Wednesday, March 16, 2011


Mama Tara and Commando

Walking with Claudia
This morning an e-mail arrived from someone headed to Honduras on a mission trip. This particular someone is the contact person for our family's sponsorship of Claudia at Mama Tara's Miskito Orphanage. In describing her upcoming trip, the writer mentions that she will be visiting the young woman who her family has personally sponsored for the past seven years. This visit will differ from past visits, though. The sponsor will not see Biborly at Mama Tara's Orphanage in Puerto Lempira. This trip will require a detour to Copan. There the sponsor will be reunited with Biborly who is now away at school to further her education. They will enjoy visiting the Mayan ruins at Copan, and it will no doubt be a sweet reunion.
Mariza receiving a gift from her sponsor during our February trip
Biborly's present circumstances excite me.
I see in Biborly's present, the possibilities for Claudia's future. Not only Claudia, who is sponsored through Mama Tara's as Biborly was, but also the list of children who are gaining opportunities for assistance with basic needs and receiving educational opportunities through Reach Out Honduras. I wonder what avenues God will open up for these children in a future that came into being through the kindness and gifts of virtual strangers a world away?

Carol looking at the photos and message from her sponsor with Laura
There is a humbling effect to being part of the administration of Possibility. Of Opportunity. I wonder if the children will have answers to questions like, "What do you want to be when you grow up?" when there is no longer a question of, "What are you going to eat/drink/wear today?" The gift of some small security in their present circumstance and the awakening of potential that will lead to some unknown future is what I pray for the Alastero children to receive through our efforts on their behalf. When I doubt, or feel that the needs are too great, there will be Biborly and her sponsor who provide testimony to the great things what God can do with our small gifts.

1 comment:

Green Girl in Wisconsin said...

Wow, that is perspective. To think about your life a year--years--from the present instead of the immediate needs of TODAY.