By Rey Diaz
For the past two week, Pastor Jeony Ordonez and I have been in the United States visiting the home churches and organizations of various AFE supporters. AFE's "US Tour" includes stops at: Dallas, Texas, Portland, Oregon, Redmond, Washington, and Couer d'Alene, Idaho. In each city, we have encountered warm hospitality from our friends and extended family of God.
In Dallas, Jeony was able to share God’s work at 121 Community Church at 3 different services. We were also able to catch up with many of the students who had visited Honduras earlier this year with a family mission team. One notable young man we met was in Dallas was named Noe. He is busy making wallets out of duct tape and selling them to make money for AFE. Noe also puts a AFE business card in the wallets and shares his experience with the potential buyers. God is still using children to spread his good news.
Jeony and I also shared at the Orphan Outreach Board meeting.
After Dallas, we visited Portland, Oregon to meet up with Jack and Pat O’Neil of Hope Teams International. Jeony was the keynote speaker at the Bridges to Hope Banquet. Jeony delivered a powerful message of Hope to the Hopeless. The next day, Jeony again shared about AFE at Oregon City Evangelical Church where Pastor Tom and his church were celebrating Orphan Sunday.
In the Seattle area we shared at Washington Cathedral and updated the Board of Together for Transformation about how God is rescuing children from the garbage dump. Currently, Pastor Jeony and I are in Idaho visiting Lake City Community Church. On Saturday we will return to Tegucigalpa and relieve our wives of the business of filling our positions in our absence!
In all of our stops, Col 1:13-14 has been the theme verse: "For God has rescued us from the dominion of darkness and transferred into the kingdom of his beloved son, who purchased our freedoms and forgave our sins."
Thank to our wonderful friends and hosts in the United States! It has been such a blessing to share with you!