Written by Jason: We're giving our community library a name that will mean something to the local young people who come to learn (the word lees in Spanish means "you read"), but also honors a dear friend of our family.
On April 15th 2002, Lee Ann Stoughton lost her battle with cancer. She was a wonderful teacher who's zest for life and loving spirit made a great impact in the lives of many young people, including mine. I miss Lee, and it saddens me to think of the years of friendship that we won't get to share. But every time I think about the work that we're doing with children in Honduras, I can't help but think that she would want to jump right in and be a part of these children's lives along with us. We want to honor Lee's memory by dedicating to her the work that we do to make a difference in the lives of children through our library. We love you Lee!!!
Here in Honduras we are getting ready to start the new school year at the beginning of February. Right now we are planning on how we can expand and improve how the community has access to the library in the upcoming year. We are hoping to connect with the high school students in our area to offer them resources for studying and doing school projects. We also want to offer opportunities for learning English and computer usage.
We wanted to share the good news with everyone that David and Olga (the young couple who work with us) had their baby girl Abi on Dec. 16th. They are proud parents of a beautiful little girl that has thus far been a good sleeper with a sweet disposition.
Felicidades Daivd y Olga!
After six months of volunteering with us in Urraco, Jarod and Amanda Tippy and their two kids, Jude and Lucy, are headed back to Kansas. We just want to acknowledge them here and say thanks. This year just couldn't have gone as smoothly without them. They jumped in with all their hearts and did whatever needed to be done. Through their help we really connected with a lot more of our community this year and they kept things running smoothly during our trip to the US this fall.
So, Jarod and Amanda, Jude and Lucy, we love you guys and we'll miss having you as our neighbors. Thank you for all you gave to our ministry this year. Don't forget your yellow house in the jungle and come visit again soon.