I am writing this post as a follow-up to the post I wrote several days ago about our viewpoint on the immigration crisis.
For those who have taken our story in a very negative light, please forgive my words as it is not my intention to spark anyone’s anger nor am I associated with any political party. My goal in writing was to simply share our perspective — however imperfect it is — about what we see and experience in our day-to-day lives in a small town on the Northern Coast of Honduras. I do not claim to hold the answers nor is it my intention to judge those who are part of the caravan to the United States. I hold no answers and am in desperate need of God’s wisdom in order to conduct myself in my daily life.
Let us all pray that God would direct both Honduran and American leaders during this time to begin making positive changes that will enact long-term change and increased justice in Honduras.
We know that our only real hope is Christ (no matter what situation we are in) as this entire world is under condemnation and will come to an eventual end under God’s wrath. Let us seek Him in repentance and with great faith (and joy!) whether we live in material prosperity or in want; whether we are Hondurans or Americans; and whether we belong to a certain political party or to a different one. Jesus does not promise an escape (or salvation) from the current times in a material sense, but He does work in and around us in the midst of turbulent times for His glory as we trust and believe that He has overcome the world.
Please be encouraged, and even as we seek healthy, long-term solutions to cultivate dignity and justice in Honduras and other countries around the world, let us remember that this world is not our home and that our standing before God in Christ is much more important than our political, national or economic standing.
Thank you, and God bless.
5 thoughts on “Follow-Up to Our Article on the Immigration Crisis”
Hey Jennifer, I believe what you shared about immigration is divinely inspired and motivated by love. In Christ, Mary
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Jennifer I agree fully with your opinion. I migrated (legally) to the U.S. under different circumstances four decades ago. Today migrating any where is extremely difficult. I would prefer to see that energy employed in making a better life in your own country. I live in roatan and hear of many young people wanting to join the caravan. Can you share any material you use to help these uninformed souls see what is involved in making this trip.
That is the truth! We are so divided as a society right now and do polarized that we can’t see the bigger picture of God’s love for all. None of us has all the answers and none of us can save anyone else. We all need Jesus. Thank you for your thoughts on this touchy subject, Jennifer.
Thank you so much for sharing your perspective. We have spent a little bit of time in Honduras and have been curious to hear a more Honduran perspective on the situation. Thank you for all you are doing to further God’s kingdom!
“I hold no answers and am in desperate need of God’s wisdom in order to conduct myself in my daily life.” I love this humble statement, and I need to remember to answer those who disagree with me in the same manner. I plan to come to Honduras on a mission trip in Feb. I am learning so much from you. Thank you!