Saturday, November 9, 2013

2013 - Weeks 43 - 45 Photo 'n Prayer Review

Weeks 43 - 45

12 check-in bags, 4 carry-on bags, 4 back-packs and a diaper bag take some time to unpack!

PRAY for the Beard family and Rancho Oasis staff

 as we continue to re-adjust to life in Honduras.


Getting back into the swing of things:
Squeezing some oranges given from our neighbor as a "thank you" for taking some of our filtered water.


Lucinda's back at home reading to Poema.
PRAY for Lu as she has once again begun home-schooling
Naomi and Tabitha.

Picking up some groceries. Special offer - Discounted Gringas!
Our first few weeks at the Ranch included multiple trips to Tegucigalpa, Honduras' capital to run errands.

Believer it or not, this picture was taken in October in a mall in Tegus!
A testimony that materialism is alive and well in one of the poorest nations in the Western Hemisphere.
PRAY for the nation of Honduras.
General elections are being held on Sunday, November 24th


Lu takes an eye exam as part of the requirement to receive her Honduran driver's license.
Jon and Lucinda spent three days running errands to make her an "official" resident:
picking up her Honduran ID Card, driver's license and opening a bank account.


The boys have competed in an inner-team futbolito championship throughout our furlough.
Soccer is one of the strongest draws for these young men.


Oscar opens the afternoon soccer games with a study in the book of Proverbs.
As a staff we have committed to include the Word of God into every activity at the Ranch.
PRAY for the soccer boys & their coaches: Jon and Oscar.
Honduran public schools will be wrapping up classes in November
& our annual tournament will be in full swing.

Cesar, one of the team's strongest defensive players, softens a bit to hold Poema.

Mordecai & Esther, the newest members of the Ranch's security staff!
PRAISE for God's provision with these new puppies.
After receiving news of Duke's death during our furlough,
we began searching for a new dog to accompany Daisy on security patrol.
Every door we tried closed, so we returned to Honduras empty handed.
A week ago Jon visited a Facebook Honduran missionary page
and saw a post advertising Great Pyrenees / Great Dane mixed puppies!
 The Pyrenees breed is ideal to protect animals, as well as family!
We purchased them both for half of what one dog would cost in the States!


  
Naomi and Oscar hold 3 of the 4 new baby goats born this week at the Ranch.
We were hoping for more girls, but only got one.

PRAY for our Goat share program to began this ministry season.

The girls wait to wash their hands, one of our hygiene practices before Bible study.

Ilsy leads the older girls (ages 8-12) in a study about being committed to Christ.
Friday's bible study have traditionally been well attended by girls from Ojojona & the village.
PRAY for Ilsy as she finishes her final year of teaching in the local kinder and transitions into full-time service with the Ranch.


T-N-T Security!!!
Tabitha and Tobias have some fun "protecting" the house.
Thank you for your prayers, words of encouragement and support.
We had a wonderful furlough
& are excited to begin this new season of ministry!
(Click here to view Facebook photos of our 2013 Furlough)

1 comment:

Josy Tarantini said...

Super cute pictures of the kids and those puppies! Mordecai and Esther are AWESOME names!