In just 9 short days from now Carson will be packing up and heading to Delicias, Honduras on a mission trip with Hike With Hope. I'm a little nervous because Weston and I have never been away from him for that long, but I'm so excited for him and the whole team to be able to go and serve the people they will be coming in contact with!
Hike With Hope is a Ministry that got started from a vision that our friend Chris shared with a few others to start and their mission and vision is to "Demonstrate God's love through connecting inaccessible resources to people groups in need." whether that be someone in another country or someone in our own community.
The team has been working very hard by hosting events for fundraising, making bracelets to sell, selling their other different merchandise, and going on practice hikes to get prepared for the trip, since it takes an entire days hike just to get to the village they are going to. (not to mention several trips to R.E.I. for "necessities". riiiight. ha!!)
One of the things they raise money for is to give big bags of rice and beans to families. One bag of each is like an entire months worth of food for those families. I think the thing that stuck out to me the most is when Chris told us stories from the last trip of families just weeping when they were given these bags of food. Something that would probably mean so little to us means the world to someone who isn't really sure if their family will be able to eat tomorrow or not. WOW!!!
Below is a picture from last years trip. Its of the kids holding up their bracelets they were given. When the team gives them the bracelets, they let them know that there are people where they came from that wear the exact same bracelets to remind them to pray for them. I think that is just so awesome for them to know they actually have people that think about them and pray for them!
Here is an article that was in the Times-Georgian about them this morning,
and here is where you can go to check out some of the cool stuff they have for sale!
So, food, bracelets, and most importantly the gospel!
How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of those who bring good news, who proclaim peace, who bring good tidings, who proclaim salvation, who say to Zion "Your God reigns!"Isaiah 52:7