A Day of Reflection

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As the sun sets in Quimistan and on our trip here these past 10 days, the team would like to thank all of our family and friends who have supported us in so many ways. I have asked each team member to briefly reflect in the final post for this trip on the many great experiences that we have shared together.

• You can see the hand of God was at work in the formation of the team as each member brought different gifts to be used in His service. – June

• We experienced the power of the Holy Spirit, enabling us to spread the love of Jesus Christ by providing medical treatments to people in small villages, food to those who searched through the garbage, religious training to children, building new homes, and giving a loving smile to all we met. – Ken

• On our “to do” list was to fashion a protective cover for our auto-refractor instrument – so it was done. – Lee

• This has been a wonderful experience. It has shown what great things can be accomplished with prayer, humor, and dedication. – John

• God’s presence was ever-present throughout this trip, from forming the team to the changes that occurred while here, which opened new opportunities to serve the people of Honduras. – George

• Seeing old friends and meeting new ones. Worshiping together joyfully with fellow Christians in a foreign language I don’t half understand. Working on a home which will help ease the strain on a very poor but loving family and joking with the workers and the family. Being able to tell the people with whom I work that we are here to show God’s love to them all. Provisioning a home at the end of our stay and knowing we have made a major difference to that family. I thank God for allowing me to be part of all these things. – Jerry

• Jesus taught us “Love one another.” Honduras draws that love to the surface like cream, to be enjoyed by the people of Honduras. – Stephen

• Words cannot explain how much I’ve enjoyed the warm, loving Hondurans I’ve met, and the incredible Christians I’ve served with this week. – Claudia

• Smiling faces, hugs of joy, squealing children, tears of joy and sadness, God’s handiwork in the countryside, and a team of brothers and sisters uniting with the purpose of manifesting God’s love among the people of Honduras – – these are the treasures I carry with me as I move forward in faith along the journey God has placed before me. To God be all the glory for the great things he has done and will continue to do here in Honduras and in the lives of those who’ve been touched by the people here.

• Evidence of God’s caring concern keeps popping up in new ways in new locations. The Foundation continues strengthening the medical and educational outreach in and around Quimistan as we expand our outreach to Santa Clara–building a house for a truly needy family while using bricks made in a new little village enterprise there, preparing to build fuel-efficient vented stoves to reduce respiratory diseases, and working with Samaritan’s Purse to bring pure water to every house in the village. Mrs. Amalia was so gracious today, thanking God for bringing help to her family and village. The awesome part is realizing that God has chosen to work through us to bring hope to those who have felt abandoned. – Allen

• I am very thankful and humbled to have been a part of this well-oiled machine that has worked together extremely well as we shared Christ’s love with the wonderful people of Honduras. – Tommy