In case you are wondering what the WOMEN on the Team have been doing while the men have been pouring concrete, building the ramp to the outdoor kitchen, building the gazebo roof and the steps down to the gazebo………… well, we have been PAINTING! We painted the boys dormitories inside and out, the guest dormitories inside and out, and we’ve done some painting on the inside and outside of the main villa (OK…Bill and Bob helped with painting in the main villa...and Kyle helped with the concrete). ALSO, we had a “craft” afternoon with the girls. We showed them how to make Salvation Bracelets and taught them how to tell the Salvation story by sharing the meaning of each colored bead. We also made crosses with the girls out of craft sticks and multi-colored yarn. Our team was in charge of devotions last night and Kyle shared the Godly Play Creation Story. The children were spellbound! Bob and June taught the children a song to sing as a meal blessing, and Ron and Kathie shared their testimonies; both of them made strong connections with the children.
I’ve been coming to Honduras to visit Betsy Hake now for ten years. It has been a blessing to watch her ministry change and grow. The last three years I have served on Teams that have visited her here at Jericho Villas, outside of Tegucigalpa in the town of Danli. What a joy it has been to return each year and see the changes that God is working in the lives of these children that she has rescued off the streets. They each have a story to tell, and it blesses my heart to return each year and hear their stories and testimonies. Each year I come with an open heart and mind, hoping to share with them some of what God has done in my life. And, each year I leave filled to overflowing with the love that they have poured out to me! -Meredith Kronz
This blog has been created to keep you up-to-date on all of the things God is doing through the team He has sent to Honduras from St. Luke's Church, Hilton Head Island, SC. Sometimes it is difficult for the team to send information to us due to limited access to the Internet. Be assured that all of the latest news will be posted as soon as it is received. We ask that you please keep this mission team in your prayers and be sure to post your comments of encouragement when you feel led.