Honduras Trip Travelogue
By Melinda Heir-Goetz
Today we went to a place outside Comayagua to spend the day with about 80 girls from the high school. Some of the girls have a relationship with Christ but many do not.
We had a fun morning playing games, listening to a devotional by Naomi and I shared my testimony. After lunch we heard a testimony from Matt and our friend from Mission Door, Alexandra, gave a closing devotional. We broke into small groups, asked them what they liked about the lesson, let the girls ask questions, and took prayer requests. Some were very shy but we had some good conversations with several of the girls.
We headed back to Comayagua and visited the city square, and the beautiful church there which houses the oldest bell in Central America. We ate ice cream, did some tourist shopping and then we all went out to eat for chicken and green bananas which are kind of like the Honduran equivalent to French fries. Muy delisoso!
After dinner we went back to the Steer’s for house church. Allen led the lesson, based on Jesus meeting the Samaritan woman at the well, and everyone had the opportunity to ask and answer questions and give perspective on the passage.
It was a very full day and many of us are exhausted, but the time here is very fulfilling. We shared our stories and gave lessons, and I saw the girls listening and learning - but I also see myself listening and learning from them. I see God at work in my heart as I continue to consider what my trials are and how I am seeking God in them. The girls are warm and open and some are very hungry for truth. I was honored and blessed to be used to bring the Truth of Christ to these beautiful girls today. Even though there is a language barrier, I’m exercising my Español. I also see that the language of love has no barriers.