When we arrived, lunch was prepared for us. It was more of a feast…fried plantains, slice of avocado, the best refried beans ever, a serving of seasoned ground beef (I think), fresh homemade flour tortilla and my new favorite thing, la de crema, move over sour cream! Yea! We have a cook in Sampedrana as well and if anything that is surprising on this trip is the good food (as opposed to beans and rice 3 times a day, which would have been fine.) What a treat it has been to get to try all this authentic Honduran food. I fear I might put on a pound or two and something about that is just not right!
We broke up into two groups making sure families were together and both groups had local translators. We then hiked either up or down the mountain from the main road to remote houses to distribute the items. Once we had made visits we made our way back to the truck jumped in and went a little further down the road, reloaded our back packs and resumed our visitation process.
When our entourage arrived at a home, we obviously made quite a stir. Every family graciously received us. The kids lit up when the gifts came out and the adults lit up with delight when the rice bags came out. Everyone was open to our praying with them and many invited us into their homes.
The thought that God would grant my request is beautiful beyond words. This third request brings the first request full circle. It is all about a relationship. Having a relationship with the One who created us and loves us and out of that divine relationship arises the desire to have genuine relationships with others. It is about Jesus through the Holy Spirit connecting us all together through His amazing love.
I had no idea that was what he was saying to them yet God had placed it on my heart to pray they would connect Jesus to that moment. The Holy Spirit is at work for those who open themselves up to Him. He uses us to bring light into darkness. What a privilege. We are living out the verse from this morning’s devotion.
May your message continue tonight as we show the movie. (The church building has a generator as well as solar power for temporary use of lights and electronics)
God using us even though we don’t know the language
The receptivity of the homes today.
The work of all the missionaries before us who built a bunk house for us to stay in and built the church.
Safe travel from Teguc to here.