From January 4-12, a small team of eight people traveled to Trujillo, Honduras to serve through a construction project and evening ministry. Working alongside GO’s partner Pastor Iván, they began constructing a wood roof over the second floor of a local church building. The church can now use this space as an outreach center that will offer community programs, drug addiction recover, children’s ministry, and more. Team leader and GO Director of Team Ministries Larry Montgomery also hopes the center will be used for Community Health Evangelism in the future.
In addition to the construction project, the team ministered to the elderly in the community.
Team member Michael Prenn saw God at work through the interactions between the team and community members. Prenn described how fellow team member Jack Scobie “slowly and patiently gained the trust of Ulicer, the Honduran man in charge of the construction project we were working on.”
He continued that he “saw God work through all of us in the construction work we did and the camaraderie we developed not just with each other, but with the Honduran men we worked with during the week.”
Prenn also saw God’s work through a connection that will have a lasting impact. Fellow team member Todd Johns, who runs a drug rehabilitation center in Kentucky, met with Pastor Iván and Montgomery to speak about addiction counseling.
When asked what his favorite moment was, Prenn had no single answer. “It was worshiping with the church down there. They truly celebrate the Lord. Also, watching Pastor Iván do what he does on a daily basis. He works tirelessly for the Lord. He is constantly counseling or discipling or just speaking to people who don’t know God. He works seven days a week, and it’s obvious being around him that it’s a labor of love. He is an inspirational man to be around.”