Honduras Medical Mission Trip -Day 5 – Wednesday

We met for the morning devotion and ate breakfast first thing in the morning. There really is no point in trying to sleep after 5 am in Honduras. The roosters begin crowing at 4:30 and after that no one gets any sleep! Yadira had us try an authentic Honduran breakfast this morning. It was a tortilla, refried beans, cream, and parmesan cheese.  Like everything else Yadir makes it was excellent! In the below picture Steve and Audrey are on the far right and far left. They are the ones that live in the mission house and put all these trips together. They have such a love for the Chorti people, and I assure you it is contagious. We loaded the trucks and headed to La Huertona.  We arrived at the village of La Huertona around 8:00. It sprinkled on us the entire trip. Those of us that made the mistake of not wearing a coat nearly froze to death, but the views were worth it. The roads were all lined with the wonderful Honduran coffee.  La Huertona has a very nice school. The community residents began streaming in almost immediately from the various paths around the village. Men, women, and children of all ages came. We shared the Gospel to them under a tent, triaged them on the front porch, and used the two classrooms for the doctors and pharmacy. Medical staff treated around 170 patients that had a host of problems such as stomach issues, ear problems, sinuses, and headaches. They even saw one patient with a machete wound.  This was an absolutely amazing community. Many of them are Christians, but have very little if any medical care. We were met with deep love and appreciation from everyone. One poor family even gave us bananas as we were leaving! They have so little, yet share so generously. How can you see little children like this, and not run to love them in the name of Jesus!!!! John 1:1 states, “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God. ” Verse 3 says, “And the Word became flesh, and dwelt among us.” We know these verses are describing Jesus Christ. In the beginning the Word came to us. During the life of Christ people could see the Word face to face. Crowds followed Jesus and brought their friends to Him. Today the Word is within us. We do not bring people to the Word, we are commanded to bring the Word to them! This is the Great Commission, and it is the same in Honduras as in De Leon, Texas! May we all continue to be both recipients and delivers of the Word this week! Thank you for your continued prayers. We will be heading out to the Community of Chonco tomorrow morning. They have been a closed Catholic village, but have given us permission to come minister to them! 

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