Following lunch, we stayed at the compound and helped with needed jobs such as installing ceiling fans, reinforcing bunk beds, and other small jobs. Some people also had the opportunity to learn how to make tortillas from the lady who made them for our meal tonight.
Tonight we had every member write a couple of sentences about how this week has had an impact on them, and we would like to share them with you!
Jay: We've already been more involved with the local people than on any Calvary missions trip I've been on. Praise the Lord for protection from the heat and for healing Mike J. The Honduran people, poor as they are, are very friendly and welcoming.
Austin: I look at the sense of community that exists in this much poverty and it is incredible. An exchange of stark poverty and community, and wealth and individualism. True community can exist within areas of success and wealth, but not like the community in La Fe.
Lisa: What a wonderful Calvary team God has put together...different gifts, different personalities, one body!
Nate: Everybody here, the locals, the missionaries, and the crew, have been so nice and encouraging. This has been an amazing experience.
Tom: Street kids are being loved with the gospel. I told one of them that God is like re-bar- He gives us strength inside.
Mitch: None of the kids really like me. (editorial comment: Not true!) I enjoy trying to be crazy even when the kids look at me like I'm silly.
Ginger: This week God has shown me how to be content with little, through the people of La Fe. They are so joyful even though they have so little.
Mike J: The people of Honduras live in a culture of mostly unbiblical, sinful lives. Dedicated people try to love them unconditionally, while battling poverty, lust, and little education. It's very sad.
Marica: You can send supplies. You can send money. You have to send people to supply the real need-love.
Emily: This week has been all about unconditional love. Seeing all the kids, what they have and don't have, and still being content. It's amazing and has definitely brought me closer to the Lord.
Megan: God has greatly blessed me so far on this trip. I have loved being able to spend time with the local Honduran kids and families. I also love the way their faces light up when I practice my Spanish with them.
Mike L: Honduras is definitely a land of dramatic contrasts. The beauty of the mountains at sunrise or the local river in La Ceiba/La Fe contrasts with the dire poverty. Overall, this trip working in La Ceiba has been very rewarding, and we pray God's blessings on all the ongoing efforts here.
Gwen: The little boy who has touched my heart is Dandrie. He is about 12 years old. He is often seen consciously caring for his 1 year old brother, Elke.
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Tomorrow is our last day of construction, and we will be spending the afternoon helping with the ESL class in La Ceiba. Please pray that we will be content with the work that we finish, and that we will continue to show God's love to the children tomorrow.
Thanks for the comments, we can't wait to tell you all about the trip! There is so much more to tell!