Today Mike and our three brothers from Grace Community Church concluded our four day trip to La Ceiba, Honduras.
Our original objective was to better understand the needs of the people in La Ceiba and learn how God can use us to fulfill His plan. After our brief trip we clearly gained a better understanding of the needs of La Ceiba. But, by no means do we believe we know it all. We know that it will take many months, even years, of intimate interaction with the people of La Ceiba before we begin to comprehend the most basic of needs.
However, this trip was clearly a positive step and greatly helps us formulate a better outlook of how we can impact those that call La Ceiba home. Erin and Mike believe that we are called for a lifetime of service in Honduras, so we intend on doing everything we can to continue to prepare ourselves for that journey.
While in La Ceiba we had meetings with five missionaries, viewed four neighborhoods, toured three hospitals, looked at two orphanage projects, entered one local prison and walked through one senior center. Personnel at almost every location were very willing to provide guided tours and answer our many questions. This is the type of research you can only do in person.
In the end it is difficult to envision a better use of our time. This will give us so much information to help us to better prepare our hearts and provide us with a better understanding of the resources we will need.
Many thanks to our brothers and sisters at Grace Community Church for their substantive role in making this trip happen.
If you want to learn more about this trip go here.