Hola mi amigos! Today our team went to a school in El Progreso that our ministry partners have connections with. We came to one school building and spent the entire day there. As it turns out, this school building houses two entirely different public schools! One group comes from 6:30a-12:00p and another from 1:00p-5:00p. Our team got to run VBS for half of each group’s school day. During the VBS, the kids got to spend time playing rec games, doing a craft, eating a snack and watching the story of Noah be acted out. During story time, our students got to share their stories and God’s story at the end. Our team had an incredible time meeting these kids and spending the day with them. Check out a few stories from today to hear more about how God is moving here–
“Today we were at a school putting on a Vacation Bible School. I was on the team that was telling the story of Noah and sharing the gospel and our testimonies. After sharing with the first team, a 10 year old boy told us that he had a rough family life which involved a sick father, and a mother who abandoned him 5 years ago. He told us about how he misses his mother, and how he wants his father to live a healthy life. He knows that Jesus is watching over him, even through the rough times. It was mind blowing to experience the joy the little boy had. It was evident that his joy could only be from the Lord. I can not imagine not only living in poverty, but also having the hardships of a broken family on top of that. The boy continued telling us about how his family treated him poorly, but that no matter what happens in life you have the choice to choose good.
I pray for this boy’s family that they may choose good, and listen to their joyful son God has put in their life. May God bless his fathers health, and bring back his lost mother who is struggling. I know that God has a plan, and that we have the privilege to be apart of it. I am so thankful for getting to experience the joy, and hope of the little boy. He has truly taught me what faith looks like. I choose good, I choose hope, faith, and joy. I choose Jesus.”
Austin Tye, junior at Allen High School
“Today in Honduras we were running a VBS for local school children. God showed me a lot about myself along with Himself. I learned that even though I don’t speak any Spanish whatsoever, I could still communicate with the kids and we could all really get an understanding of each other. God used not only me to help the kids know Him, but also used them to help grow me. Also, I was reminded of how fortunate we are in America. I couldn’t stand an hour and a half in the sun running around playing. These kids spend all day every day without air-conditioning and such that we have in America. God really used that to show me I need to not complain so much about my small discomforts while people here have no where close to the amenities that we have in America. I can’t wait to go out the next few days and see what else God is going to show me here.”
Jack Mullen, freshman at Vines High School
As we debriefed tonight, we talked a lot about the receptiveness of the gospel that we are seeing in Honduras and how that is different from home. We began to process through the things that are keeping us from being receptive to the gospel in our own hearts and lives. The Spirit is at work, convicting and guiding and helping us. Thank you for your continued prayers and support. The Lord is actively moving here, in and through us!
Published on Mar 2017 @ 10:51 AM CDT