Monday, June 29, 2009

Our Elder in Honduras

My phone rang at 7:20 this morning, and on the other end was our Elder Holmes. Cody told the President, if he didn’t get to call me, and didn’t hear from him today, he knew I would be making many phone calls, so we spoke for about 10 minutes.

If you have seen any news this weekend, you know that the military has overthrown the current President. This picture is of the military during this coupe on Sunday. The President is a scary guy, in consort with Cuba and Venezuela. So….the missionary force is on lock down today.

As Russell and I spoke with Cody, he said it is eerily quiet there. I would think most citizens are choosing to stay in as well. Cody and his companion were allowed to go out and get supplies, and meet with members on Saturday, but as of yesterday, church services were called off and they are not to leave their homes and apartments. They have been asked to study their emergency procedures, and they are praying for things to be peaceful. So as the mom and dad of our Cody, we are asking for your faith and prayers in behalf of our Cody, and the others who are serving in Honduras.

When I arrived at home from work, there was a message on my machine from the Mission Home in Honduras. Letting us know that our son is fine, has food, and every precaution being taken. thanks to all who responded to my email....Prayers are everything!

We will update you as we hear.

13 comments:

Lauri said...

How scary! I thought Honduras was a fairly mild country. When Kevin was on his mission in Central America (Honduras, Nicaragua, Panama, and Costa Rica) The Nicaraguan revolution was happening. There were scary things going on but I can tell you that the missionaries were certainly watched over as I know they are right now.

I will be sure to remember him in my prayers.

Kim Loudon said...

WHOA!!!! Soooooooo scary! We will be praying for him and the missionaries over there, as well as you and your fam. Love you!

Katie said...

I will be praying.

Sundbergs said...

that is so scary. We will be praying for him. THe Lord is watching his missionaries.

Rebecca said...

That's really scary...but I suppose if he had to be anywhere away from you - it's best he's on a mission - on the Lord's errand! He'll definitely be watched over.

Marie said...

Sheryl, I am keeping Cody and your family in my prayers. ((((hugs))))

Staci said...

He's in our thoughts and prayers!

Jess said...

Scary stuff! We'll pray for you and for Cody.

Ashley said...

We've been praying for him and all the other missionaries in Honduras. Keep us updated.

Caroline Haring said...

Be strong momma! All will be well.

Emily said...

That is frighting! It happened to my brother John, when he was in Ecuador. I am so sorry that you have to be put the worry, but I know it will all work out and he will be protected! My prayers are with Cody and your family! I love you Sheryl!!!

Lisa Webb said...

oh my sheryl this made me cry (but i've been overly emotional today!) but still how scary for you as a mother. I can't imagine. How wonderful you got to talk to cody, i'm glad he is doing ok and is in such good hands, the lord's. we will pray for him as well and all the missionaries in hondurous, and well, i'll just throw in everyone down there too. Take Care my sweet sheryl!

Sheryl said...

Thanks so much to everyone for your love and wonderful words of comfort. It is what we know...but that old momma's heart gets all human and weepy...love you all!