Today was the last day of teaching and construction work for our team in Ciudad. It’s hard to explain in just a few paragraphs how amazing this week was for everyone on the team. Despite being pushed out of our comfort zones, we all grew in ways that we may not be able to understand quite yet. While it was sad to say goodbye to teaching all of our wonderful students, we will see them tomorrow to celebrate Lempira Day –– a national holiday in Honduras.
Personally, one of the best parts of the day was hearing the highs the team experienced either today or throughout the week. Whether it was the joy of a student’s hug, a simple thank you, or hearing that we are now a part of their family, we have been just as blessed by our Honduran partners and friends as they have been by us. I wish words could properly convey what this experience has meant.
To close, I wanted to share a scripture one of our team members shared today during our devotional. Not only does it speak to our time here in Honduras, but our time at home as well:
“Remain in me, as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither Can you bear fruit unless you remain in me.
I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.” –– John 15:4-5 (NIV)