I ended 2014 and began 2015 in the USA. I had a great two-week trip visiting family and friends in Tennessee and Georgia. I was surprised by how easily I jumped back into the swing of things.  Highlights included visiting with family, friends, and supporters, singing songs from “Frozen” with my niece, and eating everything I have been craving for the last 4 months. 

When I returned to Honduras, one of my first goals was to get a moto (Spanish for scooter/motorcycle).  I thought I would accomplish this purchase in one trip to town but I had a third world country wake-up call.  It took two trips to town (an hour’s drive each way!) to process the preliminary paperwork and a third trip to pick up the moto—two weeks all totaled.  Next, I spent two hours on the next Sunday learning how to ride and I was finally granted permission to ride to school on Monday.   So, here it is Tuesday and I guess you could consider me a professional. 

School is officially back in session! El Camino Bilingual school has expanded to the 3rd grade.  God answered our prayers and completely blessed El Camino by providing teachers to fill the empty teaching positions just a few weeks ago.  I continue to work as a teacher’s aide with the 1st and 2nd grades in the mornings and focus on my communications projects in the afternoons.  

New Year, new responsibilities! I’ve mentioned previously that I live in Staff Housing, where most of the short-term visitors stay. My new responsibilities include ensuring rooms are ready and orienting the short-term missionaries to the Cornerstone facilities and the ministries that are housed there.

One of my favorite ways to serve has always been working with teens and youth. Three weeks ago I started helping with the MK (missionary kids) girls’ Bible study. We are doing a study of the book of Romans and I am excited to get to know the girls on a spiritual level. 

It is the beginning of my sixth month in Honduras, and I am very comfortable taking on these new responsibilities.  I am continually encouraged by my supporters and most importantly the Lord.  The word that resonates with me the most right now is "more."  I want to focus this year on doing more for the Lord and the advancement of His Kingdom. 

As for other matters, brothers and sisters, we instructed you how to live in order to please God, as in fact you are living. Now we ask you and urge you in the Lord Jesus to do this more and more. 2 For you know what instructions we gave you by the authority of the Lord Jesus.
— 1 Thessalonians 4:1-2 NIV

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