Honduras: Our World Vision trip leader, Johnny, told us we would be going to meet Pastor Roman, who had a small church with dirt floors and a tin roof. The church is in a small village, called Amor Viviente, which means “living love.”
World Vision and Amazing Grace Life Bless Children in Honduras
As we came in the back door, Roman was speaking to about 60 children. He stopped and welcomed us. Johnny said to me, “Tell Pastor Roman why you are here.”
So I said, “The Lord has put it on my heart to write this book, Amazing Grace, and get it into the hands of as many people as I can because it’s so important that you, your family, these kids, and their families hear about Jesus and that they realize he loves them and cares for them. They need to ask him into their lives to be their personal Lord and Savior.”
Pastor Roman said, “I take care of 60 children, and the government only gives us a sack of rice and a sack of beans twice a month. I am their Papa. Most kids don’t have a father. The parents leave for work at 4 a.m. and don’t return home until 9 p.m., so there is no relationship between the children and their parents.”
Pastor Roman Overwhelmed with Joy
We left Roman and told him we’d be back, but we didn’t tell him we were going to bring food. We wanted to surprise him. We filled two trucks full of food, and when he saw all the things we bought, he was overcome with joy. We were overwhelmed with tears.
It was an “ah-ha” moment for sure. He broke down crying and praying over the food. Thanking God for all he had done, thanking him for his son, and praising God for being a wonderful God.
- God brings people into our lives in his perfect timing. We had no idea how important our visit would be to Pastor Roman. Nobody had come by to pat him on the back and say, “Thank you for all you are doing for our kids.” Video courtesy: (AmazingGrace.Life)