First I want to thank everyone who supported the outreach with finances. Your support made it possible for many lives to be changed forever! May God abundantly bless you for your generosity! And thank you for sharing in the vision God has tailored for the nation of Honduras! I also want to thank everyone who diligently prayed for HCM's outreach to Honduras. It wouldn't have been possible without your prayer support!
Our team consisted of 4 people: Alexis Hutto, Max Joseph, Josh Sugden, and myself. The 4 of us represented 3 States: South Carolina, Pennsylvania, and Georgia. We met in the Atlanta airport on Monday morning, February 18th, and departed for Honduras.
Day 1 (Mon.): We arrived safely to Honduras. Settled into the Hotel, got a good Honduran meal at a nearby restaurant, and headed back to the Hotel. We spent the first evening praying and preparing for the week ahead. A small group from Iglesia Bautista Filidelfia church joined us. Monday evening was one of the most powerful evenings of the week as the Holy Spirit was extremely powerful in our midst. Our team became vessels through which Holy Spirit moved. And of course, we were powerfully ministered to as well!
Day 2 (Tues.): This was a very special day as we spent most of the afternoon visiting homes. Holy Spirit again was very present as we prayed and ministered to those in need. It's amazing what a blessing it is simply to visit the homes of folks in a different culture. This opened the doors for us to minister on a personal basis. Josh (a team member) had some powerful words (in prayer) that ministered straight to the heart of several people. The Honduran people are very hospital, and they are extremely honored to have us in their homes.
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Day 5 (Fri.): On Friday we did two more school assembly sessions. There is never a dull moment when you are ministering to kids! They loved it! We loved it! It was a great experience for our team as it helped us prepare for what was coming on Saturday...the kids of Concordia!
HCM offers sponsorships for needy kids for $25 per month. We interview and carefully select which kids need to be sponsored. Each monthly sponsorship provides school supplies, school clothes, shoes, food, and a gift at Christmas time. This year during our outreach to Concordia, we selected 10 more kids to be sponsored! While in Concordia take photos of each child. What a blessing to be involved in this ministry!! We finished in Concordia and headed back to Tegucigalpa for a very special praise and worship service at IBF led by the IBF worship team.
The Saturday evening praise and worship service was incredible. Pastor Manfredy (IBF's Pastor) shared his testimony. It was very powerful! In every gathering Holy Spirit was extremely present!
Day 7 (Sun.): We rose a little earlier on Sunday to prepare for the Sunday morning service. During the service, the youth of the church met in a separate room. 3 members of our team met with the youth and shared encouraging words from God's heart. They were well received! In the adult service I ministered on the presence and the power of the Holy Spirit. It too was well received.
Day 8 (Mon.) We packed up, loaded up, and headed back to the airport for our trek back to our respective locations. What an incredible, life-changing opportunity this was! And thanks again for ALL of your prayer and financial support! Looking forward to the next one!