Sneaky Snakes

Something interesting happened last night at Las Delicias. While we were in service one of the ladies who had stayed home heard the chickens squawking and carrying on in the chicken coup. Assuming that it was probably a snake, she grabbed a machete and a flashlight and went to investigate the ruckus. Sure enough, there was a five foot snake looking for supper, instead of finding something to eat it got a blow to the head with a machete. She laid the dead snake out in front of the house and when we came back from church there it was waiting for us. Some of the guys got all excited and decided they were going to skin it. They did a good job and got a clean cut skin to take home. It made for an exciting evening.

Note: I didn't have my camera with me, the above picture is not the actual snake. They told me what kind it was, it was something similar to a boa constrictor. The actual snake was about as long as the one pictured but not quite as big around.

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Graduation Photo Shoot

Yesterday we took Joseph for a special graduation photo shoot at the Supreme Court. Here are a few of the shots.
We couldn't have a photo shoot without taking a few of Daniel. He is so sweet.

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Eight Wonderful Years

Remembering one of the happiest days of my life! Eight years ago today I tied the knot with the love of my life!

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The Cost of the Call


                                                             I love this song!! It's my testimony.

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Highlights

While Wes and Janna were here I really liked some of the pictures they took. So I thought I would share some of my favorites.
Cathedral in Comayagua, Honduras
We thought our left-overs looked pretty cool.
Some great friends!
I just love this picture.
Don Alonso playing a tune on his harmonica.

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Daniel's First Hair Cut

Daniel is no longer a nazarite. He received his first hair cut. We got tired of blowing his air out of his eyes every time we talked to him. So we asked Wes to give him a hair cut.
Two handsome little boys!!

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Joseph Last Day of Kindergarten

Joseph's last day of kindergarten. I remember telling my church a few days after he was born that before long he would be married and gone...everybody laughed and thought that was so cute. It seems to me that that prophecy is coming true quicker then everyone thought.

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Land of Mystery

Come and see us sometime!

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Randomness

The three musketeers.
God's awesome creation.
I found my pot of gold.
There is something fishy about this picture.

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Visitors and the Boys

Some special visitors have arrived! Wes and Janna Cressman will be with us this week through Friday. It has been long since we have seen them, it's nice to catch up on the times.
Yesterday they cooked a delicious meal and invited the whole church over for lunch. The people really enjoyed it.
They make me smile.
Look how big he is getting!!

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Trip to Santo Domingo

Last Monday morning Roger Ortiz and I began an 18 hour journey from Tegucigalpa to Santo Domingo, Mexico. We took a route up the west coast all the way through El Salvador, through Guatemala and into Southern Mexico. It was a very interesting trip and I really enjoyed it. The purpose of the trip was to meet with all our H.I.M. pastors and missionaries working in Mexico and Central America to implement some new changes and talk about some plans for the works. The picture above is crossing from Honduras into El Salvador.
This was my first time through El Salvador. El Salvador is the birthplace of the pupusa. Made from a rice flour mix, filled with refried beans and different meats and then grilled, makes for a delicious meal.
An unforgettable lunch.
I was very impressed with El Salvador. I had a little bit of a feeling that I was back in the states. They use the American dollar for currency, their roads are very nice, and the people were very friendly.
The country side was dotted with volcanoes and rich farming valleys.
Western Guatemala is just a paradise. Beautiful volcanoes and some nice highways.
¡Viva México!

We arrived on Tuesday afternoon at Santo Domingo, Mexico. It's a little village tucked away in the mountains. In the early 1900's a German man came and built this house and a coffee plantation. Now they converted some of these old buildings into a museum and a hotel where we stayed.
All but maybe 1 or 2 of H.I.M.'s pastors were present for this meeting. The fellowship was refreshing and rich. 
All day Wednesday we were in meetings and sessions. The Lord really helped us and I am excited about the future of the works in Central America and Mexico.
Giving appreciation to Rigoberto Vasquez for his years of service as Hispanic Director. He will be stepping down in August.
Some really great pastors!
The whole team.
Santo Domingo is really neat little town. Nice cool weather and surrounded by beautiful mountains and volcanoes.
Before leaving Mexico we headed over to Tapachula to see where Michael Mason is pastoring. He and his family are doing a wonderful job and the Lord is blessing their ministry. It was exciting to see their work.
We went and visited some of Michael's people. It was nice getting to know them.
We stopped for some lamb meat tacos. Sooooo good. I probably ate about five of them.
Made the 18 hour trip back home. Thank the Lord it was a good trip and a lot was accomplished. It sure is good to be home though.

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