Aug. 8, 2008
As we prepared to say good bye to our friends at Antioquia Evangelica Bautista Iglesia, we had an opportunity to take in some of the scenery as we visited Lancetilla Botanical Garden outside of Tela. Lancetilla is the second largest tropical botanical garden in the world, with a various species of trees from tropical climates from around the world. As we hiked through, our guide would routinely point out the various fruit bearing trees and let us taste their fruit.
As we spent our last night together, we reflected on how a team of 47 people, many of whom did not know each other one week ago, worked together to touch the physical and spiritual needs of over 2,000 people. In the process, we gave these Hondurans a different view of Americans than what their televisions have provided.
Based on what I saw and the discussions we've been having about our future efforts in Honduras to help the orphaned children in Tornabe, I am sure at some point there will be more updates from Honduras again. But for now I am headed back to the States to defend faith, family and freedom! For those who joined us in praying for our trip - THANK YOU!