Here is our quarterly newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading all that God has done. We greatly appreciate all your prayers!
David and Hannah Mora
Here is our quarterly newsletter. We hope you enjoy reading all that God has done. We greatly appreciate all your prayers!
David and Hannah Mora
Hello friends and family!
We hope all of you are doing well. As for us, we continue to stay busy with what God has called us to do here in the jungle. We count it a privilege and blessing to serve the Miskito people here. We wanted to let you know what’s been going on with us over the past several weeks.
Nicholas continues to grow strong and healthy. He is now 4 months old (As of August 5th). He weighs 15.8 pounds and is 25 inches long. He can bear weight on his legs, loves to laugh/coo/smile, sleeps through the night, and is a cuddle bug! We enjoy having him in our lives and can’t imagine our lives without him now. He has been the perfect picture of health, and we pray that he will continue to be as living out here is difficult to do with a sickly child. We praise the Lord for his health and protection over our son.
Nicholas’ First Flight Lesson in the Plane 🙂
We continue to get involved in the village here in various ways. David is preparing various upcoming Bible studies for the men here. I continue to teach through the book of Esther on Mondays. We have a few short chapters left and then we will be finished. We will be doing the Book of Ruth next. The women are very hungry for the Word of God. David continues to preach some in the church here. We hope to get more involved in children’s ministries in the future. God is definitely at work here in the church!
David is involved in full-time maintenance alongside Wes on a daily basis. There is always a project to work on here. It’s like living on a farm! I stay very busy as a full-time wife and mom taking care of David and Nicholas, and also our home. We have one Miskito lady who comes once a week to help with some things around the house, which has been very helpful. It has also given me a chance to get to know another lady here in the village and develop friendships. Another good friend of mine is Geraldina, the head nurse of the village. God is using her greatly in the church and also in the hospital. She truly has a heart of gold. She has taken David and I under her wing. She also adores Nicholas. She is his “Miskito grandma”. 😉 David and I continue to pray that we will be able to build deeper relationships with the people here. The reason we are here is for the people, not for the airplane. If we lose sight of that, then we lose sight of what God has called us to do.
Last week was one of the busiest weeks for us. We had to go to three different cities to get paperwork done for Nicholas and ourselves. The plane was undergoing a little maintenance, so we took a truck ride into Puerto Lempira. Now this truck ride is not for the faint of heart. It’s about 5 hours from where we live and the roads are in horrible condition. I grew up going mudding on a four wheeler with my dad and brother, but this was true MUDDING. 😉 It was a pretty rough ride, but we are so thankful for the MAG Kia truck for instances like this. On our way to Puerto Lempira, we noticed a truck with several people pulled over to the side of the road with the hood up. Wes stopped the truck and we asked if they needed help. They didn’t speak very much Spanish, but we were able to understand that they had a very sick lady in the back of the truck in need of a hospital. We loaded her onto our truck and drove her in to Puerto Lempira as we were only about 30 minutes out. Showing the love of Jesus looks different, but we believe God placed us on the road at that time to help this family out. Praise the Lord for choosing to use the Wiles and ourselves here in La Mosquitia.
The sick lady laying on the truck bed on the rough ride in to Puerto Lempira. David sat in the back with this family.
Once we arrived in Puerto Lempira, we enjoyed a delicious lunch with the Marines. Remember the Marines we told you about? Well we got to reconnect with them and have lunch with them! What a blessing! It’s so cool to see how God orchestrates all the details. We then spent the night at House of Hope, which is a children’s home there in Puerto Lempira. We enjoyed meeting a new missionary couple and hearing about all God has done in their lives. They have a wonderful ministry there ministering to children and also to missionaries/teams that need a place to stay.
We thoroughly enjoyed our lunch with the Marines. Nicholas enjoyed them too!
The next morning, we got in a commercial plane and flew to La Ceiba, the city where we buy all of our supplies. The men at the airport were puzzled as to where the MAG plane was and why we flew commercial this time. 🙂 The whole afternoon was spent in the immigration office. After much time there, we received our temporary residency cards. We will receive our permanent plastic cards in a few weeks. Praise the Lord!! Another note of praise is God taking care of immigration late penalty fee of $320.00 that we thought we would have to pay. We showed up late due to us not being able to leave the jungle in time. The immigration inspector (a believer in Christ) looked at us and said, “God is definitely at work in your lives.” We were thankful that God spared us the immigration fee we thought we were going to have to pay. How awesome is our God?
As most of you saw on face book, a tropical storm that eventually turned into a hurricane was sweeping through our area. We left the next morning on a bus to head to San Pedro Sula, praying the weather would cooperate. Praise the Lord, it did! We were in San Pedro for two days. We went to the U.S. Consulate and brought all our paperwork we had been collecting for months for Nicholas. Everything went wonderful and he should receive his U.S. passport in 3-5 weeks. 🙂 God is so good.
The next day, we had the privilege of attending a workshop through Honduran Fellowship Network, a network of missionaries here in Honduras. The workshop was titled, “Balanced Living Though on the Mission Field.” David and I were both so encouraged to meet other missionaries and be fed spiritually ourselves. Sometimes as missionaries we give and give, and forget that we too need encouragement from other believers. We left encouraged and refreshed.
That afternoon, we got on the bus and headed back to La Ceiba for the next two days to do our supply and grocery run for the month.
We are back in Rus Rus and back at work. David and Wes are busy preparing for a trip to Guatemala at the end of the month for the annual inspection of the MAG 206 airplane. They will meet up with other MAG personnel there to work on the plane for about 2 weeks. We would appreciate your prayers as they have much to do before they leave, and for myself, Denise, and Nicholas as we stay here.
I had an awesome opportunity this Wednesday. I was invited into a Miskito home by two ladies here in the village for a small Bible study/prayer meeting. It was such a special treat to be invited into their home. Other Miskito ladies also joined us who spoke no Spanish, only Miskito. One of the ladies read some Scripture and had a time of prayer in Spanish and Miskito. She was speaking of the passage in Luke 18 on having faith. She even shared in Miskito with the ladies about David and I waiting patiently for Nicholas for all those years of infertility. I couldn’t help but smile as I looked around and saw all these beautiful women of darker skin color than myself praising Jesus. I kept thinking of what Heaven will be like with all nationalities and races represented serving One Lord. How beautiful that day will be! I will always cherish my first experience in a Miskito home. It was very humbling for me to see how these people live and the joy that is on their faces. What a great encouragement for me to choose joy in my life.
~ Pray for continued health for our whole family. We praise the Lord for our good health thus far.
~ Pray for the upcoming trip to Guatemala for David and Wes. (August 25th- September 3rd)
~ Pray for us as we continue to minister to the people here at church, at Bible studies, and just by living among the people here.
~ The transition has gotten better, but please continue to pray as we adjust to living here. (snakes, tarantulas, scorpions, and more)
Thank you for your continued prayers and support. We miss and love all of you!
David, Hannah, and Nicholas Mora
Greetings from Honduras!
We wanted to post an update on how things are going here in Honduras. We officially moved into our side of the duplex at the end of May. We aren’t completely finished with everything, but have made excellent progress thanks to the construction team and Hannah’s parents. We will continue to complete projects and unpack.
David is working hard to get checked out on the different grass air strips out here. Please keep them in your prayers as Wes flies with David in the airplane. David also gets lots of experience with maintenance and not just on the airplane! When something breaks or leaks out here, he is the mechanic or plumber! There is no number to call. David is also learning how to maintain and work on other things here on the mission base such as maintaining the generator, water pump/tower, airplane, tractor, and truck. Wes has been so helpful in teaching David how to maintain these things here on the mission base. These are things we take for granted in the states.
I (Hannah) am learning a lot about basic housekeeping. Those of you who know me well know how OCD I am when it comes to cleaning. Well out here you sweep and five minutes later the dust/dirt comes drifting back into your home from the dusty landscape. It’s not unusual to have all kinds of dead bugs on your floor in the morning that are flying around at night. I am not one for bugs and critters, but out here we have no choice. Also, I’m adapting to different ways of keeping our home tidy such as hang drying our clothes outside, pulling the clothes off the line really fast before the rain hits (sometimes minutes after you initially hung them out to dry), cooking over a propane stovetop (no oven at the moment), washing dishes by hand, washing out cloth diapers, pumping water from the well, etc. God is stretching me in ways I didn’t think possible. It’s all about being fluid. I’m learning that maintaining our home and taking care of our family is my first and most important ministry. I’m so thankful I am able to do all of these things. I finally get to enjoy being a stay at home wife and mommy, and I love it!
Nicholas is 3 months old today (July 5th) and is growing so fast. He weighs 14.6 pounds and is 25 inches long. He loves to lay/sleep on his belly, has started sucking his thumb, and loves laying on your shoulder. He is such a cuddle bug! He coos and smiles frequently. He can also roll over, although we have yet to see it. He does this at night while he is sleeping. We hope to witness him rolling over soon. He is also sleeping through the night (8-9 hours at a time) most nights. We are so in love with our little boy and thank God daily for Him. He brings so much joy into our lives.
Chester (our sable German Shepherd) also continues to grow (70lbs +). He is 9 months old. He is an excellent guard dog for our house and the mission base. He is learning how to clear the cattle off the run way. He also loves to chase pigs all around the mission base. He loves to go swimming in the Rus Rus river with us. We sure do love our fur baby!
Chester loves laying on the front porch close to his family, but he is always on guard ready to protect!
During the week of June 5th-12th, we enjoyed the company of the Medico medical team from the United States. There were several doctors, nurses, dentists, and pharmacists on this team who came to minister in the hospital. David and Wes had the opportunity to drive the MAG Kia truck to different villages to transport patients here for the brigade. What a privilege it was to finally have a truck out here. We praise the Lord for providing this truck for Rus Rus. Denise was busy cooking her amazing meals for the team. David helped translate to Spanish in the hospital and helped with transportation.
Dental Room during the medical brigade
Patients in the back of the MAG truck on their way to see a doctor at the hospital.
We were able to offer a work day for the Nicaragua refugees that are currently living in our village. They worked very hard and in return we were able to give them rice and beans. We are trying to continue to teach the people responsibility as we minister to them. Another ministry is simply just walking through the village a few times a week and speaking to the people. We have an avocado tree in our yard that a missionary planted many years ago. We had over 300 avocados that came from this tree so we decided to pass them out to the village. It was a great way to minister to the people and share a little bit. Everyone was so excited to have avocado, as this is a special treat for them considering they usually only eat rice and beans.
David ready to pass out avocados with me in the village.
Some of the villagers hard at work cutting grass with machetes for rice and beans. (They make it look easy, but it’s very hard work.)
All of the roads here are in poor conditions, hence the need for aviation. David and Wes have been working with several Hondurans over the past few weeks to improve some of those conditions.
I started a Ladies’ Bible study two weeks ago. The ladies had a desire to study women of the Bible so we have started with the book of Esther. The women are hungry for the Word of God. David is hoping to start a Bible study very soon for the men on “Inductive Bible Study- How to Study the Bible.” David continues to preach from time to time in the local church here. We enjoy worshipping with the believers each week.
Ladies’ Bible Study
Ways to Pray:
~ Pray for us as this has been the biggest transition of our lives. It has been hard in some aspects as we learn to adapt out here and we do get homesick from time to time. What has kept us going is your prayers so please continue to pray for us! We can’t do any of this in and of ourselves, only through the power of God. Pray we will equip ourselves with the armor of God!
~ Continue to pray for our health. Please pray for me (Hannah) as my fibromyalgia has been flaring up. Other than that, we rejoice in the good health he has given us. Nicholas is strong and healthy. We praise the Lord for that!
~ Pray for the Wiles as they are in the Philippines for a month to be with their family for their daughter’s wedding. We are excited for them to share this time with their family. Pray for us as we are here on our own for the first time, but we know the Lord is with us as we adjust.
~ Pray for a pastor for our village church here. There is a pastor that might be coming to take over the church here. David has preached some, but is not able to fully take over the church/pastoral duties due to our primary roles here on the mission base as pilot/mechanic.
~ Pray for us during the first few weeks of August as we plan to meet with immigration about our Honduran residency and proceed with Nicholas’ dual citizenship and U.S. passport.
As always, thank you for your continued prayers and support. We are so blessed to have such an amazing group of people who pray and support us financially.
Love and Blessings from Rus Rus,
David, Hannah, and Nicholas Mora
Hello friends and family!
A lot has happened since our last newsletter and post on our website. We wanted to give you an update now that we have satellite internet up and running here in the jungle.
We are blessed to have Hannah’s parents here for a visit and to meet their grandson, Nicholas.
First of all, thank you all for your kind words and congratulations in regards to our son, Nicholas. He is 6 weeks old and continues to grow! We are so blessed to have this little boy. He has adapted well to being a missionary kid in the jungles of Honduras. We praise the Lord for his health and sweet spirit. He has started smiling, cooing more, and loves cuddles from mommy and daddy. We feel like our hearts will burst at times because of the love we have for him. Hannah’s parents are here in Honduras May 15th-25th to visit and meet their new grandson. We are so happy to have them here after almost 5 months of not seeing them. We are enjoying our time together as a family.
Chester is doing wonderful here. He is such a great addition to our family. David has been training him on how to clear the runway with cattle and other animals. He is also a wonderful guard dog. He is very protective of Nicholas and myself especially.
We were able to have our first construction team here in Rus Rus April 25th- May 7th. It was a success. A huge thank you to the Wiles who did most of the hosting as David and I are trying to get settled in here. We are so thankful for all that the Wiles have done for us to make this such a good transition. The construction team completed the ceiling in our home, re did all the screens on all the windows (a big project), some welding projects at our home and the hangar, lots of cleaning, and started prepping the walls for painting. Next up on our list is to paint, which Hannah’s parents have been helping with. Once we have painted we will be ready to move in. We are currently living on the other side of the duplex as we wait. We are thankful to have the other side to live in while we wait for our side to be completed.
David has been flying a lot with Wes and building more experience with the jungle air strips. Pray for wisdom and patience as he gets checked out on each one. He did do his first flight with just Nicholas and I to the city and did a wonderful job. We praise the Lord for how he has gifted David as a pilot and how he can use this gift to serve the Lord here.
David and Wes flew to Ahuas, a nearby village, for flight practice and to get an airplane part. They were able to catch up with some MMS guys from the U.S.
We will be helping to host a medical team, June 5th-12th, with the Wiles. Please pray God would use this team greatly and many would be helped at the hospital. People will come to be seen from various villages and even from Nicaragua, 5 miles away.
We are looking forward to getting more involved with the people in ministry once things settle down and our home is up and running. We are ready to jump in, but know we have to be patient during this season as we adjust. Pray for us as we continue to adjust to the heat and humidity, living in the jungle which is a lot more work with basic housekeeping, and just being away from our family. We truly believe these people here are going to become a part of our family. We are excited to minister to them.
Our first flight as a family with David as our pilot.
~ We praise the Lord for safety and protection every time we are in the airplane and for the safety he has given us here in our new home.
~ We praise the Lord for good health for our family with all of the transitions we have had.
~ Please continue to pray for us as we are still going through the residency process and in the process of getting a passport and more legal paperwork for Nicholas. It’s a long process.
~ Pray for the upcoming medical team coming June 5th-12th. That we would all be the hands and feet of Jesus as we minister to these people.
~ Pray for strength and endurance for ourselves and the Wiles as it has been a busy few months and will continue to be busy until we get settled in.
~ Pray for David as he continues to get more experience flying on different village air strips.
We hope all of you are doing well. Thank you for your continued prayers and financial support. Thank you for believing in what God has called us to do. We are humbled that God chooses to use us.
Much love and blessings,
David, Hannah and Nicholas Mora
Hello friends and family!
Things continue to progress and go well here in La Ceiba. One note of praise is we are officially finished with language school. We were able to complete 3 months and it feels great to be finished. Hannah isn’t completely fluent yet, but is able to defend herself when she is out and about, which was the main goal. She will continue to learn and work on her Spanish as we move to Rus Rus. Next order of business is for baby boy to make his appearance. (39 weeks on Monday and due April 11th) After he has been born here in the city, we hope to leave in the week or two following to the jungle. We cannot wait to get into our new jungle home and start helping Wes and Denise out in Rus Rus. Our construction team is scheduled to come April 25th- May 7th. We can’t wait to see all of them. 🙂
The month of March has been very busy for us. We were able to witness our first Honduran baptism with the local church here. We continue to enjoy fellowship with the believers in this church and will miss them greatly once we leave La Ceiba. We hope to come back and visit occasionally. We are excited about getting involved in the local church there in Rus Rus.
We’ve enjoyed going to the river with some of our church friends many times. These believers have included us in their family lunches and events, which has made us feel so welcome.
We were also blessed with our 3rd baby shower. These people don’t have much, but they give all they have for others. It blessed our hearts so much that they wanted to do this for us. Our little boy is already SO loved!
They pulled David from the audience and made him stand with the other fathers. 🙂 He is pictured on the far right side.
We had the opportunity to celebrate our first Honduran Father’s Day on March 20th. This day was very special for us as many of you know how long we waited and prayed for a child. David was able to be spoiled at church on this day with the other fathers. They had a special service at church with a special lunch afterwards.
We are very grateful for our host parents who continue to take excellent care of us. We enjoy 3 Honduran meals a day and it has helped us to adapt to the culture. Hannah was also able to teach Maria, our host mom, how to make brownies! It was lots of fun and very yummy. 🙂
David has been able to help Wes with the MAG truck since we have been stationed here in La Ceiba. This truck will be shipped out hopefully in the next week (April 8, 2016) to be used out in the jungle. We praise the Lord for providing this truck for MAG.
~ We praise the Lord for the completion of language school and the success with Hannah learning Spanish. She still has a ways to go, but we’re thankful for what all she has learned.
~ We praise the Lord for our health. We have been healthy here and Hannah’s pregnancy has gone great! Almost there! 😉
~ We praise the Lord for our time here in La Ceiba. Since we have lived here, we have been able to learn the city inside and out, which will be so helpful to us as we come here often for medical supplies and food in the future.
~ We praise the Lord for his provision. He has continued to provide for us, and we know he will continue to do so.
~ Please pray for a safe and easy delivery for Hannah and our little boy in the next week or two.
~ Pray for us as we begin our transition to the jungle in a few weeks. Although we have been there, we know it will be an adjustment going from the city to the jungle and the many tasks we will need to complete over the next several months.
~ Please pray for our upcoming construction team that is traveling from the U.S. (April 25th- May 7th) Pray for a successful trip and good health for all the team members that are coming.
~ Pray for our finances as we try to be careful on how we transition into the jungle while maintaining a budget.
We hope all of you are doing well. Thank you for your continued prayer and financial support. We love and appreciate all of you!
David and Hannah
Hello friends and family!
It’s been awhile since our last blog post due to our last newsletter coming out by email and our video updates on Facebook. We hope all of you are doing well. We always enjoy seeing and “catching up” with all of you on Facebook. We wanted to update you on what’s been going on and be looking for our March newsletter pretty soon!
A lot of people want to know what the weather is like here. For the past two weeks, we received a lot of rain and cooler temperatures, ok cooler for us but a joke for all of you. 😉 It would get down in the mid 60’s and 70’s. Very refreshing for this time of year. This past week the temps went back up in the 80’s and 90’s, with a few rain showers still. We are in their winter and the end of their rainy season. We enjoy the warmer weather, but it has been a big adjustment for both of us having no air conditioning and only one fan in our room. BUT we love it here! You find ways to stay cool such as cold showers and going out for ice-cream. 😉
8 months pregnant! We rejoice and praise the Lord for this sweet baby boy we will welcome in our arms in a few short weeks.
Our sweet baby boy taking a nap on the placenta. 😉
School continues to go well. We just completed 6 weeks of intensive language school and have 6 more to go! We plan on going to school through the end of March and possibly through some of April, depending on how Hannah is feeling being pregnant. Right now, school can be very tiring for her as she is in the home stretch of her pregnancy. (7 more weeks) Our afternoons and evenings are filled with Spanish homework, guitar lessons (twice a week), practicing with the guitar, missions work, attending our local church here, preparation for Rus Rus mission base, and preparing for baby! Our days are very busy, but we love it! 🙂
Chester, our german shepherd puppy (5 months now), loves to be around his mommy and daddy. He enjoyed listening to mommy try to play the guitar the other night. 🙂
We are very happy that we found a wonderful church here in La Ceiba. It is called Iglesia Bautista Nuevo Comunion. (New Communion Baptist Church) We both feel spiritually fed and encouraged when we attend and the people are SO sweet. Hannah is able to understand about 85% of the service unless they speak too fast. 😉 Following along in a Spanish Bible and reading the screen in Spanish seems to help her learn faster. She is also trying to converse more with the people in Spanish. They have been very supportive and encouraging in our upcoming move to Rus Rus. We know these will be brothers and sisters in Christ that we will stay in touch with for many years to come.
~ Praise the Lord we found a wonderful church to attend!
~ Praise the Lord for a continued healthy and safe pregnancy for Hannah and baby. Baby boy continues to grow nice and strong. (already weighing a little over 4 pounds)
~ Continue to pray for a healthy pregnancy these last 7 weeks. Pray for strength for Hannah as she is very tired all the time (even with lots of sleep) and has had a little trouble with swollen ankles from time to time. Other than that, she has had a wonderful pregnancy with little to no complications.
~ Pray for our upcoming construction team in April/May. David and the team leaders have much planning and preparation to do before that time and not to mention with a baby on the way it’s extra stress on David. Pray God will give him wisdom as he makes decisions.
~ Pray for the residency process for us. It is a long process and we are in the beginning stages of it and need your prayers. We know God is able! Also, for baby boy once he is born and we apply for his citizenship.
~ Please be in prayer for the mission base in Rus Rus as the medical/dental brigade is under way and will finish up next week. We will have more details about this brigade in our newsletter. Pray for strength and good health for all the medical personnel and for Wes and Denise as they minister there.
~ Please pray for all of our personal belongings for our home in Rus Rus, David’s tool box, baby stuff from 2 baby showers, and much more making it’s way by ship to Honduras. We are hoping to receive these items in the next 2-3 weeks.
All the cargo in route to Honduras!
We love and appreciate all of you! We are so thankful for the supporters (both in prayer and finances) he has placed in our path. We pray God continues to take care of all of you. Drop us a line sometime. We love to hear from each of you. 🙂
Be looking for our next newsletter that will come out the first week of March. If you have not signed up for our monthly newsletters via email and would like to, send us a private message with your information.
David and Hannah
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.
A few things we have learned along the way…
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 with her teacher, Nancy
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!
Picture above was last week (27 weeks)- Now Hannah is 28 weeks and in her 3rd trimester.
One of the doctors working with us here in La Ceiba. We had another wonderful ultrasound!
~ 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.
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.
~ 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! 🙂
David and Hannah
If you are interested in contacting us:
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
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.
Our Little family of 3… soon to be 4! 🙂
Trying new food is a must when moving to a new country! 😉
Our balcony view- Chester loves to bask in the sun. 🙂
A couple bits of information you might be wondering about…
Thank you for your continued prayers and support! We love each of you.
Blessings from Honduras,
David and Hannah Mora
Family and Friends,
We just finished the Christmas season and we hope you had a joyous one with your families. We enjoyed the Christmas holiday with Hannah’s family in Winston-Salem and are now enjoying bringing in the new year in Florida with David’s family.
Over the past month, our hearts have been going through many emotions. These emotions bring excitement, fear of the unknown, sadness for leaving family and friends, and the sense of a new adventure! We are thrilled to be on this journey and cannot wait to be in Honduras next week, but we are still human and have our struggles. We have definitely shed some tears, contemplated our decisions, but overall knew without a doubt that God was calling us to do this and he was completely faithful to do it! We have seen God’s hand of faithfulness in so many ways the past 10 years of training/Bible college, but more so in these 6 months of support raising. God has raised these funds so we are able to go! It’s because of people just like YOU who have stepped up to help send us to Honduras. We want to extend our thanks to you, our supporters. Thank you for believing in what God has called us to do. Thank you for encouraging us every step of the way. We are so blessed and thankful to have such a strong support team here in the States rooting us on as we depart the country. You are the hands and feet of Jesus by helping sending us. We are eternally grateful, and so are the countless lives that will be touched by the generosity and sacrifices you have made to help send us. We hope many of you will come visit us in the jungles of Honduras in the future. 🙂
Us with Sean Donnelly, the president/CEO of Missionary Air Group, after delivering our 9 totes for shipping to Honduras!
Our Sending off Service at Calvary Chapel Fellowship in Winston-Salem with Hannah’s parents.
Hannah at 24 weeks (last week’s picture)- 6th month of pregnancy! 🙂
Enjoying our time in Florida before we depart for Honduras.
Points of Praise:
~ We continue to praise the Lord for a healthy baby boy! Hannah had her last baby appointment in Winston-Salem last week and everything looks great! She passed her glucose test with flying colors and is ready to travel. Baby boy kicks and moves around A LOT. He is already keeping mommy on her toes. 😉 She will get a new doctor once we arrive in Honduras. She will continue her monthly and eventually weekly visits until time for baby boy to come. Please continue to pray for a safe and healthy pregnancy as moving is very stressful. (25 weeks this week)
~ We praise the Lord for our continued support! God continues to raise funds, even though our time of traveling deputation has been completed. We are in awe of his provision.
~ We praise the Lord for the sweet time of fellowship we have enjoyed with our family and friends for the past few months in various places.
~ Please pray for a safe flight to Honduras on Tuesday, January 5th. Our flight departs at 6:30 a.m. from Miami, Florida.
~ Pray for us as we transition to life in Honduras- to the food, climate, language, and living with a host family for language school.
~ Pray for our time in language school (3 months) to be fruitful and that we will learn lots (mostly Hannah). Pray we will be able to build relationships with the people in the city as we will continue to come in contact with them each time we fly into La Ceiba for supplies/food. Pray for opportunities to share Christ, even while we are in language school.
Our Upcoming Schedule
~ Tuesday, January 5th- Fly to Honduras- We will arrive in San Pedro Sula and then drive to La Ceiba (about a 3 hour drive) where we will be living until baby boy arrives. La Ceiba is where we will attend language school and live with a host family. La Ceiba is also the main city where we will fly into to pick up supplies/food once we are living in the jungle.
~ April 11th- Our sweet baby is due, but we all know he will come when he decides to! 🙂 After he is born and Hannah has recovered, we will fly to Rus Rus, Honduras (our mission base) where we will call our home.
~ April 25th- May 7th- Construction Team in Rus Rus to prepare our home. Pray for our team as they prepare to come and minister.
After the construction team leaves, we are hoping to be moved into our new home as soon as we are able. We are praying for a smooth transition into the jungle.
We love and appreciate all of you! As always, let us know how we can pray for you too. We love to hear from you! 🙂
David and Hannah
Hello friends and family!
We hope all of you enjoyed the Thanksgiving season with your families and are looking forward to celebrating the true reason for Christmas- the birth of our Savior and Lord, Jesus Christ.
The month of December will be full of joy, excitement, and also new adventures as we step out on faith! We will be spending the month wrapping up our deputation schedule, spending as much time with family and friends, and packing/moving to Honduras. We would appreciate your prayers as this is a big transition for us. We will share more details of our departure in our next newsletter that will be coming out very soon! Be looking for it!
As you can see the month of December will be a very busy month. If you are wanting to see us before we go, please schedule a time with us as our schedule is getting very full.
~Praise the Lord for a continued healthy pregnancy for Hannah and baby boy! Hannah is 21 weeks pregnant and we are rejoicing in this little angel’s life. He is very active and moves a lot. Keeps his mommy on her toes already. 😉
~ Praise the Lord for our financial and prayer support that continues to come in! God is able and so faithful to provide for his children.
~ Pray for us as although this is a very exciting time, it is also a time of sadness as we leave our families and friends behind. Pray for us as we savor these moments with all of them!
~ Pray for us as we transition into life in Honduras. It will be full of changes as we adapt to the climate, food, culture, and being away from what we know.
~ Pray our last bit of support will come in! We’re SO close! 🙂
~ Pray for Wes and Denise Wiles, our co-missionaries who are already in the jungle, as they work hard there. Pray God will give them strength and rest. We’re excited to join them very soon!
We love and appreciate all of you!
David and Hannah