It doesn’t matter (much) that we gave away shoes, food, toiletries, mattresses, medicine or anything else. These things were opportunities to show the love of Christ to poverty stricken individuals. But ultimatley, if we were to comfort, provide for, and even better or extend the lives of the Honduran people, and not share with them the gospel, it would be for nothing. I am humbled that God would use me as a vessel to share the gospel. I was blessed to see people share the gospel for the first time. It was awesome to pray over people after they heard the gospel that God would open their eyes and grant them faith to believe. And that is my prayer still.
Sure, we got to see some awesome sights, feel strong emotions, hug beautiful children and meet physical needs. However, I don’t believe these things were the primary reason God put us there. They were great opportunities, but not the main objective of our trip. We were there to tell them the greatest story, the story of Jesus.