I can't believe we are here

We were fortunate enough to see Dr. Brian and Melissa Randolph in one of the bigger cities (San Pedro Sula) on our way to the House of Hope.  As we left him, he looked at us and said, “I can't believe you are actually here.  Thank you.”  Dr. Brian, I can't believe we are here either. 

When Dr. Tom Brian first asked us if we could move here to serve as Interim Directors, he asked as a formality.  He knew what the answer would be, and that's exactly what we told him. No, not going to happen.  The plan and the dream was to move here in September of 2017.

Then we talked about it some more, I said there was a 1% chance we move here.  Dr. Brain took that as a 0% chance.  But here we are. We have been living here at the House of Hope for a 2 weeks and I still can't believe it. 

While Lauren and I were here for a year back in 2011, the last few visits have been for 10-12 days each.  That is what the kids have been used to.  Whenever we arrive, they always ask us how long we are staying. So we get to tell them this time, “we live here; this is our home now.”

Here at the House of Hope, we are lucky to have electricity 12 hours a day.  The internet is slow at times. There is no hot water.  In the past 2 weeks we have bled, cried, sweat gallons, and gotten super muddy.  Yet we could not be happier; we are finally where we belong.

However, we could not be here without you.  You have prayed for us, encouraged us, supported us.  Thank you, thank you, thank you. Thank you for praying, thank you for your kind words, thank you for your excitement, thank you for your gifts, thank you for your comments and likes on Facebook.  Our hearts are full of love and our cup runneth over. 

Thank you!