Tuesday, September 25, 2007

Has a tornado hit?

Since school started my life has been whirlwind, so I apologize for the long break in blogging. I feel like I've been caught in the middle of a tornado with no control of where I go and what I do. Today is the last big wind and tomorrow I will start to see the storm die down.

My life has been nothing more than work and sleep for the last month and a half. I leave my house at 6:30 am and don't return until 9;00pm with tournaments on the weekends. Also, I have been planning a fundraiser for a missionary friend of mine from Honduras. I couldn't pull it off tonight without the help of my parents and my sister-in-law, that's for sure.

Is anyone going to ACU's homecoming? I am going, so I want to know who to look for.

Here's some pictures of our team at a tournament in Franklin, TN. As you can see we don't have any fun together. =)

Monday, September 10, 2007

Felix Update

Thank you for your prayers. Everything seems to be fine. The problem now is all the standing water that is attracting mosquitoes. In Central America, they have something called Denge fever, which is spread like the West Nile Virus, but much worse.

My friends are all safe and there isn't very much damage in Tegucigalpa (the coast got hit the worst). My friend, Karen, that runs the children's home wrote on her blog (kdvaughan.blogspot.com) what one of her boys said. When he woke up the morning after Felix hit he said, "I prayed and prayed all night that God would keep us safe and He DID!" I just thought that was the sweetest thing I've heard in a while.

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

Hurricane Felix

Please pray for the people in Honduras. In 1998, Hurricane Mitch destroyed so many homes and businesses, not due to the high winds, but due to the rainfall and mudslides. They have never fully recovered.

Honduras does not have anywhere for the water to go (like sewers), so it rushes down the mountainsides and through the city. Most of the people in Honduras live in homes that we would not use as a shed, which means they don't have a foundation and many homes have the ground as a floor. When the rains from Hurricane Felix come through those people's homes will be washed down the side of the mountain or will have a river rushing through their house.

The community I worshipped in when I lived there is called Mololoa and is one of the poorest communities in the city of Tegucigalpa. Hurricane Mitch wiped out many homes and killed many people in Mololoa and they are all very worried about what will happen with Felix.

Pray for their safety and the safety of the missionaries (the Kluges, Casa de Esperanza, and the Tindalls). And pray that there could be minimal damage.