As my 2nd WAC Honduras trip is almost completed, I am reminded today of Matthew 5:3-12. We managed to visit 5 schools, presented to about 270 kids, repaired 11 wells (3 in one day), and made 2 home visits.
This year, we went to wells in remote areas. Wells that ranged from a 1-2 minute walk from the road to a well that was a 1.5 mile hike through some fairly tough, rocky trails. These wells are not on any maps, GPS – only the locals know of them. They’ve around for many decades, some almost 100 years.
The local church in Langue – Iglesia Gesthemani – was again very gracious, taking care of us and providing our needs. Most mornings, some ladies from the church would wake up at 4 a.m., go to the church and make our lunch. We would arrive at the church around 7:45 to pick up water, ice, and our lunch. Very thankful and blessed to have these "angels" cook some pretty good food for us.
Our 2 home visits showed what Honduran village community life is. With no electricity and no running water, life is very simple and can be very hard. It’s not easy going to a well to get water for the day, cook in a small house where the entire family lives. One house we visited had been in the family for at least 3 generations. They would hand make rope everyday as their only means of supporting the entire family – grandma, mom, dad and 5 kids.
Sometimes, you need to reminded that you don’t have to be rich financially and in material possessions. You just need to be rich in spirit – with the Holy Spirit.