Hola from Honduras!
I know it’s been a bit since I wrote a blog, so I wanted to backtrack to my month spent in Laos. My team, along with another team lived and worked at Rivertime Ecolodge Resort. It constantly gave me this Parent Trap-summer camp- type of feel.
We ate breakfast, lunch, and dinner on a big boat which they called the “Floating Restaurant.”
Because there were so many of us, we were split into different groups to do different types of work. My team in particular hauled bricks and filled potholes majority of the month. I know it doesn’t sound super appealing but we LOVED it. There was something nice about being isolated from the busyness and being nestled in the jungle off a lazy river doing simple tasks that was making life easier for the family that ran the resort.
On Saturdays we crossed the river to the village and played games with the kids 🙂
It was also a sweet month with the Lord in the midst of His beautiful creation. Many early mornings were spent going on runs down the dirt road as the sun painted the sky with breathtakingly beautiful colors and on the boat reading the Word bundled in layers as the steam rose off the river because the air was colder than the water.
One of the teams made this incredible promo video and I wanted to share it in case 1) you wanted a visual peak into the month I lived at Rivertime and 2) in case YOU want to take a trip to Laos and stay at this particular hostel 🙂
One of my favorite parts about this month was sharing Jesus simply through our actions. Staff and tourists mention sporadically throughout the month that there was something different about us. Being a missionary doesn’t always mean sharing the gospel or talking about Jesus every 5 seconds. It might simply mean filling in potholes every day for a month with contagious joy.
“Little children, let us not love with word or with tongue, but in deed and truth.” 1 John 3:18