We just returned from a Mission trip to Honduras. It was awesome! God blessed
us all in a special way. We went there to be a blessing to the people of Honduras,
but we were the ones who got
blessed. One hundred and three people responded to
the salvation invitation while we were there. We ministered in the churches and
villages way up in the mountains.
The people live in much poverty. Many have dirt floors, no electricity, no running
water. Some have a water faucet outside, and wash their
clothes on a rock
underneath the faucet. Others must go to the creek to wash
bathrooms are outhouses. Some have one light bulb for electricity, and others have
none at all.
They walk where they need to go. They cook on an adobe oven, which
is heated by chopped wood on fire. We saw a young man chopping some wood with
a machete, to have
wood for the stove. There were trees and plants of every
imagine-able kind. We saw mango, papaya, lemon, banana, tomato, corn, sugar
cane, cashew, & coffee trees. We saw several people plowing a garden with two
oxen yoked together, and the farmer walking behind them with a plow. The school
cook's income is $30 a month. Some, in the city, may have a bicycle to ride. A few
have a motorcycle or a car in the city. In the villages, most people walk or some
ride a mule.
We stayed in a hotel in Danli, and traveled by a van to the villages in
the mountains. What impressed us the most, was that these people have almost
nothing, but they were so happy as they sang praises to God in the church services.
Many of them would walk for miles to get to church, then walk home in the dark
after church was over. The church building was full each service with people
looking in the open windows of the building, and people standing up in the back.
When the music started, they worshiped God to the top of their lungs, with sincere
fervency. They prayed the same way. They were not concerned about how long
the services lasted. They stayed until it was all over and then stayed to hug
everyone on the team. Their love for God and love for all of us who came was very
evident. In America, we have to have air-conditioned churches and padded pews,
and we get mad if the service goes over the appointed time. These people were
hungry for God and it showed. Oh God give us hunger like that in America!!!!
We also gave the plan of salvation at the public schools in the area. Of the 103 that
responded to the invitation for salvation, most of them were children. The children
responded quickly when they were told about what Jesus did for them. We had a
service at one of the churches and also at the school. We explained
that it meant we had come to serve them. After washing several children's feet,
then the flip flops were given out to all the kids in the school. They were real
excited about receiving the flip flops. More than 800 pairs of flip flops were given
during this trip. We also had a soccer ball with different colors on it, which was
used to tell the plan of salvation to the children. The team stayed at the school for a
little while and played games with the children.
One of our interpreters was a 17 year old Honduran girl, named Katherine. She
has been the interpreter for American teams for about 2 years, but had not given
her heart to Jesus until the last night of our trip. One of the ladies on our team
started talking to her about giving her life to Jesus and Katherine broke down and
started crying and prayed to receive Jesus in her life. This happened at the hotel.
We all had camp meeting in the hotel lobby that night!!! We were shouting,
singing, and praising God in the lobby and no one came to stop us. It was
awesome!! Wouldn't it be great if we had that same freedom in America today!!
One of the pastors (we ministered in his church) was pastoring two churches
in the mountains, and worked a job. Many times he walked two and a half
hours from one church to the other, because he had no way to get to the
church. Then he slept on the concrete floor Sunday night, and went back down
the mountain on Monday to go to work. The team and another church donated
money to buy him a motorcycle so he could have transportation to get to both
churches and to work. A keyboard was also purchased to give to his church.
He was so excited about it!!!
The Honduran people have so very little – yet they are happy. They were so loving
to us. They were grateful for us coming to share the gospel & pray for them. It
was a humbling thing to see how loving they were and how they overcome great
difficulty to get to church and worship with all their might. It was an experience
that I wish all of you could experience. We want to go back again. Thank you to
each one who prayed for us. Thank you to each one who contributed financially so
that we could go. You invested in the 103 souls that prayed the prayer of salvation.
Thank you from the bottom of our heart for helping us to go to these precious
people. God bless each one of you for being a part of this mission trip.
If you would like to schedule us to minister in your church or if you would like to make future contributions to
help us go back to Honduras, and to other mission countries, then please contact us by email. All contributions are tax deductible.
God bless you.
Thank you once again. We love you all.
Ron and Gail Solomon