June 30, 2009
Following two weeks of political controversy and illegal actions, the president of Honduras was recently arrested and exiled to Costa Rica. The president of the Congress has replaced him as president of Honduras until the next presidential election on Nov. 29, 2009.
Due to the volatile situation, Compassion's Honduras office and 75 Compassion-assisted child
development centers in the Tegucigalpa area are temporarily closed. Families and children are staying home as a security precaution.
Please pray for God's steadfast protection over our staff and children in Honduras. Also pray
for wisdom for the government leaders as they seek a quick and peaceful resolution to this
Compassion Honduras will keep us updated as more information is available. Compassion International will contact you if your sponsored child has been affected.
We just got this notice about Compassion in Honduras. We've been watching the past few days about the political mess going on down there. I've been thinking about our little boy (David, he's 4) that we are scheduled to travel to and meet/play with/hug on/love on - in September. Since getting this notice today - my heart breaks. Not only am I sad that we may not be able to travel to see him, but moreso that "Compassion's Honduras office and 75 Compassion-assisted child development centers in the Tegucigalpa area are temporarily closed. Families and children are staying home as a security precaution".
To me this means that David and his other Honduran buddies sponsored through Compassion may not be getting the food they need and more importantly the love of Jesus through the Compassion folks that work in the projects every day. I also wonder if some of the precious kids I loved on in June 2007 are affected by the shutting down of the Compassion centers.
I KNOW that God is in control of every situation, and I am thankful for this. I pray that David's family (well, really that everyone) knows that He is in control and that they will be okay through this unrest the city of Tegucigalpa and the country are facing right now. I pray that they will be kept safe and God will hold them in His hands even tighter than ever before. Please join me in praying for this situation in Honduras and for our little David and his family.