors down from Micah.  Unfortunately, in this last year, he had gotten mixed up with some of the dangerous elements in our neighborhood, and, apparently, he crossed the wrong person.  Most of our boys knew Erick as an acquaintance, and a few are quite upset.  Please pray for the continued safety of the Micah boys and staff.   We have cut down the amount of time the boys can be out on their own after dinner.  Ironically, lately we have been telling them that they must stay on the street in front of the Micah House if they are going to be out between 6 and 8.  That is exactly where the shooting happened.  I have seen SO CLEARLY God's divine protection of the Micah family during these last, violent years in Honduras.  I know that the prayers of the body of Christ are a HUGE part of that!

-This past weekend Juan Carlos Ortiz moved into the Timothy House.  He will be finishing up his high school degree next year.  Pray for him as he transitions into the house and that he may get along well with the other boys.  We are proud of him and his maturity and that he is making steps in the right direction.  May God continue to work in his life and transform him.

-Maycol Meza traveled to the US, Houston specifically, on Monday and will be there for the next month or so.  He will be sharing his life and testimony with various groups of people.  Pray that the Holy Spirit will give him the right words to speak and that his story may be a blessing to others.  May he enjoy his time there and stay safe as well. 

- Most of the teachers and staff will be heading to Tela this coming weekend for little vacation and fellowship.  Pray for safe travels there and back and that a good time will be had by all.  May it be a fun time of rest, relaxation, and fellowship among everyone.  We are so thankful for our dedicated teachers and staff that are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty and follow God's will.  

Thank you for your continuous prayers and encouragement! 
Grace and Peace. 

Wednesday, September 26, 2012

Prayer Requests: September 25

Good morning dear friends and family, join us this week in lifting up the following petitions to our Heavenly Father:

-We are very excited and thankful that the construction process has begun on Micah 2.0!  Last week a bulldozer rolled onto the property to begin clearing the land and digging the foundation for the Micah house.  This step has been a long time coming and we praise God that things are moving forward with Micah 2.0.

-David Almendarez is graduating from university in Costa Rica this week!  He will be graduating with a degree in Psychology.  We are so proud of David and all that he has accomplished.  We look forward to what the Lord has in store for his future.  He continues to work at the Manuelito Project as a mentor and teacher.

-With only a few weeks left in the school year the boys are anxious to finish classes.  Pray that they may continue to try their best and give their all in the final weeks of the school year.  May they be motivated with their studies and focus on finishing out the school year strong.

-Also keep the staff in your prayers as we deal with different situations going on at the house.  May God provide us with the patience, wisdom, strength, and discernment we need to continue doing His will and raising these crazy teenage boys.

Thanks so much for your love, prayers, and encouragement!
Grace and Peace.

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Prayer Requests: September 19

Good morning from Tegucigalpa!  Things are busy are here, as we spent the last few days on the north coast of Honduras and have been enjoying having Becca around for a few days!  Take a few moments and join us in lifting up the following petitions to our Heavenly Father who is Lord of all:

-We had a fantastic trip to the north coast this weekend.  It was a great opportunity to get the boys out of the city for a few days and to experience the beautiful creation God has blessed us with- the sandy beaches, ocean, huge mountains, and beautiful skies and sunsets.  We praise the Lord for keeping us safe in all of our travels and activities.

-During our time in La Ceiba we able to visit our friend Kate and Hector Licona who recently opened a drop-in center for street kids.  Our boys were able to share their testimonies and even some songs with the street kids there.  It was a great time fellowship, pizza, and of course soccer! We are so thankful for the ways that the Lord is working in our boys' lives and that they can be a testimony to others that we can't do it without Christ at the center of our lives.

-Continue to keep Axel Lopez and Davidcito in your prayers as they are both living at home now.  Pray that the Lord may continue to work in the hearts and lives and transform them.  May the Lord protect them and keep them from any harm or danger.  Pray for wisdom and guidance to make wise decisions.

-We are in the process of evaluating and modifying our street outreach ministry that takes place on Friday afternoons.  The number of attendees has risen over the past few months and we are figuring out how best to reach the people in attendance, whether baby, child, teenager, or adult.  We ask for prayer for discernment and wisdom as we work to serve the least of these.

We thank you for your continuous love, support, and prayers that you send our way.  We are so grateful that you are part of the Micah family.
Grace and Peace.

Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Prayer Requests: September 11

Buenos dias friends and family of the Micah Project!  Thanks for your prayers and encouragements, they really mean a lot to us!  This week please pray with us for the following:

-Over the weekend Hectorcito suffered the loss of his father due to a heart attack.  It was a sudden and unexpected death and his father was his last remaining immediate family member.  Hector has suffered so much loss in his life.  Continue to keep him in your prayers.  May he experience the peace and comfort that comes from our Heavenly Father.  May the boys and staff continue to show love and support to Hector in his time of great loss.

-Becca is coming to visit this week!  We are excited to have her with us for a little while.  She will be accompanying us to La Ceiba this weekend for the boys soccer tournament.  Pray for safe travels for us this weekend and may fun be had by all!

-We are excited to celebrate the completion of the adoption that Matt and Amy Darr have been working on for over a year.  (Matt worked with Micah in 2004 and helped to open the Timothy House.)   After spending most of August in Honduras working on paperwork, they were finally able to take their little baby girl Lily home to St. Louis just a few days ago.

-Yeison Pavon is celebrating his 19th birthday this week (Sep. 10)! Happy birthday Yeison! We are very proud of him and his accomplishments.  He continues to do well in school and will be graduating next year.  Pray that the Lord will continue to use Yeison and shape him into a fine, young Christian leader.

-Marvin Morazon has been in Portland for a few weeks now and is settling into his life there. Soon he will begin classes at PCC. Pray that he will be dedicated and motivated with his studies.

We are so thankful for your outpourings of love, prayers, and support!
Grace and Peace.

Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Prayer Requests: August 28

Good morning from the Micah Project! This week join us in lifting up the following petitions to our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ:

-Last week Michael, Marlon, our engineer, and a few others met to discuss our building permit process for Micah 2.0.  Things are moving along and hopefully in the next two weeks we will have our permit and will be able to break ground! Pray that all will go according to God's plan.

-This Wednesday Michael is heading to St. Louis for a week.  He will be joined by John and Becca, Marvin Morazon, Oscar Amaya, as well as many Micah friends and family.  The reason for the gathering is the first annual Labor of Love 5K run in St. Louis.  We are thankful for all those who have helped to organize this event and for all those who are going to participate in the run/walk.  We pray that this may be a blessed time and that many people may learn more about the Micah Project through this event.  We also pray for safe travels for all those traveling to the event.

-John and Becca finally arrived in Denver, CO last week and are settling into their new apartment and life there.  John started classes at the seminary this week.  Continue to keep them in your prayers as they adjust to a new living environment, schedule, and life style of living in the US.

-As Psalm 147 says "Praise the Lord.  How good it it to sing praises to our God, how pleasant and fitting to praise him! ... Great is our Lord and mighty in power!"  We do give praise to the Lord for he has kept us safe in our increasingly dangerous neighborhood and city.  He has provided for our needs and also kept us healthy.

Gracias for all of your love and encouragement!
Grace and Peace.