July, 2013

July 27, 2013

Dear Friends and Supporters:

Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support.   We will soon be celebrating our 25th wedding anniversary.  Many of you have prayed for us and supported us that entire time or longer.  It is our privilege to serve the Lord on your behalf in Honduras.

We recently had our celebration of Student’s Day with teens of four different churches.  We had games led by our son Halbert, singing, Bible preaching by two Honduran pastors, and the ladies of our church prepared lunch for them.  A good group attended and they had a great time.  We have these meetings to encourage them in the decisions they made at Youth Camp and to give them the opportunity to have fellowship with other Christians.

Please pray for our annual men’s conference September 6th and 7th.  Once again my Dad, Missionary Harold Priday will be the speaker.  Our theme will be Visionary Leaders.  We will have it overnight this time at the same place where the teens have camp.  This will give them the opportunity to get away from the noise of the rat race and to be more focused on the conference.  We are expecting men from at least seven churches.  One of the greatest needs here is for men to be leaders in their homes and churches.

In the mission work in Barrio Abajo we continue studying the book of Revelation on Sunday nights.  The youth are studying the Sermon on the Mount on Saturdays, Practical Christian Service, and in Sunday School we are finishing a study on Lifestyle Stewardship.  There is much sickness this time of the year, including near epidemic proportions of the dengue fever.  It comes from the bite of a certain type of mosquitoes.  So please pray for our health and the health of the people here.

May 22nd, one of my Mother’s sisters, Carol Frances Clark died and went home to be with the Lord.  I was honored to do the funeral and was in the States 2 weeks.  It was good to see most of my family.  Please pray for all of the family as she is greatly missed.  Please pray for the health of another of my Mom’s sisters, Virginia Cansler.  Right now we are enjoying a two week visit of our son Steve who lives Fort Worth, Texas.   Thank you for your prayers and may the Lord bless you greatly.

Yours with Hope For Honduras,

Leslie and Alba Priday

May 8, 2013

May 8, 2013

Dear Co-laborers:

Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and financial support as our co-workers in the ministry in Honduras.

During Easter Week, March 26-30, had our annual Youth Camp. Thank you so much for your prayers. The theme was Acts Not Just Words. We had a better attendance than last year from 3 of the 4 churches that attended. We had 16 campers and 4 adults from our church and my Dad & Mom’s church had 13 campers! We had a total of 41 kids from 13 to 25 years old and 6 counselors. Each cabin of 6 or 7 had devotions before breakfast. We had two classes each morning. I taught the book of James and Pastor Daniel from Tegucigalpa taught on False Doctrines. Each night we had a service with preaching and special music from the churches. A Honduran preacher, Walter preached an evangelistic message the first night. My Dad preached one night on what the Bible teaches about music. It impacted the campers!! The last night Pastor Daniel preached on Christian Commitment and we had the Testimony/Bonfire service. It is always a great blessing to hear the campers talk about what Camp meant for them. Halbert and Edgar directed the games and activities each afternoon. Edgar was also a cabin leader. Alba and I were also cabin leaders. Alba ran the little store, went back and forth buying supplies, and helped me direct the camp. Sunday night, everyone who went to camp gave their testimony about how it was a blessing to them. It excites and blesses me to hear their testimonies how the Lord worked in their hearts and that this year was the best year.

We praise the Lord for our Home Church, Victory Baptist Church of Weatherford, Texas; Eaton Baptist Temple of Eaton, Ohio, and two individuals who sent special offerings in February and March. We even had a lady from our church here that helped pay half of the cost of 6 campers!! However, at this point we have not had enough come in to cover this. We are short $1,000.00 to pay the part with which we help the campers. We need to pay this as soon as possible. . Please pray with us that the Lord will provide these extra funds. If you would like to give financially, please email us or call us at 817-886-0423. That is a Vonage phone that rings in our home here in Honduras. That way we can know how much is coming in.

We praise the Lord that we had 4 baptized in recently. One of them is the son of a faithful lady that we had prayed for a long time. Resurrection Sunday was an exciting and busy day. We had our traditional Sunrise service at 5:00 A.M., Sunday School, and in the evening service we celebrated the Lord’s Supper. We began studying the book of Revelation on Sunday evenings. Thank you for your prayers and may the Lord bless each of you in a special way for working together with us for souls in Honduras.
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Yours with Hope For Honduras,

The Leslie Priday Family

March, 2013

Dear Prayer Partners:

Thank you so much for your faithful prayers and financial support as our partners in the ministry in Honduras.

During Easter Week, March 26-30, we will have our annual Youth Camp.  Please begin to pray for it even now.  Our goal is that their lives will be spiritually impacted forever!  Please pray for the teachers and preachers, for the youth that they will be receptive to God’s Word, and for the counselors.  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 15th.   Please notify us if you are able to have a part at lesliepriday@gmail.com or 817-886-0423.

Vacation Bible School in January was a great success.  For the second year, Miss Gayle Sparks, Missionary to Mexico, came to help us have it.  We praise the Lord that we had eighty children registered and fifteen accepted Christ as their Savior.  That made it worth all the hard work!!  We had thirteen teachers and workers for four classes!  Each year more teens and adults get involved, praise the Lord!!

We had a great LADIES CONFERENCE February 21 to 23.  Alba always does a great job leading and organizing the conference. Our speaker this year was my mother, Lena Priday.  The Lord used her to touch the hearts of the ladies as she spoke on the theme of Ester, A Brave Servant.  The ladies were blessed and encouraged.  We had thirty women attend.  The majority of the women in our churches are single mothers.

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

Yours with Hope For Honduras,

Leslie and Alba Priday and Sons

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

November, 2012

November 26, 2012

Dear Pastor and Church:

Thank you for your faithful prayers and financial support.  It is our privilege to be your representatives in the country of Honduras.  Crime and violence are constantly increasing here, so please pray for the safety of our family, church, and friends.  One of Alba’s sisters was victim of extortion and her house was shot at in August.  They had to close their business and move to another city.  Last week the political parties of the country had their primary elections for president, congress, and mayors of each city.  This was the special prayer request that we could not mention.     We trust that each of you had a wonderful Thanksgiving!  We celebrated in our home with my parents.  I was asked by one of our local grocery stores to go on the local evening news program and explain what Thanksgiving is!

We are in the process of changing our prayer letter list to an email list.  We want to thank those who have responded to this request.  If you prefer receiving emails, please send us your church’s email address or your personal email to send you our letters.  This will save money in postage and printing.  If you prefer to receive a paper copy, we will be glad to continue to send it to you.  Please contact us through the IBFI address or our email below.

September 10th is CHILDREN’S DAY in Honduras.  Our church celebrated with the children having a game day with refreshments and a piñata full of candy.  We had a great time with the children.  Also, the youth visited an orphanage.  They played with the kids, took them some toys, and a meal from Wendy’s.  It was good for our church youth to see the misfortune of others and we trust we were a blessing to the children.

Men from around Central and Western Honduras gathered for our annual Men’s conference the end of September.   We had four men from our mission.  We also had three Honduran Pastors.  My Dad, Missionary Harold Priday, taught on the subject of REAL CHRISTIAN MEN.  It was a blessing to all who attended.  Thank you for your prayers!

December will be a very busy month.  The 1st our church will host a Youth Rally with several other churches.  The 8th I will teach a workers workshop in our church.  The 14th several mission churches are having a watch night service together.  Our mission will have a special Christmas service, dinner, and offering the 23rd.  Also, January 7th – 11th we will have Vacation Bible School with the help of Misionary Miss Gayle Sparkes.   Please pray for each of these special activities, that souls will be saved and Christians edified.

May God bless each of you in a special way as you help us reach Honduras with the only true Hope, Jesus Christ.  We wish each of you a truly blessed Christmas, celebrating the Birth of our Precious Savior.

Yours with Hope for Honduras,

Leslie, Alba, Halbert, & Edgar Priday

August, 2012

August 28, 2012

Dear Prayer Partners and Supporters:

Your prayers have resulted in special blessings the last months.  In June we celebrated Students Day with an all day Youth Rally with young people from four different churches.  Although the rain spoiled our outside activities, we had great day.  We had a service in the morning to begin the day and then another service in the afternoon to close the Rally.  The ladies of the church prepared lunch.  The purpose of the rally was to encourage and strengthen the youth and promote our Youth Camp.  This is a picture of some of the youth during the rally.

In the mission in Barrio Abajo we have been teaching an Evangelism course every Sunday afternoon before the evening service.  It is for the new people to better prepare them to win souls.  We have had a good group of six to eight adults that we started with in June.  They have been faithful and interested.   Please pray that the Lord will use us to reach many souls for Christ in the violent society here.   Recently I was asked to teach classes about values at a night school for grades 5 and 6.  Please pray for these classes and the students.

We praise the Lord that seven recently obeyed the Lord in Scriptural baptism.  When we announced the Baptism service, we only had one teen that was going to be baptized, but soon we had a group of seven.  We praise the Lord for this great victory for the church as well as for those who were baptized.  Please pray for these that they will continue to grow spiritually.

In the month of Septmeber, we will be having our annual Men’s conference with men from several churches around the country.  The speaker again will be my Dad.  Please pray with us that we will have a good group of men and for my Dad as he teaches on the subject of REAL CHRISTIAN MEN.

We are in the process of changing our prayer letter list to an email list.  Pastor, please send us your church’s email address or your personal email to send you our letters.  This will save money in postage and printing.  If you prefer to receive a paper copy, we will be glad to continue to send it to you.  Please contact us through the IBFI address below or our email: lesliepriday@gmail.com.   May God bless each of you in a special way as you help us reach Honduras with the only true Hope, Jesus Christ.

 

Yours with Hope For Honduras,

The Leslie Priday Family

 

May 30, 2012

Dear Pastor and Church:

Thank you so very much for your faithful prayers and support.   We count it a privilege to be your missionaries in Honduras.  The blessings and growth we see in the ministries here are a result of your involvement and is fruit that abounds to your account according to Philippians 4.  

Thank you for your prayers for my Father’s recovery from his illness and surgery in February.  He also had two cataract surgeries in March.  There were complications, but his recovery has been good.  Please continue to pray for his health and for my Mother’s health also.

Thank you for praying for our YOUTH CAMP in April.  Thank you also to those who sent special offerings to help with the individual costs for the campers.  We had a great camp.  Pastor Daniel taught on dating, love, and the decision of marriage.  I taught the book of Titus.  Halbert and Edgar did a great job leading the games and activities.  Each night we had a different Honduran pastor preach and my Dad preached one night.  We ended the nightly services with a testimony time around the bonfire.  As each one gave their testimony they added more wood to the fire, giving a good lesson on working together in the Lord’s work.  The testimonies were a blessing to us as we heard how the Lord had worked in the lives of the teens.  They encouraged us after all the hard work that goes into camp week.  Truly, it was worth it!!!!  Now to prepare for 2013!

Honduras celebrates Father’s Day in March and the church had a picnic to honor the fathers.  April and May have been busy months in the mission work as well.  After camp, we had a sunrise service on Resurrection Sunday and that evening we celebrated the Lord’s Supper.  The teens had a surprise birthday party for Halbert.  In May they celebrated Leslie’s birthday and presented him with a certificate of appreciation!  The teens and men honored the mothers’ for Mother’s Day.  I mention these because it is encouraging to see how the people take the reins and how they fellowship with one another.  The first Tuesday of each month, we have a special home prayer meeting in a different home.   Please pray that the Lord will provide a pastor for the mission in Barrio Abajo and land for them to build.  In August, we will have a special visitation campaign called 4 X 4,

We are in the process of changing our prayer letter list to an email list.  Pastor, please send us your church’s email address or your personal email to send you our letters.  This will save money in postage and printing.  If you prefer to receive a paper copy, we will be glad to continue to send it to you.  Please contact us through the IBFI address below or our email: lesliepriday@gmail.com. May God bless each of you in a special way as you help us reach Honduras with the only true Hope, Jesus Christ.

Yours with Hope For Honduras,

The Leslie Priday Family

March 5th, 2012

Dear Co Laborers:

Thank you so very much for your faithful prayers and support.   We count it a privilege to be your missionaries in Honduras.  Please pray for this country being ravaged by crime and violence.  The second largest and industrial city of Honduras has been recognized as the most violent city of the world.  You have probably heard about the fire February 14th in our local state prison which killed approximately 360 prisoners, including one woman who was visiting her husband.  The prisons here are overpopulated by almost 50%.  We praise the Lord for His protection.  But as seen in the murders of missionaries to Mexico John and Wanda Casias, the growing violence due to drug trafficking touches everyone here.   Truly the only hope is Jesus Christ!!

Wednesday the 15th of February, my Dad started having severe stomach pain.  Thursday he went to the doctor several times but found no relief.  The doctor told him to go to the hospital and after tests and x-rays, they said that his intestine was blocked by scar tissue from old surgeries.  The doctors hoped to be able to treat it without surgery, but Saturday afternoon they notified us they had to operate.  We praise the Lord that all went well and they did not have to cut away any of the intestine.  It was slow to wake up and he did not get out of the hospital for another week.  Praise the Lord the doctor has now released him to a normal diet.  He still has to be careful driving and cannot lift anything heavy.  Thank you for your prayers for him and please continue to pray.  He has two cataract surgeries scheduled in the next few weeks.

Please be in prayer for our upcoming YOUTH CAMP, April 3rd to 7th.  Please pray that there will be a good attendance, for the teachers and preachers, and for the games and activities.  As mentioned in our January letter, Camp will cost $70.00 for each teen.  Because of the poverty here, we would like to ask you to help them attend with a special offering.  We will be charging each one $35.00 for camp.  If you can help pay for the cost of a teen to go to camp, please send your offering to the mission office address below and notify us by email or phone so we can plan accordingly.  Your contribution to the Youth Camp fund will be greatly appreciated by us and the teens.  I feel very strongly about the importance of taking the youth away for these few days and ISOLATE THEM from the world, INUNDATE them with the WORD, and INSULATE them from Satan, the flesh and temptation as they return from Camp.

May God bless each of you in a special way as you help us reach Honduras with the only true Hope, Jesus Christ, through your prayers and financial support.

Yours with Hope For Honduras,

The Leslie & Alba Priday and Sons

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January 25th, 2012

Dear Pastor and Church:

We trust that each of you had a wonder Christmas and that you are enjoying bountiful blessings from the Lord in the New Year 2012!  We thank the Lord for each of you and praise Him for your prayers and financial support.  We were thrilled to have our oldest son Steve visiting us from Fort Worth, Texas for 17 days.    It was exiting to have the family together again.  We even got some new pictures taken!!  Some of Alba’s family came for Christmas Eve, my parents came for Christmas dinner as well as Alba’s sister and her daughters.  For New Years day we had Alba’s father, her brother, and his one of his sons.  We enjoyed the traditional tamales, torrejas, bonfires, and firecrackers.  We thank each who sent us a special Christmas offering.

The first part of December, Missionary to Mexico Miss Gayle Sparks came down and helped us with two vacation Bible schools.  First we had ours in Barrio Abajo and we had some twenty children saved!  We had three classes.  Gayle brought the crafts and they had a Bible lesson and memorization each day.  We closed with a special service with the parents.  Please pray that we will see families saved and joining the church as a result. The next week she went to my parents work for their Bible school and many were saved there, also.

The church had a special Christmas service and dinner that was a wonderful blessing.  Several of the ladies sang special music and I preached a Christmas message.  We had good attendance and a sweet spirit.  The New Year started off in prayer as we had a week of prayer.  Each night we met in a different home, from Monday to Saturday.  We had a short study on prayer, took prayer requests, and prayer.

Youth Camp is coming fast!  It will be during Easter Week in April.  Please pray that we will have more youth than last year, for the counselors, teachers, and preachers.  Camp will cost $70.00 for each teen.  Because of the poverty here, we would like to ask you to help them attend with a special offering.  We will be charging each one $35.00 for camp.  If you can help, please send your offering to the mission office address below and notify us by email or phone so we can plan accordingly.  Thank you for your prayers and help in advance.  May God bless each of you in a great way.

Yours with Hope For Honduras,

The Leslie Priday Family