We have just left our final country. CRAZY. I honestly can’t believe how quickly this trip has flown by. I am exhausted but so full of the Lord and His goodness.
Our fifth and final country was Honduras. We went into this stop knowing absolutely nothing but that we were going. We didn’t know where we were going, who we were working with, or what we were doing. Due to some changing of plans, we were organized last minute to work with a ministry called Heart to Honduras, and it was so great. The Lord is never surprised and He knew from the beginning that we would be working with them. So we just trusted and went with the flow.
Honduras is beautiful. We had to drive around a lot in the back of a truck, and it was like driving through the jungle with mountains. Heart to Honduras has a discipleship program were they teach people about ministry and grow them up in the Lord. After two years, they return to their villages to start churches. Those churches then help the community they are a part of in any way they can. They help them rebuild or fix their homes, they take care of the children and put them through school, and they just love and serve them well. It was so exciting to see the church in Honduras working in that way.
We met some really incredible people there. Our driver Leo was such a joy to be around all week. He drove us, translated for us, and worked with us. I loved hearing his story and his love for the Lord and his community. Pastor Freddy at one of the churches we worked at was also incredible. He was so filled with the joy of the Lord, and he loved serving us. He was so proud of his church and his community, and he was so interested and invested in our lives and our trip.
We were all pretty tired in this country. Tired in almost every way you can be, but the Lord is strong and gave us strength. We did mostly manual labor in Honduras-we painted a church, moved a giant mound of dirt, mixed concrete, and tilled a field for a vegetable garden. It was hard work, but I constantly reminded myself that I work for the Lord and not for men, and the Lord is strong.
My mom gave me 8 envelopes for my trip, one for every week, that were filled with scripture. One of them for my week in Honduras was 2 Corinthians 12:9-10, and it says:
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly in my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecution, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.”
Can’t wait to share more stories with y’all! See you soon!