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.