DAY 1 - Honduras 2016
Sunday Up Date from Tegucigalpa
The missionaries got a reprieve from having to get up so early from the travel day and actually could sleep in comparatively. Our first official act of the day was group devotions at 7:15 a.m. with breakfast at 7:30 a.m. We did not have to leave the site until 8:45 a.m. because the church service was just across town so we made a short stop for group photos before.
Church was at a small building in a typical neighborhood. The people welcomed us and soon we got started with worship. Typical worship in Honduras starts with the praise band playing rousing praise music to devoted members. The drums, keyboardist, and vocalist were quite enjoyable and even played familiar tunes in Spanish. We then got to hear missionary Louis Carrion give the message about members of the church body being necessary and all important, as well as giving insights to the judgement seat of Christ.
After service we enjoyed a great family style meal at "El Patio" serving up grilled chicken and steak, as well as Honduran appetizers of fried plantains, chips and bean and cheese dip, and fried dough balls.
The afternoon was low key as most of the team sorted pills or vitamins into 30 day supplies while the leaders made team assignments. Each day the roster is filled with who will do what. We were disappointed to learn that the concrete floor project was not arranged in time for Monday, so we plan to recover for Tuesday.
We also had Brother Louis Carrion provide the team with insights on cross cultural ministries as well as evangelism training. The team was dismissed at around 8:30 p.m. to be ready for the first full day of ministry. We have about 1/3 first time missionaries, so it is always exciting to see the trip through their eyes.
I have the group devotion in the morning, and we will be covering Jesus' instruction to his disciples, that if they want to truly be his disciples, they must deny themselves, pick up their crosses, and follow Him.
Pray for a calm and productive first day of ministry for us.
Blessings on you all.