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I recently returned from a ten day trip to San Pedro Sula, Honduras. I was part of a joint team from CrossPoint Church in Salt Lake City, Utah and Gateway Community Christian Church in Mountain View, Wyoming, sponsored by Hungry for Life. The purpose of the trip was to connect with local pastors in the Rio Blanco area, help with VBS programs, assist with construction projects, and explore the possibility of a long-term partnership with this community. It was an eye-opening experience that God used to challenge me greatly.On Sunday, August 3, we worshipped with local believers at the Cristo Centro Church. During the service a woman went up front and gave a testimony. While I was encouraged by the entirety of the service, God used this particular moment within it to speak to me. Through a translator we learned that she was praising God for His goodness and thanking Him for always meeting her needs. I choked up. In light of the extreme poverty we observed and worked in the day before, her statement hit me hard. Through this woman, God reminded me that His blessings are not always tied to the material—stuff does not mean spiritual—and He convicted me about my own tendency to inflate the definition of need. I’m still chewing on this and I pray we all learn to be content in Him and Him alone.
You can view pictures and read more about the trip here.