In early May, MAG’s Director of Pastoral Ministries Carlos Paz led a team of five to Rus Rus, Honduras to complete some much-needed work on both the hospital and Guest House. The Guest House improvements will pave the way for current Rus Rus resident missionaries, Wes and Denise Wiles, to move in, making room for 2 new missionary couples to join the field. Both the Moras (David and Hannah) and the Braxtons (Joel and Abrielle) are in preparation for field deployment and will be taking up residence in the Main House/Duplex currently occupied by the Wiles’.
Work on the Guest House consisted of tearing out an old suspended ceiling and tightly framing a new wooden ceiling which would keep out the most unwanted visitors: snakes, tarantulas and other jungle regulars. New plumbing was also installed, and a new porch was begun.
Future construction trips are planned to continue the work on the Guest House, with a team traveling down July 2015 to completely rewire the house. A further construction trip is tentatively planned for January 2016.
Both the team and the residents of Rus Rus were blessed through the project. Team members attended the local church service, and contributed a special music presentation of “How Great Is Our God.” Paz was able to visit many of the soldiers, delivering Bibles and photo albums he had promised them on previous trips. The team also assisted with preparations for the annual mother’s day celebration and connected with the locals, children and adults alike, through games of baseball, soccer and volleyball throughout the week.