Prayer Letter from Rev. Ernest Langendoen

March 18, 2009

Dear friends in Christ,

We are back in Honduras, after spending two months in North America.  The time went fast as we visited family, made visits to a number of churches, and spent some time relaxing.   There were happy times with visiting friends and family, and sorrowful times at the loss of sister-in-law Jocelyn Langendoen, who died in late January.

The first few days in Honduras felt somewhat strange, as we tried to get re-adjusted to the change from North America to Central America.  There continues to be much political instability, and the violence has greatly increased.  Corruption, drugs, gangs and death have become a way of life.

The first Wednesday back we had our prayer meeting at the church.  Afterwards we had a birthday celebration to celebrate the first birthday of Orlando Sierra's first grandchild.   And on Sunday the church had a welcoming lunch to welcome us again to Honduras.  And so our time up North quickly faded into the past.

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Urgent Prayer Request from Rev. Langendoen

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Please pray for the family of Rev. José Arias, pastor of the Christian Reformed Church of San José de la Vega in Honduras, director of the John Calvin Seminary (the original MINTS Centre in Honduras), professor for MINTS throughout Central America and MINTS-Honduras Country Coordinator. I received a phone call early this morning that he was involved in a traffic accident late last night [date not certain - Ed.] and died as a result of it. Rev. Arias was one of my key youth leaders whom I had the privilege of mentoring and training while living in Honduras in 1982.

The Langendoens in Honduras

February 5, 2008

Dear friends in Christ,
The month of December was spent visiting family and friends. I am from the Niagara Peninsula, Ontario, where we went during the first couple of weeks to visit family and our calling church, Immanuel Orthodox Reformed Church of Jordan. We then headed to Lookout Mountain, Georgia (near Covenant College) to visit Betsy’s family. Her sister’s family lives in Chattanooga, and her brother, his wife and their baby were there visiting from Romania.

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