When Travis asked me to share my thoughts about the mission trip Bethany, Kurgan and I are going on, the word serve came to mind. First and foremost we are serving our Lord, our God. To have the opportunity for me to do something this impactful as a Christian truly hits he like a punch in the chest. It’s honestly one thing to serve our fellow Christians at Holly Hill or people in our community, but to serve adults and more importantly children in one of the poorest countries in the northern hemisphere is honestly going to be an eye-opener for all of us and a great way to serve others.
Closer is another term that comes to mind. I honestly started my spiritual walk about three years ago; meaning that three years ago I wanted to become a man of God. Since then not a day goes by that I don’t feel closer to God. This trip, I’m sure, is going to help forge a closer relationship with God. That excites me greatly!
I think this trip will help us appreciate our own church, our lifestyle and everything we take for granted. I think we will appreciate more how easy it is for us to worship God. All we have to do is get in our car, drive four minutes and walk into a church with all the amenities anyone could ever ask for. How easy is that? I’m guessing we will see some people that don’t have it as remotely easy as we do. The old adage “walking a mile in someone else’s shoes” is going to be staring us square in the face!
I know I speak for both Bethany and Kurgan when I say what an awe-inspiring God all of us have and how blessed we are to be given this opportunity. We look forward to it with great anticipation and will be very eager to share the experience of the mission trip with everyone.
In Christian love,
REMINDER: Please keep those going on this mission to Honduras in your prayers. They leave July 23 and return July 29. – tf