After reflecting on the December Sharefish trip to Honduras with Chuck Nichols and Ben Yerxa, one thing stands out: God is working through Sharefish to make a difference in El Carrizo. I saw improved medical care, children not only attending school but succeeding in school, and adults proudly receiving certificates for completing elementary grades. But even more than the children’s smiling faces or the gifts given and received, the most amazing part of the whole trip was a Sharefish-sponsored dinner at Pizza Hut in Choluteca. Yes, dinner at Pizza Hut. Of course, it wasn’t the food or even the fellowship that stood out- it was the picture of community leaders gathering, planning, and working together to making their lives better. Pastors, teachers, missionaries, spouses, even children sat united at one table communing over pizza and Pepsi. The stirring spirit of that evening reflected the movement of the Holy Spirit among those present. We talked about hope for the future, children growing up into a better life, and the power of working together toward a common goal. I love that dusty road that leads to El Carrizo, but for me, this trip was marked by the determined faces of those Honduran leaders joining together to work for the good of their children. What an honor to be part of what God is doing.
by Lin Carter, pastor at First Baptist Church Raleigh upon his return from a Sharefish trip last December