05 Jan A Note From Donna
I sincerely hope that each of you enjoyed a wonderful holiday season with those you love. Phil and I stayed in Honduras this year due to concerns about potential protests resulting from the presidential election. We are happy to report that all has gone remarkably well and there have been no protests. We took advantage of being in town by inviting several groups of people involved in our mission to our home for meals and celebrations. We also were able to spend a few short days with our youngest, Laura here in Honduras. Now as we crank up a new year, we are excited about all the possibilities that it holds. I was contemplating how we dream and plan and hope for good things and how healthy that is. However, many of us know firsthand that not all our dreams and plans come to fruition. Phil and I have learned this throughout our lives but have had an extra dose of that reality since Harrison’s accident in 2015. We have grieved and continue to grieve what has been taken. I am not sure how one can prepare for those eventual trials, but I think for me it includes humbly looking forward, always hoping, and dreaming, but always aware of how quickly things can change. I am not suggesting we live in fear, but I am suggesting we live soberminded and in full trust that even amid the losses and challenges, God is working for our good. So, you might ask if my hopes and dreams for 2022 are realistic, or if they might include my son being healed. I would say YES, absolutely! I know beyond a doubt that God is greater than my losses and that he can heal Harrison and flourish our ministries in 2022. So, I give them all to Him, fully believing and trusting that He will do what is best for us. I ask that you pray for Mission UpReach, that God will continue to flourish its ministries. That He will protect us from the evil around us. I also ask that you continue to pray for healing for our son. He is having surgery on January 26th to insert a pump that will take medicine to his spine to relieve him of his debilitating spasticity. Would you pray for a successful surgery? I would love to pray for you too. I know many of you pray for us and you tell us so. And we would love to give back to you by adding you to our prayer list. If you would like me to pray for you and your family, please write me at [email protected]. May God bless you and keep you and may you enter this new year with hope that He is working all things for our good.