Wednesday, August 12, 2009
Our mission projects have continued although we were not able to be there. In addition to providing the desks and benches that we have highlighted, the gift of a healthier life has been given to 800 elementary school children in Quimistan as they received fluoride and anti-parasite treatments. We are grateful for the generous financial contributions of the members of First Presbyterian and the assistance of local personnel in Quimistan who administered the treatments.
Thursday, August 6, 2009
20 Desks and Benches Completed!
When the trip was canceled, there was great concern about the desk/bench project since the wood had already been cut and the rainy season was in full swing. Yovany, the local man who cut the wood, offered to assemble the desks and benches for a nominal cost. He assembled one, took a photo, the desk designer (Bruce Eberhard) gave a thumbs up and 19 more were completed. The next hurdle was how to transport them to the little mountain
Monday, June 8, 2009
Working together, Bruce and Brian Eberhard built the model for the desks and chairs our team will be building in
June and Ken Blohm
Thursday, May 28, 2009
---Recount a fearful time in your life. Did you feel God's presence?
At our last meeting, we broke into small groups to answer these questions.
One person suggested if God calls, we go. Another person, who had been there many times, said that the people call him back to Honduras, particularly the children, who have very little in the way of material things but are grateful and happy in spite of everything. They also have unwavering faith. What can we learn from them?
Many people in the group expressed fears about the trip to
By being in these small groups, we were able to get to know each other and to express our feelings.
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Gissel is the reason I am so happy to be going to
One of the team's activities is to build desks and chairs for the villages that First Pres had adopted. Bruce Eberhard volunteered to build a sample for us so we would know what materials to order plus to learn how to do this. Bruce and his son, Brian, built the sample last weekend. The unveiling will be this weekend at church. Where will it be?
Saturday, May 16, 2009
* Organizing a work plan and assigning jobs?
* Rapidly assembling and building?
* Listening attentively to the team member next to them?
* Eying the wood scrap pile for marionette material?
Well, that might depend on who are the lions, beavers, golden retrievers and otters among us! At our meeting on April 29 we took a personality inventory to gain an understanding of the different ways we might carry out our various mission projects, recognizing that who we are is a gift from God and what we do with who we are is our gift to God.