Eagle's Landing Christian Academy
Wednesday, June 19, 2013
Middle School Mission Trip
There are no scheduled Mission Trips for the 2012-2013 School Year.
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BLOG from last year's Honduras trip
Well, Team Honduras had an interesting start to our trip. At the gate in Atlanta we were told that our plane had a problem, but that the problem was being fixed with tape. We were a little nervous about flying in a plane held together with tape. However, many prayers were lifted and we made the trip safely to Tegucigalpa, Honduras. After loading up at the airport, we made a five hour bus trip to San Marcos de Colon where Mrs. Joan and Stephany greeted us. We ate a delicious southern-style dinner of fried chicken, mashed potatoes, beans, and cornbread. After dinner, we discussed our itinerary for the week and then everyone crashed. We are looking forward to all of the exciting opportunitiess that God has in store for us this week. Tomorrow we are visiting several churches, witnessing river baptisms, and participating in a church dedication. Look for updated information each day and continue to pray that God will use each of us to complete His will.
3-25-12 @ 1:28 A.M. EST
Alarm clocks are not necessary in Honduras. You can depend on a donkey or a rooster to wake you up. Team Honduras went to a mountain village church in the a.m. and had three testimonies shared - Allison Hunt, Melody Harris, and Jena Pinder. The students shared bible stories and skits with 144 children. Then the afternoon began with 22 river baptisms in another village. We waited for several hours and then attended the dedication of a new church building that last year's group financially supported. The service was packed with at least 250 people (standing room only). During the service, two people shared testimonies - Kaitlyn Yancey and Jason Carrera - and Phil Covone preached both services. After the service, the people fed us traditional Honduran food. Amazing! And remember it all started forty years ago with two people - Bob and Joan Tyson - who were obedient to God.
3-26-12 @ 12:51 A.M. EST
Today was a full day of visiting village churches/kitchens. We went to four different village churches/kitchens and met the people of the village. We sang, listened to them sing, served them lunch, and gave out candy, beads, clothes, and shoes. On our trip we saw the very first feeding kitchen that was started 35 years ago. Also, we met some amazing pastors and their families. Each of them has a heart for the Lord. After we returned, we ate lunch and walked to the Christian high school. The students and some brave adults played basketball against a few Honduran students. Later on, we put together 150+ hygiene bags for the men and women at the elderly center and compiled bags of reading glasses for pastors to give to the people in their villages.Tomorrow is another full day.
3-27-12 @ 11:49 P.M. EST
Team Honduras visited Good Samaritan Baptist Mission (GSBM) Grammar School. The students are grades first thru sixth. Students of all ages and even some of the teachers performed skits, dramas, solos, and the choir sang. Several of the songs were in English. The performances were amazing! After the assembly, Mrs. Joan took us on a tour of the school grounds. It was amazing to see what God has provided for them. Then we visited the Feed the Hungry kitchen in San Marcos which is next to the school. After the kitchen, we visited with some older adults at the Elderly kitchen. They sang for us and we served them lunch. At 2:00 the sponsored children began arriving at the Mission. It was such a blessing to spend time with our children and get to know them better. We had talked, had snacks and drinks, and played with the children. A great time was had by all. Our day was not over yet. At 4:00 we went to the GSBM high school to attend their assembly. They also performed, shared testimonies, and entertained us with their amazing God-given talents and abilities. Various students sang, played instruments, and performed dramas. Their award-winnning marching band performed three songs. They are all very talented. At the conclusion of the assembly, our students performed their drama to "Revelation Song" in Spanish. Then Angie Yancey, Brooke Echols, Sharon Moore, and Angie Yancey shared their testimonies. It was amazing to see ALL of the students using their many talents and abilities to serve and worship our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
Today was an amazing day. We traveled to four different mountain villages visiting Feed the Hungry kitchens in the back of a flat bed truck. Along the way, we were able to give out food bags, toys, clothes, shoes, and hygiene bags. The public schools in the mountains are one room classrooms. One teacher had twenty-six students from first thru sixth grades. All of the students first thru fifth were on one side of the room and the sixth grade students were on the other side. It was unbelievable. The kitchen was in a building next door to the school. During school the children all go over to the kitchen and have a bowl of tortillas, beans, and spaghetti noodles and a drink. Some students only eat part of it so that they can take the other portion home. In the kitchens their pastor teaches them to pray and sing Christian songs.