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Hi all. First a quick word to let everyone know that we are safe and sound in the midst of the continuing political strife in Honduras. In our area, there just isn’t any unrest. Our lives aren’t really affected at all. Travel plans are much more uncertain, but we don’t have any travel plans at the moment, so we aren’t affected.

Talks continue in Costa Rica. Please continue to pray for safety for the people of Honduras and for the truth to be known by all. Please pray for the talks in Honduras, as they seem to be the best hope for a peaceful resolution. I hope that those who are in power will remember the words of Patrick Henry:

Is life so dear or peace so sweet as to be purchased at the price of chains and slavery? Forbid it, Almighty God. I know not what course others may take, but as for me, give me liberty or give me death!

Patrick Henry, speech in the Virginia Convention, March 23, 1775

Here is some welcome good news from our dear friends and partners in ministry, the Rumbaughs:

Well, no one knows what Mr Zelaya is doing next, but we’re having fun watching what God is doing.

While sweeping up after the Alpha youth meeting tonight, Suz said, “Well, THAT was good!” Two bright-eyed new believers gave their testimonies, and during the prayer circles people wouldn’t stop praying. Interesting to hear the impact that an earthquake, a car accident, or an impending war has on a young man’s thoughts. Our prayer is that they realize that they have not merely been rescued to live a life of good behavior, but that they have been selected as part of a team, a force that can impact their whole village. The all night prayer meeting they had on Saturday may give them a head start on hearing God’s voice.

This morning in a village school, a timid child stood up in front of the whole class and told the one-page story of Pilgrim’s Progress, a learning challenge that earned him a soccer ball. And yesterday Don forged afoot up the mountain a couple of hours and discovered that 1) the children had been practicing the guitar he’d left behind, 2) they knew almost all of the songs he’s taught them, and 3) the teacher said that next time she wants to send notes home ahead of time so that families can come to participate as well. The kids couldn’t decide if they wanted to earn a soccer ball or a Picture Bible. They’re going for both.

Just wanted to share some GOOD news from Honduras.
As Don’s sister reminded us, there are no emergency meetings in heaven. He’s got it all under control.
Don and Suzanne

Lastly, we finally broke down and joined the facebook revolution today. It is truly amazing to me how pervasive facebook is in our circle of friends. We most likely have hundreds of people that we know who are on facebook. What an amazing thing! Mariah is excited to finally be able to “use” facebook a little bit – but all the more anxious to have her own “wall”. We’ve told her that she’ll be allowed to have one when she turns 13 Feb oof next year (yikes!).

God bless and keep you this night. Please remember that nothing is out of His grasp and nothing is worth depriving Him of the glory due His name. Your life and your worship are nothing less than the just rewards of His suffering.