Settling In

Hello friends and family,

Over the last two weeks we have been on an adventure! We have enjoyed flying here, unpacking, getting to know our host family, a week of classes, and getting to know La Ceiba better.

Us at Roatan

A few things we have learned along the way… 

  1. How to count lempiras (currency here)- $1.00 is worth 22.3 times our currency which makes us use bigger bills. We both about had a heart attack when our bill at the store was over 1,000 lempiras just to learn that’s equivalent to $45.00. 🙂 Gotta love Honduras!
  2. That the electricity and water can go out any time… even in the middle of class! Don’t always expect to have it. And no, you can’t call Duke Energy for your electricity problems.
  3. David has found out how much Spanish he still needs to learn and has lots of homework every night. Hannah confirmed what she already knew… she knew enough Spanish to barely get by. Being here at Spanish school was such a great choice and we are thoroughly enjoying it. We are learning so much every day.
  4. And the best of all… learning to trust God with everything! And we mean everything, big and small. We are still amazed that we are here and how sovereign God’s timing is.

Language school is going well and is very busy. We have 4 hours of class every day (Monday-Friday) and homework each night. We are trying to use our time wisely each day. We have already accomplished several things in preparation for our move to Rus Rus (jungle house), but much is still needed to be done. We would appreciate your prayers in that regards.

Hannah y Nancy

Hannah with her teacher, Nancy

Manuel y David

David with his teacher Manuel, also our host dad.

We found a wonderful doctor here in the area that we are very happy with. Him and his daughter own an OB/GYN clinic in the area. We had another ultrasound last week and baby boy is doing wonderful. He continues to grow nice and strong. As of last week, he was weighing 2.5 pounds but we are sure it’s more by now. Hannah entered the third trimester of her pregnancy (28 weeks) this past Monday. We are rejoicing in this little boy and can’t wait to meet him soon!

27 weeks

Picture above was last week (27 weeks)- Now Hannah is 28 weeks and in her 3rd trimester.

At the doctor

One of the doctors working with us here in La Ceiba. We had another wonderful ultrasound!

Praises

~ We praise the Lord for safety and good health as we have been here. The Lord continues to take care of us.

~ Praise the Lord we found a good, Christian agency that will be working on our residency for Honduras.

~ Praise the Lord for our wonderful host family we are living with. They have been such a blessing to us by taking good care of us and helping us learn more about La Ceiba.

Wes with truck

We praise the Lord for the Rus Rus truck that Missionary Air Group just got. We are excited to have this out in the jungle. 🙂 Larger tires arriving soon. 

Pray For:

~ Continue to pray for a safe and healthy pregnancy for Hannah and baby boy.

~ Please pray for us as we are in the process of finding a local church here in La Ceiba to attend until we move to the jungle.

~ Pray for an upcoming trip this weekend that David will be taking to San Pedro Sula (3 hours away) with some other missionaries to learn about residency and dual citizenship for baby boy. Hannah will be staying in La Ceiba with her host mom as the traveling wears on her pregnant body. Pray for a good relationship with the government of Honduras and the missionaries as David will attend a conference with important political figures in Honduras (president, vice president, etc.)

~ Pray for wisdom and knowledge as we purchase construction materials in the next few weeks as we prepare for our upcoming construction team who will be completing our home in April/May. Pray for all our totes to safely make it to Honduras. They will be shipped soon and will take about a month to arrive.

We hope all of you are doing well. We see that you might be getting some snow in North Carolina. We are enjoying the nice, warm weather down here. Stay warm! 🙂

Blessings,

David and Hannah

If you are interested in contacting us:

Email: davidmora5@aol.com 

You can Skype us with our name: davidmora2010 (Let us know a time you want to chat)

You can also FaceTime or call us on our new Honduran phone numbers:

Download the free “What’s App” to talk to us for free. (Using wi fi)

If you want to call us from your house phone, you can buy a $5.00 Boss phone card online or at a Spanish grocery store.

David- 011 (504) 8896-2933

Hannah- 011 (504) 8873-7999

We made it!

Greetings from Honduras!

It stills seems so surreal that we are actually here. We give God the glory and praise for how he got us here in such a short amount of time, something only he could do! We praise the Lord for all our supporters who have encouraged  and helped send us. We are so appreciative.

We have had two days of Spanish classes and they have gone well. We both have different teachers as we are not on the same level in Spanish. Hannah is learning basic Spanish/how to communicate and David is focusing more on writing and learning aviation terms , theological terms for preaching, and medical terms. Our host family speaks a little English, but are trying to primarily speak in Spanish around Hannah. David is also trying to speak more Spanish around me so I can get used to it. 🙂

A Typical Day so far…

6:00 am- Get up and get ready for the day. The birds sing so beautifully here and often wake you up.

7:00 am- Breakfast with our host family

8:00 am- 12:00 pm- Spanish Classes with one break in between

12:00 pm- Lunch with our host family

After lunch, we are trying to be wise with our time and that includes: research the city and get to know it (it will be where we come every month for our supplies), devotions, catching up with all of you, missions work/preparations for Rus Rus jungle mission base, etc. Every day has been different so far! 🙂 It is very hot in the afternoons so sometimes just relaxing and not being outside is a must. There is no air conditioning either, in case you were wondering. 😉

6:00 pm- Dinner with our host family

After dinner is usually free time as well, but we hope to get to know more people in the community and local church here. We want to be involved. We will be attending a local church here in La Ceiba this Sunday (tomorrow).

Before we go to bed each night, a cold shower is a must after a very hot day. It helps you to sleep so much better. When you come to visit, you will understand completely. 🙂

Saturday is cleaning day here at the home as our host family has a big home to clean. We try to help out as much as possible. It’s also laundry day, which might seem easy. Luckily, we have a washing machine, but there is no dryer so we hang dry all our clothes. Great practice for the jungle!

Sundays are for worship/rest and we will be looking for a local church here in La Ceiba to attend and fellowship with other believers.

David and Hannah

Our Little family of 3… soon to be 4! 🙂

Fajitas Fish food

Trying new food is a must when moving to a new country! 😉

Chester

Our balcony view- Chester loves to bask in the sun. 🙂

A couple bits of information you might be wondering about…

  1. The weather here is beautiful and tropical like. From 12:00 pm till about 4:00 pm it can get quite hot. It is pretty cool in the mornings and evenings. Of course we are in their winter right now. It will be interesting I am sure during their summer. 😉 Two days so far have been almost 90 degrees, just to give you an idea.
  2. Chester, our german shepherd puppy, is doing great and loves it here. He has adapted very well. We are so thankful to have him and know he will be a perfect addition for us as a guard and runway dog in Rus Rus.
  3. Hannah and the baby are doing great. We are in the process of finding a doctor/hospital in the city where the baby will be delivered. We would appreciate your prayers for wisdom.

Prayer Request:

  1. Please continue to pray for a healthy and safe pregnancy. Hannah is 26 weeks pregnant and we continue to praise the Lord for this little boy growing in her womb. She has been feeling well and had no complications so far- praise the Lord!
  2. Pray for our health and safety as we are here in the city. Pray for the transition as we get use to the climate, food, culture, language, and being away from home.
  3. Pray for relationships we will build here in the city. Pray for opportunities to share the gospel with those we come in contact with. Even though we are only here for language school, we want to make the most of every opportunity.
  4. Pray for wisdom as we continue to make preparations/plans for our move to the jungle in April/May. There is much to be done before then.
  5. Pray for us as we will begin the residency process very soon. We have a 90 day visa and are prayerfully aiming to get this done soon. It will makes things here so much easier once we are residents.

Thank you for your continued prayers and support! We love each of you.

Blessings from Honduras,

David and Hannah Mora