Fourth Time is a Charm

     This is the fourth consecutive year we have been privileged to come down to La Ceiba, Honduras.  It is such a blessing to minister to, and serve alongside our missionary Heather Braden de Maradiaga, her husband Rigo and our friends-the staff at Great Commission Latin America church.  Yesterday was the smoothest our trip has ever gone.  This is something to be grateful for indeed.  There are so many things that have the potential...

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School is in session.

I am sitting in the airport in Milwaukee waiting to board the first of three flights I will take to get to La Ceiba, Honduras.  This will be the third such trip in as many years.  Each of those trips I have tried with moderate success to write a blog of sorts for my family and friends to follow along with our adventures.  I have done my best to share what I have observed and learned in relation to God's Story - the good news of the Gospel. ...

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A Mountain Moving Day

It is a humbling and wonderful feeling to know that when through the power of the Holy Spirit we yield ourselves to God's direction he can use us in a mighty way. Yesterday as the team sought to excavate rich red soil from the side of a hill, in order for a family to build a house there. Comments were made that it was slow going, and how much progress had we really made? Another chimed in with a comment that brought perspective, saying something...

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Day 2 in Honduras

Day two began with introductions to lead Pastor Rossel and some staff members. We had a devotional time in which Rossel told us about his goals for the year and we as a team shared our goals for the trip. I was once again blessed and edified by the power of the bond we have through the Gospel that transcends language and culture. The immediate kinship in Christ is evident in a way that it is difficult to put into words. After our meeting is was...

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A New Adventure Begins

Before the sun even thought about coming up on Thursday morning we boarded a shuttle bus from our hotel in Milwaukee and headed to the airport. Everything went smoothly as we checked in and went through security. However due to our lovely weather (-17) we got behind schedule quickly when our plane had to be de-iced before take off, making an already tight connection in Atlanta, paper thin. We arrived and had less than 15 min to deplane, and get...

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