More Recent Happenings

On Monday a delegation from the Organization of American States arrived in Honduras to meet with the de facto government, in the hopes of their acceptance of the mediation peace plan proposal developed mainly by President Oscar Arias (of Costa Rica). This delegation included representatives from Argentina, Canada, Costa Rica, Jamaica, Mexico, Panama, and the Dominican Republic. The proposed plan, which the delegation was hoping to persuade Honduras' interim government to accept, would include the reinstatement of Honduran President Manuel Zelaya, and bump up the November elections to a bit earlier (to hold them in October).

This meeting concluded yesterday without success. Micheletti's government in Honduras rejected the proposal, saying that they will go ahead with elections in November, as planned, regardless of whether or not the international community recognizes the current government and whether or not they will recognize the future results of the November election. Micheletti has made it clear that the de facto government is not fearful of sanctions from other nations that have and may continue to ensue following the ousting of Manuel Zelaya.

According to BBC World News, after meeting with the delegation, Micheletti spoke:
"We are not afraid of an embargo by anybody. The country can carry on firmly and calmly without your support and that of other nations."
"Nobody is coming here to impose anything on us, unless troops come from somewhere else and force us."

The U.S. has announced that it will cease issuing visas from its embassy in Honduras as a result of the interim government refusing to accept the proposal.

The good news is that things are going well at the Hogar, and our children are safe and well. The incoming group of volunteers have now all arrived to Guatemala/Honduras for language school, and are gaining expertise in the language while beginning to get accostumed to the Central American culture. They will arrive at the orphanage mid-September.

Thank you all for your prayers. May we continue to ask for God's guidance and intervention during these difficult times in Honduras.