We have arrived in Honduras and our trip is off to a great start. Our first stop was the mall where we tried some unique food (some had a local meal, others had Wendy’s, and Lydia had a full fish).

After the mall, some of our students were able to help serve dinner for the children at Promise Home Orphanage, including a tour of the home for our whole team.

Finally, we went down the mountain to worship alongside the congregation at Promise Home Church. It was a fantastic way to kick off the week. Below are a couple of our students’ thoughts from today.

The mission trip doesn’t start when we land in Honduras. As I sat down on the plane to leave DFW airport, the lady next to me looked very distraught. I introduced myself and asked if there was any way I could help her. Once I had helped in any way I could my new friend and I began to talk. She was from Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras and was in Dallas for work. The whole flight she was very anxious but found comfort in being able to talk to me. God really provided a perfect opportunity to share His love and His gospel in a way I never expected in a time and place I hadn’t expected either. Along with having a great chance to serve and connect with someone from Honduras before even touching the ground, God reminded me that sharing the Gospel isn’t always about pushing the narrative, but it IS always about reflecting the unconditional love that God shows us.

Jack Mullen | Senior at Plano Senior High

First day here at Honduras, I am more than amazed. The scenery, the people, and the food are spectacular. When we arrived to the church service at the orphanage this evening, it blew me away to see all the families welcoming us. They are compassionate for the Lord. The way each and every single one of them praise the Lord, just touched my heart. They have so little but there passion for the Lord is HUGE! The pastor was preaching out of Colossians 3, and was speaking about our focus on the Lord and how we should develop more of our relationship towards Him. It brought to my attention how I should hav an open heart for others and the Lord. I cannot wait to see what Gods kingdom has in store for me and the team this week!

Alison Irby | Wylie High School

Please be pray for these two along with the other 24 individuals on the trip as they seek to share the name of Jesus with the people they come across.

“Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly, teaching and admonishing one another in all wisdom, singing psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, with thankfulness in your hearts to God. And whatever you do, in word or deed, do everything in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.”

‭‭Colossians‬ ‭3:16-17‬ ‭