Mark’s Blog

“How lovely on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who announces peace and brings good news of happiness, who announces salvation, and says to Zion, “Your God reigns!”” ‭‭Isaiah‬ ‭52:7‬ I was privileged and humbled to lead the team this week. Each member contributed in their own unique way and willingly served wherever needed without complaining or grumbling even when they were out of their comfort zone. I was blessed to watch them fall in love with the people of Honduras and at the same time watch God work in team members’ lives as well as in the lives of those in the villages. The week consisted of building relationships with the goal of starting Bible studies (churches) in the communities. What better way than to love on their kids! We began each morning in the schools telling Bible stories, singing, and playing games. The children took their coloring pages & Bible stories home. This gave us a way to start a conversation with the families as we visited their homes in the afternoon. In the Chorti village of San Isidro, the children didn’t know the Bible story of David & Goliath. The mission used to have a children’s Bible study in that community, but it was discontinued several years ago. A Bible study leader has been identified and will begin a new study in a few weeks. The generation of children from the prior study has grown and moved away. It has been said that “Christianity is always one generation away from extinction.” It struck me what an immense responsibility we have as Christians and specifically as parents to show Jesus to our families and others with whom we come in contact. I am grateful to the church for the prayers & support shown to us. We are blessed to serve in a church that “Loves God, Loves People, and Makes Disciples”.