Our well drilling trip to Honduras was life changing to our team from Trinity Lutheran in Wernersville as it also was to the wonderful people of Teguajal, Honduras. Teguajal is a small village consisting of rough dirt roads with very few people owning a vehicle for transportation. There were more cattle and dogs using the road than anything else. Although the village was small, we still had over 200 children that came to the school where we installed the well. Before we installed this well, their source of drinking water came from a polluted stream only accessible from pumping the water up out of the stream because of very steep banks. They had to pay a Government person to come out and pump one to two times per week and this was contaminated water. This was also the same source of water for the entire village. There was a separate team from the state of Washington there that same week that installed a separate well for the village.
We saw Jesus at work many times that week. Just hitting water was a miracle. They had a military group at the village years ago and they were never able to find water. The group we worked with from Honduras did not have technology to find the best place to drill, they used the simple but powerful form of prayer to decide on our drilling location, and Jesus provided. We formed many relationships with the children and teachers and left the village the final day with many tears, hugs, and memories to last a life time. We shall miss our friends in Honduras. We are truly thankful for the generous $6,000 grant from the synod Witness and Service Ministry Team. The grant money which is funded from Mission Support giving was such a blessing for our team and especially our friends in Teguajal, Honduras. Thank you!!!