“Take My Hand”
As I prepared my heart for my first mission trip I never could have imagined the work God would do in and through me during my time in Honduras with 147 Million. From the moment we landed, I knew I was doing something right because I felt so at home. The first couple of days we mixed concrete and poured floors but nothing really made sense to me. I knew I was in Honduras doing great work with an amazing team of people but I just wasn’t grasping the bigger picture. On our third day in Honduras it hit me all at once and left an overwhelming impact on my life.
In the picture above you see a little girl holding my hand. No one will ever understand the impact this little girl has had in my life. I can only attempt to enlighten you…
When we entered the village of Olivos the children started running up to the van and jumping in the back of the truck. We got out of the van and the amount of love that the families of Olivos poured out to us was unbelievable.
We were walking down the road of Olivos and Ty was showing us all the buildings and explaining the process of what it took to get the area from what is was, to a sustainable village. As we were walking a little girl came up behind me and grabbed my hand. She held tight to my fingers and walked the remainder of the path with me. As we got to the end of the path she squeezed my hand. When I looked down at her she just smiled and stayed there with me.
This was one of the most impactful moments of my trip. For me it was an act of God. Even on the days I was doubting, uncertain, and frustrated he will come alongside me. He will take my hand and walk through this crazy life with me. And at the very end, I will see the reward of all the work that’s been done.
Some days, We may be lucky enough to see the big picture, to see that little girls smile. And other days it may not make sense. But we are called to be the least of these, to be servants of God. In those moments we will see the miracles unfold.