God Opens the Door to 61 Isaiah
One day I was in Ancient/Medieval Philosophy waiting to get out to go back to my internship when Lindsey texted me to tell me a school from Honduras was tabling on campus. She had graduated a semester early and was working for HBU; I was annoyed to be losing hours, but I knew she dreamed of teaching in Central America. So we talked to Abundant Life Christian School and we were excited to maybe have a way to teach in a Spanish-speaking country, but the idea didn’t hit until Shannon spoke up about 61 Isaiah. He was helping the school recruit, but when he mentioned agricultural missions and the need 61 Isaiah had for a farm manager I was hooked. Lindsey emailed the school and I emailed Shannon. I left my internship upon graduation to work on the farm/ranch again to learn more agricultural skills, and soon after my return Lindsey and I got married on January 4th, 2020. A week after our honeymoon we received our official acceptance from 61 Isaiah, and two months later Lindsey received her job offer from Abundant Life Christian School to teach, you guessed it, History and Literature.
We had been praying daily at 9:38 with the 61 Isaiah prayer initiative asking God to clearly shut or open our door to Honduras. It seems God opened the door! We still took a week to talk with family, mentors, and our church, but our answer was clear – God was, and is, calling us to serve in Honduras. Before we got married, while I was still a cowhand, Lindsey and I took a week-long vision trip to Honduras to meet the team. We have now committed to a year of service with hearts open as God might lead beyond that – if He calls we will answer – as long as God wants us in Honduras you will find us there.
My task in Honduras will be to take a leading role in the further development of 61 Isaiah’s Lenca Hunger Farm. The vision is to bring the farm to profitable sustainability through cash crops like coffee and fish so that we can grow staple crops like corn and beans along with chickens/eggs, goats, pigs, etc. as a means for the local churches to support their own poor independent of foreign aid. Lindsey will be spending her time serving students at Abundant Life Christian School in Honduras teaching History and Literature in the secondary school. I would love to tell you more about the vision God has for us, but that will have to wait for another time.
We appreciate any prayer y’all can muster as we face this international move as newlyweds, and we hope y’all are as excited as we are!
Yours as God wills,
Micah and Lindsey Jimison
P.S. For anyone reading this near Houston or within traveling distance I am serious about that mug of coffee. We would love to sit down and talk. And if you are too far, give us a call!