As most of you know, I traveled to Honduras on a missions trip 2 days after Christmas. I had such an amazing time that I want to do a part series here on the blog to tell all about it.
Here we go:
A wonderful lady name Tara Garcia worked with a couple of people in my Sunday School at CCC (Carolina Cross Connection). Her story is here. She and her husband are missionaries and live in San Pedro Sula, Honduras and work with several orphanages through their ministry, R.O.O.M. (Reach Out Orphanages Ministries)
Also via Tara, an American family from Texas felt the calling to live in Puerto Lempira, Honduras and help with the orphanages there. This is their story and website. They are an amazing family and such a huge help and asset to the orphanages. Their ministry is Reach Out Honduras.
After a year of support we decided to visit and meet and love on these precious kids and help lend a hand with anything physical that was needed.
So 15 people hopped on board to take this leap of faith to visit the country of Honduras and go into a pretty remote area of Honduras, the town of Puerto Lempira, only accessible via boat or plane.
Our team ranged in ages from 6 to 67! Everyone had very distinct talents that varied widely. It's always amazing to see God orchestrate exactly the people and talents He needs to carry out a mission.
We set out on Monday, December 26th @ 5 pm and headed to Atlanta.
Our flight was from Atlanta, GA to San Pedro Sula, Honduras and was just under 3 hours. I was shocked by this. I've traveled many times to San Francisco and that was just the first leg of my trek and yet here we are in just 3 hours in a 3rd world country!
We were greeted at the airport by Tara, her husband Jorge and Jimmy (owner of the B&B). We were staying that evening at a quaint B&B there in San Pedro Sula. The owners are in the same neighborhood as Tara and Jorge. It is called Casa el Meson. The B&B was simple and cozy.
After dropping off our luggage, we ate some dinner and headed to our first orphanage stop, Hogar Santidad. Hogar Santidad is sponsored by a family in our church, which one of them being on the team! She was so anxious to meet "her kids" and give them Christmas! It was a joy to watch her just take in the kids, their faces and personalities. When we arrived they were all sitting on the couch side by side, very shy and probably nervous. There were some forces smiles and Hellos, but I think we were all and little awkward on how to begin.
Stay tuned for more........