….and then there were two

A Much Needed Break in the Heat




Praise God, the rainy season is here.  The last few nights we have not even used the fan at night; and we have actually had to start using a thin blanket later in the night.  By mid January we will most likely be saying “enough with the rain”, but for now it’s “Yeewho!”  As you can see boys still play even in the rain.

The wood decking between the court and the school has been completed.  Wow, what a wonderful improvement. Poco-o-poco (little-by-little) the C4C property is improving in functionality.  Each improvement results in cultivating a better teaching environment.

Due to some continuing minor vandalism, we hired a watchie for just over two months.  This was a good thing for two specific reasons.  Good because, with a watchie, the vandalism immediately stopped.  It was also good because it provided income to a local that really needed the work.

During the time we had the watchie we were able to find and hire a local contractor to install three strands of barb wire along the top of the fence that surrounds the school and court.  This was good for similar reasons.  It provided work for locals and it secured the property.  While it ended the need for a watchie it also allows us to use those funds for other needs.

The Honduran school year is nearing its end for 2017.  Most schools will end their year by mid November.  Casa de Luz ends its year on November 30.  Therefore, at Casa de Luz, Jamie and Ivonne have begun preparing the students for the year-end presentation to their parents and siblings.  Please pray for Casa de Luz.  Pray that the students are prepared for their year-end testing and that each is prepared to display what they’ve learned in the presentation.

A couple of months ago Jamie took on a private student (Maynor).  She’s only done this once before.  Many of you know her first private student, German (pronounced Herman).  German has gone on to continue improving his English which has led him to much better jobs that help him give more support to parents and siblings.



As a policy, Jamie normally does not do private students, mainly because she just doesn’t have the time. Maynor (pronounced Minor), like German, is an exception.

Jamie and I both have learned the hard lesson of allowing too many “good works” into our lives.

The number of worthy needs on this island literally can be overwhelming.  It really takes the guidance of the Holy Spirit to discern which ones to do and which ones to say no to.

The result of over committing to too many needs results, eventually, in frustration, exhaustion and in some cases total burn out.

Fortunately Jamie and I have a good support system.  Most importantly people pray for us.  We have friends in the States and friends here that pray and lend godly council to us which greatly helps us to better discern God’s will.

As a result, Casa de Luz has experienced another successful year of God’s Word being taught through English.  Relationships have grown and the fruit of the Spirit has been practiced.

Concerning the Court Boys, the Court Boys Bible Study is continuing to evolve.  Many boys are regulars and there is a continual rotation of new boys.  Boys, and young men, that are new players on the court.  Many are new to either the island or the Colonia.  Some are new to both.

As you are winding up your 2017 year we want to encourage you to reflect on how God has worked in your life this year.  What has He been preparing you for?

God is still calling.  Are you willing?  Will you serve with us through joining a mission team, praying, financially supporting the ministry and/or missionaries?  Will you stand in the gap?

Always, In Him, Ron and Jamie

Obedience, Children’s Day Prep, and the Battle Within

Dear C4C Supporters,

We have had another interesting month of our serving in the Great Commission in Roatan.

The Court Boy’s Bible Study (CBBS) is continuing to bring boys back to hear and learn more about salvation through Jesus Christ. Much of what we teach is new to these boys. Most have only heard salvation through Jesus Christ through works. It doesn’t matter how well-meaning the teaching is, if it is not in the bible it’s not Christ.

Please pray for these boys. As I make eye contact with the boys during the study I can see that they are listening; they are trying to come to terms with the battle within them. We constantly talk about how each has to choose and that, once they have truly chosen, no one can tell them they are not saved because only God knows a person’s heart.

When our volunteer, Stephanie, was here, one of the things she did was she taught the Casa de Luz students some new songs. Our songs help the kids learn English but some of them only teach English. As you know, English and Soccer are just the vehicles we are using to teach Christ.

That is what is neat about the new songs, they are in English but they are about Christ and Christ-like behavior.  Thank you Stephanie.

This week we started planning for Children’s Day. It’s a very popular holiday in Honduras. It’s a fun day for all. This year we are celebrating it on September. A team from Magnolia Baptist Church of Anaheim, Ca. will be here that week and will be helping us with the event.

Praise God, the installation and connection of the school’s new cistern is almost complete. We received the funds from this project as a gift from the Honduran Fellowship of Missionaries and Ministries; which Jamie and I belong to. It is through our membership with them that we obtained our missionary residency status.

The court boys did the hard labor of digging the hole for the cistern. Our friend, Robert, helped us with connecting the rain gutter drain to the cistern. I was able to connect the pvc piping from the cistern to the tank on tower. Robert is going to help me install the pump and wire it to our breaker box. We hope to complete this in the few days.

We had some guests (The Trawicks) come to Casa de Luz yesterday (Thursday). They put on a puppet show that explained 1 Samuel 15:22  “ Behold, to obey is better than sacrifice” (the learned the shortened version) , It was obvious the kids were listening intently and there was a lot of excitement as they got into the performance. Praise God for continually providing new ways for the kids to learn Christ-like behavior.

God is still calling. Are you willing? Will you serve with us through joining a mission team, praying, financially supporting the ministry and/or missionaries?  Will you stand in the gap?

Always, In Him, Ron and Jamie