Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Prayer Requests: March 28

Greeting from warm Tegucigalpa! I apologize for a late update, things have been a little busy lately at the Micah Project.  

*Last week and this week we were blessed to have the youth group from Central Presbyterian Church in St. Louis, MO with us.  We had a great time with last weeks group and are enjoying our time with this weeks group as well.  They are the first group to start building on Micah 2.0! (They helped to raise the majority of the money for the wall!)  They are making great progress on the brick wall that backs up to VLM.  The group also is spending time with the children of VLM as well as getting to know some of the street youth that we work with.  The boys have loved having the group here and are doing a great job of practicing their English.  They are a great encouragement to us and we are blessed to have them here.  Our prayer is that the youth will be moved by what the Holy Spirit is doing here and that they will be able to take what they have learned here and apply it to their lives in St. Louis.

*Along with the wall being built on Micah 2.0, the well is also being dug! Exciting steps- Praise the Lord!

*Continue to keep the Mama Jo's bakery in your prayers.  They continue to produce delicious treats that are loved by  schools, businesses, and Micah staff. Natasha and Karen are currently working with a large client that would bring in lots of orders and revenue.  Soon they will be meeting with the owner of the largest chain of coffee shops in Honduras!  Pray that these meetings will go well and that soon the bakery will have some big clients.  We are so proud of the moms, Natasha, Karen, and all others involved in this business.  

*We ask for prayers of rest, strength, and motivation for the Micah staff.  These weeks have been great but also long and draining on us staff.  As we approach Holy Week/Spring Break, several staff members will be traveling which means more responsibilities for those staff that will be here.  May God provide us with His strength needed to continue to minister to the people of Micah and Tegucigalpa.  

We thank you so much for all of your prayers, support, and encouragement!  God's blessings to you and your families! 
Grace and Peace. 

Tuesday, March 13, 2012

Prayer Requests: March 13

Good morning and blessings from Tegucigalpa!

*Many of you have heard about or seen pictures of Raul, a neighborhood boy who has been spending lots of time with us as well as studying in fourth grade at Micah.  His mom left him in the care of a lady in our neighborhood.  She is frequently sick and can't properly care for him.  We are discussing taking him in full-time (He often asks at night if he can spend the night).  Several meetings need to happen with him, the other boys, and his care-giver.  We would also need to begin all of the legal processes.  Pray for wisdom and discernment for the staff as well as Raul.  We want to provide him with the best opportunities that we can.

*This weekend we have a youth group coming from Central Presbyterian Church in St. Louis. (They have split themselves in two groups, the other one will come the following week.)  They will be participating in our street ministry, classes, and their big project will be building the wall surrounding Micah 2.0.  Pray for them as they prepare to come down, may their hearts and minds be ready for what God has for them.  Pray for safety as well in all of their travels.

*Please keep Micah 2.0 in your prayers.  Within the next week we should have the formal plans from the architect and engineer.  We are in the process of working with the water people to get the well started.  We are also working on registering the land, which could be a long process. Pray that all these things will go smoothly.  Olvin Fuñez has been hired on to help us with Micah 2.0 things.  We are so thankful to have him on board! 

*Continue to keep Axel Lopez in your prayers.  We are happy to report that he recently completed four months at Jimmy Hughes Free The Oppressed Ministries.  Pray that he will continue to move forward with his life and take steps in the right direction.    Pray for wisdom, guidance, and peace for him.  

We are so grateful for all of our "extended family" in the U.S. - God bless you and we hope that you all have a wonderful week!!

Grace and Peace.

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Prayer Requests: March 6

Good morning friends and family of the Micah Project! This week we ask that you lift up in prayer with us the following:
*We are very excited that the architect and engineer have given us the initial plans for Micah 2.0!  Soon we will begin working on the well and the wall surrounding the property.  Michael and Olvin have been hard at work with Micah 2.0 things and the capital campaign.  Pray for guidance, time, and wisdom as they work through all the necessary tasks.

*Despite a few complications Marvin Morazon got his (5 year) Visa to travel to the US! He sure had a great trip to Oregon.  He was able to visit some Micah friends, speak at a few gatherings, perform some of his songs with another singer/rapper, see snow, and bring joy to all those he came in contact with.  

*We are thankful that Danilo has found a new job.  He is working with another ministry that reaches out to street kids.  Pray that all will go well with this job and that he will be able to use his many talents there.  Also Daniel Benitez is really enjoying his job working with coffee crops out in eastern Honduras.  We are happy to hear that he is doing well.  May God continue to lead these two young gentlemen in His paths.  May their work be for His glory.

*Pedro Luis was accepted to work at Honey Rock, a camp connected to Wheaton College, this summer! It will be such a great opportunity for growth and maturity for P.L.  Marlon is in the process of getting all of his documents together, but his father's death certificate is hard to find and is a necessity in getting a passport.  Pray that all will come together with getting his passport and then a visa.  It can be a long, stressful process.

*Continue to keep the people of the market area in your prayers.  The government has begun working on cleaning up the parts that were burned, but there is still lots of work to be done.  They are also trying to figure out how to replace all the lost belongings, stands, and jobs.  

We thank you so much for your prayers and support that you have given us!
Grace and Peace.