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Knoxville, TN 37920-0111Madonna had gone there before011-504-991-24-64a medical team come. Since we don’t do any1-800-655-8524 offered Cell Phone: to help when they had Phone: rural clinics now, weto go there the E-mail: email@example.com last trip We apologizejust over a week so long in getting a newsletter out. Since We apologize for being We apologize for being so long inwe had 30 patients. With Gilma and Ma- last Friday of the month to see patients. Our for being so long in getting a newsletter out. Since ago, getting a newsletter out. Since we were so late, we decided to just have a long one for the first twodonna both seeing patients, we finished early, so werewere in Las Brisasdecided to6just haveisajust offone for the first two we were so late, we decided to just have a long one main highway between we back so late, we by 2 P.M. de Mayo long the for the first two quarters of 2005. quarters of 2005. quarters of 2005.Puerto Cortés and and Second Quarters, 2005 First San Pedro Sula, but not far from Puerto Cortés. It takes a little less than an hour to drive there. Snow inin Indiana Snow Indiana Our Apologies It has beenbeen some fifteen years since we seenseen that white stuff. It has some fifteen years since we had had that white stuff. It has been some fifteen years since we had seen that white stuff. Its beautiful to look out out the window and see it falling, but something Its beautiful to lookthe window and see it falling, but something Its beautiful to look out the window and see it falling, but something else to drive in it in or -- or to walkto the mailbox. We pittypitty folk folk else else to drive -- or to walk out to the mailbox. We pitty you folk to drive in it -- it to walk out out to the mailbox. We you you who have to drive in it for weeks at a time. Give us this thisweather who have to drive in it for weeks at a at a time. us this hot hot weather who have to drive in it for weeks time. GiveGive us hot weather We apologizeOne of the doctors from the States examin- for being so longtime. in Honduras any any in Honduras time. in Honduras any time.in getting a newsletter out. Since ing a baby at the clinic at 6 de Mayo. we were so late, we decidedattodejust have aand Hermana Evaforathe firstMayo. Gilma seeing patients 6 Mayo. Madonna long one with patient at 6 de two quarters of 2005. I. C. O. M. Last November, Madonna’s sister and her husband, Danny, had a booth for us at the International Conference On Missions.They were also helped by the minister of Madonna’s home church, Normanda, as well as by Steve Brown and his wife, Lynelle, Snow in Indianaand their two children, Alex and Lanie. Unfortunately, we did not choose a very good location, so we didn’t have as many visitorsand sold very few books. It has been some fifteen years since we had seen that white stuff. Its beautiful to look out the window and see it falling, but something else to drive in it -- or to walk out to the mailbox. We pitty you folk who have to drive in it for weeks at a time.cold Indiana after an ice stormJohnJohn shoveling snow fromdriveway shoveling snow from the the drivewayJohn shoveling snow from the driveway Give us this hot weather JohnJohn Madonna in cold Indiana after an ice storm John and and Madonna in Indiana after an ice storm and Madonna in cold Danny and Marilyn Nash, Madonna’s Alex, Lynelle, Lanie and Steve Brown The booth for the Spratts at I. C. O. M. any sister and brother-in-law, at the booth. in Honduras time. at the booth.
The Calderon Family From 1994 to 2000, we were happy to have with us to help with the Churchwork, Raul and Ana Martinez de Calderon. Ana had worked with Madonna in themountains and Raul was teaching there; they married in 1993. In 2000 they movedto Mexico near where Ana was born. She is the director of a nursing home there andRaul works with the church. Just before they left, they adopted a Honduran babygirl as they thought they would have no children. Right after they adopted her, Anagot pregnant, so now they have two daughters, Alejandra and Keina. They were inHonduras around Christmas time and stayed with one of Raul’s sisters in San PedroSula, and one day came to visit their friends in Las Brisas. Raul, Ana, Keini and Alejandra Calderon. New Christians Feliz Compleaños, We rejoiced in February when eight people committed Hermana Blasinatheir lives to Christ and were baptized. Yenia, Alex, Edil, Dar-win, Virgen, Eda, Ana and Javier were those who were bap- Recently Hermana (sister) Blasina had her 70th birthday,tized in the baptistry just outside the Church. Edil and Darwin and they had a celebration for her at one of her son’s homes.had been on the list for prayers for their salvation. One of our The son, at the same time, celebrated his 50th birthday. Her-faithful members is Blasina Licona and of the eight baptized, mana Blasina had 11 children, one of whom is deceased, andfive were her relatives. Yenia, Edil and Darwin are grandchil- has 32 grandchildren, and 16 great-grandchildren. There coulddren. Virgen is married to another grandson and Alex is a great- be more than that, but that is a close number.grandson. We know her influence has been strong to help themcome to Christ. The eight people who were baptized recently. L. to r.: Yenia, Alex, Edil, Darwin, Virgen, Eda, Ana and Javier. Left: Hermano Reyno, our Hermana Blasina with six of her eleven children minister, baptizing Darwin and one granddaughter. Velasquez.Right: Hermano Reyno talkingto Alex just before his baptism. Hermana Blasina with eight of her grandchildren.
Bessie, Oscar and Emily Girls from the Orphanage in Omoa Hermana Eva, who worked with Madonna in the clinic, has The days Madonna and her helpers were making popcornthree children. Gilma, her oldest daughter is the nurse at the balls, Madonna had a surprise visit from Carlos and Pati andclinc; Eric is a son; and Bessie is her youngest daughter. In the girls from the orphanage in Omoa. They came to sing someSeptember Bessie gave Christmas songs for Madonna. There were only a few left whobirth to Hermana Eva’s were there when Madonna used to go check on them. Thanksfirst granddaughter. Gil- to our friends, Chepa and Chela Canahuati, we had an extrama has two sons. Oscar box of apples. So when the girls finished singing they all wereworks most of the year given an apple.on a cruise ship, but washere for the birth of hisdaughter. Bessie some-times helps in the clinicas well as her mother and Bessie de Romero, Oscar Romerosister. and their baby daughter, Emily. Popcorn Balls Every year at Christmas Madonna makes popcorn balls andwe buy apples for those who attend the Christmas Eve Service.This year, some of the younger girls came to help. Madonnawas happy to have the help of Quelin, her sister, Dina (daugh-ters of our minister), Nolvia and Angelita to make nearly 300 The girls from the orphanage in Omoa singing for Madonna.popcorn balls. Bats and Termites It seems that we have several families of bats in the at- tic of one of our guest houses. When we built the houses, I had no thought of the possibilities of a bats invasion. So, for ventilation, I put blocks with holes at each end of the houses. The picture shows me plugging the holes with cement. Our next project is to get rid of them. Trying to get rid of termites is an almost im- Quelin, Dina, Nolvia and Angelita possible task. But we are helpling Madonna make popcorn balls. making progress. We lost quite a few books. The termites came up through the cement along the bottom of the walls. We mixed cement with a substance (not sand) and put it along the base of the walls and it seems to be working. Aside from books, most of the kitchen cabinets had to be replaced. (See photos John putting cement in the ventilation The church full of people for the December 24th service. on next page.) holes in one of the guest houses.
Mission Services Non Profit Org.2004 E. Magnolia Ave. U.S. Postage PaidKnoxville, TN 37917 Knoxville, TN Permit #374Return Service Requested Thanksgiving 1. That we can help out the Kuneys by doing a clinic once a month. 2. Thanks to Danny and Marilyn and Steve and Lynelle for manning a booth for us at the I.C.O.M. 3. For the visit of Raul and Ana and their daughters. 4. For the eight new Christians 5. For Hermana Blasina celebrating her 70th birthday and John working on the new kitchen cabinets. the example she is for her big family. 6. For Oscar and Bessie having a healthy baby daughter. 7. For the help Madonna had in making the popcorn balls. 8. For Madonna’s Atriel Fibrilation reverting. She doesn’t have to see her doctor now for two months. Prayer Requests 1. Please continue to pray for the salvation of Marco Ale- jandro, Fredi, Ismael, Lorena, David, Azucena, Japhet, Marilyn, Eliphat, Edwin, Ariel, Fani, Ersi, Marta, Dil- Pile of paper from ruined books to be burned. cia, Jose Angel, Marlen, and Reynaldo. Add to the list Daylin helping put the paper in boxes to be taken out and burned Gilberta Jimenez. 2. Please continue to pray for those who need to return to the Lord. Ruth, Juan, Jose Elias, Gustavo, Antonio, Anibal, Leslie, Dayana, and Yolani. 3. Pray for Gilma and Madonna as they make the trip once a month to do the clinc at 6 de Mayo. 4. Pray for the new Christians -- Yenia, Alex, Edil, Dar- win, Virgen, Eda, Ana and Javier. 5. Pray that we will be successful in getting rid of the bats and termites.