Thursday, August 16, 2012

Honduras trip

After being back from Honduras, I've had awhile to soak it all in! It was one of the best, if not the best, trips I've ever taken! It was amazing just to see how the Lord is working in my life and the lives around me. I could tell the Spirit was just speaking to all of us as we were there. I'm so grateful for Forgotten Children's Ministries and for their heart and dedication. It was truly an honor to work with them.

I'll try to get a layout of what we did day to day:

We all headed to airport super early: Barika and Shannon

After arriving in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, we headed to the mall for some lunch! Most of the group ordered this big thing! Looked yummy.

When we got to the shelter, the boys weren't there to welcome us like the usually would have! They were taking a nap when we arrived. There was a concert our night that was held at the church we went too. Usually they would let the incoming team stay back and rest but we are a bunch of young folks so I'm thankful we were able to enjoy it. Even though all their songs were in Spanish, it was still very encouraging to see Christ living in their hearts. Just how they expressed their love for Jesus was precious.

On Sunday we went to church and headed to Grace Farm for lunch. Grace Farm is where alot of the college boys and teenagers will stay. They are praying to raise enough money to have all the boys able to stay there. It will save lots of time and money instead of driving from the shelter to church. The church was right next to the Farm. It was a beautiful farm. After lunch we got to walk up to the big water tower. It was such a pretty view. Later that afternoon we were able to visit Infa. Infa is the orphanage in town. We were able to sing songs and do crafts with all the kids. There was several sweet moments that occurred while we were there. After heading back to the shelter, we put all the rice and beans, that we were going to hand out that week, into individual bags! Here's some pics from this day.

Monday-Wednesday we had around the same schedule. In the mornings, after breakfast and team member time, we handed out beans and rice to different homes and villages. We were split into different groups with a translator and when door to door sharing the love of Christ. People there were told they have Ben Catholic all their lives so we wanted to express that being a Christian is having a relationship with Jesus.

In the afternoons we would have VBS at the church with the boys and girls from the shelter and kids from the neighborhood! It was a great turn out!

This was from team time that we had every night. A time of reflection from that day and fellowship with the boys before bedtime.

Thursday, we went over to he villages for some shopping and then to a great place for lunch! It was a Mexican restaurant and we had steak! It was delicious. After lunch we headed up to the statue of Jesus Christ. That was a sight to see. We could see almost the whole city! It was beautiful!!

Friday came too early.... Sadly it was our time to go! Here are some remaining pictures that are dear to me!

I'm so beyond blessed for this awesome opportunity!!! I'm counting down the days until I can go back!

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