Top: Nothing is more exciting than to see someone you have invested so much time into grow and then start to teach and disciple others themselves. I am so proud of Genesis (red shirt) and all the love that she gives others. She’s gonna change the world one day and already is one life at a time!
We have had a few volunteers with us in June. This is Rachel. She is a talented artist and had done some amazing work for us. Visuals are huge to the deaf population as we are grateful to be able to visual detect some of the hard concepts that we try and teach, and they are culturally relevant as well. She signs too and just has a sweet and loving and fun spirit that everyone is drawn to!
Middle: We had two mini-camps in the month of June. This is the group from Tepusteca. We had a special time with them and are excited to see how God continue to expand the steps made during this camp!
Bottom: In the busyness of this month, I’m grateful for many special little moments I got to have with the special people we serve!
We have been praying for little Nayeli for the past year and a half! She moved to a very remote village far away and hasn’t been able to come to our programs in that time. What a fun surprise it was to have her join us for camp and was so neat to show her our prayer wall with her name on it and how although she felt alone being the only deaf person in her far away village, we were always thinking of her!
We love to laugh at camp and here Daniel is being silly during a game that brought about lots of laughs!!
Pray with us that the Word of God found in those pages would sink deep into their hearts and saturate their lives and they grow and teach others!
Interactive church to finish up our past month of studying the Lord’s Prayer. Special thanks to Alissa for her help with the drama and special thanks to Rachel for her help with the prayer flags!
Two of our summer volunteers arrived in June!
Alissa first came with Links of Hope in 2012 and has been back every summer since serving as an individual with our team.
Rachel has been to Honduras several times as part of short-term camp and medical teams, but this time is serving as a full time intern for several months.
The cloudy day made it perfect for our summer intern, Rachel, to teach the boys how to play ultimate frisbee. They always enjoy getting to run around and compete after an afternoon of learning about being warriors of God!
We were on our way out of a village from picking up Carlos for the program when we came across a group of cows wandering on the road. This was not an unusual occurrence in Honduras but these cows weren’t just any cows, they were Carlos’! They had escaped and were headed for the main road with large trucks! He quickly jumped out of the van and began herding them back towards his village. It was neat to see him in his element. He debated what to do: take care of the family livelihood or go to the Signs of Love program. Thankfully he was able to find a man to help herd them away from the road so he could come with us!
After the program was over it was pouring down rain and we asked what he was going to do with his cows. With a big grin on his face he signed “I’ll go look all over for them ’till I find them and herd them back home!” He had such a positive attitude about it! So as we were turning off the main road we said a quick prayer asking for God to help him find his cows quickly so he could get home out of the rain. As soon as we came around the corner there were his COWS! We all signed a quick “Thank you God” for showing up in such a tangible way in the life of this faithful servant. Carlos jumped out of the van, Bible tied tightly in a plastic bag, and began herding his cows home with a quick ILY good-buy to us!
Aquí está nuestro segundo versículo de la Biblia que memorizar para el mes de junio!
¡Estamos felices de estar aprendiendo la Palabra de Dios juntos!