When we arrive at a church plant, we’re always greeted by those eager to help. After unloading boxes and tables, we categorize: women’s tops, women’s bottoms, girls’ tops, girls’ bottoms, infants, men’s tops, men’s bottoms, boys’ tops, boys’ bottoms, toiletries, shoes, and rice/beans. Each person on the team is responsible for one of these areas. While we organize, the Honduran families worship in song, and Saul shares the gospel. The families form a line outside the church and present a “ticket” previously given to them by their pastor. One of mission team members then escorts the family to each table to gather clothing, toiletries, and food.
Some families have waited two or three hours in the over 100 degree weather to receive these necessities for their families. They stand under umbrellas and shade trees - each getting an expectant look when one us comes to the door for another family. The process is both heart-breaking and encouraging as we have seen small children come alone on behalf of their families as well as a child with a port for dialysis. Sharing with these families is an unexplainable experience. Please continue to pray for the four church plants to come. - Sarah