I walked into the Honduras hospital room and asked this little girl: would you like the red bear, brown bear or white bear? She knew exactly which one she wanted – the big brown bear!
She was so happy with the bear, that when we paused to pray, she insisted on holding his hand instead of mine. So I did the daddy thing: I grabbed the other bear’s hand, and the three of us prayed to Jesus! … I’m sure the Lord would understand!!
The students brought nearly 300 BIG bears and we transported them to San Pedro Sula, Honduras – where we visited 2 orphanages, 1 public hospital, and an impoverished area known as the Bordos.
Many of the students included a small photo of themselves and hand drawn art to accompany their bears. We added a Gospel poem about the candy-cane and some candy, and the bears were ready to go!!
Thank you to everyone who participated – especially the kids. These bears made a wonderful Christmas surprise for lots of Honduran children!