A team of 57 from Sugar Creek spent last week in beautiful Honduras, showing and sharing the love of Jesus with beautiful people in need. The team worked and served in several different “bridges of love” efforts to share the good news of Jesus. Largely due to the support of an army of prayer warriors at home, the Sugar Creek team had an amazing week.
God answered prayers, and hundreds of people were treated, prayed for, taught, loved on, blessed, and evangelized. In the medical and dental clinics, 583 patients were seen and treated. Each one had the chance to visit with a Sugar Creek team member who prayed for them and shared the gospel with them. Additionally, through Vacation Bible School, an entire elementary school experienced crafts, songs, and skits which all week long told the story of Jesus and His love for children. By weeks end, many children and teenagers chose to place their trust in Jesus as their Savior.
Several of the team members spent much of their week building a new swingset for the children, many of whom had never even seen one. A needed water well was successfully drilled by the team, in cooperation with Living Water Int’l. This well will provide clean drinking water for years to come, and many of the townspeople will be reminded of the living water they received this week as they trusted Christ as Savior near the well site.
All told, over 800 people heard the good news of Jesus, as shared by the many team members who were trained in Sugar Creek’s Gospel Conversations Training. Of those who heard the gospel, 204 professed new faith in Jesus Christ. Many were also trained in how they can share the good news of Christ, as well.
One of the team members related just one of the stories of life change that they saw. “Three sisters came to the medical clinic for a few days. And we learned about their story. Their dad had passed away and their mother didn’t really care what happened with them. They didn’t go to school. The oldest was nine, and she had been sent to other places to be employed as a house girl. When she was beaten, the girl’s mother brought her home. But, the reality is, these girls are very vulnerable to human traffickers. The two oldest accepted Jesus this week, but their home life is not good. Their circumstances break your heart.”
The team is grateful for continued prayers for these girls, and the many hundreds of others, who were loved and led to life change in Christ this week through Sugar Creek Baptist Church’s team.