Friday, November 20, 2015

Shoebox Full Circle

While we've been back in the U.S., we've been trying to meet new missions-minded people to support the ministry in Honduras. But our greatest joy is when we get to meet with our current champions and thank them for making God's work possible. As you can imagine, both of these tasks get a little hard to accomplish as the holiday season approaches. Schedules are packed and it can be hard to get someone to sit down and talk for a moment. And that was certainly the case with one of our supporters.

So we had to get a little creative. Last night we met at a local church as she and her family volunteered at an Operation Christmas Child shoebox collection center. For us, the shoeboxes are a special reminder of our experiences in Honduras and the kids we left behind. We don't have to imagine a child's face when they open their special gift. We've seen it. We know their names and we have celebrated with them the generosity of God's people.

Last night's experience was a sweet reminder that the people that have come alongside us in Honduras are wonderfully connected to God's purposes around the globe. They're what allows us to be a part of something much larger than just one impoverished nation. In our role as missionaries, we get to be a little piece of what the Lord is doing through our amazing partners. And it was an honor to spend the evening serving side-by-side with these faith heroes.

Our experiences with the shoeboxes came full circle when we got to volunteer with these ladies at their collection center.

Read more about our experiences in Honduras with Operation Christmas Child here.

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