The next morning we all loaded up and headed up the mountain to their home in Churischan. It's about 50 minutes one direction and 30 minutes the other. The road conditions on the shorter route are not as good so we took the longer route there and the shorter route home.
I had taken the above photo before we left and loaded it onto my computer to post on facebook. While doing so I forgot to take my memory card out of the computer and put it back into my camera. I didn't realize it until we got to the village and wanted to take a picture. You can imagine my frustration at that moment! So, I had to use David's phone which doesn't take very good photos.
My guys headed down the mountain. The trail was much drier this time around. Rainy season seems to have passed for the year. With the exception of maybe a few random spotty showers we shouldn't get any rain again until May. It's about to get dry and dusty again around these parts!
Ben constantly looked back at me and said, "be careful, mama!". He was very concerned about me and it made my heart smile.
On Monday David returned there with our Ag team. They presented the program and we feel sure we will be able to start an Institute with them. We would like to begin a training session held in their village (instead of them having to travel over to Honduras). It would be a small class of about 6-8 and would be led by Noe and David. Noe would teach the agriculture classes and David would do Bible story training. We would have liked to begin that training in the near future but it is coffee harvesting time and most of the men there are away working. It will definitely be after the first of the year before we can start, but it's something we now have permission to do.
Rigoberto, his wife Maria, and four of their eleven kids.
Here's one of the sons shelling beans on their patio.
So in the meantime we'll just continue to make regular encouragement visits to them to further build relationships and trust. Would you join us in praying for Rigoberto and Maria? They are young Christians who need to be discipled, and we would love to have the opportunity to do that with them. Pray also for the hundreds of others who live in this large village that we would have an opportunity to share Christ with them.