I really wish I could put into words my Honduran experience this past week. But I am having a hard time finding the right words. After spending a week speaking through translators and trying to figure out what the kids were saying, it’s even hard trying to form sentences realizing the people around me understand every word. Even taking a shower and laying in my bed just feels wrong. It isn’t right that families of 10 have only two beds and the only part of their house with a roof over it is where they sleep. Babies are sick and there isn’t enough money for a bus ride to the hospital. Prostitution is legal at age 13. There are 6,000 to 10,000 homeless children under the age of 14 just in the city of Tegucigalpa. Nights aren’t the same without singing This Little Light of Mine and having Jonathan fall asleep in my lap. And starting every morning and ending every night with “Lord, prepare me to be a sanctuary for You.” Ending every prayer with “Te Amo.” And falling in love with my Savior all over again every single day. Really all I can do right now is thank everyone who got me there and pray that you will continue helping me to get back.
I want to thank my amazing God. I couldn’t do a single thing without You Lord. You are my rock and my shelter and my comfort and my hope. I thank you for your sovereignty. Even when I see that you placed me in America and you placed Vanessa in Honduras, I know it was for a reason. And I was placed here to go! And I want to thank everyone who donated by letters, tshirts, boston butts, and most importantly, prayers and helped me go! I seriously couldn’t do it without you. Every check that came through humbled my heart so much. So many names and people who have meant so much to me throughout the years helping me to get to where God is calling me! It amazes me so much! I felt the prayers leading up to leaving and all week. I couldn’t do it without those prayers.
I cannot wait to go back! I hope you will pray about supporting me. I’ve been asked to come back and lead a girls ministry purity retreat with the older girls in the ministry. This can only happen with your help! I’ll be selling a lot of different items, more tshirts and also painting. Be looking out on Facebook for ways you can help!