28 Jan Honduras January 2011
Jan 26, 2011 Day 1 Honduras: I brought my brother, Ty, on this trip….for many reasons…number 1 my brother has been leading mission trips in and out of US for 10 years….number 2…I love traveling with him..he has a heart for missions and loves to help and construct whatever is needed….number 3…I trust him..his heart and instincts are faithful and to be admired…I brought him to Honduras hoping he would see it the way I did…it happened…HE LOVES IT!!! He wants to buy chickens for eggs and goats for milk and cheese for the people of El Progresso who have nothing. They don’t get welfare from the government here…they are left to fend for themselves…no running water…no food and lots of children…We are trying to put together not only a means for them to have milk, eggs and cheese…but are looking for a way for them to have income..making jewelry??…not sure yet…but God already knows….looking for ways to help but to also give them a way to make money for themselves…lots of needs here…and we HAVE TO HELP!!! I love this place…Ty has also fallen in love with the kids at Copprome…one 5 yr old in particular he wants to hide in his suitcase…I am so excited that he is jumping in…I love seeing him excited about helping and loving on people who have no hope….Isn’t that what Jesus calls us to do?? Being here is indescribable…… Sister Teresita is a spiritual blessing to all who come in contact with her….she has love and compassion overflowing!!!
Jan 27, 2011 Day 2 Honduras: Sister Teresita and Nando (our precious driver…attends a nondenominational church here that has 3000 members!) took us to the mountains today to a village that is 2.5 hours from El Progresso. We met a sweet family there that grows their own coffee and corn. They make money by selling them to companies around the area. They fed us lunch…chicken, rice, red beans and (of course) homemade corn tortillas…it was delicious…and to top it off some of their homegrown coffee!! It was fantastic! We talked about a unity of Copprome and their coffee…what better idea..combining raising funds for the orphanage with coffee better than Starbucks…and MUCH LESS EXPENSIVE…As Sister Teresita says…God is alive and at work this day!! It was a rough ride up the side of a mountain on a rocky dirt road…but the awesome fact is that this trip was planned long before God planted the idea of coffee raising funds in mine and Ty’s head…He supplies all of our needs and knows them before we even ask……It was a fantastic day!!!! And….I talked to my friend Hollie Holladay who lives an hour away…and she and her husband Israel and their son are coming to spend the day with us on Saturday…isn’t it just like God to allow our relationships to come full circle…Hollie and I met while teaching at the same private school in Nashville 8 years ago…we reconnected on Facebook…don’t tell me that God doesn’t use Facebook to accomplish His desires!!!