What Did You Have For Breakfast?


Yesterday morning while we were waiting for a taxi, I looked across the road and saw two little boys eating their breakfast out of the garbage. One was sitting with a head of cabbage in his lap, the other had rotten bananas. I couldn´t get this image out of my mind all day. I wanted to do something. I wished so bad that we had a house of our own where these boys could come and get a good meal, a warm bath and a bed. While we were at school I prayed that when we got home those boys would be there and I could give them some food. Those boys weren´t there. But God did bring a mother with three little girls, who were just gettting ready to cross the road to get some food out of the garbage. I asked the lady if she was hungry and would like a plate of food. She pointed to her little girl ( with the styrofoam plate ) who gladly came and received the food for her and her siblings. Later that day we walked through a poor area of the community ( pictured above ) where we saw family after family barely surviving. Many of these families were large with many young children. It has challenged me that we must do something to help. It is a ripe harvest field, and an amazing opportunity to show God´s love. We are here to give them the gospel, but it is hard to feed them spiritually when they are hungry physically. Let us not say " God loves you " with just words. We want to live it not just say it. When we first came to Honduras the idea of an orphanage seemed like a faraway dream, but I realize that the opportunity is now. These children are the future of the church.


-- Hannah

4 comments:

Jeanne said...

Hannah, you are becoming a "great missionary". I'm proud of you...

TIMBO2U said...

Just remember why you are there..you guys are my heros

lizzie said...

Hannah, I love being your sister! You are such a good example. I love you and miss you!!

Bethany said...

Your story gave me goosebumps. Thanks for showing Jesus to those people!