Honduras 2014: Goodbyes

Today we finished our final day of clinics, children’s ministry and women’s ministry. We hosted clinic yesterday in Icotaeas where we saw 186 patients and a clinic today at our Limon clinic where we saw 180 patients. All total the medical staff treated over 800 precious people this week. In addition, we saw literally hundreds more at children’s Bible clubs, worship services and women’s Bible studies. The greatest testimonies of our week have been stories like those of the seven adults who accepted Christ as Lord and Savior.

Tonight was also our last day with the orphanage children. The power was out across Limon tonight so the children came to the clinic for our goodbye party. They sang, danced and had a great evening together with our team. We gave them each coloring books, crayons, toothbrushes, and notebooks. The girls absolutely loved their handmade dresses from the ladies in our church and they all loved their new crocs from our Ebenezer children.

Saying goodbye is never easy. Our teams have seen many of these children grow up from babies. Each time we go we leave a piece of our hearts in Honduras. Tonight was full of laughter, hugs, tears and hearts overflowing with love for the least of these. It’s been overwhelming to see how our students have responded. I’m so proud of them all. Seeing their compassion as they hugged on these sweet children, gave them their pictures, cards and in some cases even the shoes off their feet was powerful.  I love student ministry and this week has been a high watermark in my journey. These students and adults have truly been the hands and feet of Jesus. To God be the glory!

*Since I last posted the cross has been passed to Ethan, Anita, and Aaron.image

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