Erb Family Update

2 March 2009 at 7:04 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | Leave a comment

An Update From Cindy & Her Family!

March 1, 2009

Greetings from Honduras!

We praise God for His many blessings as we continue to see God’s hand here in Ceiba!

The school year is off to a good start for Alex, the boys and for me as well. Friday evening we had an open house for the school. It was nice to get to meet the parents of the students in our school. Books for the English classes are on backorder and we won’t be able to get them this year, so I am using the teacher’s guide and making my own worksheets. We have 4 volunteers from different countries that work at the project and school and they are a big help. We have some exciting news on the container front. At the end of this week our belongings should be loaded from the storage unit into the container. Praise God for His provision of funds and thank you all for your contributions and prayers. We are not sure how long it may take for the container to arrive, but the process has at least begun.

The container from Bradenton full of school supplies finally arrived for the school. It was so exciting to see the classrooms newly outfitted with desks and chairs and other supplies. We have been truly blessed! When I signed off on the paperwork for the delivery, I noticed it was originally dated Nov. 2007! Wow!

Something I never expected but that is quite touching and worth mentioning is the affect Natasha has on some of the older and more hard to reach boys. She will unabashedly climb up on their lap or play with their hair or hold their hand. Surprisingly they respond with a rare smile or even sometimes a laugh. God is using this little girl in a special way to reach into the hearts of some of our more toughened guys.

Yesterday we spent the afternoon with the boys at the beach along with a group of Norwegians, who have come to help at the project. It was gorgeous, breezy and the ocean was a beautiful Caribbean blue. Sadly this is the last week of my mom’s visit. She will be traveling back to Charlotte on Friday. We will all miss her, but especially Alex and Natasha. They have really enjoyed her reading to them and playing with them.

I’d like to close with a verse that means more and more to me as time goes on. It’s found in Jeremiah 29:11. ‘For I know the plans that I have for you,’ declares the Lord, ‘plans for prosperity and not for calamity to give you a future and a hope.’ This is our prayer for you. Thank you all for the many ways you have blessed us. May God’s peace and blessing be on you and your families.


Michael, Cindy, Alex and Natasha


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