Monday, April 19, 2010

Semana Santa in Review: Part 2

Kevin reads the crucifixion & resurrection story from the Gospel of John

Easter Sunday was a sweet time of fellowship at Rancho Oasis. Our friends from Capilla Calvario Tegucigalpa took the weekend off from helping teach the children and women to spend with their families. Nonetheless, we still invited the local families for a time of fellowship and celebration. It turned out great!
Brooke leads worship with the children & adults.

"Monster Chase" game / teens Kevin, Arturo and Jose
Brooke giving impromptu guitar lessons.

NOW, we would like to introduce you to the latest member of Rancho Oasis for Youth:

Gozo ( Spanish for joy)
So, how were we introduced to Gozo?

God. No, really!

Our friend, pastor, board member and partner in ministry Jason Mulla asked us when we were going to get working on the whole horse part of RO4Y.
We've been so focused on adjusting to our new life in Honduras, but we knew he was right. So, we begun to pray that God would provide a horse. He did. (Should we be surprised?)
Gozo arrived at our gate a few days later and Brooke let him onto the property.He's young & wild. His ribs are visible and his stomach is bloated;malnutrition and parasites. His hips and rump are displaced and his spine is curved; we suspect he was hit by a car. He's started to eat some oats, but still won't let us touch him. Now we need to contain him to began to work with him and that means building a stable and round pen. Keep Gozo and us in prayer!

  • Continue to pray for favor with the government to import the bus to Honduras.
  • Continue to pray for the short-term missions team NOW at Ranch Oasis!
  • PRAISE: My brother Stephen and our new sister Melanie had a great wedding. (Look for pictures to come!) Naomi was precious as the flower girl and I got many compliments on my toast!
  • PRAISE: for God's provision of our first horse, Gozo!
  • Pray that God will contine to bless and increase our support team as we rekindle old friendships and start new ones.

2 comments: said...

What a great update!! All is amazing here. The group is awesome and we are having a wonderful and blessed time. They almost have the holse dug and will start on the floor. The kids are coming around often and it is lots of fun. Gozo is gaining a little weight from all the grass. Miss you guys tons! See you soon Love, Brooke

Rancho Oasis 4 Youth said...

Great to hear from you guys! We've been praying everyday - we wish we were there! We had dinner last night at Miriam's brother's house, Mario, in Chicago. He is an electrical contractor and wants to come to help when he visits his family in SPS. COOL!!! Enjoy your first bath!!!