Tuesday, October 11, 2011

A Different Kind of Year

Here we are already October 10th.  The boys have only 2 weeks until the end of the 1st quarter of school and I am happy to report that all is well here in Casa de Wiggs.  Most of you know that we ended up spending twice the number of weeks originally planned in the states, in counseling to deal with issues that bubbled to the surface while there.  Since our return to Honduras a month ago, life here is very different than it was. 

One of our core beliefs is to let the Hondurans eventually take over the ministries and so one of the changes we made is to have some of the Micah Moms start doing the cooking (that I had been doing) for the Monday discipleship and Thursday Nightstrike.  Another task that was mine was entering expense receipts into Quickbooks but while we were gone that was taken over by another volunteer who will continue to do that.  My Micah ministry focus/hours now is 2 days a week working with the Micah Moms on the bakery business.  This has freed up so much time for me, allowing me to have more energy and patience with the boys.

The boys started swim lessons every day after school which have proven to be a huge help for them in dealing with stress.  The instructor is tough and they get a good solid hour of hard swimming to expend all that pent up stuff before heading home for homework and chores.  They are both looking forward to swimming well enough by the first of the year to join one of the 4 competitive teams. 

We are also happy to share that we are now regular attenders of Union Christian Church, an english speaking non-denominational church.  The new pastor is excellent and guess what?  He and his wife are Steve and Debbie!  It must be a sign!  Not really, but we do like them and his preaching style very much.  That was another difficulty before, that we had not been able to find a church "home". 

So now that we are settled into the year, into a routine, I hope to get back to regular updates.  Thank you all for lifting us in prayer.  We appreciate you all so very much.

Peace,

Natasha

1 comment:

Laurie Matherne said...

Casa de Wiggs? I prefer Wiggy Casa. Because you host so many others than just Wiggs, such as scorpions, bugs, etc.

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