The trip itself was wonderful. John was finally able to see and experience everything I had been sharing with him for the past months. This trip was called the Christmas trip. We were able to take the kids in the ministry shopping at a mall and to an arcade- I know for some of them it was their first time ever in a mall. We also got to take them to Pizza Hut. We made over 700 Christmas gift bags and passed them out to poor and needy children in Tegucigalpa. It was such a joyous time to be able to share God's love in that way! It was John's first time to meet Jefry. It all went so well and we loved being able to spend time with him and love on him. We hope to be involved in his life for many years to come. We want to encourage him and pray for him as he grows up in Honduras. We pray that he continues to learn about Jesus. We pray that he stays in the ministry and completes all of his schooling. We pray for his precious heart as he has had a tough life already, and he misses his family. What a privilege to be the hands and feet of Jesus to him. I never imagined that our hearts would be drawn to a little boy in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, but we are so excited about what God is doing and desire to follow Him all of the way. If He continues to open the doors, we will continue to go and minister. We already can't wait to go back!!
Here are some photos of the trip.
Seeing Jefry for the first time in 5 months, and introducing him to John for the first time.
First night at dinner.
Ministering to the children at the government orphanage.
Taking the shelter boys and girls to the Arcade and Christmas shopping.
Almost all of the boys wanted remote control cars :).
Riding the escalator.
Packing up tons of Christmas goody bags!
Ministering to a precious kindergarten school. They were so excited over the bags.
Playing UNO- Jefry loved it.
Their sink and dishes.
All of the book bags waiting to be handed out the first day of school! (in January)
Pizza Hut and more Christmas shopping!
Putting on his new shoes.
I think they were most excited about these gloves!
I was able to give away some of the things my students donated.
Ministering at the garbage dump.
Playing with their new toys.
Giving Jefry his Christmas presents from us.
His cross that Hudson made him.
At the Christmas celebration at Noah's Ark Church.
Last pictures right before we left on Sunday.