We had a wonderful trip to Georgia this past week. We were able to stay there Wednesday, July 1st through Monday, July 6th. We have some wonderful friends who let us stay in their beautiful home while they were away on a missions trip to Peru. Their home is in the mountains and so peaceful. We were able to get some rest and do some support raising at the same time! Perfect for me as I prepare to have sinus surgery on July 7th. 🙂
On Thursday, we were able to meet with Pastor David Bogran, the pastor of New Horizon Church (Spanish Church of First Baptist Woodstock). We were scheduled to speak at his church on Sunday. We enjoyed sharing our presentation with him personally and seeing him catch our vision. Pastor David and his wife were missionaries to Honduras for 15 years! They have a heart for Honduras, which thrills our hearts. 🙂 We enjoyed sharing with their church family on Sunday afternoon. Several of the members in this church are from Honduras and were excited that we will be going there full-time. I (Hannah) was even able to practice my Spanish skills at our display table. Trying to speak in my broken Spanish has encouraged and excited me as we continue to prepare for Honduras.
Pastor David and his wife after the service on Sunday
We are so thankful for the audio visual teams at every church. A lot of times these men and women go unnoticed for their hard work each week. They are always so helpful as they download and get our presentations ready.
On Saturday, we were able to spend some time with Pastor Harrison and Candy Bradley. He is the pastor of one of our supporting churches in Blairsville, GA- New Union Baptist Church. We love this church family and how they have taken us under their wing. We were also able to update their church family on Sunday night on our progress with support raising.
We enjoyed playing with the sparklers before the fireworks show!
Pastor Harrison’s son, James and his girlfriend, Casey, enjoying the sparklers too!
Pastor Harrison and Candy- What a blessing this couple is to us!
And who doesn’t enjoy a snow cone? 🙂
Sunday of course was a busy, but exciting day! We enjoyed sharing at New Horizon and New Union. David and I even laugh at how fast we can put up our display table now. It has become a quick routine! 🙂
July 13th-July 27th– We leave for Florida! David’s family lives in Fort Lauderdale. We plan on meeting with individuals, pastors, and speaking at churches in the area. We will be there for about 2 weeks! We would appreciate your prayers!
August 2nd– Church in Shelby
August 9th– Union Grove Baptist Church in Lexington, NC (Hannah’s home church she grew up in)
August 16th– Drury Dobbins Baptist Church in Ellenboro, NC
August 23rd– Ivanhoe Baptist Church in Wilmington, NC
We are excited at how God is working! Praise the Lord we are currently at 38.4 % of our needed monthly support! God is continuing to raise that percentage, and we are humbled by that. Thank you to all of our supporters!! We love and appreciate all of you! 🙂
David and Hannah
Sometimes I would like to see the big picture. The WHOLE picture. From start to end.
But then I realize that God is protecting me from something I can’t handle. Can you imagine if we could see our whole lives right before our eyes? The joys, heartbreaks, ups, and downs that are waiting for us… Scary.
There is one piece to our puzzle that I am thankful we had to wait on. The mission field. For the last 10 years, David and I have both been preparing and training to go overseas. We’ve had our share of ups and downs. Among that list are: Paying off our students loans, David getting more experience as a pilot/mechanic, choosing the “right” mission organization for us, and the list could go on. And for that we are thankful. I am thankful for God’s timing as it is always best.
What about in other areas of my life or even your life? Are we patient? Do we try to rush ahead to see what the future holds? Or do we simply wait on the Lord’s timing? His perfect timing. 10 years ago or even 5 years ago we wouldn’t have been prepared to go to Honduras. God made us wait, because it was best for us.
So friend, I am here to encourage you to wait. Whatever season you’re in. Whatever you’re waiting for, because let’s face it… we’re all in some season of waiting in our lives. Take hope in your Heavenly Father and the wisdom that he has to know what is best for his child. For you.
Psalm 27:14 ” Wait on the Lord; be of good courage, and he shall strengthen your heart; Wait, I say on the Lord.”
Hello friends and family!
The past few weeks have been VERY busy for us. We are actually taking a few days off for some down time.
Hannah finished the school year at Graham on June 11th and is relieved to be finished. She will miss her co-workers and students, but is excited about being on full-time support raising with David. We have also enjoyed seeing several friends and family over the last few weeks here in Winston-Salem and also visiting us in Shelby.
We have both been speaking at various churches at the past few weeks. We are excited to report that we are currently at 30% of our needed financial support. God continues to provide and raise new financial partners. Would you pray to see if God is calling YOU to be involved in our ministry?
Below are some pictures of the past few weeks. We love all of you!
L to R: David, Hannah, Rachel (Wiles’ Daughter), Denise, Wes, Abrielle, and Joel- This is the MAG Honduras Team. We are excited to serve alongside them! 🙂 We enjoyed having lunch with them last week in Winston-Salem.
We enjoyed sharing our ministry with Daystar Christian Fellowship in Greensboro, NC- The Spanish Church who has been supporting us. What an encouragement it was for us to share. In the picture, the pastor prayed over us. 🙂
FAQ- Frequently Asked Questions??
1. When are you heading to Honduras? We cannot leave until we are 100% financially supported. Our goal is to leave early next year (January 2016) to head to language school in Honduras. After language school (3-4 months), we will be headed to the jungle.
2. How long will you be there? We have trained and prepared for over 10 years. Our plans are to stay there until the Lord tells us otherwise. We are hoping to be there until retirement age. We still plan on coming home on a yearly basis, considering how close Honduras is to the United States.
3. Why do we need to financially support you NOW? We are in need of monthly financial support to help us prepare for Honduras and for our living expenses here while we are on deputation/support raising here in the U.S. However, we will only live off about 50% of our monthly support here in the U.S. The rest of our support will be saved for our outgoing expenses. (Example of one outgoing expense: Generator to run electricity in our jungle home -$8,000)
4. Should I give monthly or a one-time gift? We appreciate all the monetary gifts that come in to help us with our ministry. The one-time gifts generally go towards our outgoing expense fund and traveling for support raising expenses. Monthly support is very needed at this time to get to Honduras. In order for us to head to Honduras, we have to be 100% supported on a monthly basis. This is why we are pushing so hard to raise monthly support; however, we do appreciate the one-time gifts/love offerings that family/friends bless us with. Whatever the Lord lays on your heart will bless us indeed! Each gift-whether monthly or one-time is furthering the kingdom of God!
5. Where do you normally speak/share your ministry? We are speaking at people’s homes, churches, and with small groups. We are open to share anywhere with anyone who agrees doctrinally with us, our sending agency, and sending church. Let us know if your church is interested in having us come speak.
Today, June 7th, we had the opportunity to speak at Double Springs Baptist Church in Shelby, NC. We spoke at the brotherhood breakfast and shared about our passion for Honduras. We also were able to attend Sunday School and the worship service. We thoroughly enjoyed our time with these precious brothers and sisters in Christ.
This week will be Hannah’s last week at Graham Elementary. Please pray for both of us as we finish packing up her classroom and preparing to take some of these things to Honduras! Pray for Hannah as she will be saying goodbye to her co-workers and students.
We will be speaking at a Spanish Church in Greensboro, NC this Sunday, June 14th. We will also have the opportunity to meet up with our co-missionaries from Honduras in the Winston-Salem. (The Wiles and Braxtons) We are looking forward to a time of sweet fellowship and reunion as we continue to prepare for Honduras.
Thank you for your continued prayers! Love and blessings to all of you!
We are still blown away by how fast everything has picked up concerning missions. We are loving this journey! Thanks to all of you for your kind words and encouragement as we began our support raising endeavors.
Currently, we are at 20% and climbing. God continues to amaze us with how he is providing individual supporters and churches. Let us know if you’d like more information on how to be involved in our ministry.
This week (May 11th-14th), David is in Coshocton, Ohio, for the IAMA missions conference held at the MMS Aviation hangar. Please pray for safety as he and another missionary fly back on Thursday evening.
Hannah continues to work hard as a teacher at Graham Elementary. They are preparing for testing, which can be very strenuous and tiring. Pray for patience and strength for Hannah as she finishes the school year well.
We love all of you!! Thank you for continuing to pray for us. Let us know how we can pray for you.
We are David and Hannah Mora. After ten years of preparation, God has provided an amazing opportunity for us to go to Rus Rus, Honduras. David will be serving as a missionary pilot, while Hannah will be working hard as a Proverbs 31 wife. We are also excited to get involved in evangelism and discipleship as the Lord leads.