I took this picture on my first trip nearly three years ago. I have been so blessed to go back almost 10 times since. When I think about Honduras I think about the place my heart feels so much at home. I think about how real Jesus is to me when I am there. I think about all my friends who live there, serve there and who call Honduras home. I think about all the ways God has shown Himself to me, all the things God has done through the people in Honduras and all the things He has done for the amazing Hondurans I have met. I think about the families and the homes and the villages we have gone into, the people we have gone to bless and they have blessed me instead. Most of all, I think about all our precious kids at FCM, all the children I have met on the streets and all the children I have met in Nueva Suyapa. A huge piece of my heart is in Honduras and it always will be. No matter where I am in the world.
If you haven’t heard, Honduras is in political unrest after the presidential election results have not been announced. (More details below) I haven’t said much about this political uproar because we know Who is on the throne. We know Who is in control. I am not afraid, I know my God and I trust Him. But I still want to ask you to pray. Specifically pray for the sweet Hondurans who do not know Jesus. Government is corrupt. Humans are corrupt. In Honduras. In America. In our broken world. We all fall short of the glory of God. We need Jesus. Pray for them, for all of us, to see in the world’s brokenness our desperate need for Jesus Christ daily.
Pray for the missionaries and friends who are on the field right now. Pray for God’s Protection and for His Light to continue shining through them. God is our Protector and may our lights always shine even brighter under His Protection instead of dimming under the world’s “safety”. Thank You Jesus for this opportunity for our missionaries to shine through the darkness. Thank You for being The Light that overcomes all darkness. Your Word tells us where Your Light is darkness cannot overcome. ” In Him was life, and that life was the light of men. That light shines in the darkness, and yet the darkness did not overcome it.” John 1:4-5
If you don’t know what is going on in Honduras here is a field update from the Skinners with For His Kingdom Missions from their Facebook post:
Greetings to our brothers and sisters back home! We haven’t said anything much, other than one prayer request, over the current situation in Honduras. We’ve been here a long time and some things just become normal after awhile! But we do have several who have reached out and asked about how we are, so here’s an update.
Following the presidential election of last Sunday (11/26) we have violent protests. I won’t go into the timeline, but things have escalated as the week has gone on and they still have not announced a winner. The socialist leftist party thinks there is corruption in the system, and its followers are protesting violently – destroying property, businesses, taking the streets, etc. Several have been shot, including military and law enforcement. The National Congress has enacted Marshall law at this point, with a 6 pm to 6 am curfew in place, which is probably a good thing. School has been cancelled for the kids safety due to political unrest, and we’re not sure if it will start again next week or not. Having said all that, if you just stay in your house you are probably completely out of harms way.
I think that’s it. Please pray for this situation to end, for the love of Jesus to enter into those who are committing these violent acts, and for this country to peacefully accept the election board’s (TSE) results and move forward together. We’ve seen this stuff before (the coup of 2009 comes to mind) after being here 10 years, and it will pass. There’s always a process to begin the healing, but they have to announce a winner first, and then we can move toward reconciliation. We thank you for your concern and ask for your prayers! God bless.
Pictures from the press-