Four months ago, I shared my desire to travel to Honduras with my family for a missions trip. Financially, I had no idea how we could do it. My husband spent much of the winter not working, we had nearly depleted our savings and we had no idea how we could come up with the money for our passports, immunizations, the cost for the trip and the necessary supplies we’d need to take with us. We discussed it as a family, we prayed about it and we stepped out in faith and answered the call to go and serve, not even knowing what we would be doing.
I’m here to tell you that sometimes things work out in ways we can’t even begin to imagine. As you read this, my family is either on a plane flying to Honduras, on a bus ride through winding dirt roads transporting us to a remote village, or walking up a mountain carrying all of our gear because the roads have washed out. Personally, I’m praying it’s not the latter.
I’m still not entirely sure what we will be doing this week. We may help to put the finishing touches on building a church, we may hold a VBS or go door to door sharing our testimony and how the Lord is currently working in our lives.
We will be immersed in another culture where we don’t speak the language, relying on interpreters to communicate in a village of extreme poverty.
I should admit that I’m a wee bit nervous knowing that I’m going to be stretched in ways I can’t even yet imagine, I’m confident that this will be a week of tremendous growth in our faith for my entire family. I am so grateful to have this experience with my husband and children and excited to meet and love the people of Honduras.
I invite you to join me in prayer not only for my family, but for the team of 16 other people accompanying us from our church, for those already serving in Honduras, and for the people that we go to serve. Please pray for us to be unified as a group as we seek to bring glory to God through our words and actions and that we may build relationships with the people of Honduras, for strength physically, emotionally and spiritually to face the challenges of the week ahead and most of all to remember……
It’s not about me.
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