Day 2 - Honduras 2016
Greetings from Tegucigalpa Honduras,
The mission team has finally completed a mission day, the very thing that the team has been preparing for for months. The mission team traveled across town to a section of town marked by narrow streets and two story buildings. The Church name was Iglesia de Dios de la Profecia, which is Church of God of the Profession.
The church was a decent size and was on the second floor of the church building. When you cannot spread out you go up. The team was set up and ready to roll very close to 9 a.m. which is very good. Teams in the medical area, dental, optical, and evangelism were soon seeing Hondurans, while the children's ministry was downstairs along with a painting crew that was painting the new concrete walls that were recently built for classrooms.
We saw many people at the brigade from the waiting masses that had lined up from as early as 6:30 a.m. The optical team reported that there seemed to be more people than normal that suffered from very different prescriptions from eye to eye. This would be very difficult to correct from unless one eye is near 20/20, where the one corrective lense may be removed from the frame, so that a reasonable correction can be achieved.
Two high school youths helped in the Children's Ministry, Luke Robert and Cole Stradtmann. The reports are that they took to Ministry like ducks to water. Cole ended the day sporting colored nails to match the salvation bracelet. A little girl painted his nails to match her bracelet. Now I seem to have seen everything.
Evangelism area saw many strong Christians in the morning, and it is our practice to pray with them to bless them on their way. It can be tragic when you ask them for prayer requests and then they tell you about the concerns in their life. One dad is disabled due a motorcycle accident and struggles to walk and support the family. One woman had 3 of 8 kids murdered by the gangs. The saddest story was that of a woman that had her husband killed by the the gangs in January and the kids cannot sleep because they witnessed dad being drug out of the house.
Overall a great day, but everyone is tired in a good way. We were able to share our experiences in the group and be done by about 8 p.m. The cheerleader is also the clerk, so I am pulling together the update and am looking forward for my pillow.
I have attached pictures of Cole's nails, Carol Robert praying with a Honduran and Cortney Kugath behind the dental mask. All first timers and they are doing great.
Pray for us to continue our work in grand fashion and safety in our bus travels traveling across the city tomorrow.
To God be the Glory,