As we welcome the new year with all of our expectations, goals and dreams fresh in the front of our minds, I am eager to get my boots back on Honduran soil!  It seems a bit more like home with every landing on that ol’dirt airstrip.  Looking ahead, I am excited to be flying out on January 30th, 2017, for yet another opportunity to deepen our relationships with our friends and neighbors in La Moskitia.  Not to mention the tremendous joy I experience in ministering to the Kids.  So often I think about the opportunities and blessings Casa Del Camino will provide for these children, and then I see, we are the ones truly blessed by the desires that God has placed in our hearts.  How good is our God?  Let me tell you a little bit of background; as I was growing up and far too late into my adulthood, “obedience” was a bad word.  For to “obey” couldn’t be fun.  In most situations, if I were to obey what I was told, it would either cost me too much of my time, or take away the risk.  Let me also share, that I loved taking risks!  So back to our question, How good is God?  He is a God that uniquely shapes each of our lives to fulfill His purpose and as I seek His face He has shown me, His purpose for my life and the desires in my heart, are one in the same.  As I pray to walk in obedience with Him, I discover this mission will cost me all the time I have left here this side of heaven, and it is full of risks.  Sounds like a match made in heaven!

Below are a couple pictures of the next phase of infrastructure for Casa Del Camino.  Construction of full bathroom and clothes washing area incorporated into and alongside the well tower.

Thank you, to all of you who have been praying for this mission, and who have donated thus far.  This mission will continue to grow, at what speed only God Himself knows.  He knows our need.  At this time we are currently 12% funded, we need to be 100% funded before we can leave, along with our onetime outgoing expenses; for example, five months of live in language school in Honduras, and much building that needs to happen.  We are praying for God to bring partners to come along side us, also for people to continually pray with us and for us and Casa Del Camino.  And now you all know our needs as well.

As I have begun to struggle in meeting the financial needs in keeping a project of this size and scope up and running, I awoke this morning to a timely and comforting word from God, one that tells us we may “Cast all our care upon Him; for He careth for you.” 1 Peter 5:7.   What an amazing truth, so what I would pray for you to come away with from this short post is that we may live with hope, being a child of God, no matter what burdens may be weighing us down at this time, that we can be joyful in our patience, knowing  God is a gracious God, and He will provide.

Rest in Him,

Mike.      Donate to Casa Del Camino

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