Sunday, August 2, 2009


We've just returned to the missions base after a very full day of ministry in which we experienced the Lord's power in such wonderful ways-

We arrived at the Church quite early and had a time of prayer together as a team. Other than Kat, the ladies had not been to the Church yet so they explored the buildings and the property and I had a chance to explain the physical work that we'll be doing starting tomorrow. Eulogio had to run to pick up some people for Church, and on the way back he had an accident; a man and a little boy on a bicylcle swerved into his lane and hit him head on!!! No one was hurt, no one cried foul, and they went along their ways. This made him late for Church, where he was supposed to lead worship, so Pastor Chris asked me to do a few songs in English. A new family came, Lok's mechanic from San Pedro, and they really enjoyed the service. They said they'd be back next week, and asked for a schedule of our outreaches so they could come help!

After Church we headed back into Pena Blanca to purchase food to prepare food boxes to deliver to some families in need. We broke into two groups and went in different directions to take the food, clothes, and a message of Love in the Name of Jesus.... I don't have time to get into details, but our team was RADICALLY touched by what they saw today. The poverty, the filth, the living conditions, the children's beautiful faces, thier filthy and hungry bodies; it was too much for most of them and as we left houses (If you can call them that) we just wept. The boys that were with me shared a vision to get the Church finished so that the ministry of the Word could reach its full potential here.

At dinner I saw this thing that has happened on every mission trip I have ever led, it jsut happens different each time. As we discussed the day the team was broken before the Lord, tears were flowing as thier old ideas about their life gave way to new priorities placed in their hearts by the Holy Spirit, and the Lord moved among us in a powerful way. We had hours of prayer, ministry to one another, some accapella worship, and Pastor Chris and I layed hands on those who asked for special prayer. As I prayed for the group to receive a fresh filling of the Holy Spirit a cool wind blew through the hot room, like a cool drink to our souls. What an awesome time we had with the Lord....

Tomorrow will be a full work day; we'll be moving 8 dumptruck loads of dirt, by hand, into the Church to level the floor. After we compact the dirt we'll start pouring and finishing the concrete cloor. A second team will be moving dirt and tring to re-direct the massive amounts of water that is running into the property during the rainy season.

We are praying for you all, and even though we miss you, we are right where Jesus wants us to be
Pastor Randy


  1. Even though we cannot be there the Lord has layed a burden of prayer on some of our hearts, it is constant, expectant and burning. Praise God for His might as well as His tenderness. My heart breaks for what you have seen, yet I am so glad for what it will do in all of you and hopefully in all of us. I love you all.

    Believe it or not there is a hole, not only in the building but in the fellowship and worship, with you all not here.

    We are lifting you up!!!

    Kerry Winks

  2. Miss you guys but be assured we are praying.
    Had a powerful time of prayer last night at the
    church for the team. Praying for the fruit not
    only in Honduras but in Greer as the team
    returns. Fruit that remains!!

  3. As Mark said we are in constant prayer for the team. It is very clear that you guys are where you need to be and that the LORD is using each of you. As he works in all of us the change will definatly bring more blessings to the people of Pena Blanca and the people of Greer. It is a powerful thing to see the Church Body grow in the Spirit. Be strong team and let the Lord continue to move you.

  4. Your comments are awesome. I can't wait to get back to the field! We are praying for you all!

  5. Our God is an awsome God! I'm praying that He will give you all supernatural rest and keep you powered up for the work. We missed Randy's teaching Sunday, but Mark did a good job.

  6. Our prayers are being answered. God is so faithful and so wonderful to work through lives that are commited to Him. We may never know the extent of the work that is being accomplished through His Spirit in each of you.
    Praise God who most wonderfully uses His own.
    Thank you for being our hands and feet.
    I love and miss each one of you. Carol

  7. I just want to say that I was so blessed to see what the Lord has done in and through each of you already. Praise God!! I miss and love you all. You are in my thoughts and prayers continually.

  8. 1 Corinthians 12:12 The body is a unit though it is made up of many parts; and though the parts are many, they form one body. So it is with Christ. I felt that with this mission team! I was so blessed to get the chance to watch all of you work so hard, and come together in such a short time to become one unit. I watched how the love for our LORD works, and how it worked in all of you, especially the "yutes" as they performed without words in the dramas. My heart was softened to tears and at the same time they brought such a smile to my face. I know with all the love "youz guys" had in your hearts that just giving a small cupful to the Hondurans, that they will surrender their hearts to Jesus. Treacy and I are praying for you all. We miss you and love you. 1 Corinthians 13:13 and now these three remain: faith, hope and love. But the greatest of these is love.

    In his love,
    Rick and Treacy