Monday, August 3, 2009

Great Weekend

We had a great weekend! First we went to a museum about the Mayan people. It was a children's museum so it was very hands on. It was very cool to learn the different language and about the culture. It was sad thought to see how many different gods that they worshipped. They had so many gods to please but they were gods who could never satisfy or provide. 
After the museum we went for a family hike in the forest of the Ruins here in Copan. It was very pretty with some amazing scenes. There were many many different variety of trees, rocks, and animals. We took lots of pictures (which I will try to download soon but it takes a while with the internet here.) Elias loved running through the woods and even got to play soccer on an ancient playing field. It was great to get out and get some exercise. 
Last night we went to a church here in town. A guy that was doing work on the house were we live asked us to go with him (this guy was a drug addict two years ago but now he was inviting us to church!)The service was great and George and I understood a lot more than we have before (Praise God)! Elias is learning how to be still in church-it is difficult for him now but he is learning. The pastor preached out of Revelation 21.  It was a great sermon on the New Jerusalem. Revelation 21:26 and Revelation 7:9-10 are about the completion of our goal in mission... that the nations would stand before the God of Creation and Salvation declaring His glory forever. Can you imagine the sound of a multitude of people too numerous to count from every nation, tribe, people, and tongue saying, "Salvation belongs to our God who sits on the throne, and to the Lamb!" We are planning on going to this church again. Even though we cant understand everything it is a good tool to learn and we are able to interact with other believers. 
God is good and he has been teaching George and I some incredible things. I just finish reading Voddie Bauchum's book "Family Driven Faith"- (which is a great book!) and now George and I are reading "Shepherding a Child's Heart" by Tedd Tripp. We ask that you would pray for us as we study this book together that God will teach us how to raise Elias (and other children if God blesses). Please pray that we will be united and teach and discipline Elias according to what the Bible says. God is so gracious and continues to show His faithfulness! We love you and are thankful for your prayers! 

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