A short-term mission team of twenty-seven people from both the Piqua and Troy Campuses of The Valley Church went to the North Coast of Honduras as part of our on-going partnership to build the church, change lives and encourage the people of this area.
During their 8-day work trip, the team delivered Children's Bibles, purchased with the money you gave just a few weeks ago through our crowdfunding effort called Bibles for Niño’s, to the local schools. They also provided much-needed school supplies to those same schools, held a two-night Vacation Bible Adventure, and worked on a new church building in La Confianza.
The trip was filled with God-moments as the team visited three of our partner churches in La Ceiba, Saba, and La Confianza. Our relationships continue to grow with the pastors, their families, the church members, and the local community. Many lives were impacted and changed on this trip, both Honduran and from our team.
Highlights of the trip included a weekend with Maximo Missions, a mission team of young adults from Mexico, Guatemala, El Salvador, and Nicaragua. These young adults traveled as far as 35 hours on buses to come to the training center we helped build a few years ago in La Ceiba. After arriving, they were able to have a very powerful weekend evangelizing, praying, praising the Lord, and teaching children through a Vacation Bible Adventure. They blessed the community around the church by sharing needed supplies to them. Our team joined with the nearly 100 member Maximo Mission team, and we were all blessed and encouraged to serve together, truly experiencing the passage of 1 Thessalonians 5:11, “Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact you are doing”.
Following this amazing weekend, our team spent four days at La Confianza, helping the rapidly growing church there build a new and larger worship space. They had been having lots of rain, but we had beautiful days to work, and it sprinkled as we left the last day...God truly had His hand in every detail. This church, with Pastor Freddy, is excited, willing and ready for a larger place to worship so they can reach more people. With the unrest that had been in Honduras, our brothers and sisters in Honduras had fasted and prayed for us so we could come and be safe...like the parting of the Red Sea, God truly made a way. We would love to start planning our trip for next year. Pray and ask God with an open heart to join our team...you'll never be the same.