Friday, July 23, 2010

Thank you, Gracias, Merci.

So hard to believe that I am home and so far away from where a part of my heart still beats...

It seems like just yesterday, I was playing with this sweet little girl...

And hanging out with this little guy...

Witnessing the extreme poverty that creeps into communities...

...and threatens the spirit of His precious lambs.

I have photos of kitchens inthe homes we saw...

...But none of bathrooms, for there were none.

My feet long to be on the dirt floor of their homes...

...face to face with those most precious to Him

I miss the people of Honduras.

The end of my time in Honduras only signaled the beginning...

I'm hungry for my heart to be broken even more.

What now?

What will I do with what God has shown me?

How will it change my life?

How will it change how I live the Gospel?

How will He use me to make a difference?

Now that I know, I am responsible.

I am responsible.

To carry their stories, to give of myself, to make a difference in this world... for Him.

To never forget these places... these faces.

There will be more stories to share from my time in Honduras, as my heart continues to reflect upon what the gospel now looks like to me in terms of what we’re called to do for the least of these.

To my Compassion Honduras team, Advocates, Leaders, Honduran Friends & Guides... to friends and family...

While the rest of the stories settle and wait to be released, I want to take a moment to express my heartfelt gratitude for the support you have given me so abundantly in the months prior to the trip, the time spent in Honduras, and the weeks since. Your prayers, financial contributions, words of encouragement, your decision to sponsor children through Compassion, your commitment to writing to your sponsored children, your comments and emails, your prayers for my health, your love... your love of Christ... all had an important role in making this trip one of the most incredible experiences of my life.

Thank you! Gracias! Merci!

This is only the beginning. I’m hungry for more, on fire for more, challenged to continue to pursue Him to the ends of the earth.

I look forward to hearing how this experience has impacted your life, and about your own journey as you follow Him to where ever He calls you, where ever He leads.



Jill Foley said...

Beautiful, beautiful pictures! My husband went to Honduras last week and he is not a very good photographer so I am loving all your photos!

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