Divine Appointments: Gratitude, Pride and Deliverance in Honduras

There is so much one cannot learn about a nation in a brief span of six days. And yet, so much that is known because of a shared Creator. Two thoughts linger from my week serving with a mission team in Honduras: Gratitude and pride can co-exist Things are not always as they seem Of gratitude and …

Divine Appointments: A Story of Redemption in Honduras

There are many borders between northeast Indiana and Monte Redondo, Honduras. State borders, continental borders, national borders. We crossed them all in our journey to and from Honduras last week. But manmade barriers prove ineffective when hearts come together to share stories of adversity and faith, and to celebrate divine appointments. Meet Rossel Urbina. Rossel is …

Feet on the Ground, Ministry in our Hearts

Today, the real mission work begins. At least, that’s what one might assume. When we load our bus with bags of supplies for families living in the surrounding communities here in eastern Honduras, we’ll know our week of missionary work has begun. Actually, the ministry that’s called our group of 12 women and one brave …

How ‘Forgotten Children’ Changed My Life

At a writing conference in Michigan last spring, I met a tall young woman with a captivating smile and a beautiful accent. We ran into each other over and over again during the conference (including in various restrooms) and decided we could be “cyber friends”. Though we live half a continent apart, I’ve enjoyed getting …

Prayers for the Forgotten Children of Honduras

A cloud sits on the mountain directly before me, hiding it from view. I’ve watched those clouds and mist hover and lift each morning this week as I’ve taken time to be with the Lord and to share with you reflections on this journey. Soon, the clouds will lift and at the very top of …

Finding the Forgotten Children in Honduras: Part Five

“For I know the plans I have for you”, declares the Lord, “plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future.”  Jeremiah 29:11 God has His hands all over this mission to Honduras, and no truer evidence of His sovereignty could be seen than in the corrections …

Finding the Forgotten Children in Honduras: Part Three

Today’s reflection comes from the heart of Madonna Snyder, a pastor at our church and a dear friend. This is her first mission trip to Honduras: Again today we made our way to the school soccer field to set up and cook for hundreds of people.  I thought the crowd was much bigger than yesterday, …

Finding the Forgotten Children in Honduras: Part Two

We have only three days to reach out to the people living in the countryside outside Tegucigalpa, so today (Monday) we hit the ground running. One of the first things you learn when ministering in a foreign country is flexibility.  Today, we will cook a hot meal for people working and living in and around …

Finding the Forgotten Children in Honduras: Part One

My son, Chase, and I have returned to Tegucigalpa, Honduras, this summer for a week of ministering with a team from LaGrange First Church of God. In the next five days, Lord willing, I’ll share a snippet of what we see and do in the mountains of this Central American country. ******************************* Saturday If the …