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As of now, I have visited so many communities that it's hard to keep track of their names and locations. When I mean "communities", I'm talking about tiny villages that are made up of at most 5-7 complexes. These are not only found on plains, but in the valleys of the mountains. But the location doesn't make a bitter difference when it comes to the heat...and the insects. Ay, the insects. Last night I stayed up longer than usual, paranoid,...

Every community has shown great perseverance in improving their quality of life, working together so they can be self-sufficient. Not only do they seek physical improvements to the community, but spiritual improvements to their souls. All these communities pretty much have at least one Christian Reformed Church the size of a school house. But, man, do they decorate it like nothing else. The church is probably the most beautfiul building in each community, like a cathedral in a city. To...

Poor is a relative term. There is always someone poorer than you, though it may not seem that way. My host family may not be the richest, but Arturo still goes out of his way to serve much smaller, poorer, communities in Honduras. Some of these places don't have electricity or potable water. Going to these communities made me realize that you are never too poor to serve the Lord. Actually, Arturo is pretty wealthy compared to most Hondurans. Not...

I am not sure where to start, as I have had a mix of emotions. But God has enabled me to go through with the task at hand. I was very nervous of travelling and meeting new faces and wasn't sure how they would react to my face. I thought "How awkward this is going to be!". But that feeling was rather brief, actually. Arturo, my host, and his family have received me as if I were one of their...