Thursday was our last full day and it did not disappoint. We began the day installing 2 pillars for families in the community which will allow them to be able to wash clothes and dishes. We also had the chance to participate in rice and beans ministry again. We were able to speak to and bless 20 families with a gift while also hearing about their lives and praying for them. After a morning full of serving, we spent the rest of the day celebrating what God did on the trip as a community at Tela beach. It was a fun and restful time as a team that perfectly finished off our amazing week! Here are our final stories from team members:
This week has been nothing short of amazing. For me, I was really challenged this trip because I kept getting caught up in my expectations in what I thought was going to happen because of past trips and after a lot of prayer, God really opened up my heart and allowed for so much growth and learning to happen. My favorite part about the whole week was just seeing how God uses me in ways I wouldn’t ever think he would. It amazes me how God will open your heart to something when you least expect it and move in such mighty ways. On the 2nd day at promise home I was feeling super down and super tired and I just felt God move me to talk to a little girl named Astrid, who I had met the first night when we attended a church session. At promise home, Astrid and I hung out pretty much all afternoon and she told me all about her school and her house and it just amazed me how much joy she had all the time. The highlight of my trip was pulling up to the church the day after the vbs and seeing all the kids lined up on the fence hoping we would come back with no idea whether or not we actually would come back. I think it’s so crazy to see the things God can do in places like Honduras. This trip we talked a lot about what our definition of success for the trip was and I definitely think my definition of success was to just be the hands and feet of god and I am so excited to go home after this week and continue to live out a life covered in Jesus’ love. I am absolutely amazed with everything Gods doing here in Honduras and I’m so glad I had the opportunity to come to Honduras and serve a God so deserving of all praise.
-Grace Staten
Junior at Sachse High School
This past week in Honduras has truly been outstanding. I went into this week expecting about the same as I did last year on this same mission trip, but got so much more. On Tuesday, I had the chance to share my testimony for the first time when we passed out rice and beans to the people in Honduras. Today, I gained the courage to share a more detailed account of my testimony including some current struggles. As soon as I finished sharing, I wasn’t nervous anymore to share it and I felt more confident in myself. Not only did I get to share my testimony, but I got to witness a woman named Maria accept Christ into her heart on Tuesday. It was incredible and it brought me so much joy to have an opportunity to witness that.
      I’m sad to say that this was our last full day, and we have to come home tomorrow. Our team has grown so close, and I will miss being able to see them every day. I will definitely miss our jam out sessions to 80s music, paint wars, and random dance parties. I have gotten to know almost every one of them, and I am so blessed to have such an amazing group to disciple with this week.
-Haley Boyd
Junior at Wylie Prep High School
This has been a great trip! I’ve really enjoyed the opportunity to serve with and get to know the students as well as the other adults on the trip. The last night of a trip like this can be difficult. We talked tonight about the burdens and frustrations we feel as we prepare to leave tomorrow. The great thing is that our mission doesn’t end when we leave Honduras. We’re called to be on mission everywhere our foot lands. We have a great opportunity to share based on how we react to all the fear out there these days. In Isaiah 41:10 we are told:
“fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
‭‭God is in control! Let’s share the love of Jesus with our friends who are looking for hope.
-Chuck Jensen
Thank you for everyone who followed along with our blog and prayed for our trip this week. We are so grateful for the opportunity that we had to advance the kingdom in Honduras. Please continue praying as we fly back to Texas Friday afternoon.
“Lord, you are my God;
I will exalt you and praise your name,
for in perfect faithfulness
you have done wonderful things,
things planned long ago.”
Isaiah 25:1