Thursday, July 16, 2015

Mission Trip to Honduras

Honduras Mission Trip

In 9 short days, my husband and I, along with 20 wonderful people from our church, are heading to Tegucigalpa, Honduras for a week long mission trip. Even before I was a Christian, going on a mission trip was always a dream of my mine. After I became a nurse, I had an even stronger desire to go. The idea of using my nursing skills in a foreign country to help those far less fortunate than me sounded incredible. The problem was when I mentioned it to my husband and family the thought of me in a dangerous country with people I didn't know was less than appealing to them.

 Well fast forward three years later. We got involved in a great new church and last Fall they announced they would be participating in a medical mission trip to Honduras. I could not get to the sign up table fast enough to guarantee my spot. The best part was that my husband, Roger, even agreed to go!

While we are there will be setting up a clinic in a local church and providing medical and dental services to hundreds of people, some who have never seen a doctor before. We will also be providing four concrete floors while we are there, as most homes and buildings have dirt floors. Most importantly, we will be sharing the love of Jesus with them. 
I am humbled, nervous and excited, but mostly I am grateful. I am grateful to God and to our church for this opportunity. I am grateful to our family and friends who made this trip financially possible for us. I am grateful for the 20 other members of our team and the relationships that are already forming between us. But most of all, I am grateful that God chose to place me on this side of the situation. He could have just as easily chosen me to live in poverty in Honduras, to wait outside in the heat, in a line of hundreds of others, waiting to be seen by a doctor for the very first time in my life. Instead, today I sat in an air conditioned waiting room, completely healthy, to have some lab work drawn and I complained (to myself) because I waited for an hour and I was "starving." It is shameful to admit.

I can't wait to get home and share the experience with you! For now, I'm asking that would join my team and I in prayer over this trip. Pray for our safety and pray that our hearts would be opened wide so that we may pour out into every soul that we encounter and be blessed in return.

 Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples!
1 Chronicles 16:24


1 comment:

  1. Praying for a safe trip! I'm so excited you have this opportunity to use your skills and spread Gods love. He will be with you every step of the way, can't wait to hear all about it when you return!