Part of the mission team going to Honduras for the first 10-day trip in July started bright and early today. Team members gathered for a 5 AM departure from Aiken, SC en route to San Pedro Sula airport and then by bus to Quimistan. The photographer just happened to capture the team leader with her mouth open, telling the team to look happy for the camera!
Projects for team efforts this trip include continuing construction of two houses begun by a different team in June. Eye testing and eyeglass fitting is planned, as well as anti-parasite treatments and fluoridation treatments at several elementary schools in neighboring villages. Neighborhood visits will let the people know that God loves them. Some team members will be assessing feasibility and priority for several new projects that have been proposed for future teams, and will check on the progress of the Quimistan Valley Scholar program which has begun to receive funding from local Quimistan citizens. As the team gets settled, periodic postings may provide some updates regarding their findings.
The first challenge, of course, is checking in at the airport. Everybody is responsible for one of the trunks holding lots of stuff to be taken to Honduras–clothing for distribution, medicines, miscellaneous items needed there. But first is to be sure each person has a passport and a ticket!
Go with God’s blessings, team members. Take God’s love and spread it around wherever you find yourself.