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Next Stop, Olancho

Hello all,

     I’m happy to let you know that I have finished my month of Spanish classes in Santa Lucía. A week ago on November 28th I moved to a small rural town called Guacoca. Guacoca is located in the department of Olancho, in the northeast area of Honduras. During my two months here, I will follow the agricultural coordinator for Diaconía Nacional around to the different communities in the area. I’ll learn by observing and helping out in the different projects that they already have set up. The idea is to gain knowledge of the community garden program here and then bring that knowledge down to the communities in the south who do not yet have this program.

     So far I have only been to a couple communities, but I still have a lot of time to get to know what they are doing. I’m definitely excited for the next couple of months! If you want to check out some of the pictures I took from a project, you can follow the link below to my Facebook page. Don’t hesitate to send me a friend request if we aren’t already friends!

     Thanks to all my supporters, I am close to reaching my fundraising goal. However, I have not reached it yet and it is not too early to start thinking about the second year. If you’d like to donate you can do so online through this link: Support a Volunteer. Just choose my name from the dropdown list on the website and follow the rest of the instructions. If you would like to write a check, make it out to World Renew and include my fund code (503355) in the memo line. The check can be mailed to

            World Renew

            1700 28th Street S.E.

            Grand Rapids, MI 49560

     I am also very grateful to all the people who remember me in their prayers. As the Christmas season draws closer, I find myself missing my family and friends more. Please pray that I would enjoy the experience of Christmas in another country rather than missing home too much. I ask that you would pray also for God to continue to give me strength as I make another adjustment to a new area and daily routine. In all things, let us praise God together for the opportunity that we all have to learn a bit more about Honduras through my time here.


In Christ,