A Note From Donna

On October 31st, Phil and I joyfully received a very special visitor. Our Hayley has arrived in Honduras for a few weeks. Feeling the need to take some time away from work and contemplate her future, she asked if we would host her. You can...

My recent experience with the surgical brigade provoked a lot of emotions. I recognize that my emotional state isn’t optimal in this moment, but it brought discouragement unlike anything I’ve felt in the 13 years we have been in Honduras. It is so hard to...

Today, as I read my Bible, I read this verse with a different perspective: “Precious in the eyes of the Lord is the death of his faithful servants.” Psalm 116:15. It brought me great comfort as I thought of how our great loss and sorrow...

Thank you for the kind responses to our newsletter last month where we honored our son. It is still quite hard to absorb our new reality, but we are truly thankful for Harrison’s new reality. I wanted to share something that happened to Phil and...

We have chosen to take what we consider an appropriate pause in reporting this month in order to share our heartfelt sorrow at the passing of our son Harrison on June 23rd. Harrison simply got out of his chair (his soul that is) and went...

I mentioned two big events in last month’s newsletter:  Laura’s graduation and our 40th Anniversary trip.  Both were a huge blessing to us.  Now we are back in Honduras and catching up on the things that were waiting for us when we returned.  It is...

This past month has been full of activity and productive work. In Honduras, Holy Week is a big holiday with businesses closing and people scattering to visit family and the beach. Phil and I stayed at home and took advantage of the opportunity to catch...

Phil and I were able to travel to the U.S. this month to help with Harrison’s care. While there with him, our two daughters joined us, and for the first time in over 2 years, we had all our children in one place. We were...

I had almost forgotten how wonderful it feels to take medical attention and medications to people in need.  The smiles, and sometimes the tears of gratitude, are so inspiring.  And I love to see the joy on the faces of those who come to serve. ...

I want to begin by thanking each of you who prayed for our son’s surgery on January 26th.  Phil and I were able to be there with him for a few days and we are happy to report the surgery went well.  It’s remarkable to...

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