I write this letter with joy and gratitude.
This feeling of gratitude started before arriving into Honduras. I realized how blessed I was by God when He showed me how He would provide within 6 weeks for the amount of $2500 by speaking to more than 36 people, who then were led to sow in my life financially by helping me raise the funds needed for the Honduras Mission Trip.
Two weeks ago I stepped onto a plane off to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. There I was welcomed by the amazing missionary family Jason and Karen Courtney and their 3 beautiful girls who have committed to their lives as full servants for the Lord.
I resided in Iglesia del Nazareno (Church of Nazarene) and the first thing I noticed was the warm welcome that so many people had towards us as we came to serve and share life with this faith community here in Honduras. I was reminded that having Jesus in your heart breaks borders, cultures, language barriers and instantly created an environment of faith, hope and love.
The main question we received from our missions host was why did God bring you here to Honduras? And as our team grew closer the more time we spent together it became clear to me that we all have unique personal testimonies and it is through those power testimonies that we show the world the power of Jesus Christ. We shared card board testimonies in the churches we visited from fear, sadness, doubt in God, suicide, abortions, drug addictions, sex molestations, multiple divorces, fornication and adoption. It taught me not to remain ashamed of our past, but to show our redemption in Christ by sharing what we have overcome. People need hope and Jesus is the answer to all questions.
The love of God ministered through the several ministries and churches that we collaborated with was impactful. During the door-to-door evangelism in the projects, we actually saw a gang leader come to Christ which was a huge highlight. We ministered at the children cancer department in one of the hospitals and got to pray with children and their parents and to simply be there for those in need made a difference. Next to that we spent some time in the trash dumps where some people live and eat from the trash that all gets dumped in one place, we shared the Gospel of Jesus Christ and fed the community pizza's. God reminded me that this is where Jesus would have been, He would spent time with the ones that get often rejected by society or overlooked. To love one another means I am willing to help with physical needs just as much as the spiritual needs.
To amount of people we got to minister to in 14 days through the mission concerts and various ministries led to the fact that over 6,000 people received Jesus Christ as their savior, followed by local churches that are following up with all these new decisions for Christ.
On top of that a few members of the mission trip ended up being baptized by Pastor Mark Mohr of Christafari ministry in the ocean by Roatan Island.
God is truly so amazing and I love telling the world about His goodness for all the world who wants to know more.
This experience to Honduras has shown me exactly the following:
Jesus said, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all things that I have commanded you; and I am with you always, even to the end of the age" (Matthew 28:18–20).