Sunday in Honduras

Today is not only one of the most memorable days in Honduras, but a definite top 10 best mission trip days of all time! We started our morning off by going to the market and buying some fruits, beans and rice for a family in need that the pastor told us about. The pastor is Misael - a humble servant that is also the director of the La Providencia Orphanage. We listened to his message that was so needed by everyone: praising God at all times.

We walked to Delsey's house after church. Her floor had just been mopped. Delsey is the beautiful lady pictured with her three children. She is only 23 years old. Two months ago her husband was murdered. Delsey is a widow at the age of 23. She is beautiful, sad, confused, strong, shy, and asked for prayer. As I entered her humble home, I noticed the picture of her little girl on the wall. The photograph is one that I took a few years ago when I took pictures of all the children in the school program and used them at the dedication. I realized when I saw the picture that I had met this family before. Our team gathered in her simple and wonderful home, presented her with the food and prayed over her. Through tears, she thanked us. Through tears, I left asking God to provide for Delsey. I know that God will provide everything that Delsey needs. And, the team is thankful that she has a home and family living around her.
We had lunch with the medical team that will be here this week with us and then toured La Providencia. The medical clinic is quite impressive. Medical teams travel here to help the children all around the village. They have a dental clinic as well as an equipped surgical room. We walked around the property and saw the colorful school, the playground, the plans to complete each stage and then ended up at the two family homes.
Beatrice and Mario have six children. Their sweet testimony of how God provided these children brought more tears to our eyes. They prayed for children and never dreamed that this was God's plans when they started praying. Across the street, Orlando and Elsie have the second family home with another six children. They are only 24 years old. Both couples have passion and love the children that is recognized immediately. They provided dinner and entertainment for our team and we enjoyed getting to know them. We really enjoyed hearing their hearts, and hearing them tell the stories of their children that will never be orphans again.