Friday, March 06, 2009


Hey Y'all!!

Well, in 9 hours I will be loading a plane headed towards Honduras!! I am so excited.

Obviously, very sad about leaving my family. I hate having to say goodbye to Ella. But I am SO BLESSED that she gets to go stay with grandparents that she loves SO MUCH!! She gets so excited that she gets to go stay with them, that it covers up any sadness she might have about us leaving. Which is definitely what I would prefer. I don't want her to feel sad, like I feel. Heath works such crazy hours that it's just best if she stays over there and then Heath will go see her often. Ella is going to have a great week with her Grandparents.

Just like trips past, like Honduras and Africa, God's grace is sufficient enough and I usually do very well with missing Ella once the trip starts. So I am clinging to that promise once again.

I wanted you guys to have a schedule of what we will be doing each week. So many of you are such faithful prayer warriors for me, that I thought you would like this. And it brings me so much comfort to know that my friends and family back home are praying for specific things and times during the week.

First Irving Honduras Team
Mission Schedule

Saturday: 3:30 a.m. Arrive at church
6:00 a.m. Flight Leaves Dallas
11:50 a.m. Land in Honduras
12:30 p.m. Lunch at Dona Lidia's
2:30 p.m. Visit Jesus Statue/Time for prayer
Evening Unpack/prepare the week/dinner/devo/Prayer

Sunday: 9:00 a.m. Attend church
12:30 p.m. Lunch at Comunion
1:30 p.m. Visit Cataluna
5:30 p.m. Evening Service at Comunion

Monday: 8:30 a.m. Hospital Visit
2-4 pm VBS at Cataluna
6:00 p.m. Evangelistic Service
Dinner/Reflection after Cataluna

6:30 a.m. Be at the church to load truck with water
9:30-12:00 Hand out water and prayer walk at Cataluna
2-4 p.m. VBS
6:00 p.m. Evangelistic Service at Cataluna
Dinner/Reflection after Cataluna

Wednesday: 9:30-12:00 Prayer Walk – door evangelism at Cataluna
2-4 p.m. VBS
6:00 p.m. Evangelistic Service at Cataluna

Thursday: 9:30 a.m. Visit Nursing Home
12:00 p.m. Lunch/Picnic Head to Valley of Angels (Shopping)
6:30 p.m. Dinner at El Porcao

Friday: 9:00 a.m. Leave for Airport
12:10 p.m. Flight leaves for home!

Thank you for your prayers. This year our church is taking a group of 29. It's a really great group! I'm very excited to get to know each of them more. I can't wait to give all of you an update. Please pray that we will be able to plant many seeds and God will work despite our weaknesses.

(Cataluna is the village that we spent our days at last year. It is an incredibly poor village with lots of needs. They have to pay for their water, but a lot of times can not afford it, which is why you will see on Tues. we take water to them and deliver it for free. We are spending our days there again this year, doing door to door evangelism/prayer, VBS and evening church services. You can look back at my posts from last year to read and see pictures of this village.)
This is one picture of the village. I am SO excited to go back here and see all the kids and BABIES that I held last year. They are going to be so big and walking. Oh, I can't wait!

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Holly said...

Praying for you, Janelle. Praying for your strength, health and for the glory of the LORD to be round about you and your group as you minister to these precious ones.


Kelli said...

I will be praying for you guys daily!

Mindy said...

I cannot wait to hear about your trip......and I will be praying for you....although you might not know that until you get back since you have alerady left.....

Smith Family said...

I know you are in Honduras now, but when you get back and get this know that Nate and I were praying for this mission everyday. We wish we could of been there with you all again, but the Lord's plans are good and His will is going to prevail this week in the precious village of Cantaluna through this wonderful team that He so carefully knitted together. I am especially praying for you sister... for I know, along with you, how hard it is to leave your baby for a week! Remembering the precious Psalm you once gave me... Those who go out weeping carrying seed to sow will return singing songs of joy as they return with the harvest! Love you lady.

Ashley said...

First of all, I will be praying for you and your team this week. Second, I am SO jealous of you right now because you know I would give ANYTHING to be there too.