MAY, 2013 UPDATE
Jun 6, 2013
2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
Greetings in the name of our Lord! We hope this update finds you well and especially that all is "well with your soul"!
The month of May arrived with heat and humidity! We have certainly not forgotten that we are in the tropics - it is kind of like having a hot wet towel around your face all day. We were excited to have the first rain in about two months last night. "Dry season" has begun!
Many New Friends
We took the opportunity provided by slow season to establish more contacts on the island. We have enjoyed visiting this month with author and speaker Phil Phillips. He has been interviewed on many news and talk shows and written several Christian books including "Helping Your Children Walk with God". He spoke to our church and had a wonderful message about God's faithfulness to His people. Phil is in the pictures above and also assisted in the baptism. We also got to know the Dyar family who leads the Church of God in Honduras and also pastors a church in French Harbor (about a 45 minute drive from us). They live in French Harbor and have been in Roatan for four years. They provide many ministries including a breakfast and lunch feeding program to 100 children each day. It encourages us to see action like this from a solid Biblical church!
Our church which meets at the Infinity Bay conference room, has continued to attract more locals who want to grow in the Word. We are so thankful to see God at work. Two young ladies who are here working with Ms.Peggy's Clinic were baptized two weeks ago after the service. The baptism was out in the ocean on a very busy beach and (can't tell from pics above but) was witnessed by dozens of vacationers and locals. We pray that God planted seeds in many hearts that day.
Travis continues to preach through the book of John and minister to and counsel many individual needs in our church. We are continuing to help the church become "formally and biblically" organized. It has been a joy to help in this way. We have met wonderful and interesting people who serve the Lord in so many ways. Travis will be giving a Spiritual Gifts test in two weeks to those in the church who would like to take it. Pray that this helps many to get involved in serving the Lord with the gifts He has provided. We are making steps towards organizing R Church this past month. We have written drafts of Articles of Incorporation, Bylaws, etc and opened a checking account at a local bank in the Church's name which helps us accept checks.
Travis, Tish, Ella, Zachary, Heather and Eli
HN Phone: 9827-5042