Honduras Spring Break Update 2
Posted: Monday, March 18, 2019
Our second day in Honduras was a full one with quite a few eye-opening and God-inspired moments.
We started the day with morning devotions at the mission house, which sits up on a hill that overlooks Tegucigalpa. It’s a beautiful view and it was the perfect stage for what God was going to show us throughout the day.
After breakfast and devotions we all packed into two trucks and made our way up into the mountains. It takes an hour to drive about 40 miles from Tegucigalpa into the mountains, and then another hour to go 10 miles up the mountain on poor dirt roads just to get to the church. It was a bouncy and jolting drive up into the village of Sampedrana, and we arrived just in time for church to start. We joined the small village congregation to worship our God in ways that were both similar and different. After service, Pastor Henry from the church shared his testimony. It’s a powerful story that really impacted all of us. (Make a note to ask your student to share the story with you when they get home!)
After lunch we drove up even farther into the mountains to get to one of the coffee farms. It was about a mile high in altitude, and the coffee plants grow all along the steep sides of the mountain. Felipe, who is the missionary partner who runs the His Eyes ministry that runs the farms, shared about the history of the ministry and the work it takes to harvest as much coffee as they can every year. Purchasing a bag of Hill Climber Coffee could help the ministry out, so if you want some make sure to ask your student when they get home.
Later in the afternoon we drove back down the mountain and visited a little market on the side of the highway, where we tried Chicharrons (fried pork), avocado ice cream and Cafe Americano. We also visited a Honduran grocery store to buy some unique goodies to bring back with us to the States.
We ended the day with some great conversations about what God showed us throughout the day and how we could be looking for things throughout the rest of the week.
Please continue to pray for us as we experience things for the first time, meet in-country Kingdom workers who are doing amazing work, and put our own gifts, talents and abilities to work for God in whatever ways He presents to us. And pray for good health and endurance throughout the trip!