Up, Up and away!

Who are these who fly like a cloud,
And like doves to their roosts?

Is  60:8

CFI youth parachute ball craft!

Sharing with the Youth!

The Friday before Samana Santa, or Easter week, we met with the youth from the continuing education ministry that Carlos, his wife and his sister are running.  The craft was to make a "Parachute Ball" from whiffle balls that the pastor from Georgia had to bring down for us as we could not find them here!  

As Carlos and I talked about what to share from the Bible we decided that just as parachute jumper trusts his parachute to bring him safely back to earth, the question to discuss is, "What are counting on, or what are you trusting in?"

It was a very evangelistic meeting discussing verses about sin, heaven, Jesus, salvation, the reality of physical death and the necessity of an eternal decision.  Of the 26 youth only two said that they have trusted in God for salvation.  At the end of our Bible time none prayed to accept Jesus as Lord and Savior.  That may sound disappointing but the reality is that most people who repent and accept Christ have actually had several previous gospel presentations... so, maybe we were just the first in their opportunities to hear of the goodness of our Lord!  So, I was actually thrilled to have clearly presented and discussed the gospel with them and pray for their future decision for Christ!

Background Work

Carlos and I spent many hours just shopping for the material for the "parachute balls".  We actually purchased and tested several types of plastic.  We ended up using a thin plastic trash bag for the chutes.

The Pavilion in Use!

We held the event at the training pavilion even though it is still not quite done.  Beautiful day, great location, lots of space, attentive youth, and a fun time!

Good Talk

My desire was not to preach at them but to talk with them.  Both Carlos and I shared, and so the youth had plenty of opportunity to make comments or ask questions.  We really worked through several key Scriptures and I hope they are still rolling them over in their heads.

Love Them!

Obviously, I believe in the urgency of sharing the gospel and I also believe that it should be done in the context of loving the person.  So, we purpose in silly little crafts (which they are crazy about) to show we care, to spend time together and to love on them!


In April the seminary training was on evangelism given by Pastor Barry Crocker.  Great class including some role play!!  

This little Piggy...

We have 14 pigs in the pig system and are excited to share more about them next month!! Everybody thinks about the terrible pig smell and so we'll address that... next month!

Prayer Corner

  • Please pray for our daughter Kelly, and her husband Dan, who are expecting their 2nd baby in June.
  • Praise the Lord for the excellent time with the youth sharing the good news and making parachute balls!
  • Please pray for our small group that will be helping us develop how to implement the materials from Third Millennium Ministries.
  • Please pray for "Eye Glass Clinics" which we will be holding in partnership with another ministry to bless the CFI youth and the pastors in our two locations.
  • Please pray for the seminary training which will be held the first week of June with the next class being on “Pastoral Care” presented by Rev Garry Barber, Director of Joy House Counseling Center.
  • Please pray for strength as we continue the work on the training center.
  • Please pray for the Lord to raise up more financial supporters.
  • Pray the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into His harvest. Mt 9:37

Team Honduras!!

Team Honduras is God working through you and us!  You might never step foot in Honduras, but you can effectively engage through regular prayer for us and the work here, and through your financial support!
One gives freely, yet grows all the richer;
    another withholds what he should give, and only suffers want.
Whoever brings blessing will be enriched,
    and one who waters will himself be watered.
Prov 11:24-25

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