The Cherry On Top

Lisa and I feel very blessed by the children here at House of Hope. After getting to spend another month with them the unique personalities really begin to become apparent or I should say I begin to feel like a parent, and really love each one of them for the special being God created them to be.


“Tuktuk” Miskito for little man Lucas, and Kayla.  A couple precious gems around HOH.


JW getting in on some of the fun in the guest house with (from the left) Nicolas, Marie Elena, Maicol, JW, and Yosky.

Today was very chill, talking, joking, laughing, just hung out with the kids playing basketball, throwing frisbee, pitching rocks, listening to praise music (they really like it), chasing kids on and around the new play set at the school (they are way too fast for this ol’guy), played some cards, not sure what kind of game it was, kind of like a free for all until you get 3 pairs?  All that and we managed to get one small project done as well; varnishing the outdoor lunch table at the school.

There was quite a bit of stuff going on in the HOH yard today as Habitat for Humanity was here building the doors and windows for the Habitat homes. Over the past five years, 100 Habitat homes have been built for people in Puerto Lempira.




Habitat father/son team working in front of guest house, upper far end of house is the room Lisa and I called home for the last 4 weeks.

Lisa still doing much of the same, she had Noah sleep in our room last night as he was not feeling well, seemed a bit weird for me to hear a baby squeeking and fussing around but Lisa sure plays the nurturing Mother role well.  She was up around 5:15 and got ready in the dark cause the electric doesn’t come on till around 9 to noon, then again from 6-1? It varies. Lisa and Thelma, took Noah to Hospital because of diarrhea he’s had for 4 days or so,  they waited in three different lines for 5 hours (worse than el banco) and yep he’s got bacteria – not sure who doesn’t but they sent him home with some antibiotics.


Noah looking bright eyed tonight, amazing the change you see in a baby in a month.  Lisa will be having a hard time walking away from this one.


Lisa getting the spa treatment from some of the girls helping her with her hair… Bonita.

Thanking Our Heavenly Father for His grace He gives to me, continuing to change my desires, growing closer to Him, for this past month to love and be loved, giving God the glory knowing it is only through Him that any of this was and is possible.

3 thoughts on “The Cherry On Top

  1. Mike and Lisa,
    We are continuing in prayer for you two while you bless the children of God in Honduras. May He continue His good works in you as you serve.

    Ephesians 2:8 For it is by grace you have been saved, through faith—and this is not from yourselves, it is the gift of God— 9 not by works, so that no one can boast. 10 For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do.

    It is so encouraging to know God has got this all figured out already, isn’t it?
    See you in Seattle,
    R and G


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