Days 7 & 8 – Saturday & Sunday
Saturday was yet another amazing day. Every time a team comes down to serve, our Honduran friends insist on showing us a fun day in their beautiful country. And there is nothing more breathtaking than the islands off the north coast of Honduras.
It was so great to be able to take a few extra friends along with us to enjoy the day. We were picked up at our houses at 6am to drive to the coast. We filled two boats with our team and friends, along with snorkel equipment. We spent the day exploring a few of the islands that make up Cayos Cuchinos. True paradise! God created a beautiful world as a gift to enjoy, and let’s just say that we received that gift with great joy and appreciation! Oh, we forgot to tell you that we were treated to a seafood lunch on one of the islands, complete with the heads of the fish. One of our team members even had the courage to eat a fish eye. Yikes!
On the way home from the coast, the team stopped at the site where the new church is being built for our sister church—since many of us had not been there. It was a thrill to see their dream of a second location becoming a reality. Iglesia Gran Comisión built a temporary pavilion where they are having services. They already are seeing 300 to 350 people come each week. Imagine what will happen when the building is complete!
We arrived at our host homes to find out that the power had been out all day. So that meant no showers to get ready for church for most of us. But, the power came on a little after 5pm, so most of us were able to get a quick one in before the 6pm service. It was so awesome to have a chance to worship with this church family again. Pastor Fredi preached a message on the joy of serving others. We can attest to the truth of that because our hearts are overflowing with joy!
There were lots of hugs and tears as we said goodbye to the friends we made this week. This was also the last night with our host families who truly have become our family.
Tomorrow we leave at 6am, to make the bus trip to the San Pedro Sula airport. So many emotions and thoughts flood our hearts and minds as we prepare to leave. We are grateful, humbled, loved, changed, sad to be leaving, but blessed to be knit together with amazing team members and friends in La Ceiba. The people of Iglesia Gran Comision and the surrounding community have made an imprint on our hearts, and we pray that we will never be the same.
Thank you, CRC and friends, for your prayers and financial support that allowed us to come here and pour out God’s love to His beautiful people here.
Serving alongside you,
2017 Mission Team
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