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.

Tuesday, August 14, 2012

Prayer Requests: August 14

Good morning dear friends and family of the Micah Project!  Join us in praying for the following things this week:

-We were very saddened this past weekend that David left the Micah Project.  We first met David on the streets in 2009, and in 2010, he joined the Micah House.  After some initial struggles with yellow glue, he had been stable in the Micah House since October of 2010.  Sadly, he came from a family with strong ties to the illicit drug trade, and despite hearing the truth and seeing it lived out daily here at Micah, he was constantly pressured to rejoin that lifestyle.  He constantly walked that line between light and darkness, and was never able to choose Light.  Finally, this past weekend, through some threats he made towards other Micah boys, we discovered that he indeed had chosen to go back to his old lifestyle.    He was actually jailed briefly over the weekend because he was in possession of an illegal firearm, but was released to his mom’s custody.  His mom is a very poor woman who lives in a small room near the outdoor market district.  Although David is currently living with her, she has little authority over him.   Please pray that he would come to understand that the richness of God’s love FAR surpasses any riches that you can earn on the streets!

-Last week Hector Licona's younger sister passed away unexpectedly.  Hector was able to come to Tegucigalpa (from La Ceiba) to be with his family during this difficult time.  We ask for prayers for Hector and his family, his younger brother Jose Luis is studying at Micah this year.  May God grant them peace and understanding as they process their sisters death.
-We are very thankful for the new job that David Almendarez has at the Manuelito Project.  He graduated with a Psychology degree which helps in his position at Manuelito.  David teaches some classes, plans activities for the boys, and helps with the everyday running of the project.  May God continue to use him to be a light to all those around.  

-Pedro Luis will be returning to Honduras this week (Friday August 17th)!  He has been missed greatly and we are excited to have him back with our big crazy family again.  Pray for safe travels for him this week and that his transition back to living at Micah and in Honduras may go well.  May he feel confident and comfortable to be able to share his experiences with the other boys.

Thanks you SO MUCH for your continuous love, prayers, and encouragement that you send our way.
Grace and Peace. 

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Prayer Requests: August 7

Hello! Wow, I can't believe it's August already- this year is flying by! Life continues to be busy as usual at the Micah Project.  Take a few minutes and join us in praying for the following:

-Olvin Funez is heading to Egypt today (Tuesday August 7), via Houston, TX.  He was asked to join a group from First Presbyterian Church Houston that is going to do mission work there.  We pray for safe travels and health for Olvin and the group.  May this be a blessed time of growth and may the hearts of everyone involved be open and willing to learn what the Lord desires to teach them through their experiences.  May Olvin enjoy being able to spend time with his friends from Houston.

-Continue to keep John and Becca (and Mocha and Macky) in your prayers as they adjust to life in the states.  In the upcoming weeks they will be traveling, visiting family and friends, before settling in Denver later this month.  May God give them the wisdom, strength, and guidance they need.  May they feel loved by all of us here and by their friends and family in the states.

-Our school year is slowly winding down, well there are still three months left, but we are beginning to talk about final grades, recuperation tests, and graduation.  We are so thankful to all of our teachers and all of their hard work, time, and dedication they have given to Micah.  We are especially thankful to our friend, and now co-worker, Joaquin.  He started attending our Sunday night worship time with Eduardo Barahona awhile ago and recently took over a few classes for us.  What a blessing he has been!  The boys love having someone else to hang out with and play soccer with.

-We are still anxiously awaiting our building permit to get started on Micah 2.0 buildings.  Soon hopefully!

Once again we thank you for your love and encouragement.  May God bless you and your families this week.
Grace and Peace.