The Honduras Teen Missions Boot Camp was completed on January 9 and the teams are now on the field. We have 12 leaders and 54 team members on four teams. All of the training classes were finished and each team had one work day. Prayer time was held throughout the day by team members from different teams each hour. Offering was taken and team pictures were taken on Sunday as well as the Graduation and Commissioning service of the BMW students. We had a wonderful missions conference with three different missionary families that came and shared about their ministries. (Rancho Oasis 4 Youth – EV among youth in the capital city; another family who has recently opened a bilingual school while they seek EV opportunities regularly; and Arnie and Zully who are working among the Muslims in Canada and at an Indian Reservation in the summer.) We had a successful pack-out day, in which Chico was able to distribute the finances to all the team leaders, and each team was able to get packed out before the evening service. All the team members and leaders lit their candles during Commissioning and then had a great party afterwards. Lights out was at 11 p.m. We had some unexpected guests stay the night, because after they got here, they realized the road was too bad to leave that night, so they left the next morning.
Strong winds the last night brought down a number of tents that had leaders up at 4 a.m. trying to get things under control. The rain got most of the tents soaked and, because of the cold temperatures, we decided to have everyone move into the dorms where they would sleep after the commissioning service was over.