Honduras Mission Trip 2018
In June 32 students and 7 adults traveled to Honduras on a mission trip.
The trip made a lasting impact on our students. Please read some of their reflections below.
Thanking God this week for his ability to show me that love has no bounds and is given unconditionally - Tatum Van Andel
Wow!!!! What an amazing trip. Honduras left me with many things (including a newfound addition to coffee) but one mark Honduras will leave on me and I will never forget is how grateful and happy everyone we helped were. How people were so willing to give back to us even though they had nothing. I will forever be touched by the kindness of the people we met. The mirthful laughter of the children and the deep love of God working on all of us this trip. We all came together and connected with the purpose to glorify God. Thank you to everyone on the trip and thank God for the bonds forged throughout its duration #paintordie#honduras - Carter Hirr
This is probably going to be really long so read it if ya want. I don’t even know where to start this week has been crazy fun but also a huge eye opener. I guess what I’m trying to say is before going to Honduras, I knew that poverty was a thing but I guess I didn’t completely understand how bad of a problem it is. Some of the kids we would meet at the schools would come up to us with shoes and pants with so many holes. The teachers would tell us that the some students would have to walk miles to school and sometimes they wouldn’t even make it. Also the houses these kids lived in were usually nothing but metal scraps stacked on top of each other to form a small shed to fit a entire family. Yet I can honestly say I saw God at work with these kids. Whether it be their constant giggles or huge smiles despite their circumstances, or the miles and miles of beautiful mountains right behind their school God was there. Now looking at my life I see all the things that I thought were important like Instagram, what I wear, what other people think really just doesn’t matter. I now see that God has blessed me with so much but yet I still find reasons to be unhappy while these kids have very little but are still filled with so much joy. This got me thinking about what is stopping me from being happy like these kids. As a result I want to try to spend less time on my phone watching other people live their lives and instead live my own. - Myla Karr
Not a day goes by I think about the life changing experience the country of Honduras gave me. I’ve met so many people and made many friends along the way that have taught me a lot of about their lives. I’ve realized that it doesn’t take a lot to be happy, not even having a car or any technology, sometimes it’s just a bouncy ball and endless laughter. For you people of Honduras, times may be hard right now but freedom will be given to you by believing in the lord and working through him. Walk by faith even if you cannot see what’s ahead of you all and great things will happen. Again, thank you Honduras and you won’t be forgotten! - Zach Hamm
This week I had the privilege of traveling to Honduras for a week. I was floored by the willingness of all of my fellow students and the citizens of Honduras to do hard work building a school and working to help all in every way we could. God shone through every one of them throughout the week and I was able to see his goodness through these amazing people and experiences!!!
- Miriam DeYoung