A Word from Pastor (Papa) George

The World – Remember our first love, March 29, 2020

Our prayers are with each of you and the entire world as we endure the trials of this time of testing. There is no escaping the shaking that God is allowing to happen. It is during this time that those of true faith appreciate the gift of eternal life and feel the pain of our Father in heaven who knows many of His Children will be extending the separation they have chosen from Him onward to eternity. Trust God and lean not on your own understanding. For those that have died to themselves and received the free gift of the resurrected Jesus Christ have had their lives sealed with the precious Holy Spirit.

Our Legacy

When the world (Egypt) was warned of upcoming destruction, they were sent someone (Joseph) to rescue them. After the rescue, Joseph and his family (Israelites), were welcomed to live in Egypt. After Joseph died, his family had multiplied and the land was filled with them. The new king (Pharaoh) said they are now to many and because they were afraid of them made them slaves. In order for them to be set free, the Lord commanded them to go into their homes with their families and take the blood of the Lamb, which they must share with their neighbor and put it over their homes. When the angel of death passed over all Egypt, He did not permit the destroyer to enter their home and strike them down.

The Israelites were set free from slavery, laden with gold and silver, bodies healed and their enemies destroyed. (Gen 41-50, Ex 1-14, Ps 105:37)

Remember that Jesus redefined “home” and “family”.

“While Jesus was still talking to the crowd, His mother and brothers stood outside, wanting to speak to Him. Someone told Him, ‘Your mother and brothers are standing outside, wanting to speak to You.’ He replied to him, ‘Who is My mother and who are My brothers?’ Pointing to His disciples, He said, ‘Here are My mother and My brothers. For whoever does the will of My Father in heaven is My brother and sister and mother.” (Mt 12:46-50)

If any true believer’s physical presence is removed through the current global virus, they will continue to be with the Lord. 

“Though the mountains be shaken and the hills be removed, yet My unfailing love for you will not be shaken nor My covenant of peace be removed,’ says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” (Isaiah 54:10)

The present circumstances are for the building of the Body of Christ.

“Godly sorrow brings repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regrets, but worldly sorrow brings death.” (2 Cor 7:10)

“This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘These people say, ‘The time has not yet come for the Lord’s house to be built.’ Then the word of the Lord came through the prophet: ‘Is it time for you yourselves to be living in your paneled houses, while this house remains a ruin?’ Now this is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Give careful thought to your ways. You have planted much, but have harvested little. You eat, but never have enough. You drink, but never have your fill. You put on clothes, but are not warm. You earn wages, only to put them in a purse with holes in it.’ {Prosperity message} This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘Give careful thought to your ways. Go up into the mountains and bring down timber and build the house, so that I may take pleasure in it and be honored,’ says the Lord. ‘You expected much, but see, it turned out to be little. What you brought home, I blew away. Why?’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘Because of My house, which remains a ruin, while each of you is busy with his own house {denomination/ministry} . Therefore, because of you the heavens have withheld their dew and the earth its crops. I called for a drought on the fields and the mountains, on the grain, the new wine, the oil and whatever the ground produces, on men and cattle, and the labor of your hands.’ This is what the Lord Almighty says: ‘In a little while I will once more shake the heavens and the earth, the sea and the dry land. I will shake all nations, and the desired of all nations will come, and I will fill this house with glory,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘The silver is  mine and the gold is mine,’ declares the Lord Almighty. ‘The glory of this present house will be greater than the glory of the former house,’ says the Lord Almighty. ‘And in this place I will grant peace,’ declares the Lord Almighty.”

(Haggai 1:2-11, 2:6-9)   

Jesus said, “I know your good deeds, your hard work and your perseverance. I know that you cannot tolerate wicked men, that you have tested those who claim to be apostles and are not and have found them false. You have persevered and have endured hardships for My name, and have not grown weary.”

We only need examine ourselves. Are our good deeds and hard work for the sake of reaching the lost, broken-hearted and crushed in spirit or these only done in a way that we can benefit ourselves? What are our idols that have more importance and influence in our lives and prevent us from denying ourselves for the sake of the gospel and righteousness?  Have we become tolerate to wickedness? Abortion? Sexual immorality? Do we follow leaders who are seeking personal fame and wealth?  

Even if your conclusion is that you can stand before the living God and say it is well with my soul in regard to these things…He would still say: “Yet I hold this against you: You have forsaken your first love. Remember the height from which you have fallen! Repent and do the things you did at first. If you do not repent, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place. He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. To him who overcomes, I will give the right to eat from the tree of life, which is in the paradise of God.” (Rev 2:2-7)

“But mark this: There will be terrible times in the last days. People will be lovers of themselves…..lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God – having a form of godliness but denying its power. Have nothing to do with them.” (2 Timothy 3:1-5)

God’s Promise

“If My people, who are called by My name, will humble themselves and pray and seek My face and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” (2 Chronicles 7:14)  



God versus Satan – Authority and Government, March 29, 2020

What or who we worship can be measured by how much influence it has in our lives.

Many good people in authority have totally dedicated themselves to saving the lives of as many people as possible during this present global crisis and we should all be grateful. As noble as that is – it pales in comparison to the value of saving their souls which is the mission of those that are disciples of Jesus Christ.

“Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.” (Romans 13:1)

All of the sudden this scripture is many believers favorite and most cherished scripture.

“Then Jesus came to them and said, “All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to Me. Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.” (Matthew 28:18-20)

“For our struggle is not against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the powers of this dark world and against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly realms.” (Ephesians 6:12)

“Don’t let anyone deceive you in any way, for that day will not come until the rebellion occurs and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the man doomed to destruction. He will oppose and will exalt himself over everything that is called God or is worshiped, so that he sets himself up in God’s temple, proclaiming himself to be God.” (2 Thessalonians 2:3-4)

“Of the increase of His (Jesus) government and peace there will be  no end.” (Isaiah 9:6)

“Then Jesus said to them, ‘Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.” (Matthew 22:21)

“Then they called them in again and commanded them not to speak or teach at all in the name of Jesus. But Peter and John replied, ‘Judge for yourselves whether it is right in God’s sight to obey you rather than God.” (Acts 4:18-19)

Shadrach, Meshach, Abednego and Daniel all refused to obey the commands of the king.

The Maji disobeyed King Herod and did not return to him.

John the Baptist told the king that he had broken the law and the king cut his head off.

Jesus disobeyed the synagogue rulers that said it was unlawful to heal the sick on the Sabbath.

Jesus broke the law touching the lepers and allowing prostitutes and women with issues of blood to touch him when it was against the law for them to do so in public.

Every human being will be judged by their own choice.  We won’t have the luxury of a democratic process that would suggest that if everyone else agreed it was OK, or “that is what the person in the pulpit told us”.

“In the same way, the Spirit helps us in our weakness. We do  not know what we ought to pray for, but the Spirit Himself intercedes for us with groans that words cannot express. And He who searches our hearts knows the mind of the Spirit, because the Spirit intercedes for the saints in accordance with God’s will.” (Romans 8:26-27)

Either God will hear us say, “Not my will, but Yours be done.”

Or we will hear God say, “Not My will, but yours be done.”  

“Why do you call Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ and do not do what I say.” (Luke 6:46)


Repent for the kingdom of heaven is near – March 31, 2020

     “I am the Lord, and there is no other. I form the light and create darkness, I bring prosperity and create disaster; I, the Lord, do all these things.” (Isa 45:7)

“For it is time for judgement to begin with the family of God.” (2 Pt 4:17)
A single thread of truth weaves itself throughout this world that is crippled by the fear and anxiety that is encouraging everyone to think only of themselves.

Who is responsible? Who is really behind the plot? The government? The liberals? Satan?

Only the truth will set us free. It is never the fault of the darkness. If darkness increases it is always caused by the absence of the light.

Sorry Church. There is someone that is behind all this and it isn’t the fault of the people we have labeled the “bad guys”. The followers of the prince of darkness only have influence when there is less light and that is when the King’s army becomes distracted by themselves.

God’s Word shows that since the birth of humankind, every time His people put their needs above the things of God there is consequence. Disobedience requires repentance – meaning His people accepted the responsibility for what was taking place and repented.

Yes….that means we have fallen short and being fallen in a fallen world doesn’t change anything.

The false shepherds that have led many to believe that everything is alright as long as we gather together and take care of ourselves and enjoy the wonderful things that God has given to us can’t tell the sheep the truth because most of them have bought the lie. That for the sake of our own self-centeredness, we are justified because we all agree and it has rendered us powerless to a broken and dark world. Our lust after the things of the world and the satisfaction it has given our flesh, has made us apathetic and insensitive to the pain that God endures because of abortion, sexual immorality, lying, cheating and all other forms of selfishness. We have lulled ourselves into believing that what we want is just to be “alone” with God when that is the last thing we are really prepared for. 

Now, we fellowship together with all kinds of regrets, but not to repent and lay down our lives and reach the lost, but to pray that God will fix everything and punish the bad guys.

There are some church families that gather and focus on God’s Word, pray and obey the Lord, except they don’t want to be guilty of exposing the false teaching of the church family that is not teaching truth. According to scripture, we do not fulfill the responsibility of the watchman that warns them and thereby we share the blood of their sin. We call it “not judging”, the world calls it “political correctness” and God calls it “disobedience”. (Ez 3:16-21)

Jesus said, “I am the good shepherd. The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep. The hired hand is not the shepherd who owns the sheep. So when he sees the wolf coming, he abandons the sheep and runs away. Then the wolf attacks the flock and scatters it. The man runs away because he is a hired hand and cares nothing for the sheep.” (Jn 10:11-13)

“Godly sorrow leads to repentance that leads to salvation and leaves no regrets, but worldly sorrow brings death.” (2 Cor 7:10)

“This is what the Sovereign Lord says: ‘O city that brings on herself doom by shedding blood in her midst and defiles herself by making idols, you have become guilty because of the blood you have shed and have become defiled by the idols you have made.” (Ez 22:3-4)

“Now this was the sin of your sister Sodom: She and her daughters were arrogant, overfed and unconcerned; they did not help the poor and needy. There were proud and did detestable things (child sacrifice & homosexuality) before Me. Therefore I did away with them as your have seen.” (Ez 16:49-50)

Even if we are faithless, God will be faithful.

We only need to “Repent, the kingdom of heaven is near!”

“Merciful Father, we come before You again as Your people knowing that we have abandoned our first love. We have become intoxicated with Your goodness to the point of clinging to the things You have given us and we have given in to the earthly satisfaction they have provided for us. Forgive us for our selfishness and only giving when other men will see it so they will draw the conclusion that we care about the brokenhearted and crushed in spirit at the same time making sure it doesn’t really require the true sacrifice of our time or possessions. We know that You have all authority on heaven and on earth, including that needed to fulfill Your command to deny ourselves, pick up our cross daily and follow You. We ask for the baptism of the Holy Spirit that would clothe us in power and take away our fear of death so that we may overcome. We know that we overcome by the Blood of the Lamb and the word of our testimony so that we may not love our lives so much as to shrink from death. Jesus, we thank You for Your promise that He who overcomes will be dressed in white and You will never blot out our name from the book of life but will acknowledge our name before the Father and His angels. Help us to be broken from our selfishness and fear and become like You. Choosing above all things to please the Father by seeking to save those that are lost. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, Amen.”


Facing the giant, March 25, 2020

We just received this testimony from our coordinator in east Uganda.

     “We had organized a 3 day conference and crusade from Marc 19-21 which we were stopped on the first day however we have encouraged ourselves in the Lord and we are now on house to house evangelism. The world is fighting against the spread of coronavirus and the devil is also fighting against the spread of the gospel but we have to preach the gospel in season and out of season using door to door evangelism, interpersonal evangelism and media. It is time to bring more souls to the kingdom now than ever before. Satan is a liar. (Pr Titus)
I chatted with Pr. Martin in Kampala, Uganda yesterday. He said our community is millions living in poverty with no medical, clean water or government assistance or essential business. The truth is that those of us that are saved are the only ones that can bring real, guaranteed hope to others.

     God’s Word tells us that in the last days people will be lovers of themselves, having a form of godliness but denying its power. The clarion call of religion and the flesh is simple – “Save yourself and your family”. Assuming that were possible, then Jesus died for nothing. The nature of sin is that we can distinguish good from evil and will only do what benefits us. When the sin nature is put to the death the resurrected life of Christ is within us and His mission is to bring light into the darkness and not put a basket over the light so we can stay warm and not have to “see” the least of these. We are predestined to be conformed to the likeness of Jesus Christ (Ro 8:29) who came to seek and save that which was lost (Lk 19:10). Whoever claims to live in Him must walk as Jesus did (1 Jn 2:6). Our attitude should be the same as Christ Jesus, doing nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit, but in humility consider others better than ourselves (Phi 2:1-11).

    “Not that I have already obtained all this, or have already been made perfect, but I press on to take hold of that for which Christ Jesus took hold of me. Brothers, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus (Phi 3:12-14).    


Satan said – I will come back at a better time, March 25, 2020

    After Satan had tempted Jesus in the wilderness, angels came and attended Him, but Satan left Him to come back at a more opportune time.

    Prophetically, the rebuilding of the walls of Jerusalem in the days of Nehemiah (Nehemiah 1-6) represent the coming of our Savior, Lord and King, Jesus Christ. The enemy has continued to come against the Body of Christ in the same pattern as He did in those days. But after much opposition and constant threats and attacks of the enemy the wall was completed.

“When the wall was completed, all our enemies heard about this, all the surrounding nations were afraid and lost their self-confidence, because they realized this work had been done with the help of our God.” (Nehemiah 6:15-16)

    The last attempt to sabotage the completion of the wall is found in Nehemiah 6:10-13.

“One day I went to the house of Shemaiah son of Delaiah, the son of Mehetabel, who was shut in at his home. He said, ‘Let us meet in the house of God, inside the temple, and let us close the temple doors, because men are coming to kill you.’ But I said, ‘Should a man like me run away? Or should one like me go into the temple to save his life? I will not go!’ I realized that God had not sent him, but that he had prophesied against me because Tobiah and Sanballat had hired him. He had been hired to intimidate me so that I would commit a sin by doing this, and then they would give me a bad name to discredit me.”   

    Jesus said, “Let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:16)


Good fruit or bad fruit, March 22, 2020

Jesus plants a ‘seed’ of faith  in each one that enters His rest.  

 “The kingdom of heaven is like a mustard seed, which a man took and planted in his field. Though it is the smallest of all seeds, yet when it grows, it is the largest of the garden plants and becomes a tree, so that the birds of the air come and perch in its branches.” (Matthew 13:31-32)

Jesus said: “A good tree cannot bear bad fruit and a bad tree cannot bear good fruit. Thus, by their fruit you will recognize them. Every tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. Not everyone who says to Me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only he who does the will of My Father who is in heaven.” (Matthew 7:18-21)

What types of birds are perched in your tree?

“Do not store up for yourselves treasures on earth.”

“Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink or about your body what you will wear.”

“Do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself.”

“Deny yourself, pick up your cross daily and follow Me.”

“Come to Me all you who are weary and burdened and I will give you rest.”

“They did not love their lives so much as too shrink from death.”

Satan plants a seed of fear in our self-centeredness.

It also has birds that come and perch in it.

“Store up for yourselves treasures on earth.”

“Worry about your life, what you will eat and drink and about your body what you will wear.”

“The world is falling apart and I am worried about my family, health, money, possessions.”

“Deny yourself nothing.”

“Take care of yourself.”

“At all costs, make sure that you don’t die.”


“You are the salt of the earth. But if the salt loses its saltiness, how can it be made salty again? It is not longer good for anything, except to be thrown out and trampled by men.  You are the light of the world. A city on a hill cannot be hidden. Neither do people light a lamp and put it under a bowl. Instead they put it on its stand, and it gives light to everyone in the house. In the same way, let your light shine before men, that they may see your good deeds and praise your Father in heaven.” (Matthew 5:13-16)



Africa – Uganda Update – March 19, 2020

Post from Kennedy, our central Uganda coordinator.      

  “Yesterday the government stop
ped all church services and outdoor gatherings in Uganda for 32 days
So no open air crusades for 32 days. So We are shifting the fishing method. We will do 32 days of door to door evangelism and giving out leaflets talking about eternal life. We can all print them out and distribute them for the people to read wherever we will preach in these 32 days. I just left office with my printed documents for photocopy,i meet some men and began teaching them through it. Two of them have received Jesus and promised to go to victory city church for Sunday services. I gave them David’s number. Now I have to go back to office to print other copies for photocopying.”
“From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.” (Mt 11:12)
“On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.” (Acts 8:1, 4)


Africa outreaches – March 20, 2020

     We are so blessed and encouraged to share the testimony that our coordinators in central Africa organized 31 outreaches in February and 1,450 new believers were ushered into the kingdom. Wayne and I were blessed to be with the coordinators from Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Burundi and the DRCongo on March 9th in Kampala, Uganda. We were blessed with testimonies of God’s faithfulness and were able to give them water filters and 260 solar-powered audio bibles in 14 different languages. Later, we visited our coordinator in north Kenya before driving back to Uganda.

     Since our return on March 16th, Kenya and Uganda both implemented controls to minimize the impact of the corona virus. We were blessed to receive this response from Kennedy, our central Uganda outreach coordinator, and encouraged how quickly he adjusted to the circumstances and to maintain the mission of the church.

     “Yesterday the government stopped all church services and outdoor gatherings in Uganda for 32 days. So no open air crusades for 32 days. So We are shifting the fishing method. We will do 32 days of door to door evangelism and giving out leaflets talking about eternal life. We can all print them out and distribute them for the people to read wherever we will preach in these 32 days. I just left office with my printed documents for photocopy and I meet some men and began teaching them through it. Two of them have received Jesus and promised to go to victory city church for Sunday services. I gave them David’s number. Now I have to go back to office to print other copies for photocopying.”
     “From the days of John the Baptist until now, the kingdom of heaven has been forcefully advancing, and forceful men lay hold of it.” (Mt 11:12)
     “On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.” (Acts 8:1, 4


Africa – Archer’s Post, Samburu, Kenya – March 14, 2020

     We finally took off from Kampala, Uganda to Samburu in the northern part of Kenya. We were blessed to have Pr. Simon, our north Kenya coordinator, travel with us. After we got through immigration at the Kenya border we were met by Pr. Titus, our east Uganda coordinator, who had traveled home from the conference to get his wife and child so he could bring them to meet us. We traveled to Nakuru and spent the night and arrived in Samburu in northern Kenya the next afternoon. Great sharing about the future needs of the ministry as we pray, share the love of Jesus and expand His Kingdom. Along the way we saw baboons, gazelles, rhinos and shared the road with a herd of camels. We were greeted by Rose, Simon’s wife and children then enjoyed a wonderful meal she had prepared for us. This was Wayne’s first time to visit the family and the home in Kenya so he had bought both Rose and the kids some ‘sweet’ gifts. Tomorrow we will be visiting a local church then visiting a tribe out in the bush that live in clusters of minatas, small round mud and stick homes, that are clustered together for protection.


Africa A visit to Mukono, March 13, 2020

     Many years ago we made our first visit to Llagwe community in Mukono, Uganda where Pr. Jonathan lives. We were invited to host an outdoor crusade and Pr. Martin and I spent the night on the floor at his home in the jungle that he shared with his children and other orphans. The primary school that he had founded was a few miles away and provided primary education in the community and there were many other orphans that lived at the school. We witnessed his love for this community. We remember the roof going on the school building, the water tanks, teacher’s housing, toilets and Madilyn’s House with beds, mattresses and mosquito nets for the children. Today, through the help of Step 30 and Love Benti from Taiwan, we see a well, classrooms and community projects. Each child receiving the good news from their Father, who through the love of Jesus,  says to them:
“This is My child, whom I love and am very proud of.”


Africa water filters & audio bibles  – March 12, 2020

     We were blessed to hear many testimonies from our coordinators scattered throughout Uganda, Kenya, South Sudan, Burundi and the DrCongo. Over these last few years, The King’s Storehouse Ministry out of Ferndale, WA has supplied water filters and solar-powered audio bibles. We distributed 100 water filters, each purifying 1,000,000 gallons of water, and 240 bibles in 14 different languages. There were so many testimonies of how God is using these to bring good, clean water to quench the physical and spiritual thirst of those that are broken hearted and crushed in spirit.   
  “On that day a great persecution broke out against the church at Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were scattered throughout Judea and Samaria. Those who had been scattered preached the word wherever they went.” (Acts 8:1, 4)


Mexico, El Salvador & Honduras – Bringing it all together – February 17- Mar 6, 2020

“How good and pleasant it is when brothers live together in unity.” (Psalms 133:1)
      Miguel and Olivia, the Harvest Vision Ministries Mexico coordinators, traveled to south Mx to spend a few days visiting and encouraging Obed and Sury, the HVM coordinators that live in Michoacan. They were able to enjoy the family and listen to Obed and Sury as they shared their vision of the future work that they will be involved with as they continue to get direction from the Holy Spirit for their home and the communities in their sphere of influence. Later, Miguel and Olivia joined with George and Noe who had traveled to El Salvador to visit families and anoint Pr. Sergio and Gloria who will be serving as coordinators to that country. They were able to meet and pray for families around Noe’s father’s home where they will be encouraging believers to begin house church fellowships in their community.
    Later we traveled to San Salvador, the home of Pr. Sergio and his family, and were blessed to witness the incredible love they have for one another and the desire they have to use everything given to them to reach others with the gospel. We visited their church fellowship that meets at the city park and shared amongst ourselves about the vision of bringing the body of Christ together through relationships that God has given us. We have many friends and family of people that are from south Mexico and central America that are now “scattered” in Skagit Valley in Washington state and in San Luis along the border of the USA. 
     What an incredible time of fellowship we had with Ana Munguia, her family and the rest of the Nueve Horizonte Assembly of God church family in Ilopango, San Salvador. Thanks to our friends, Juan Carlos and Mauricio and their families that live in our community in the United States for making this possible and inviting us into their family here in El Salvador. Jesus said, “What God puts together, let no man separate.” This is the New Testament church that’s is given the promise: “And the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.”
    “They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer. Everyone was filled with awe, and many wonders and miraculous signs were done by the apostles. All the believers were together and had everything in common. Selling their possessions and goods, they gave to anyone as he had need. Every day they continued to meet together in the temple courts. They broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people. AND the Lord added to their number daily those who were being saved.” (Acts 2:42-47)
    Everything, everyone, every day!


What a wonderful reunion as Noe took us to visit his family in San Marcelina, Lapaz. A beautiful home and family. We enjoyed breaking bread with them, visiting the ocean, which is just a short walk away, and joining them for an evening service with their local church family. The presence of God was in their hearts and home and we are confident that the Lord will be using their home to expand the kingdom work in this community.

     We are excited about the vision and were blessed with Noe spending an additional week to visit his wife, Nancy’s family in Honduras before traveling back to the USA.

     “Arise, shine, for your light has come, and the glory of the Lord rises upon you. See, darkness covers the earth and thick darkness is over the peoples, but the Lord rises upon you. Nations will come to your light, and kings to the brightness of your dawn. Lift up your eyes and look about you: All assemble and come to you; your sons come from afar, and your daughters are carried on the arm.” (Isaiah 60:1-4)