23 Jun Our First Week in Copán
By: Antonio Kattán, Overseas Camp Coordinator
Four years ago Carolina Cross Connection decided to come to Honduras. We have grown so much that now they even have Hondurans as part of their staff, myself included. CCC has done so many wonderful things for us in San Pedro Sula and some villages near the city too. Now the Lord has put a new project in our hearts.
This summer, we were going to become the first Carolina Cross Connection group ever visiting the city of Copán, to work with their people building bathrooms and remodel the school in a village called La Laguna. Of course we were scared because it was something that has never been done before, at least in our country. We had to figure out what to eat, what supplies to buy, where to buy them, how to ensure safety, and on top of all that, we needed to explore the city (I’m not going to lie; everyone was excited about that!).
So the adventure started and, guess what, EVERYONE LOVED IT. There were so many things for all of us to do. We helped the cooks cooking our lunches, and we also learned how to make tortillas. I call that bonding time at its finest. We also helped out the construction workers building the bathrooms and also carrying super heavy rocks for the construction. But that’s not the best part of it. The best part of everything was the people living there. They welcomed all of us as one of them, as part of their beautiful community and made us feel like part of their own families. They were so thrilled by us visiting them and receiving help from other countries and also Hondurans helping out other Hondurans.
Yes, by the end of each day we were all exhausted, but it was all worth it. They were always so grateful. We even got to go to their church on Sunday, and they were happy about it too. You just can’t meet enough people like that in your life. We are all excited to get back next year.
CCC Honduras is passionate about providing people, funding, and time to furthering the education of the people we meet. It starts with bonding over our relationships with Jesus and moves to listening closely to why God allowed us to cross paths. So far He has been clear that we need to start investing in education in the orphanages of San Pedro Sula and now in the village of La Laguna. We would love for you to partner with us in providing education opportunities. Click here and give!