Clayton and Fred took a trip to Honduras at the end of May. When Clayton returned I asked him to describe and write about his trip. Below is a view of Honduras through the eyes of a 12 year old young man. The photos were also all taken by him. Enjoy.
Every year at our church, they have many different mission trips that you can participate in. This year, I partook in a mission trip to Honduras. While we were there, we helped out with an organization of missionaries, El Ayudante, and their activities that they usually request for the villages. Such examples are: installing water filters in houses, launching a VBS at a local school, and teaching the Hondurans how to play baseball, all while ministering to them.
El Ayudante is a campaign founded about ten years ago by missionaries from America who saw the need for the gospel in Honduras. They are based in Comayagua, and have many of the local Hondurans working with them. In exchange for protection, cooked meals, and service at the clinic, the Hondurans working at El Ayudante receive pay, food, and in the future, shelter. As mentioned earlier, El Ayudante is a relatively new campaign, therefore they are still in the process of constructing and planning several buildings for the staff. Their newest building is a place for people visiting the clinic to rest and buy food that has been cheaply priced for their sake.