Posted by: Jim Black | June 30, 2009

Well, we have a saying when we are in Honduras…

Our Honduras Brigades have a saying… Blessed are the flexible, for they will not quickly be bent out of shape.  Oh how that has been true for us this week so far.  If you have been paying attention to the news this weekend, you probably know that the country experienced something of a coup detat on Sunday.  The funny thing is… we wouldnt have known it if someone hadnt told us and if we hadnt turned on the news.  Things seem pretty normal.  There have been a few protests in the city, near the government center, but since thats across town from us, we have been unaffected.  We elected to stay inside on Sunday anyway and scratched our plans to attend church up the the Valle de Angeles with Carlos and his family.  That was disappointing.  But today it was back to normal… and we headed off to the Valle to build the second of our planned houses for the week.  We capped off the first one on Saturday.  The one thing we CAN definitely tell, however, is that the Honduran people are extremely concerned for their country and we all need to keep this country in our prayers.

I wish I had the time to tell you all of the stories right now of all that we have seen and all that God has allowed us to experience… and especially of all of the wonderful people we have met.. but I will save that for tomorrow if I get the chance to blog.  Suffice it to say that God is blessing us and it has been an incredible experience so far.  Should I forget, remind me to tell you about the sweet lady at the Miami airport who saw that we were Christians and asked us to pray for her 93 yr old father… and surely you will hear the story of Ishmael, the blind man who we built a house for… and of his incredible, amazing gift to US… and of Helberto, the nice gentleman we built a house for today.  He was so grateful… or all of the folks at the Hospital Escuela who were so appreciative to recieve a plate of food from the church while they waited on loved ones who were there as patients.

Its been a long, hard day and we are all exhausted, so its off to bed.  Thanks to Brad for filling in for me at the office today and for all those who are praying so hard for us back home.  Keep it up… we definitely feel them going up.



  1. Glad to hear that you are all safe and that the events of the weekend brought you no harm. Rest assured that prayers were lifted for each of you and that once again God has provided! Vaya con Dios, Amigos

    In Him, Stacy

  2. Jim,

    Clint Cooper at the Times Free Press in Chattanooga here. I wonder if you have time to answer some questions about conditions in the country by e-mail for a story in the paper.

    Thanks for your considerration,

    Clint Cooper

  3. My e-mail address is

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