Honduras Final Prep and Prayer Requests for The Week!!

Final preparations are underway for my trip to Honduras.  Our flights leave Houston at 9am on Saturday! 

On June 30th our mission team was commissioned and prayed over by the church.  

Malaria medication started.  Hep A and Hep B vaccinations complete.

On Sunday, our team leader Brad hosted a BBQ for the team.  Last minute preparations and supplies were distributed but mostly we all had fun together and got to know each other's families a little better.  

When Eli saw this on the door he said "it's a well mommy!"

safety sunglasses donated by AirTek 

Hard hats donated by Storm-Tex and Schlumberger

Future drillers

Our Living Water packet included a devotional and T-shirt.  I have loved doing the devotionals each day this week to prepare my heart while I pack.

The boys have been my big helpers getting ready for the trip.  They even put their own personal touches on my hard hat.

loving his Poppy safety glasses

Packing is almost done.  Surprises are hidden all over the house for the boys.  Picking my dad up from the airport tomorrow.  Now all that's left is to get on a plane and make it happen.  

Prayer is one of the most important part of my trips and I am BLESSED by those who have emailed me, messaged me, and text me that they are praying for my trip.   We have a timeline with specific prayers for the trip and I am going to include it here. I appreciate every prayer and every thought for me and my family.  Thanks to those special people also that made it possible for me to go on this trip.  You truly are enabling the hands and feet of the body of Christ.  

Faithbridge Prayers for Living Water Mission Team

Ephesians 3:16­19: I pray that out of his glorious riches he may strengthen you with power through his Spirit in your inner being, so that Christ may dwell in your hearts through faith. And I pray that you, being rooted and established in love,
may have power, together with all the saints, to grasp how wide and long and high and deep is the love of Christ, and to know this love that surpasses knowledge—that you may be filled to the measure of all the fullness of God.

We can not stress enough the importance of PRAYER FOR ANY MISSION TRIP. Prayer is THE fuel that will POWER this trip. It’s not our organization, our skills, our planning, our abilities or knowledge. It’s the power of GOD through His Holy Spirit that will fuel this trip.

EVERY DAY – That we will demonstrate purity, humility, boldness, wisdom, patience, love for people, a teachable spirit and the power of the Holy Spirit. Pray for our hearts and the hearts of all whom we are reaching out to; that all
are changed and that we feel a new closeness to the Lord. That we will never feel satisfied to just be in our comfort zone. That we will feel the joy of being in His will, doing His work, and realizing our boundless blessings.

Saturday – Safety for travel to our lodging and throughout the week. That all of our luggage would arrive with us when we arrive at the airport and that we pass effortlessly through customs and immigration lines without any unusual hassles imposed. That our trip from Managua to Leon would be uneventful. Particularly that we wouldn't have rain since our luggage will be in the back of pickup trucks, or any vehicle problems.

Sunday­ We will meet the locals we will be working with, attend church, learn about their history, and see some sights. Pray for patience and bonding among the team and LWI staff. Pray for understanding at the church service. Pray for safety while we are sight seeing.

Monday – Our first day of work. This day will likely be the most difficult wells we will attempt to make progress. Pray that the teams would work well together, and quickly find a good rhythm. Pray that God would be glorified through our work. Pray that we would be successful in doing every well we attempt to work on. Pray that the weather would cooperate (no thunderstorms, or extreme heat).

Tuesday­ Our second day of work. Pray for strength and endurance as we work. 

Wednesday­ Our third day of work. Pray for spiritual growth among the team members.

Thursday– Our final day of work. Pray that we will find a way to adequately be able to express our gratitude to the LWI staff.

Friday – Recreation day or possibly another half day of work. Pray for our safety, especially as we travel back towards the airport. Pray that the team would honor God through our actions and interactions with Hotel staff and guests.

Saturday – Safety for return travel home. Pray for adequate words to describe our trip to family and friends as well as for ease of transition back into our normal lives.

I put this verse on my hard hat from Luke 12:48.  When someone has been given much, much will be required in return; and when someone has been entrusted with much, even more will be required.

It is a reminder that while I am grateful for all the blessings and riches of family, friends, and comfort here in my life those blessings must never be taken for granted and must be shared with those who are the least.  I honored that God would trust me with the ability to serve and know that my life will be touched and forever changed by this experience.  

Please keep checking my blog while I'm gone!  I am putting a link to my Instagram on my blog. It should update nightly when I get on Wifi.  Hopefully pictures will update and you can see! 

I know I will have so many experiences and pictures (tons of them) to share when I get back.  Please keep sweet Beckett and Eli in your prayers this week as this is their first experience away from Mommy.   

He said to them, “Go into all the world and preach the gospel to all creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned.  Mark 16:15-16