I haven’t blogged in a couple of weeks, because I have been in Honduras. I returned with a full schedule, but truth be known, I wasn’t sure what to write in order to give this life changing trip justice. It’s amazing what one week can do for the soul. After a lot of thought, I decided to simply post two journal entries I wrote halfway through my week and let the photos speak for themselves…
It’s Wednesday in Honduras. I am sitting on a cement bench at the campsite by myself staring at your beauty. I am surrounded by mountains, bugs, crops, banana trees and wet leaves. I could sit in this moment all day and just be thankful. How can people be so happy with so little? I came to share my faith with the people of Honduras, but truly their faith was shared with me. If only I could have such faith. Please help me not to forget what I have seen and heard here. Let me be thankful for your many blessings. I truly have more than I could ever need. I am sorry I am not always grateful. Thank you for teaching me to be a servant.
We just returned from Pastor Jesse’s house, and I am so thankful for this experience. The most important thing I have learned this week…those who I thought had so much less than me may actually have more. Spirituality, Family Time, Thankfulness…..there is more here in Honduras than back home. Today I realized that you could care less what we have on this earth. Let me learn from the people of Honduras. A small piece of my heart will be left here. Thank you for teaching me that I am no better than anyone, and you care so much more about my heart than the things I gain on this earth. Please allow me the honor to come back.
These are the children who belong to May 25 Village. I was told it was built to be a market, but it did not work out and was left abandoned, so families without homes moved in on May 25.
Dividing the rice and beans to deliver, I had no idea what a major impact rice and beans would have on my life…
The kids were so kind and loving. The clothes they are wearing were donated by people like you.
Great little soccer players, most playing without shoes.
This sweet lady is the grandmother of six children. When we visited her she invited us into her home and told us she had been waiting for us.
This little girl is receiving a new dress and flip flops we brought with us. What you do not know about her is that she has parasites and has spent time at Pan-American Orphanage, not because her family doesn’t want her, but because they could not offered to take care of her nutritional needs…the beauty here, is that this little girl received a new house and is back with her family……she was one of the kids in the picture from my last post, and this was her home (below)…
This is the team I received the honor of spending the week with. Half of this team spent their week building this little girl a new home.
…..and this is their new home!
LET ME NEVER FORGET HUNGRY CHILDREN, HOMEMADE STOVES, BATHROOMS MADE OF HOLES IN THE GROUND, DIRT FLOORS, THE MOST BEAUTIFUL PEOPLE I HAVE EVER MET INSIDE AND OUT. LET ME NEVER FORGET HONDURAS!
Healthy Please XOXO,