Pig Farm Project

For a mission field to be able to blossom it is crucial that it becomes financially independent. Many have made the mistake in thinking that every bill, every project, and every salary must come from funds in the United States. That practice is known as "grandfather missions". As a new work is born obviously just like a new born baby it will be dependent upon the missionary for guidance, funds and vision. But as the work matures so should its financial independence, allowing for personal motivation, and self-support. We are seeking to lay a solid foundation for our works in Honduras, not only theologically but also financially. We want to provide the "tools" that will allow the pastors and churches to stand on their own two feet so to speak and not continually expect hand-outs. The story of Peter and John in the Bible come to mind. When the beggar asked them for alms Peter said, "silver and gold have I none, but what I have give I thee..." Those early apostles were not about hand-outs and humanitarian feel-good missions. But they didn't turn a blind eye to the needs around them either. They showed the poor and helpless God's power. They showed people that  money was not their solution but God was. That is the message we want to make to our people. That through prayer, faith and hard work they can see their churches grow and prosper, not because of American money but because of God's power and their ability to work.

We would like to present to you the "Pig Farm Project". The idea is to buy land near our Las Delicias church that would be suitable to raise pigs. Pastor Roberto would be given the job of overseeing the farm and getting the pigs sold to the butcher. He would receive a set salary from the income of the farm and the rest would return to a revolving fund to be used for the upkeep of the project and to start other farms in the future to benefit other pastors. Your investment would continue to give and to give. If you would like to give to help us get this project off the ground and help us work towards more financial independence there are several ways you can give. 1)You can give online using our Paypal button on the sidebar or follow this link. Be sure to specify when you pay online that your gift is for the 'kuhns pig farm project'. 2) You can send your check to Hope International Missions P.O. Box 1065 Hobe Sound, FL 33475 You can make your check payable to HIM and be sure to put in the memo 'kuhns pig farm project'. 100% of your donation will go to the project and you will be sent a tax deductible receipt. 3) You can look us up personally while we are home on deputation through September. My cell phone # is 772-486-4803. My email is kuhns@inbox.com

The following video explains a little about pastor Roberto's testimony and our plans for the farm.


The Strawberry Patch and Tampa Bay

Strawberry season is in here in Florida!! Today we stuffed our bellies with scrumptious strawberries and shortcake!!
Red deliciousness
No words to describe.....it was amazing!!!
Good to the last drop!!!!
We even took a quart home to enjoy later!!
Then we headed over to the Tampa power plant to see the Manatees
Manatees and fish.
Looking at the manatees.
Having fun in the museum.
 Barbara Manatee was memorialized.
The bay was beautiful. These three pelicans were out looking for food.
It's the survival of the fittest.
Diamonds on the sea.
My brother Steve.
My beautiful mother.
Steve and Mandy.
It was a perfect 72 degrees.
There is nothing like being loved by your Nana.


Cruizin' to Tampa

An America tradition. We stopped at an old historic trading post called the Desert Inn on our way to Tampa.
A truck load of vitamin C!!
I love the Spanish moss!!
Spanish architecture is everywhere here.


Pie Face

For a long time now Joseph has wanted to get a game called Pie Face. Well....we got it and as you can see I got it too!!!
Is Pap going to get a pie in the face?
Very fun game!! You gotta try it.


Hanging Out with the Fam

Now that the busyness of camp has subsided we have been able to slow down a few notches. My parents and my brother Scott came and spent a few days with us. This is the house that the mission rented for us while we are in Florida. It is a great place and already feels like home.
Daniel had fun putting his sticker book together that Nana and Pap gave to him.
On Saturday we went to West Palm Beach and spent the day at the zoo. It's always great to see the amazing nature and creation that God made.
Getting some nourishment before heading off to see the zoo.
Ready for mystery and adventure.
First is the cuddly fuzzy grizzly bear that was rescued from Yellowstone.
Dad can I have a quarter to feed the ducks??
Enjoying the merry-go-round.
The kid is growing too fast!!! Is there a pause button somewhere?
This looks like a scene straight out of the jungles of Honduras.
Dan Dan got to play on an old Ford tractor.
We got to see a very interesting bird show. The birds did some unique tricks.
Giving a tip to a very intelligent crow. This guy knew his shapes and was great at problem solving.
"Mardi" the white alligator.
It was great hanging out with my brother Scott.
In the evening we stopped at some brand new outlets in West Palm Beach. We found some great deals!!


Spanish Camp

We had an amazing weekend being part of Spanish Camp as well as pastor's conference. God met with us in each service. It was great to reconnect with some of our friends and pastors and hear what God is doing in their ministries.
Getting geared up for a day of conference.
Tales of adventure and intrigue.
It's wonderful to be around men that love the Lord and have a desire to reach souls.
Reporting in on what God has been doing.
Spanish camp was a tremendous blessing. It was well attended and there was liberty to worship God in the services.
Honoring John Dykes for all of his hard work as Spanish Ministries director and helping with the newly constructed church in Fort Meyers, Florida.
Recognizing a missionary statesman and hero, Glen Reiff for over forty years of missionary work!
God helped every night. It was a privilege to preach the camp.
Enjoying a duo that sang during the Sunday afternoon bilingual service.
Spanish camp was marked with God's presence and many victories won around the altar.
Glory be to God for all that was accomplished!!