January 10, 2013

January 10, 2013

Dear Prayer Partners:

We trust that each of you had a wonderful Christmas and that the New Year is blessed.  We spent Christmas Day with Leslie’s parents and had a big dinner.  New Year’s Day we had a big dinner at home with some of Alba’s family.   Christmas Eve and New Year’s Eve we were at home, eating tamales and torrejas, drinking pineapple punch,  and shooting firecrackers.  Thank you for your prayers and financial support.

Praise the Lord for His blessings in the ministry.  We had several special activities in December.  The month began with a Youth Rally hosted by our church.  Sixty teens from four churches attended.  Two pastors preached, we had music specials, and Halbert led in games.  Thank you for your prayers.

What started out as a one afternoon workers workshop grew into us gathering four different times, training workers for the church and for special activities like Vacation Bible School and Youth Camp.  Praise the Lord for a good group coming for these training times.

We also had a watch night service the 14th instead of the 31st!  We had twenty-four from our church and 3 men from another mission from 7:00 p.m. till breakfast at 7:00 a.m.  We had a moving Christian movie, three preachers speak, special music, refreshments, the bonfire testimony time lasted from 12 to 4 a.m., and Bible games in between.  The Lord spoke to hearts and it was a blessing to all those present.

Please pray for our Ladies Conference, February 21 to 23.  Our speaker this year will be my mother, Lena Priday.  Pray for her as she speaks, for Alba as she leads it, for the ladies from our area and others nationally that they will come and the Lord will speak to their hearts.

During Easter Week, we will have our annual Youth Camp.  Please begin to pray for it even now.  Most of our youth are poor and for them to be able to attend we ask for you to help them by paying for half of one’s Camp fee.  We need to raise $40.00 for each camper, about $2000.00.  If you can help, please send your offering to the IBFI designated for Youth Camp by March 10th.

Thank you for your prayers and may the Lord bless each of you in a special way for your partnership with us for souls in Honduras.

Yours with Hope For Honduras,

The Leslie Priday family