Showing posts from July, 2009

Honduras Bolivia Mission Trip (Bayou La Batre, Alabama)

6 Paul and his companions traveled throughout the region of Phrygia and Calatia, having been kept by the Holy Spirit from preaching the word in the province of Asia. 7 When they came to the border of Mysia, they tried to enter Bithynia, but the Spirit of Jesus would not allow them to. - Acts 16: 6-7 (NIV)

Most of you may have heard already, but we weren't able to go to Honduras on our mission trip. A military coup in Honduras made it too dangerous to take 18 teens there. A last minute decision was made to make an alternative trip to Bayou La Batre, Alabama. This area was also hit hard by Hurricane Katrina but there wasn't as much attention given to rebuilding like in New Orleans.
The Hemley Road Church in Bayou La Batre has been in existence since Hurricane Katrina. They purchased a flood damaged building from another church and have been working on it ever since. They have also coordinated a massive community outreach effort. This church is overseen by the El Campo Church of C…