I am not even sure how to begin this blog as so many thoughts are running through my head right now. I guess let me begin by asking for prayer for Nathalie, her sister Allison and her mom, Brenda. This is the same Nathalie that many of you prayed for when she went to Texas for medical treatment. This morning, Nathalie’s father, Cesar had a heart attack and passed away. He was very young and in great health. This was very sudden and unexpected. Cesar was so very different from the vast majority of men here in Honduras. He worked hard and took pride in being able to care for his family. Even when they went to the US for medical treatment Cesar paid as much out of their own pockets as they could because he did not want to take advantage of anyone. He loved his daughters and helped care for them more than any other father I have seen here. Every night it was his job to put them to bed and to lay with them while they fell asleep. He came to every parent/ teacher conference and helped with homework in the evenings. This same love carried over to my children. I give full credit to Cesar for Tyler gaining confidence in Spanish. He worked with Tyler this summer and then every time we went to their house to eat, he would walk around outside with Tyler and patiently help Tyler, speaking slowly and playing whatever Tyler wanted to play. I am so thankful for all that he did for Tyler. He also had a deep love and respect for his wife. They did everything together… everything. This will be so hard for Brenda so please pray for her. This family has been such good friends to us since we moved her. We have eaten together many times, my parents stayed at their house when they came last time, they brought me medicine yesterday because I lost my voice, they have showed me where to shop, where the best doctors are and how to cook here. I guess what I am saying, is that we lost a really good friend today- one of the few we have here, one of the few who has wanted our friendship and asked for nothing in return. Please pray that God gives us wisdom in how to help this special family and pray for peace and strength for them.
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