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The month of October we are going to discover what God says about COURAGE —being brave enough to do what you should do, even when you’re afraid.
Think about that—even when you’re afraid. The truth is, you WILL be afraid. So, the question is, when fear is present, where do you find the courage to stand up, or push through, or keep going?
The Bible is filled with passages reminding us that we can and should be strong and courageous.
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Our last full day in Honduras was a beautiful one. Our wonderful hosts at Iglesia Gran Comision love to show off their country and treated us to a wonderful day that began with Ziplining. We harnessed up and had an awesome time flying through the trees! From there we enjoyed an afternoon of relaxation at the beach at the Palma Real Resort.
One of our team members, Aaron Wargo, summed up our time well: “After a week of hard work, we learned you don’t have to go on a mission trip to be a missionary. You can spread God’s word & His love any time, anywhere. It’s been an honor to serve & spend time this week with this mission team. Muchas gracias Iglesia Gran Comision!”
We made our way back to La Ceiba to wash up for one last church service with our new friends. Here’s our team with the pastors and their wives after the service last night. And, this picture of Emily Black pretty much sums up how we are feeling about leaving on Sunday. It has been an incredible week of getting close with our team members, making new friends, and seeing our God in a much bigger way. Thank you so much for your prayers and your support this past week.
Bright and early Sunday morning we will make our way to the airport in San Pedro Sula to make our flight back to the States. We look forward to seeing you in person to share our experience with you.
Bruce Lane lead our devotional time today. He began by asking the question, “Are you called to Missions?”
The work of Christian missions is the call of every single follower of Jesus Christ. To be a missionary is literally to be one sent out on a mission. Each of us has been sent out with an explicit mission. We are not only invited but are commissioned to proclaim the love of God shown in Christ through our love of God and neighbor. We looked at Matthew 28:29-30 and Acts 1:8.
As we grow in faithfulness to Christ and his Kingdom, we must reclaim this central vision of the Christian life: to be a disciple is to a missionary! For the Christian, the call to missions is never a a questions of “if” but is simply a questions of “where”. We live in a pure mission field and people won’t move spiritually until they are connected socially. The social connections makes the spiritual connection possible. Invite and invest!
We went to work finishing up the house and spending our last day with the kids at the CDI. It was an emotional day as we said goodbye to the precious children we got to know all week. Their hugs, smiles and joy will be forever in our hearts and memories. The afternoon was a very special time as we dedicated the house to Marcia and her children. Another memory that won’t be soon forgotten.
After the dedication we left to have our picture taken at the “La Ceiba” sign. From there we made our way to find some souvenirs in downtown La Ceiba and enjoy dinner together as a team.