Sponsor a boy in Travesia!

SPONSOR A TRAVESIA RHINO!   Would you like the chance to sponsor a Rhino in Travesia, Honduras?  We have 23 boys from the ages 10-18 years old that need your help. The Buena Vista Sports Academy provides many things to these young men of this community and we want you partner with us to change these boys […]

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2 weeks in!

the doors of la academia deportiva de travesia have been open for 2 weeks! so much has happened and to say that we’re glad to have boys practicing here would be an extreme understatement. after two tryouts, we selected our teams. it was difficult to tell those extra kids who had come out that they […]

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It’s time to start!

Things are ramping up! The goal has always been to have a soccer academy for the boys of travesia.  That has been our aim ever since coming back in December.  And it’s finally here!  We have tryouts THIS weekend and the academy will OFFICIALLY open next week!!! The past few weeks we have been refining […]

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Abandonment. There is so much of it here.  It astounds me and shocks me.  I see darkness all around me but this is the thing I keep coming back to.  It’s a local phenomenon.  Most of the kids I know in the community have been affected by it some how.  There are hardly any ‘nuclear’ […]

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Stepping across the line!

Celebration time! Peter, one of the guys who is a big influence at the academy, took some big steps on Monday!  We had some friends here from Compassion Christian Church and before they left, we had a conversation with Peter. He had lots of questions when we prayed together with the team and we wanted […]

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Pray for Honduras

Pray for Honduras. There has been lots of craziness, mistrust and discontent ever since the presidential elections in November. The results are still being contested by the opposition, the Alianza party. There have been different protests since December throughout the country. With the inauguration ceremony for the declared winner (current president Juan Orlando Hernandez) coming […]

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Planting coconuts

Life is continuing.  We are back in Travesia. It’s been strange and kinda surreal to finally be back here.  After 7 months living, working and doing language school in Guatemala.  After quick monthly trips over to check on the academy and some local friends.  After lots of prayer and preparations… I’m back! I’ve been planting […]

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10 months in: Nuggets of wisdom

Happy 10 months to me!  Today marks 10 months since I left the States.  So much has happened and I’ve been thinking back over this time today.  I’m so thankful for this year, even if it hasn’t been what I expected.  And here are some nuggets of wisdom for you from my past 10 months… […]

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Suggested reading

I love books.  I’ve loved reading ever since I was little.  My parents used to have to make me put down books and go outside or just do something else.  I’d stay up late at night just because I couldn’t put a book down.  It was always “just one more chapter.  just one more chapter!” […]

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