Honduras: Packing my Bags

I’m leaving for Honduras tomorrow morning — less than 24 hours from now — and I am kind of terrified.

My friends tell me there is nothing to be nervous about. They think I should be excited, which I am, but I am also extremely anxious because I am not exactly “in my element,” regardless of the number of mission trips I have done.Let me explain.

Like most college students, I am busy. I am busy studying, working and trying to balance a social life on top of that. I am busy praying and reading my Bible — but this is the part of my day that is most strictly scheduled. It’s easy to close my Bible and enter into the whirlwind of work mode instantly.

I am going to a place with the intentions of God using me all day, every day. I will be majorly vulnerable in a foreign place with foreign people. I, along with my teammates, will be stripped of our comfort blankets of technology and immersed into God’s mission field in Santa Ana, Honduras, for 10 days.

Doing this, I know I will need to remain connected to Christ in order for His name to be glorified. Just as Jesus said in in John 15, ” I am the vine, you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit, apart from me you can do nothing … This is to my Father’s glory, that you bear much fruit, showing yourselves to be my disciples.”

I am thrilled to experience Honduras, build relationships and serve the Lord. I am overwhelmed that the same God who used Moses, Daniel and Paul sent His Spirit to live in imperfect humans, and He will use us in similar ways if we allow Him to.

This morning, I feel so small. Not just because I’m hardly 5 feet tall, but because I know I am part of a plan so much larger than I could ever comprehend — all of my teammates are. We are entering a field that God has already been at work in. I cannot wait to see what God has done, what He is doing and what He will do.

“Lord, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth!”

Psalm 8:9

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  1. Jamie Carter says:

    Habla Ud. español?
    Take a deep breath; people aren’t all that different who live in other countries. Given that Honduras has a generally Catholic and Protestant background, you’ll find yourself with people who have a lot in common and live out everyday life much as you and I do.

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