I was able to join Ignites Christmas mission here in Honduras last week. They had a team come from several different States to spread the love of Christ. We spent two days going to 12 different schools to hand out hundreds and hundreds of stockings and sing songs with the kids. All along the awesome dirt roads of the Honduras mountains. What FUN !! :D Here are some pics for your enjoyment. Have a wonderful Christmas season !!!
Sutton and I have been full-time missionaries here in Honduras for a little over a year now. He has been working hard at the school (TCA) and I have been helping out where I can in addition to the SLP solar missions. We have been burdened to do more with ministries here but have been unclear as to how. We believe the Lord has finally given us that direction. We met a wonderful couple by the name of Sam and Peggy Feazel who run a Christian non-profit organization called Ignite Missions. Their vision is to plant churches in remote villages and disciple new believers, which is exactly the desire that God has placed in our hearts. They have many outreach ministries which bring in teams who do anything from construction to medical / dental to VBS and more. The ultimate goal of every activity is to share the gospel of Jesus Christ and see lives transformed for God. You can learn more about their ministries on their website at: www.ignitemissions.org.
We have been talking with Sam and Peggy about joining with them and what it takes to become Ignite missionaries. We are now officially Ignite missionary candidates and are scheduled to go before their board in January. Please be in prayer for us that the Lord would make His desires clear; that He would open the doors He wants open and shut the doors He wants shut.
Additionally, for those of you living in TX, Ignite will be having a big fund raising event in Houston (Cypress) on Nov 17th. Sam suggested that we invite our Houston friends to come out and see what it is they do. He would like to personally meet any of those who support us so, if you have any interest in going, please be sure to introduce yourselves to Sam. The registration and info for the event is located here: http://www.ignitemissions.org/#!houston-fundrasier/c1shb.
For all others, Ignite is having additional events at these locations:
Watertown, TN on Nov 1st: http://www.ignitemissions.org/#!nashville-fund-event/c1ynu
Cypress, CA on Nov 6th: http://www.ignitemissions.org/#!california-fundraising-event/c4jo
Shreveport, LA on Nov 11th: http://www.ignitemissions.org/#!shreveport/c1b3a
Franklinton, LA on Nov 13th: http://www.ignitemissions.org/#!franklinton-fundraiser/cq25
Thank you everyone for your support. We'll be sure to give an update to the outcome of our meeting. God bless you all and to Him be the glory !! :D
We just finished a week long mission here in our home country of Honduras :D Cobblestone Community Church joined with SonLight Power to bring light and hope to three remote communities in Honduras. We definitely had our shares of challenges. The major one being that the equipment is STILL stuck in customs. We had to put together three systems with what we had in storage and what we were able to buy here in Tegucigalpa. God provided a way to make it work and all three schools now have physical light and the spiritual light of Christ's love. The weather even cooperated with us with just enough rain to cool things a bit but not enough to soup-ify the roads, of which those roads are quite capable. The team is now on their way back home and I am prepping for our next mission. I will be leaving for a mission to Haiti in 6 days. So if I don't get photos posted before then it will be when I come back from Haiti in mid-November. But here is one from just outside Trojes where we stayed during the mission.
So here are the pics I tried to upload a few days ago, plus a few extra. I'll get some more up when I finish going through them.
Well the good news is the Haiti mission is now complete and we were able to get everything done plus some. Since my last post Craig, Jacob, and I finished the evaluations and did some battery management in Jereme, Sam rewired the transformer for the JIH system on the other side of Port-au-Prince, and Allen did several more site surveys. We all came back together on Wednesday and were able to install 6 extra solar panels we had for a wonderful missionary couple in Leogane. Jasmine wrote a beautiful summary of their surprise and gratefulness on their ministry Facebook page at Family of Faith Haiti Ministries. It was a great way to finish a mission.
The sad news is that while I was in Haiti my grandmother passed away. So instead of going home I am on my way to Saint Louis, MO. I was able to change my flights to add in a jog over to St. Louis so that I can attend her funeral on Saturday and be with my mom. Please pray for her and the rest of our family. Thank you.
Once again I could not get photos to load here. I was, however, able to get some to load to my Facebook. If you want to see them then go to my Facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/terri.macgregor or click here.
Well we have been here in Gressier, Haiti for 5 days now and we have gotten so much accomplished. In fact we have mostly completed the projects planned for this mission already. In the first two days we split up and worked at two sites simultaneously. Sam Garber worked with a few of the guys here at New Life Center on a solar pumping system and I took a couple guys over to Dave's at Reach Global to install a solar electrical system. On the third day we came together here and finished up the water pumping system. Then on Friday we extended a system over at Hope Rising by adding an inverter. We were missing a couple small parts for that system which Allen will pick-up on Monday. We are here till next Thursday so we are, in fact, way ahead of schedule. Because of that we have decided to split up some and touch on some extra jobs.
One of the ministries we worked with a year or so ago in Jereme, on Haiti's west coast, has asked us to come look at their system. So Craig, Jacob, and I are flying to Jereme on Monday and then returning here on Wednesday. Sam will get to spend some time with his brother who lives here in Haiti and then make some changes to another system on the other side of Port-au-Prince on Monday. When he gets back here he and Allen will add the missing parts to the Hope Rising system and maybe even install another 6 solar panels for another missionary couple who desperately need them. We may help to finish that when we return on Wednesday. And then Thursday we go back to the States. So this is turning out to be a very productive mission, Praise God, and I've even learned a few new tricks :D Oh, do keep us in your prays though because there has been a big breakout of a disease called chikungunya. Its not really fatal, but it does cause weeks of pain and fever, which is something we could do without. Thank you for your prayers and to God be the glory !!
BTW, I tried to load some pics for you, but that is simply not gonna happen tonight. The internet is just too slow. I will try again tomorrow.
The team arrived safely in Panama City yesterday and we are now settled in our hotel in the town of Santa Catalina. Tomorrow we will take a boat ride to the island and get everything scoped out for the different projects we are doing there. Hopefully the solar team can get a good start on the work as we have much to do. Keep us in your prayers please. I can already tell we have have a great team and we're excited to be here. This should be an amazing week, to God be the glory!
Meet Kendall Moss. She is the Missions Director at Alex's House Orphanage in Haiti. If there is one country I am thankful God has NOT called me to full-time, it's Haiti. I am happy to go and minister there whenever He opens the door, but I would not want to live there. Life as a missionary in Haiti is HARD. Not that the missionary life is ever easy, but Haiti heaps an extra load of difficulties on its missionaries. It's not so much the living conditions, though they are rough, but dealing with prejudices, the Haitian culture, and the government that make living in that country especially hard. Sutton and I are so blessed to be called to a country like Honduras, and I thank Him for that every time I visit Haiti.
Kendall has been living and ministering in Haiti for 7 months now and she needs a home. The plans are drawn and the footers (part of the foundation) have been poured, but she needs alot of support to get it built. Please consider supporting her in this endevor. You can read more about it and find links to help on her blog post There's No Place Like Home. Thank you and God bless :)
Things are moving along here in Haiti. I found myself on another roof today. Buster (a pastor) found himself pulling wire with all his might. And Kendell (missionary) found herself feeding a baby goat. Just, you know, your average goings on in places like this. And some people don't think God has a humor. :)
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