Saturday, September 13, 2008

Day Dos (thats two for those of you who don't speak espanol)

This morning started with a quick breakfast with the team to pray and plot the day. After breakfast Dave had a meeting with some of the board members from Growers First here in Honduras. So while he had his meeting we had the great opportunity to get a tour of the coffee plant. The process that the coffee goes through before we purchase it in the bag is staggering. The amount of work it takes to produce just a pound of coffee is surprisingly overwhelming (maybe I'll share what we learned sometime...) .

Our translator on the plant tour was an amazing man by the name of Everett. Everett works at Ebenezer, which is the church here in town that were working with. He has a huge heart for evangelism and leads many of the efforts to reach the farmers in the local villages. After our tour we sat for a while and listened to many stories of all that God is doing in the villages. Many are coming to the Lord and there has become a huge need for discipleship in those villages. There are so many opportunities to help.

After the plant tour pastor Hugo wanted to show us the home he's building in the hills. He's been working on it for 3 years and has about 1 year left before he can move in. Currently he's renting a little place next to the church. Some in his church and other have chipped in to make it possible. He was beaming with excitement as he walked us around from room to room.

Another great man that we had the opportunity to meet was a local farmer named Suri. Suri is a beliver who makes an hour and a half trek to get to church on Sunday, is considered a successful farmer making on only $2000-$3000 per year (compared to the typical $500), has a "home" in the middle of nothing, a 12 year old son battling cancer, and a contagious smile that stretches from ear to ear. Absolutely amazing... God has used his story to give me a good healthy dose of perspective. These wonderful people have a value system that makes me ashamed to say I need anything other than the Lord... I'm forced to reevaluate everything and come to the conclusion over and over again that I am more blessed that I could ever have imagined.

Suri took us to his village and introduced us to his friends and family. He seams to be somewhat of a community figure of leadership. on the way up to the village he hit the horn and waved about 60 times... literally knew everyone!

Cant wait to see what the Lord has in store for tomorrow.

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