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CHILDREN OF THE LIGHT - NEWSLETTERS

NOVEMBER  NEWSLETTER  2008

Dear friends and family,


It has been a whirlwind of a couple of weeks. Where should I start? God has seen us through a difficult patch and we thank Him. Oct. 20th we went into La Ceiba to pay our rent. The roof had been leaking a fair amount and we mentioned it to the rental company.

The landlord and another man came out that week to take a look and the man fell through our roof and ended up landing on the ceiling in our bedroom! There were some other major holes in the roof as well, thus the leaking. They put down some tarps and left saying they would decide how to fix it... Well, that night was the beginning of a tropical storm blowing through and we got soaked to put it mildly. There was a river running down our stairs.. We packed our stuff as quickly as possible and moved to Bill and Mary’s house. We left the dogs behind to look after the house. One morning when we stopped by the house to feed the dogs, we noticed Akela, our male Doberman, staggering around the yard. Upon closer inspection we saw the house had been broken into and a bag of bread laced with something bad had been thrown to the dogs. Tinkerbell, our female Doberman, didn’t seem to have eaten any of the poison, thank God. There were big splashes of blood on the driveway, which the vet later confirmed were not from the dogs. I guess whoever stopped by got torn up fairly well by the dogs and was probably quite angry upon entering the house to see it empty and full of water. We rushed Akela to the vet. He was given 2 injections of who knows what and 2 bags of IV fluids and he has fully recovered! We spent about a week looking for a different house. Finally we found a tiny one in Bill and Mary’s neighborhood and have moved in there. The first time we turned on the water to this house the pipe under the kitchen sink burst apart and flooded the kitchen. Yes, I burst into tears! Michael had taken Alex to school and I was home alone. I ran next store to get help and the construction workers there came to my aid. They repaired that pipe and 2 others that day, one of which was under the foundation. We now have water, at least during the times when it is available.


Although we weren’t very happy that week, coming out to the boys’ home and getting a dozen hugs and looking into their big brown eyes was a constant reminder of how good we have it and what our true purpose is here. As Thanksgiving approaches, I think of just how blessed we are. I remember writing to you all a year ago to tell you of our Honduran plans. What a year it has been and look what God has done! To Him be all the glory, praise and honor! Thank you all for your faithfulness, prayers and constant support. You are a major part of this ministry, probably more than you realize... Thank you!

In God’s hands,

Cindy, Michael, Alex and Natasha

FEBRUARY  NEWSLETTER  2007

Dear friends and supporters,

In February we had a very busy month. Mary worked very hard getting the boys in school. She had to enroll them all and buy all the uniforms and school supplies for all the boys. We have 12 boys in primary school, 3 in junior high school, 3 in high school, and 4 in a vocational school.

Michael is in a private grammar school. He is hyper active and needs a lot of attention. We were blessed to have a private bilingual school take him into their 1st grade. The second day in class he cut off some of a girl’s hair. He is a good boy, but he really likes to bother others. He is doing much better now.  On February 12th, we celebrated his birthday. We don't know if that is really his birthday or not, we just gave him that date. We have no birth certificate for me.

Michael

Junior

Junior was rushed to the hospital. He passed out one day from his illness. He has sickle cell anemia. He was admitted over night, but is doing much better now. He will be 15 on the 18th of April. Please continue to pray for him.

Ramon, 13, broke his arm playing soccer. He had to have an operation and is doing well. Mary of course was very upset with him. She doesn't like soccer too much and with this accident, well I am sure you can guess.

We had a wonderful group from Canada that came and did some painting and played with the boys. They are with Adventure in Missions. They come once a year and at times twice a year. A very big thank you to them.

We have enjoyed Brent Simmons from Houston, Texas. He has been staying with us and is the person that has been putting together our new web site < www.thechildrenofthelight.org>. Please take a look at it. It is not finished as of yet, but it is coming along. Let us know what you think of it. Also, about the updates and newsletters, if you have email addresses, please let me know what they are. We would like to send out the updates and newsletter by internet as to be a better stuard of His funds when possible. Please send me your email address so I can put you on our list of electronic mail. Send it to me at, [email protected] .

We are thankful for the Godparents that the boys have. They help to supply the direct funds for the boy’s educational needs. We are looking for monthly sponsors for the boys. That money will help us with the daily operational funds. We will send a picture of the boys and his personal details with an update about that child every few months. You will also be able to see your sponsored child on the web site with all the updates and newsletter. Please pray about becoming a child sponsor. They really need your help.

Thank you all again for your prayers and support.

In His Service,

Bill and Mary