As Told By Teresa
In the Summer of 2013, God prompted me (Teresa Gray) to make my first journey to Honduras through Carolina Cross Connection (CCC), a ministry in Gastonia, NC. After that first trip, my husband, Dennis, and I were called to go together to Honduras, again with CCC. After the second trip, we both knew that God was calling us to do “something” in Honduras. However, we weren’t sure what more we were to do, so we continued to pray and just say “Here I am Lord!” to whatever experiences He had in store for us. Over the next several years, we made trips back to Honduras with CCC and continued to learn about the country, as well as the very gracious and welcoming people who live there. In addition, we began to learn more and more about the educational system and the opportunities that exist for children and youth. Most importantly, we began to develop relationships that we know will continue for years to come.
Through lots of prayer and patience in waiting for God’s call, we are now, in the fall of 2021, stepping out in faith and beginning on a new journey. A journey to offer hope, love, and encouragement, and an opportunity to build authentic relationships within rural schools in the region of Copan and the communities in which they are located. We are going to be doing this through what we are calling “Project Education Honduras.”
Establishing authentic and long-standing relationships within communities is essential.We do not believe that we can “fix” anything and our purpose in building relationships is not to “fix” anything.God commands us to be in relationship.That is the most important thing. It will not be a “let’s go fix a roof” or “paint a wall” ministry.We want to build relationships with the communities where we work, as well as with others in the region who may come alongside us and partner with us to carry out God’s work.