Update from our new on-site Team Members – The Farah’s

Our Discipleship Encounter — News from the Mission Field — St. Elena, Honduras

George and Paula Farah

Into our second month of Discipleship Encounter here in Honduras….

Paula and I are still involved in our discipleship encounter here in Helene. We have been here for about six weeks now. Our Monday through Friday consists of early breakfast, devotions, studying, studying, and studying. We are experiencing God, learning about crossing cultures, and team building.

Paula tripped over a tree root and broke her little toe. Her friend Brittney was with her and quickly reset it. She has also experienced some stomach is-sues. She is recovering well.

We heard there is a case of chickenpox on the island. Please pray that Paula is not exposed. She has never had chickenpox. She has treated many children in the medical clinic.

Paula and I celebrated our 14th anniversary this past week. Time has flown by. We have been thinking about our last few months as God has brought us to the mission field. I cannot express how it feels to know that the creator of our universe gave us His special calling. We don’t know what tomorrow will bring but we know where God wants us today. Please continue to pray for us. We are facing several challenges. Some physical and several cultural.

We will be hosting a large short-term team from Texas the last week of this month. Please pray for them and their safe travel.

Please feel free to email us at george@missionencounters.com or paula@missionencounters.com our internet is sporadic but we love to hear from you. If we don’t respond right away we may be experiencing technical difficulties. Most emails eventually get through.

Mission Encounters International sponsors the Helene English Christian School. This year there are 105 children in attendance from March through November. This ministry educates children from pre-Kindergarten through 6th grade.

MEI became involved in educating children in 2009. In 2012 the decision was made to transfer the administrating body over to the Helene community. Today the school system is governed by a local ten-person school board and nine local teachers. Two attended HECS and have come back as members of the faculty. They are teacher Diedrie Bodden and teacher’s assistant Ryan Pouchie. All the teachers attend an annually training academy.

An overview of the school curriculum consists of Reading, Phonics, Hand-Writing, Math, Creative Writing, Grammar, and Bible.

The cost of educating one child for nine months is about $200. Donations can be made at www.missionencounters.com.

God Bless You and God Bless the USA. We love you and miss you,

George and Paula

Let them give glory to the Lord and proclaim his praise in the Islands. Isaiah 42:12

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