Last Minute Activties Before Leaving

Before leaving Honduras for our deputation there were a lot of "loose ends" that needed tied up. There was a young man in Las Delicias, Gerardo who wanted to be baptized. It has been amazing to see how God has been helping the work in Las Delicias. The church has prayed out the sale of alcohol, a group of thieves that were working in the area disbanded and several of the young people have been seriously seeking after God.
Prayer for the baptismal service.
Take this world but give me Jesus!!
 In the name of the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.
Pray for Gerardo that he will stay true and faithful.
Then we had the privilege of baptizing Dafne Higgins. Shortly after we moved to Honduras, she came to our house wanting to pay her tithes. She didn't know where to go but she knew she needed to pay her tithes so she gave them to us. We barely got to know her because she married and moved to Oklahoma City and we lost contact. Last year her father started coming to our church and got saved. She told her father to ask us if we knew of any good churches in Oklahoma where they could start attending. I recommended Darrell Stetler II's church and they fell in love with the church. She wanted to get baptized but instead of getting baptized in Oklahoma she decided to come to Honduras to be a witness to her Catholic family. She asked me if I would baptize her while on a visit to Tegucigalpa. She gave a beautiful testimony that God has radically transformed her life!!
Dafne with her family.
Her baptismal certificate.
Giving her testimony.
What a joy to baptize a new believer!!
We had a meeting with all of our leaders before leaving. They are excited and willing to take responsibilities It is encouraging to see how they have grown in Christ and are catching a vision for the work. Pray that God gives them wisdom and strength during these seven months that we will be on deputation.
The beginning of our trip took us from Tegucigalpa to San Pedro Sula where we were to leave on a late flight to Florida. But before heading to the airport we had a wonderful service with the congregation.
 The boys loved riding in the back of the truck with all of our suitcases.
Praising the Lord together.
Having comunion.
Two precious little girls were dedicated that night. They were so sweet.
At the end of the service we had a send-off for one of the families that has served several years in this church. They are from Nicaragua and have decided to return to Managua to live and possibly open a new work for Hope International Missions.
Bye bye Honduras, see you in seven months!!