August Newsletter

Great news!  We have been chosen to be the recipients of this years’ mission dinner at First Presbyterian Church of Durango.  Save the date!

Saturday, Oct. 3rd, 2009.   Silent and live auction, Honduran style dinner, Slide show & presentation on Living Water 4 Roatan.  Free!

We are blessed to have the founders and missionaries of Living Water 4 Roatan, Henry & Francis Zittrower, joining us for this wonderful evening!  They are coming all the way from Roatan, Honduras, to share the history of Living Water 4 Roatan, and its’ future plans.  Our hope is that you too, will become as excited as we have, about all God is doing in Roatan!  Many of you have already offered up donations for the auction, such as gift certificates, a homemade quilt, etc.  If anyone feels led to contribute in this way, please give us a shout.  We hope that many of you will come be a part of this special evening!  Childcare will be provided, so bring the whole family!  Details will follow, but R.S.V.P.’s must be received by September 20.  Members and friends of First Presbyterian Church can RSVP via the church over the upcoming weeks.  All others please RSVP directly to us.

We thank all of you so much for your support and encouragement!  We are still on track to depart Durango,Colorado in early November to head back East to spend time with family, before landing in Roatan the end of the month.  We will be putting together a shipment of items for the community there, before leaving.  Items such as bilingual children’s books, early educational material, language enhancing play toys (think animal farms, cooking sets/foods, puppets, dolls, kid music instruments, etc.), arts & crafts, chalkboards/dry erase boards (kid sized), baseball and soccer equipment, and summer clothes are some of the items still hoped for.  If any of you come across any of these items (from your own closets that are getting a fall-clean out or thrift store shopping), please keep us in mind.  We’ve purchased several items thanks to your generous monetary donations already.  Muchas gracias!

 Speaking of fall clean-ups, is there something in your house that someone else might desire?  “One man’s trash is another man’s treasure”  Perhaps there is something which could be donated for the silent/live auction….

In a community such as ours, we are finding that word is getting out quickly about our upcoming mission work.  This month, we are grateful to be sharing what we’ll be doing, with some folks from the First United Methodist Church of Durango and the Kiwanis club in Durango.  Yahoo!  Praise the Lord!  There has been conversation with a few groups regarding making a “deep connection” between our community and the community in Roatan.  Ideas such as “adopting” a class there, the sharing of our lives, and creating “pen-pals” have been imagined by the Awanas club here and Mrs. Wigton’s shared school classroom, where Luke, Lilly and Levi attend.  The possibilities are endless!

We will send out another update mid-September, with further details on the mission dinner.  Meanwhile, we look forward to hearing from you and any ideas you might have.  God bless!