Waypoints Defined

The meaningful points along life's way.

Direct me in the path of your commands, for there I find delight. Psalm 119:35

Wednesday, January 25, 2012


Visiting with Mark and Melanie Miller was a special part of our weekend. Getting together with family when we are thousands of miles from home is nothing less than a treat. Melanie enjoys cooking and baking and I wish I had pictures to share of her cinammon buns and fresh fruit platters because they looked as delicious as they tasted.

Marya and her collection from the ocean
Breylon has a fun loving personality and speaks spanish like a catracho.

Rachelle, Marya and Maddie

The Shalom church that they are a part of is a healthy, vibrant church. We were warmly greeted and welcomed by adults and children alike. Discipleship, mulitiple community outreaches, and taking care of the poor and needy in their own congregation are all ways the love of Jesus is demonstrated in this body of believers. At the main service a young doctor gave his life to the Lord. What a neat thing to witness as the angels rejoiced in heaven!

Mark and Melanie have a desire to reach out to the community that works in the city dump. On Saturday a brigade is coming in to distribute eyeglasses to those who need it. Mark was hanging up flyers around San Jorge to get the word out.

One of the homes in San Jorge, the community that works in the Choluteca dump.

The ride home from Choluteca was far from smooth even though our car ran great and nothing out of the ordinary happened. The road itself is full of potholes and washouts. David was always on alert and never fought sleep once as he dodged the road craters  and slowed for tumulos (speed bumps).

We made it safely home and look forward to welcoming Michael and Glenda Miller on Tuesday.

I have the set the Lord always before me.
 Because he is at my right hand, I will not be shaken.
Psalm 16: 8


  1. Are you related to the Millers (other than in the Lord). Love the pictures. You wrote quite calmly about the roadway. Were you feeling that calm during the ride? I am picturing you axiouslly exclaiming "DAVID!" As some of those potholes loomed ahead. And his calm assuring "Cynthia!"As he ably drove through. Ok... so maybe that is just how I would be. Haha

    1. Melanie is a cousin on my mom's side. Cindy, we started rating David on his driving ability... as in passing and avoiding potholes. My ratings were based on whether or not my anxiety level increased. The only time he didn't pass was when it felt like we were playing chicken with a tractor trailer. Other than that, he got an A+. :)