Tuesday, February 21, 2012

Prayer Requests: February 21

Greetings from the Micah Project! It is starting to get warmer here as we approach the summer season. We pause and take a few moments to share our prayer requests with you:

*As many of you may have heard, Honduras suffered two huge fires within the past week.  First, in the prison in Comayagua where almost 400 lives were lost.  Then this past Saturday the downtown market(where most of the street people live and work) went up in flames. According to reports no lives were lost and there were only a few injures.  But so many lives were affected by the fire, with all the stands and belongings burning to the ground. Pray for the hundreds of people whose lives were changed by the fire.  May they be able to find some glimmer of hope among much loss. 

*Marvin got his visa to go to the US! Praise the Lord! Hopefully all goes according to plan and he actually gets the documents he needs to travel this week.  May he be a light to all he meets during his time in the states.

*Michael is back after spending a few days in the states visiting some doctors regarding his back.  Continue to keep him in your prayers as he rests and recovers.  May he be able to get the rest he needs.

*Darwin Pavon recently transferred to Hong Kong, from California, for his job.  He is a long way away from family and friends.  Pray that he will not feel lonely and be able to make some new friends.  May he find peace and trust in the Lord and His plans. We are so proud Darwin, his accomplishments, drive, and motivation. 

*Classes continue to go well.  May the boys keep up with their positive attitudes and motivation.
Thank you so much for your outpourings of love, prayers, and support.
Grace and Peace. 

Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Prayer Requests: February 14

Good morning!  Happy Valentine's day to all of you! May your days be filled with lots of love and happiness!  Please join us in praying for the following:

*Michael left Sunday for Houston to visit some doctors there.  He was still experiencing a fair amount of pain and was given a shot for it, but it will take a few days to see if it works and how his body reacts.  Pray for guidance for the nurses and doctors as they work to figure out what is wrong with him.  May he be able to get the rest he needs and may God give him peace of mind.  

*This week we have a group of dentists visiting from Houston.  They have been coming for many years and it's always great to have them here! We are thankful for all the time they spent working on the teeth of the Micah boys and staff.  The rest of the week they will be working with the people of Villa Linda Miller. They also have an eye clinic and are passing out glasses to those who need them.  What a great blessing they are! 

*Marvin Morazon has applied for a visa to the US and has his interview this week. He is hoping to go to Oregon next week to meet up with Brian Wiggs and share at a few churches.  Pray that all with go smoothly with his paperwork and interview and if it is God's will, may he get his Visa. May Marvin feel at peace with whatever decision is made.  

*Emerson, the boy we mentioned last week who began studying with us, has gone through a difficult time these past few days.  We need prayers for discernment on how to best help him and what that looks like.  May we be able to reach him and help him work through some of the issues.

 *We are thankful for a great first week of school!  As a whole the boys have behaved very well and have diligently done their homework! We are glad to be off to a good start.

Thanks as always for your continuous support and dedication to the project.
Grace an Peace. 

Tuesday, February 7, 2012

Prayer Requests: February 7

Buenos dias from Tegucigalpa!
Please join us in lifting up the following things to our almighty and powerful Heavenly Father:

-Monday was the beginning of our 2012 school year! We pray for positive and willing attitudes for our students.  We have several new students studying with us this year.  May they feel comfortable and get along well with the rest of the boys.  We are happy to be back in a routine and are very thankful for all of our teachers and the hard work that was put in to get things ready for the new school year.

-Sunday morning Michael woke up with terrible back pain and was rushed to the hospital.  After getting checked out and receiving some pain medicine he was able to come home, but was still in lots of pain and has a hard time walking.  Yesterday he went back to the hospital for a MRI and found out he has a herniated disk.  Pray that he will be able to get the rest he needs and that the pain will go away quickly.  May he be restored to full health soon!

-This week John, Israel, Olvin, and Stephen will be starting small discipleship groups with the boys.  We pray that this may be a time for the boys to grow deeper in their relationships and their faith.  May they feel open and comfortable to share and discuss things that are going on in their lives.  We also pray for wisdom and guidance for the staff that will be leading these groups.

-We are very thankful for the success of Mama Jo's bakery! They are making some delicious baked goods and are doing well with their sales.  We are very proud of the moms and how far they have come.  They all stood a little taller last week as they received their first paychecks.  Praise the Lord!

-Soon we will be launching our capital campaign for Micah 2.0.  We pray for God's provision and guidance.  May we remember to keep the focus on Him, as He is our ultimate provider.

We are forever grateful to all of you and what you do for us!
Grace and Peace.