Honduras: Oct 20th - 29th, 2017 Cost per team member: $1500. Rewards: Priceless!
"We make a living by what we get. We make a LIFE by what we GIVE." ~ Winston Churchill
Glimpses into the journey....
God, if we allow him to, will always exceed our expectations.
I, along with 5 other young adults cleared our schedules for 9 days and made undivided room for God to use our "average selves." As the team stepped out with great bravery, not knowing what to expect, each were met uniquely by God. Many days were spent walking the mountain side, traveling from house to house bringing two essential needs with us: clean water and the love of Christ. Our mission was to bring hope, love and encouragement to every house we encountered.
It was amazing to feel the atmosphere change as we entered each house; for we brought the presence of God with us. We would visit with each broken family for as long as was needed. Leaving each house was difficult, for there's only so much you can do. But one thing is for sure: upon leaving every family, their eyes and hearts were filled with a glimmer of hope which was not there when we arrived. God touched every home we entered. With every departure, there were tears in our eyes, as well as theirs. God was always faithful to show up and change the ground we stood on. Our team was also blessed to minister to hundreds of children who came from unfathomably rough families. We gave them our undivided attention through Bible stories, skits, crafts, and games.
The team also had a chance to share our skit at three schools. At each school, the students were moved by the message of the skit, and many of them decided to give their lives to Christ. Every precious child we met stole our hearts. So much so, that one of our team members decided to sponsor a young boy named Jason. From now on, he will receive food every month, be able to attend school, and will hear about the love of God every week in Sunday school.