Thursday, July 11, 2013

Honduras Hope Mission Trip - Days 1-4

Thank you for joining our adventures!  I'm going to try to give a brief summary of days one through four (July 7th -10th), but its going to be hard with so much to say about the great things God is doing with these 31 people.

To see all of my photos from July 7th to 10th, click the link to the Facebook album, even if you don't have a FB account.  Honduras Hope Days 1-4

As always, you can also be kept up to date on Allen Burris's blog: http://www.allenburris.blogspot.com/

Day 1
Our first day was filled with great travel, great landings, great reunions, and great singing.  We enjoyed singing and devotional at the statue of Christ on the mountain overlooking Tegucigalpa, followed with a late night Lord's supper back at the new Honduras Hope mission house.  I also got to visit Camilla's family that Tyler, Casey, Jaylana, and I made balloon animals with last year.








Day 2
God blessed us with a build on our first full day in Honduras for a family (represented by Rosa Marie & little Angie) in Guajire, our primary place of focus.  Many of our group went to a local school where elementary classes were still in session.  This large, one room, one teacher, school was a wonderful way for us to get acclimated as we played with kids and even taught them lessons about a favorite subject of mine.  You guessed it, math! We also visited the local "Maxi Dispensia" (grocery store) to get our food supplies for the week.
We were able to finish up Rosa and Angie's home just as a serious mountain rain shower came pouring down.  God blessed us with a lot of safety on that day.
Our evening devotional was about meditating on what is "true" from Philippians 4:9 led by Allen Burris.










Day 3
Day three was a split day for us.  We joined a group from Kansas and split between shopping in the marketplace for mattresses, serving at the medical clinic, and building the first level of a dormitory in Guajire. I went with the medical team to the city of Matteo.  I have hardly any photos from the clinic because we were nonstop busy serving people with de-worming medicine, vitamins, hygene needs, and taking care of wounds and a few more major illnesses.  I can assure you that Emma and Merritt from our team did a great job working at the various stations for at least 3 hours straight.  We then went to Cafe el Gringo for a short snack, following that up with play visit with the kids at the Casa de Esperanza orphanage.

Our evening devotional was about meditating on what is "noble" from Philippians 4:9 led by Steven Walden.

This was also a disconcerting evening because we learned for a theft and injury of Marc Tindall, the American missionary leader of the Honduras Hope effort, and a good friend of ours.  He's doing much better now and much of the money has been returned.  Read more about it here: http://treymorgan.net/sorry-you-dont-get-a-house-now/ and have this page translated into English to read what the Honduras news media posted about it.  http://m.elheraldo.hn/content/view/full/162190





She is 96 years old!



Day 4
We spent the bulk of Wednesday at Guajire coming close to finishing up the 2nd floor of the dormitory and playing with kids.  One group went hiking about two miles through the mountains of Guajire to visit two houses we built in summer of 2012.  We were able to locate one of the families, share God's love with them, give them photographs of their family last year, and share tears together as we prayed.  Beneranda Letizia, Nora and Yahaira were so wonderfully surprised by our visit.  Beneranda (the mom) cried during the prayer because she thought she would never see her Christian friends from America again.  We finished the day by unloading lumber in the rain.

Our evening devotional was about meditating on what is "right" from Philippians 4:9 led by Jason Petty.





He was an actual ice cream vehicle!  He must have heard the gringos were in town.










Day 5
This will see our team split into a team bagging 3 tons of food that we will give out (lotsof rice and beans), and a team finishing a stairway and bunk beds in Guajire.


To see all of my photos from July 7th to 10th, click the link to the Facebook album, even if you don't have a FB account.  Honduras Hope Days 1-4

As always, you can also be kept up to date on Allen Burris's blog: http://www.allenburris.blogspot.com/