I pray this letter finds you well. The work continues to go forward here in Honduras. This month we had the blessing of having my mom for a visit of a little more than two weeks. One of the things I dislike about being a missionary is not being able to see my family as often as I would like. My 13-year-old son Juan has cousins (about his age) in California whom he has never met, but we’ll make up for the lost communion in Heaven someday.
Last month we were able to improve the floor in our pavilion. We were able to add a layer of concrete to the floor to which a color dye is added that gives it a “tiled” look. Later we will be putting a gate at the entrance of the property; somebody stole the chain that we were using as a gate. We hope to add some kind of infrastructure to the property, at least, bi-monthly.
The country as a whole is doing better. We have, what I consider, a great president. In his first year as president, he brought the deficit down from 7.9% to 4.3%; the murder rates have gone down 25% inflation is now a little more than 5%; and he extradited 8 drug lords to the United States (they had seemed untouchable before this president took over), among other things. We also have a good mayor, who is making a lot of improvements to our city. Our city and country surely have a long way to go, but it is good to know that we are finally heading in the right direction.
We will be taking a furlough September–October 2015. We are in the process of filling up our schedule. If you would like for us to come by your church, please let me know. You may contact me through my email at firstname.lastname@example.org or by cell phone at (504)3294-9302.
Thank you for your prayer and financial support. May God bless you and use you.