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Showing posts from January, 2012

Things Not Normally Seen in My Januaries

I'm not gonna lie, Daddy misses his Hondie and as a result I've been loathe to come here too much and post. This is a blog about Honduras afterall. Girlfriend's been keeping me abreast of events as they transpire and been providing plenty of photos but there just hasn't been a whole lot to post here since Christmas.

So I as I began looking over the few photos that I do have, I was struck with all of these events and people that I would not be a part of were that I in Honduras as I normally am this time of year. That's not really wholly consolling, I would prefer to be South of the Border right now, nevertheless I've felt blessed by the following:

 my sister megan and my grandma. ok, maybe not them exclusively, rather family more generally. i've missed them.

kent (with kai) & jordan (with harrison) turns out all of my friends have children...and wives too we got together, those two families, along with the meckbach's and o'dwyer's this past sunday


Girlfriend wrote me this:

A sad end of the year in Los Laureles. Kevin, just 9 years old, was called home to Jesus to be in his arms. His passing this 31st of December left a great space in our hearts, we lost one of the most special children that we have come to know in this community. He suffered from hydrocephaly but during his short life he never presented a serious abnormality other than slight learning disabilaties. When he was 8 years old he had an accident at school and hit his head on pavement; this incident caused his family to stop ignoring his problem and the delicate state that he was in. Medical attention was sought and the doctors determined that he needed an operation as soon as possible. The family was too poor be able to afford the operation and hospital stay but with the help of the community, the Mennonite Church and various missionaries the money was raised and an operation for Kevin achieved. In the beginning he recovered well from the surgery but he had another …

Christmas Eve in Laureles

So, I know I've been a little lax around here as of late and it's not been for lack of stories or photos, Girlfriend has been emailing them to me by the gigabyte. The week from Christmas to New Year's though proved to be one filled with family, friends and cheer and so I decided to wait until activity around the Keiser house had died down. It's dead here now. The following then is how youth from the Mennonite Church and some families from Los Laureles spent Christmas Eve Day as recounted by Girlfriend:
This Christmas Eve, thanks to various donors, we were able to share food provisions with some of the families of the community of Los Laureles.

Amor Viviente Church (a church related to the Honduran Mennonite Church) donated Christmas dinners to us that included food and gifts for the children. Amor Viviente asked us to choose between 80-100 families of the poorest in the community to receive this gift, it was a job that gave us some mixed emotions. It took the youth fro…