Saturday, August 11, 2007

Another trip to Honduras?

So I just found out that the trip to Honduras in Nov. is a go for our church, now its just getting my mom to let me go. The problem is getting the funds to go. It works out just right where I would only miss 5 days of school and the Homecoming Dance, but for Honduras it is so worth it. I absolutely love it there! If I could I would go all the time :). Just pray that it might be a possibility for me to go which probably means me getting a job and who knows it'll be hard considering im still only 15 but who knows every thing will work out the way God wants it to!


Wow Hume Lake was AMAZING it helped me finish realizing a lot of things that I may have never really completely realized. Chris Brown the speaker was AMAZING he really knew how to bring the word in such a good way and so differently! pics on myspace

Wednesday, July 25, 2007

Home from Honduras

So I'm back home! Every thing went smoothly until the flight home but it was only a minor delay in Houston due to a thunderstorm we were delayed almost 3 hours, but no big deal! The trip to Honduras was a HUGE success and we got done what we were set out to accomplish. We left on a flight out of Ontario at 1 am on the 7th to Houston for a few hours and then we flew to
San Pedro Sula in Honduras. We got a quick bite to eat then off up the mountain roads toward Yoro, Yoro, Honduras. We got there and unpacked then at some dinner then off to bed to get ready for the next day of work. When we arrived to the future site of the church in Aguatilla (about a half-n-hour out of Yoro on a dirt road) on Sunday the 8th all that was their was the trench around where the foundation and walls would go. So the first day was spent leveling the ground, making re-bar, unloading brick and sifting dirt. The second day (Monday the 9th) was the start of building the walls so it consist of block lines to get the blocks right where they needed to be and ready to be used, mixing cement by shovels, and laying the brick. We got about half done with the walls on Monday. Tuesday was Finishing up the Walls and also that after noon we put on VBS for the kids. We started on this first day with about 50 kids at VBS (which increased each day)The next day was more blocks and starting to get the
rafters for the roof painted with another day of VBS. Thursday was the last day of VBS and putting in the cement columns and the roof rafters. Fri. we put up all the roofing, we all had lunch at different houses, then played a little soccer game against the local team. Sat. All we had left was to cement the floor and we got done by 11:30! So we had a church service and it started
poring rain on us and it was actually quite amazing. Our good-byes were the hardest I was ok untill this little boy by the name of Moses started screaming and crying and wouldn't let go of me then I started crying...(I'm still trying to figure out a way to bring him back ).This is Moses

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The2nd to last day was spent driving to Tela and the last spent on some much needed R&R in
Tela.The trip was a blast and so amazing how to see even more how God works. The kids got so much joy out of so little and it was so nice to see that!

Thank you to all that prayed for us while we were gone and for your donations.


Thursday, July 5, 2007


In 48 hours I will be getting on the plane here in Ontario to fly to Honduras, well actually to Houston then on to Honduras. I can't believe how quick this has gone by. It seems like just the other day when I went to the first meeting to get info on the trip and now its almost here. WOOT! WOOT! I'm happy, scared, ecstatic, nervous and a bunch of other emotions all mixed into one. I mean I can't wait to experience something totally different and new for me. But at the same time thats 10 days without my family, in an unknown country. It how ever is going to be AMAZING. I just have to remember God says to fear not for he is with me. Just pray all goes well with the church we build, the VBS we do for the kids, our families back at home, health and safe travels with no glitches for us. Also pray that we stay free from any injury (esp. me and my knee this is one thing that is worrying me because of having problems less than a year ago.) If I can I will try and update this at lest once or twice while I am there but won't promise anything.

Wednesday, June 27, 2007

My Hero

So I have come to the realization that with the accident that I talked about in my last blog, with my mom just making that choice to no let me go she may have saved my life. If I would have gone I very well could have been killed. She has always been one of my heroes. I mean she has raised me as a single parent ever since I was little. She has put up with all of my crap through the years. I would be lost with out her. She's not only my mom but one of my best friends. She has always been there trough the thick and thin. Pulling me through making sure I make it to the other side.

Monday, June 25, 2007


Wow. The past two days have been really emotional. Two of my best friends were in a really serious car crash in the 395 near Kramer junction. They were coming home from a youth group mission trip up in Bishop. A truck swerved from his northbound lane to their southbound lane hitting them head on, and causing them to roll and trap all 9 of them in the 11 passenger van that then burst into flames. We found out that 4 of the people killed were in the van that they were in, 1 was and adult who was the youth pasters wife and driver, the other 3 were students at Upland High School who all had just finished Freshmen year and were about to be Sophomores. I later found out that the one boy killed I went to pre-school with.
It was one of those things where they wanted me to go but my mom said "No" because of my leaving on the 7th of July for my trip to Honduras. It just makes me wonder "would God have called me home?" "Would I have been spared?" "Would any of this even happened if I was there?" It also makes me realize all the much more how precious life really is. I mean the 3 kids were MY age. You just don't really think of kids your age dying. I mean I relized it earlier this year/ late last year when my friend Paige Godard died in November of cancer at the age of 16
Then in January another 16 year old I grew up around was killed in a car crash.

Just continue to pray for a quick recovery for my friends that were involved and for everyone else and their families. Pray for all of those who lost their lives.