April 30, 2019

So much has happened in the last few weeks that it is almost a blur.  We celebrated Easter by having a weekend off from classes in the ministry.  The staff went up to our teacher, Percy Franco’s house to swim in the river by his property.  That was our only day of vaca...

March 2, 2019

It is always exciting when we are about to return to San Diego.  I can hardly wait and am so glad for the opportunity to see old friends and family and to make new friends.  I hope to speak in some churches and be a missionary to my own country for the time we are ther...

September 19, 2018

Since Brayancito came to live with us, I felt the need to teach him how to drive.  This skill is not easily learned in his circle of friends and family because many people do not own cars in Honduras.  Since he is now with me, I wanted to teach him so he will know for...

August 3, 2018

End of Semester Party, July 2018

Last year when my mom came with a team, we decided to visit the hospital and pray for the sick and then go to the jail and share the gospel.  We stepped into a whole new world, a sea of tattooed skin, drugs and gambling, all crammed into...

June 1, 2018

Baptisms were so good!  I wish I could relate to you all just how amazing it was.  Those who have been baptized know.  Our local congregation at MLV, those that come to services on Wednesdays and Thursdays, paid for the bus rental, Cocal Gracias put in for the food and...

May 14, 2018

When Julio came to the ministry, his face was hard.  His eyes were cold and his heart was closed.  He pulled up on his modified motorcycle, his girlfriend Evelyn hugging him from behind.  He revved the engine more loudly than needed and he pulled into the gate quickly...

April 15, 2018

It’s due time for a Cocal Update and I apologize for not getting one out sooner.  We had sign-ups for classes at the end of February and beginning of March and enrolled 143 students this semester!  We found a new mechanic teacher named Olman Carrales.  He is a mechanic...

February 24, 2018

There is so much to say about our trip to the United States.  It was destined to be a good trip because we faced so much opposition in coming.  The night before our flight, they announced the winner of the re-count for the presidential election and everything broke loo...

February 1, 2018

Weather wise, it was a typical day in November, overcast with high humidity, muggy, but it was anything but typical.  It was Election Day in Honduras, which is a big deal.  Everything shuts down:  no schools, no churches, no group activities.  Everyone is expected to v...

December 11, 2017

When a Honduran wants to come to the states, they must first pay $160 non-refundable fee in the bank. When minimum wage is $400/mo, $160 is a significant fee.  They fill out a 15 page questionnaire about their lives: names, previous travels, work history, family, relat...

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COCAL GRACIAS is a 501(c) 3 Non-Profit working in Honduras.  We use education as a way to teach and demonstrate the power of the gospel of Jesus Christ.  Our trade school center in Puerto Cortes currently serves 160 students in areas like Computers, English, Welding, Sewing, and Auto Mechanics.






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Tucson, AZ 85740





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