Friday, May 1, 2009

An end to a chapter

Today marks the end of two chapters to our little team here in Honduras. Earlier this week, the Severinghaus family left after spending 4 months with us. They are an incredible family who was called here to help us. We were blessed by their time here, and will continue to pray for the new chapter in THEIR lives. And this morning, our dear friend and intern, Jamie, departed to go back to the states. She has diligently spent 8 months of her life enriching our ministry here in La Ceiba, and enriching our lives with her love for the people of Honduras. The other two of "The Intern", Josh and Andy, will be with us for a few more months. We will miss this small gathering of friends, and now when we have team meetings, there will definitely be a gap. One thing that, unfortunately, is a reality of missionaries is the continuous hello and goodbyes. Most come for a short time, we develop strong relationships with, but then move on their way. We understand this, but it is still a bitter sweet time. We know that when we meet someone, that eventually there will be a parting of ways, and it is bitter-sweet indeed. Goodbye to this incredible family, and this wonderful young woman! We pray that God will bring you back to us one day, but if not, we know that we will see you in Glory!

The Severinghaus family


Jamie at one of our clinics

2 comments:

Bradpetehoops said...

Very nice mission, helping people. Have a nice day.

Becky Aguirre said...

Definitely part of missionary life, all these hellos and goodbyes! Now that our school year is ending, many folks here are taking summer trips, furloughs, moving on...change is a 'constant'! :)