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2004 Mission Trip to Tegucigalpa, Honduras

November 16, 2009

This was a Mission trip in 2004, where several of us from the Coldwater, Michigan, Church of the Nazarene met a group of Nazarenes from Ohio and went to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. Tegucigalpa is the capital city of Honduras, located in the mountains, in the middle of the country. We went there to help start a project to add a second story to the administration building to be used as Church Seminary.

We removed a roof from the existing building, used the material to build a roof over an area to be used as a kids Sunday school area. Several of the ladies painted the fence around to compound. We then put up forms for support posts for a second floor landing and poured concrete for the post. We then put up forms for a second floor landing and forms for concrete steps up the second floor. All of the concrete was hand mixed and carried in five gallon buckets.

Now let me tell you about the fun part. The ladies in the group put together a puppet show for the Honduran children. We were able to travel to several churches in Tegucigalpa and some in the countryside. It was an amazing sight to see children come flocking to the churches to see the funny Americans put on the show. We were able to see Gods work in progress. Although poverty (At a level that is unreal to most Americans) was evident everywhere we visited, it was amazing how happy the kids were and how they were so ready to be loved and wanted to be part of the church activities.

Traveling the mountain roads to visit Churches gave us an opportunity to view the beautiful green jungle where we saw, growing in the wild, both bananas trees and coffee bushes. The Church in Honduras is growing and all of the people we met were friendly and truly good representatives of God and Jesus Christ.

It was a wonderful experience and let’s you know that God was there long before you.

 

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. November 17, 2009 12:51 pm

    My parents sponsor a girl in Honduras through World Vision. It’s great to see some of the things being done in that country. That’s great that the trees were built around and not cut down too!

    • November 18, 2009 12:00 am

      Thanks for the comment. I hope to return to Honduras someday but for now I am going in a different direction.

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