Malory Solarte Cali, Columbia
More than a dream come true was to discover the purpose of the call of God on my life was to find a way to continue giving my life to the service of his work; was beautiful to be the hands and feet of God and show love to others. One thing I'm pretty sure is that in the small village THE APPLE seed of love of Jesus through a water well never is going to be erased.
Susan Jones Kingwood, TX
I’ve considered Fred Dallas my pastor since arriving at SBC just a few years ago. His pastoral care for the members and his love for missions have an individual impact on everyone he touches. So, when he asked, "Would you be interested in going to Honduras on a mission trip with a group I’m taking?", I only had a few obstacles to overcome to say yes! I needed a birth certificate, a passport and the trip money, all within 8 weeks! With man this is impossible, but with God all things are possible (Matthew 19:26).
Pastor Fred has spoken over the years of Living Waters and his trips, so my heart was prepared for this journey. The friendships of my traveling companions will be life-long. The impressions left from the Hondurans and the LWI crew and staff are cemented in my heart. I will sing of His love forever and my love for those Honduran children!
Carla Blumetti Argentina/New Jersey
It is amazing to see God use every resource He created, something so basic as water, to reach souls and demonstrate his love through it. Working with the people of the community as well as the team I went with was so humbling. The whole experience not only allowed me to see God's magnificent work, but it further confirmed my desire to dedicate my life to full-time missions.
David Schultz Kingwood, TX
On an IR6:8 sponsored trip to Guatemala, we met an elderly gentleman who says he has been praying for clean water for over 70 years. When he saw that fresh water came out of their new well, he cried giving glory to GOD.
I am reminded that GOD’s plan is perfect and that he answers prayers in his perfect timing, Romans 8:28.
Every mission trip I go on, GOD is always teaching me something new about his character and love for the world.
Nancy Serrett Kingwood, TX
I’m convinced that we find our greatest joy and sense of fulfillment when we’re doing what we were created to do. My journey began with a week-long trip to Mexico in 2003. To look up from my own small sphere of existence and see the physical and spiritual needs of a hurting world demanded a personal response.
Since that time, IR6:8 has invested in me, providing opportunities to honor my Creator from the streets of Cali, Colombia to remote communities in El Salvador, Nicaragua and Guatemala. Their support and encouragement have allowed me to discover and to develop the gifts God has given me, as well as to act on His call on my life to share His love with Spanish speaking people.
Vicki Clemmons Houston, TX
Visiting another country (Honduras) allowed me to see people that are living in poverty but are rich in God's love. They reminded me how simple life should be. We are here to love God, love others, and serve our Lord unselfishly. The devotional time with my team was such a sweet time to get to know each other and hear how God was working in their lives.
This trip gave new meaning to Ephesians 3:20, "Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all than we can ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." We just have to say, "Yes, Lord,".