Daily Archives: July 28, 2010

First Time Mission Interview (4)

 Honduras 2010-Sunday 177

John David, What was the first thing that made an impression on you?

The living conditions of the people.  Houses are hanging off the sides of the mountains, built with block walls and tin roofs, living in one or two room homes.  And this is how almost everyone lives.

What have you experienced that has been life changing for you?

All of the children had an impact on me, but there were four particular that are going to be on my mind forever.  I come from such an amazing home life, and none of these did.  It obviously made me thankful for what I have, but it also really broke my heart for the children.  Their faces will appear in my mind every time I go to pray.

Do you feel God speaking specifically to any area of your life?

What God has really revealed to me through this experience is that any work for the kingdom, whether painting walls or preaching sermons, is important and it’s going to not only bless others, but be a blessing to you as well.

What would you say to someone undecided about a mission trip?

Go.  No questions asked.  Unless you feel it is against God’s will for you, you need to have the experience of going on the mission field and seeing what God does in your life.  You’ll be astonished.

How will this affect your missions giving and how has this affected your perception of a missionary? 

Before I left on the trip, I started sponsoring a child with my friend, Brittany.  Now, after I’ve been able to the that child, along with countless others, I realize just how important missions giving is.  I’ve always had a heart for missions, but it has grown so much bigger now!  My giving will definitely increase.

I respect the missionaries so much.  Through my aunt who was a missionary and my sister who is becoming one, I’ve always considered them special people, but now it hits even closer to home.

Would you do it again?

Anytime, anywhere.  But especially Honduras.  I’m in love.

John David, is there anything you want to say to your fellow laborers?

I love all of you so much!  I wasn’t close to many of the people on the trip before we left, but now I consider them all friends!  We laugh so much I keep getting scared we’ll get kicked out of the hotel!

Gracias John David!


First Time Mission Interview (3)

Honduras 2010-Saturday 007 Timothy, what was the first thing that made an impression on you?

As we approached Tegucigalpa, I noticed the housing.  That really hit me as sad.  I can’t believe that  people actually live with so little.

What have you experienced that has been life changing for you?

Sunday afternoon the Holy Spirit moved like I have never before felt! I had no idea what was being sang and still God moved.  I will take that back to the States!

Do you feel God speaking specifically to any area of your life?

Yes

What would you say to someone undecided about a mission trip?

Go.  It’s one of the most amazing ways to get closer to God.

How will this affect your missions giving and how has this affected your perception of a missionary?

Well now that I have a hand on experience with missions, I would love to be able to help more.  At this point in time, I have not job so I can’t really help financially.  I now realize how much they work and I have always respected it, but now I see the stuff they see everyday and how much they go through physically and mentally.

Would you do it again?

Most definitely!

Timothy, is there anything you want to say to your fellow laborers?

I have really enjoyed this trip and have had an amazing crew to be with on my first trip!

Gracias Timothy!


First Time Mission Team Interview (2)

Honduras 2010-Saturday 117

Claresa, what was the first thing that made an impression on you?

I found my Honduran, Kinsley! Saturday, when I got to the bottom of the hill that we have to go down to get to the Center, I spotted a little girl.  There were children everywhere, but this little girl stood out to me.  She is beautiful.  She is two years old and so cute. She has touched my heart in so many ways.  It will be hard to leave her Thursday.

What have you experienced that has been life changing for you?

Seeing all the the people who live with nothing but are always so happy.

Do you feel God speaking specifically to any area of your life?

I feel as if we in the states should be more thankful for what we have.  We are blessed beyond measure!

What would you say to someone undecided about a mission trip?

It will completely change your life for the better.  You will never regret going on a missions trip.

How will this affect your missions giving and how has this affected your perception of a missionary?

I began sponsoring a child this month. I see how much missionaries do and how they truly have to be called.  They are great people of the Lord!

Would you do it again?

Oh yes! Absolutely no doubt!

Claresa, is there anything you want to say to your fellow laborers?

If you have never gone on a missions trip, you should go any opportunity you get!

Gracias Claresa!


First Time Mission Team Interview

Brittany Riley

Brittany, what was the first thing that made an impression on you?

It was actually seeing and being with the children first hand.

Can you tell us what you have experienced that will be life changing for you?

Every child that I’ve come into contact with has and will forever change my life.

Do you feel God speaking specifically to an area of your life?

In a way, yes.  But I need to pray about it more.

What would you say to someone undecided about a mission trip?

I would tell them that I felt the same way.  I was afraid of coming over here, but now that I have, I wouldn’t trade any moment here for all the money or power in the world.

Brittany, how will this affect your missions giving and how has this affected your perception of a missionary?

It has already affected my missions giving because I’m helping sponsor a child.  I believe that it’s opened my eyes to what they actually go through emotionally.  Seeing pictures and hearing stories tug at your heart, but actually being here totally grips it and doesn’t let go.

Brittany, would you do this again?

Yes! Over and over again!

Hey, is there anything you want to say to your fellow laborers?

Just that I love everyone and it’s been an amazing time getting to know each one personally!

Thank you Brittany for taking the time to share your heart with us and all those who faithfully follow our journey here in Honduras!

Gracias!