Our last full day in Honduras was another great day! The dental team again provided treatments for several Honduran children. Today we treated children from Milpa Arada and El Jicaro, two very small, remote villages. We also treated several additional Agape Promise students.
Others in our team traveled to Pinalejo to visit students in the Instituto Privado Bilingue Santos. The teacher there wanted some of our team members to come so the students could practice their English language skills. It was a wonderful visit!
Late this afternoon, we finished dental treatments for the children. We then began inventorying our dental supplies and equipment to determine what will be needed for next year’s trip.
In Mark 9:35 Jesus said, “Anyone who wants to be first must be the very last, and the servant of all.” Tonight, at dinner, was our mission team’s effort to follow Jesus’ teaching by serving dinner to all the Honduran team members that helped us this week. The first to get served were Lupe & Suyapa, our wonderful cooks for the week that worked about 15 hours every day to cook and do laundry for us. Then we served the children of our Honduran helpers; our drivers who safely took us up and down steep & windy mountain roads; our translators who helped us talk with the local people; Dr. Tino and his family that help Honduras so much; and some Honduran students who were with us during portions of the week.
We also served Maynor and Joselyn. These two were most critical for the planning and leadership of the entire mission trip. They did a fabulous job leading and helping us all week.
After all of our Honduran teammates were served, the youth on our team (Danielle, Ben, Sarah, and Daniel) insisted on serving the adults of our team. Thank you, youth! The youth added so much to the success (and fun) of our team this week!
The sunset this evening here in Honduras was BEAUTIFUL! It was a visual reminder of how great God has been to us this week in Honduras. THANK YOU GOD!