Posted on August 8, 2013 A Big Lesson for Me (Reflection)

The following journal was written by Betsy Hart, a mission volunteer from Iowa. 

My time at Ministries of Faith was absolutely amazing. When we first arrived in the San Pedro Sula airport, 11 others and I from Prairie Ridge Church in Ankeny, Iowa were greeted by a big smile from Dago. I was so excited to experience Honduras and to discover what God had in store for us. The first day we started working on building a house for a widow and her three sons in Azacualpa. We were able to get all the walls up and put in a sewage system by the end of our week there. It was amazing to see how God could use us to build a home for a family; I would have never thought my weak self could be a part of something like that. But God is good, and gave all of us strength to work hard!

I also got to spend a lot of time with the children who live in the children’s home and those from the feeding program. I loved getting to play with the kids after lunch! Tickle-attacking was one of their favorite things to play. I lost at that game quite a lot! It was so fun though, and it was a great way to build friendships. It is incredible how God does not let the language barrier stop his love. I came to Honduras knowing almost no Spanish, but I still was able to grow relationships with the people I met here.

Through all of my experiences in Honduras, I realized how God is truly all we need in life. That was a big lesson for me. I knew I could trust Him with my whole heart coming into Honduras, but being able to actually experience how God provides was eye-opening. I did not know what I was going to be a part of in Honduras or what it was going to be like, but he used me in the children’s home and made sure all of the children and everyone in our mission group was provided for. It doesn’t matter where we go or what situation we are facing. God is there and he will always take care of us.

I can’t thank Dago and Dilia enough for having us be a part of their children’s home for a week. It was truly incredible, and I loved every moment of it! I hope to return to Azacualpa soon for another God-filled mission trip.



Betsy Hart