eMi Honduras Part I
Happy Easter everyone! It’s hard to believe I got back from Honduras exactly one week ago! The whole experience has been a whirlwind, and even coming back to my “normal” life in the U.S. has been an adjustment I wasn’t prepared for.
Last night Shay and I went to Easter service at Soul City. The message was about Jesus “making all things new.” This is repeated throughout the Bible, and while I won’t get into that, I will say that I’ve been made new over and over again throughout my life. I’ve gone through many seasons where I’ve needed a change and after praying over it God has always given me new opportunities, a new perspective, and a new heart.
My experience with eMi over the last couple of weeks is a perfect example of this.
I never thought that being an engineer was God’s plan for me. I never thought of my skills as a gift that should be used to serve others. I never really stopped to think about how each of us has a gift and an opportunity to make a difference, whether it be small or large, local or global. Thanks to eMi and this project trip, I believe all of this to be true.
I had the best time getting to know our team of engineers, architects, and volunteers. I’m so thankful for each and every one of them and what they taught me in our short time together about serving, loving one another, and working for the greater good. These people started to feel like family, friends, and coworkers, and it was difficult to say goodbye.
I have so much more to share about what our team worked on and what we did day-to-day. I’ll be posting more details about the trip and the final master plan of the site, so check back soon!
We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith; if it is serving, then serve; if it is teaching, then teach; if it is to encourage, then give encouragement; if it is giving, then give generously; if it is to lead, do it diligently; if it is to show mercy, do it cheerfully. Love must be sincere. Hate what is evil; cling to what is good. Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves. Never be lacking in zeal, but keep your spiritual fervor, serving the Lord. Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer. Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality. Romans 12:6-13