Late last week the short-term mission team from Redeemer Presbyterian Church in New York held a benefit for their upcoming mission trip to Honduras. They raffled prizes, took donations and had a good time. In all, more then 70 people showed up to help them raise money to benefit the people of Honduras. We can’t wait to serve alongside these folks.
On Saturday our current short-term mission team spent their first full day in La Ceiba. This team of 11 missionaries is from Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church of Elk Grove, California and Faith Presbyterian Church of Sonoma, California.
Saturday afternoon we took the team on a driving tour of La Ceiba. We showed them the bulk of the city and gave them lots of information. We visited Armenia Bonito where the team will be working and talked to many of the people with whom they will be serving.
In the evening we took nine members of the team to the local soccer stadium. We watched a professional soccer match. Our group cheered as the hometown Victoria team played the powerhouse Marathon to a 0-0 tie. The team had a great time with this major part of local Honduran culture.