So today was my first full day here in Honduras… and it was indeed FULL! By the way, this may be a bit long for a Facebook post but I can’t get to my blog from here, so if you don’t want to know what God is doing in Honduras, that’s OK, just look at the photos and pray for the people of this beautiful country!
As I write this, my heart is still heavy as I continue to think of and pray for our dear brothers and sisters in Ukraine. Many are still trying to leave the country. A friend of mine just had a baby in-country and they need your prayers. The baby is in ICU with some breathing issues.
So, I’ve been coming to Honduras for more than 20 years and it seems that little has changed for those living on the streets… My day started at 7 am with coffee and a wonderful breakfast prepared by the young men of the Micah House Culinary department! At 7:30, we all gathered in the main room of the house for a time of devotions. (I posted a video of this earlier.) Then Michael, the Micah director, CEO, father, mentor, etc. and I began visiting many of our old and new friends and all of the work that’s going on here at the project. We visited the music class, the science and math classes, the new Micah Works ministry as they worked in their new water treatment facility and the culinary class as they begin to move into their new, spacious kitchen!
In the early afternoon, we visited old friends in Villa Linda Miller, the village next door that many churches and friends of Micah helped to establish almost 20 years ago. Flora and her family are doing well and caring for many kids by preparing them meals each day!
We then hit the streets in downtown to visit with many of the street kids. (They have a more PC name for them but I don’t recall it right now… sorry.) These are the same streets of the city where almost all of the Micah boys/men came from. As we made our first stop, many young men and young ladies ran up to Michael and his staff who were helping with food but more-so giving hugs and sharing in conversation with them for a long period of time. They don’t just hand out food, though many appreciate it, but they spend time getting to know the people and offer God’s love to all. They give a sense of importance and caring to these often forgotten people. They are not forgotten by the Micah Project and even more, they are not forgotten by God!
Many of our street friends were very dirty from sleeping endless nights in alleyways, on street corners and most of the men smelled like the yellow glue that they were huffing to take away the pain and hunger of living on the streets. Several young girls had one or two babies and others were pregnant with no fathers in the picture. The staff ladies of the Micah project gave them their full attention and love. Their sunken eyes told the story of their lostness and of them being so impacted by the drugs, hunger and of yellow glue. But they wanted to hug and talk, even before we offered them some food and hygiene supplies.
After about 3 hours on the streets, we returned to the safe haven and the noisy, active boys and young men of the Micah House. We had another delicious dinner of tortillas, frijoles and cheese before settling in for the evening. As I came to my cabin around 8 pm or so, I could still hear the sounds of the boys playing football (soccer to us Gringos) and laughing at each other. What a blessing the Micah House is and what a blessing the wonderful leaders and staff are who have made a huge difference in they guys lives.
If you would like to be a part of what God is doing at the Micah Project here in Honduras, please go to their web page at; www.micahprojecthonduras.org and please pray for all who are a part of the Micah Project.
Thanks & God bless!
He has shown you, O man, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.