Wednesday, June 11, 2008

Honduras News

Zack and Sarah Robberts have been really doing a great job keeping everything going smoothly in Honduras while we have been home on furlough. Zach sent a couple of pictures on to me so I thought I would share them with you.

The first is of our Isuzu pickup. We have a Land Rover Discovery that we have used well but it never has been what it was suppose to be. About every time or at least every other time we made a trip into the city we had to make a trip by the mechanics to get something checked or fixed. We began to pray and look and a church down south provided enough money to purchase this new Isuzu Pickup. It is suppose to be economical, it is one of the least stolen vehicles in Honduras and replacement parts are reasonable and readily available. It was purchased back in February but we have been waiting on the camper to go on it. Zack was able to take it by the other day and have the it installed. The camper will help keep things dry through out the rainy season.
A Much Needed Blessing!!!

Pickup with new camper

Also back in November of last year we decided to try out a new project. We planted around 7 acres of field corn which they eat as sweet corn, make tortillas with or use for making chicken/hog feed. This was a first for me and boy has it been a learning experience. This project was started to help give work to some in the community but also provide some field income. The project went well and out of the 7 acres we ended up with lots of sweet corn to sell and then around 9000 pounds of corn which is being sold to make animal feed. Our Bible School students helped in the cleaning of the corn and also with taking the dried corn off of the cob. It proved to be quite the process.

Bunches of corn - lots of work! ;-)

Tuesday, June 10, 2008

Ohio Update

Time seems to be flying so quickly. Since the last entry we have driven may miles and done many things. We spent a week in Tenn. at the Smokey Mountains which was really fun. We were with my parents and grandparents but were the only ones sleeping in a tent - 8-). We were only around 7 yard from the river so the sound of the river was very relaxing each evening as we went to sleep.

Camping in Pigeon Forge

Vacation never last long enough though so we are on the road again. We have visited two churches in Spartinburg, SC, two churches in West Virginia and after tomorrow night we will have visited three churches here in Ohio so far on this trip. Keepen the road hot ;-).

Tiffany, Boys and Mamaw in the Kitchen to make fresh Strawberry jam

Tiffany and the boys are doing fine. Tiff is having to slow down a good bit after the running and late nights we had this last week end. She is having to do some catch up on her rest. I believe she is really starting to feel pregnant. As for the boys they are having a ball getting to know their cousins. On our way north we met up with my cousin Jonathan and Rachel Linch and their children at a national park. We purchased a Subway sandwich and took it to the park for lunch so the 2nd cousins could play - boy did they have a ball even if it was only for 3 hours. Then on to Ohio where Kendrick and Kaleb joined up with their cousins Andrew and Katie Swartsfager for many more days of playing. Kendrick is growing up so quick. We almost let the time slip up on us but he will be starting school this year. His 5 years have just gone by so quickly.

Kendrick, Uncle Isaac and I went fishing. I have been promising Kendrick that I would take him fishing for some time. Tiffany's dad is a pastor but also works at a 4-H Camp where there is I nice pond and plenty of fish just waiting to be caught. It was a lot of fun!!

Kendrick with his first catch