You should have seen the looks on their faces

We had told the street kids the week before that we were planning to rent a soccer court nearby for Saturday afternoon. But Saturday morning the sky was gray. The clouds were ominous and quickly the light drizzle turned into rain turned into a downpour. “The kids aren’t going to want to play in this weather,” we thought, “but let’s still take them some food anyways.”

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Prayer for Micah Life

Daniel, a young man from the Micah Project, who now lives in the Isaiah House after having lived on the streets in Honduras wrote a beautiful prayer of blessing over Micah Life and we want to share it...

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I know that the man and woman (his wife) who had the idea to start Micah Life are admirable people with noble hearts, with a great sense of humor, but at the same time passionate for the Lord...

I know that the lives that come to Micah Life will find the love of God in this new place; and there will be struggles just like we all have, there will be pain and many other things, but the most important thing is that God will be there with outstretched arms and with eyes of love, waiting like a gentleman to receive His children...

Men with dreams are many, but men with love for lost souls in the desert are few...

 

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What is man that You are mindful of him?

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This afternoon as I sat on the trampoline in front of the Micah house with Ian jumping circles around me, and the sun setting behind the mountains I started to get a bit sentimental.  I started to reflect once again on how good God has been to us throughout our time here serving in Honduras.  I was overwhelmed by the thought of how God has cared for us, and this verse popped into my head, “what is man that you are mindful of him, and the son of man that you care for him?” (Psalm 8:4)  I started to think again about how much I will miss this place and all of the people whose lives have intertwined with ours for so many years.  We love this country. We love the Micah Project. We love the boys here and consider them like our own sons.  I wish everyone I know could experience the beauty that is the Micah Project even if just for a couple of days.  This place is a sacred place.  It is a place of miracles.  I cannot even count the number of miracles I have had the privilege of witnessing over the past seven and a half years here.  Even as I write this I am getting a bit teary-eyed… again.  Can I just tell you for a second, God is so good.

 
It is because we love this ministry so much that we must leave.
 
Wait... what??

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What's in a Name

ML11.jpgAs we thought about options for what we wanted to name our nonprofit, we knew from the start we wanted “Micah” to be part of the name.  The Micah Project holds such a dear place in our hearts and it is where this vision was birthed.  As we are basing our model of ministry very closely upon all that we have learned and experienced here at the Micah Project, it seemed only appropriate that our name reflect that heritage.  At the same time, the theme verse, Micah 6:8, which calls us to act justly, to love mercy and to walk humbly with our God is so integral to all we hope to accomplish, which was another confirmation that “Micah” would be in our name.

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Taking Micah

izzy1.jpgWe, Israel and Jenna Zaldaña have been working for seven years at the Micah Project in Honduras, serving in a variety of functions including teaching, caregiving, logistics, coordinating and communications.  During these years we have seen the hand of God working mightily rescuing boys and young men from the streets of Honduras and other social risk situations.  We feel honored to be a part of this great ministry and the work that God is accomplishing here. We love what Micah is doing and have loved being a part of it for the past seven years.  At the same time, we see such great potential for growth beyond the borders of Honduras. 

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