Sunday, December 23, 2007

Happy Birthday, Maria!

Today is Maria's 19th Birthday. She was born in Birmingham, Alabama and we brought her home on Christmas Day. Since it is hard to celebrate amid the busy activities of Sunday, we did most of her birthday stuff yesterday. We took her to La Mexicana for lunch and then gave her gifts at home. Today she received lots of text messages, phone calls, and e-mails from family and friends. She's a great girl, and we're so glad to have her home for her birthday and Christmas.

Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas!

Thursday, December 20, 2007

Fun with Friends

Tuesday evening, we (and the Sankeys) went to dinner in Mexico at the home of our friends, Eli and Isela. The food was delicious!! We had stuffed poblano peppers in a pastry roll, rice, beans, salad, and flour and corn tortillas. Yum! You can see we cleaned our plates! A good time was had by all. Muchas gracias, amigos! :-)

Friday, December 7, 2007


One of the first churches that was established when my parents opened the first holiness work on the north coast of Honduras in 1967 was in a village called Armenta. We visited this church on the Sunday after Thanksgiving 2007. This is the "road" beside the church.
Dad preached a wonderful message and gave an altar call. The man in the yellow shirt and his brother to his left were little boys when my Dad told their Dad about Jesus. Vonnie and I were 2 and 3 when we moved to Honduras and Marc was born there a couple years later. This is the sign welcoming my parents back to Honduras. Interesting spelling of "Sankey." :-)

One of the first Honduran converts (she's 100 now). 40 years ago my Dad found her husband (Don Priciliano) working by the road. Don Priciliano told my Dad, "My neighbor and I have wondered if anyone would ever come and tell us about God."

This is the 40th Anniversary celebration in San Pedro Sula. There were 350 people in the building and at least that many outside, standing at the windows, doors, on the sidewalk and in the street. It was a very special time for our family.

In a pose reminiscent of "The Swiss Family Robinson" we gather on the Caribbean coast in Puerto Cortes.

A beautiful bird-of-paradise plant.

Tiffany Melton prepared a wonderful Thanksgiving meal for all of us. It was delicious! Daniel chauffered us everywhere and they took such good care of us! Thank you!!