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21 Jul / Graduation Time!

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Author: Matthew
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June marks the end of another school year for most of us, and this year was quite special for our family. The International School where the boys attend puts on some fabulous ceremonies and this year was no exception. Both our oldest and youngest graduated this year!! And even Samuel was honored in a special school assembly. Time sure does go quickly РI can hardly believe that Joshua will be starting high school, Samuel will be in 4th grade, and Simon is going into 1st. I praise God for lending me these precious boys and am so grateful for how I see each of them maturing in their faith and loving Jesus in their own ways. My number one prayer for each of them is that they fear the Lord above all else and fall more and more in love with Christ and His Word.

Again, pictures are the best way to share a story! If you head to my Facebook page, there are quite a few more pictures of both graduations and Samuel’s assembly. By the way, if any teachers out there want to work overseas at a fabulous school, this is the place to be! They are always looking for high-quality educators who are Christ-followers!
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Joshua hanging out before 8th grade graduation with his best bud, Daniel A.K.A. “Ramirez”, his Bible teacher – Mr. Gravely, and the school chaplain – Mr. Barahona. We are blessed to have such godly men pouring into his life.

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Joshua receiving the “Excellent English” award :)

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The Urtecho family has become very special to us through Joshua’s friendship with their son, Daniel.IMG_9499

Samuel’s special award

21 Jul / Youth Service Weekend

Author: Matthew
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It’s about time I do a little catch-up in the blog world!!! So here we go, over the next few days….

In early June, we took the youth from our church in Tegucigalpa to serve the 2 churches in the south. Most of them had never visited those churches, so it was a great way to help them know how to pray for their sister congregations and to serve them. The youth had met for a month before we took them south in order to prepare lessons and activities for the kids. And they did a great job teaching and leading small groups!
We really wanted to give the youth a hands-on opportunity to serve and practice sharing the Gospel with others. It was also a great weekend of building unity among them and seeing some of their friendships grow, through service, laughter & games, and even getting to visit a small zoo together.
We pray that these youth will truly fear the Lord and desire to serve Him wholeheartedly, and we pray that the Lord used that weekend to draw them closer to Him. Enjoy a few pictures from our time together!

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Love my sweet boys! They do such a great job of being part of the ministry activities