We’re preparing for another trip to Honduras to partner with Mercy International. Our time will be spent in the Invasion connecting with families, building a house, and playing with the kids.
MEET THE TEAM
Cory & Vicky Brown
Honduras, specifically La Esperanza, is one of our favorite places to be. It's where some of our dear friends live, home to beautiful scenery and a place we can rest in the fact that we are exactly where we need to be. We need to be there — perhaps that is a strange thing to say - but we need to see our friends every year (maybe someday more often!). We need to connect with them, we need to see that they are okay, ask them how they are doing, hear them ask us about our lives, too. We love to remind them and to be reminded that God is with us and has not forgotten us. Honduras is a thin place for us — a place where heaven and earth are not far apart, a place for us to see the face of God and a chance to serve with our whole being. It is emotional, dirty, hard, life-giving, meaningful, deeply spiritual work. In a place where our efforts seem to range from big to small, we are reminded that everything we do matters and that the people of God are everywhere.
I'm excited to embark on my third trip to Honduras to serve the people of the Invasion and the surrounding area. The thing I remember most when reflecting on my past trips is not the eye-opening poverty or the hardships these people have to endure for something as simple as water, but the beaming smiles on so many of the faces I was blessed to encounter, both young and old. In a seemingly hopeless situation, these people radiated so much love and joy and I can only hope to reciprocate, even if just a small amount. Nadia Bolz-Weber put it best when she said, "we get to experience Jesus in that holy place where we meet others' needs and have our own needs met". Honduras is that place for me.
Steve & Leslie Harris
Kyle & Katy Endress
**Online donations are preferred, but if you'd rather write a check — please make it payable to Imago Dei Church, and in the “note section” of the check write the trip member's name, followed by “Trip.” (e.g. John Doe Trip.) Mail the check to: Imago Dei Church, 2221 N. Gale Ave., Peoria, IL. 61604
Any mission contributions made above and beyond the financial need of individual team members will be used for current or future foreign missions of Imago Dei Church.