Last month, my husband and I along with 31 others had the most amazing time on our mission trip to Honduras. Honduras is among the poorest in Western Hemisphere. Our group helped to build six houses, distributed close to 300 bags of food, worked on building a school, gave out care boxes at the children's hospital, visited the blind school and orphanage and held two clinics where we gave out vitamins and medications. Thanks to all who helped make this possible and for all the prayers offered up for our work and safety. Lord willing, we will be going back next year.
We worked side-by-side with a local team of Hondurans and it was a pleasure getting to know them. The bonds forged on this trip will forever have a place in my heart.
I am excited to share images from our trip and appreciate so many of you asking me to post them. These photos were taken by many of our team members. Thanks to all who shared!
Honduras Mission Trip 2016
TORCH Missions is an organization that coordinates and facilitates short-term mission opportunities to Honduras, Brazil, El Salvador, and the U.S. for youth, college students, and adults emphasizing benevolence and discipleship. The Honduras Project is excited to be a part of helping TORCH expand and grow its reach in Honduras. Each year, the number of people willing to come and serve continues to grow and we are excited to be a part of that growth.
TORCH closely follows the words of Jesus in Matthew 25: 40 where he says, "...Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers of mine you did for me." In the preceding verses Jesus spoke of feeding, clothing, caring for the sick, providing shelter, and taking care of the needs of others. That is TORCH. Over the last decade they have helped lead thousands of student and adult volunteers in providing relief to people of Honduras in the form of the most basic necessities: food, clothing, shelter, and medical attention.
In a typical year, TORCH will build close to 100 homes and repair countless others. They have built schools, churches, and feeding centers. They distribute well over 100,000 pounds of food, thousands of articles of clothing, and hundreds of pairs of shoes each year. They will spend hundreds of hours visiting hospitals and children’s homes, and conducting medical clinics that see up to 400 patients a day. Many TORCHteams will plan, organize, and conduct VBS events in the communities where they work that will share the stories of the Bible with literally thousands of children. The days are long, the work is exhausting, but the benefit to the communities and the volunteers is unmistakable. The experiences are life-altering for both the people of Honduras and those who come as a part of a TORCH team.