Saludos desde Omoa, Honduras!
Today we began our day with our morning devotions led by Joseph Rahm. The topic of the devotions was the things we would be willing to give up to better serve our Lord. After devotions, we had a delicious breakfast. The menu included overeasy and scrambled eggs, bacon (my son Orlando would have loved today’s menu), pancakes, and fresh fruits. After breakfast and before departing to the H2H church for Sunday School, we took a short motor boat ride to see the Omoa Bay; we couldn’t have asked for better weather.
As usual, H2H church was packed. Our team was looking forward to this morning’s service as all of the children and teenagers from H2H village attend Sunday School and it is a great opportunity to share some quality time with all of them. During Sunday School, the mission teams had the chance to listen to Jordan, one of the volunteer teachers at the Mary Frenter’s school, teaching about the importance of storing up our treasures in heaven (Matthew 6: 19-21). After Jordan’s class, Amy Serrano (H2H’s Honduras National Director) gave her testimony and the story of how the H2H ministry began. While this was taking place, Pastor Luis Polanco was teaching Sunday School for adults, their studied the book of Revelation. After the service ended, several members of the church approached Pastor Luis for one on one praying.
At 10:30 a.m., Joseph Rahm and the students from TLC, Yanetzi, Olga, and Alex departed to Zambrano as they wanted to get to campus before sunset, around 6:30 p.m. The trip from here to Zambrano is more than 250 miles and they had a few stops along the way. There went our transportation!
After Sunday School, we returned to the hotel to relax. Later, we walked to the San Fernando Fort in Omoa and after the tour, we had lunch near our hotel. At 5 p.m., Pastor Luis Polanco was picked up by a member to Iglesia de Dios in Tegucigalpita to preach. This church is approximately one mile from the H2H children village. Pastor Luis’ message was based on Matthew 16: 13-16 and was titled, Who is Jesus.
In the afternoon while walking in Omoa and while Luis was in Tegucigalpita, one of the boatmates from the morning’s boat ride, Jorge, saw us and stopped to talk. He expressed to us his interest in learning English and asked us what to do. I told him that he could read books and magazines to start learning. He asked if we had any books to sell to him and I mentioned that I did not have any books for sale, but that I had a Spanish/English Bible and that I would be happy to give to him if he wanted it. He said he wanted it so I went back to my room and got it. He asked me what the Bible meant to us Christians and I told him that it was the book we followed as Christians and that it was the book by which we lived our lives. It amazes me how our Lord gives us chances to do little things that could impact the lives of others.
To conclude our day and before dinner, Jessica, Mike, Adam, and I went to the beach near our hotel. The water was wonderful and was a great therapy to get ready for tomorrow’s busy day. We will be working at the H2H teenager boys’ house in Puerto Cortes. We will do some repairs and possibly some painting and cleaning. We’ll see. See you soon. Blessings!
By the way, keep the H2H ministry in your prayers and let others know that they are in dire need of volunteer teachers. This is a great opportunity to serve and to build experience.