Mission Field: Honduras
Our Missionary for 24 years
Greetings from Honduras.
We had three special services for Christmas and the mission was full all three times. They were wonderful services and almost everyone present had a part in the programs. Our people are great singers and the spirit was high.
We have a couple of new families taking active parts in the mission, that is a special blessing and a direct answer to your prayers as well as ours.
Thank you for praying for our family. Christmas morning Lena's brother, Leroy, passed away. We ask you to continue to pray for all the family. Leroy's wife is very sick and this in need of your special prayers, her name is Sharon Duncan.
There will not be a funeral and we will not be traveling to Oregon as we already bid our goodbye when we were last with the family. It is hard to not be together with the family at this time.
We did have a very nice time Christmas day and a great meal. We were at our oldest son's house with all of his family and also Nathan, our youngest son, was with us.
Thank you for the Christmas gifts. May the Lord bless you richly for your generosity.
May God's richest blessing be upon you in the new year.
Harold and Lena Priday
Greetings from Honduras,
We enjoyed an extra nice service this evening. Nelson, our leading man and Sunday school teacher preached a good message and we had a good attendance.
We thank each of you for your prayers. We had a good trip and Lena's fingers healed very nicely.
We do have a couple of very important prayer requests:
Please pray for Lena's brother, Leroy, who has cancer and is not doing well. We also appreciate prayer for my mother, Doris. She will be 96 in October and is living alone, this is a concern.
We are excited that two of the new converts were in church and we hope to have a baptism service soon. We do not have our own place to baptize so it is somewhat complicated.
We were able to help get a lap top for the deaf ministry, help the youth camp building that belongs to another ministry and are hoping to visit another part of Honduras and pass out tracts.
Thank you for your part in making this outreach possible.
Yours in Christ,
Harold and Lena Priday
We are very grateful for your prayers. God is good.
We have a good group going to youth camp and we are grateful for those who sent an offering, everyone out of our mission work is paid. I will be teaching for an hour each day from Tuesday through Saturday next week at camp.
Anahy has gone to camp twice before and since being saved has become a leader in witnessing and in helping with the youth group. She has been chosen to be a leader at camp helping with the activities, that is quite an honor and testimony. All this is a direct answer to your prayers.
We are praying for Olta, a middle age lady who is an alcaholic and recently recieved Christ as her savior. We will be visiting her in her home tomorrow, please pray about that visit. We will also visit Mr. Christi who has recently become a Christian and has some health problems that we will be praying with him about tomorrow.
We appreciate your prayers for Nathan, our youngest son. He is doing well in college and has a good job that he likes. That is another answer to your prayers as well as ours. It was a joy to get to have a nice visit with him on the telephone.
When our oldest son went to Seminary we only had a ham radio and sometimes we could talk and many times we couldn't get through. Many time we would lose the signal in the middle of our conversations. When my grandmother passed away we were sent a telegram to tell us, the telegram took three weeks to get to us. One time in an emergency situation when I was in another country and Lena in Honduras I sent an emergency telegram to tell her I was ok and on my way home, (five days late and Lena had been told by the US that I had been captured by the Sanadistas), she got the telegram six weeks later. We really appreciate good telephone service.
We are forever grateful for your prayers and help.
Harold and Lena Priday
These are exciting times. Thanks to your prayers political upheaval has calmed down. We were not hurt in any of it. The horrible killings and crime continue in our town for which we cherish your continued prayers.
We are getting ready for youth camp. Thank the Lord for those who sent offerings to make youth camp possible. We have leaders and teens very excited. Saturday we had an all day leadership training time in preparation.
Yesterday, I had the opportunity to meet a blind, elderly lady and invite her to church. She came Sunday night and is interested in making the mission her church home. She has no family and is cared for by a young lady who also came to the service and is interested.
David has recently been coming regularly and getting more involved. He has started volunteering to clean the church on Saturday afternoons. This is a great blessing to see evolve. His interest in the Bible has also grown and he has joined our group of "Read through the Bible in one year."
Last Sunday we had Jacobo Nazar from La Esperanza, Intibucá came to preach for the mission. Jacobo was a child when we first started working in Intibucá and his mother's house was where we had one of our first services. Forty years later he is a pastor and is reaching seven villages with the Gospel and training workers. Our mission, Iglesia Bautista Gracia, has taken him on as our missionary. This is a very exciting step forward for our mission.
For two weeks we will be helping Rev. J.D. Young with his survey trip as he looks into coming to Honduras as a missionary. Please be in prayer for J.D. as we take him around the country and into homes to get to know the people here.
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