As of today, 147 sponsors currently support a child through our sponsorship program. One beautiful aspect about these donors is, they are all at different walks of life. We have college students, grandparents, families, and even a 7-year old girl who gives monthly so that an impoverished child can wake up with a full belly and the opportunity to learn.
This week, we’d like to share with you about a special sponsor who is very near to our hearts (or maybe I’m just biased because I know them as Mimi and Potsie!) Meet Bob and Ann Hudnall.
“It is three o’clock in the morning and as I reflect back to my first and only visit to the city of Tegucigalpa, I am reminded of how poor the people of Honduras are. They not only hunger for food, but also to hear the Good News of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.” —Bob
In the Fall of 2007, my family and I traveled to Honduras and alongside us were our grandparents. Bob, a carpenter, and Ann, a retired school teacher, were able to teach several men and women involved in the Point of Impact neighborhoods.
“I always think of Alex [pictured right] and the great time we had together in such a short time. I will always remember what he said to my daughter Ruth and I.
‘This is the first time anyone has ever put their arm around me and told me they love me.’
What a joy. When I returned home, I made him a toy tractor and trailer with the name of the first trucking company that I worked for—Burks Motor Freight.
This was the first present Alex had ever received.”—Bob
Although Potsie and Mimi [Bob and Ann] are not able to return back to Honduras, they take their responsibility of loving these children from afar very seriously. I can recall countless times when I have walked in on Mimi looking through pictures of her POI children, as she asked me how she can best pray for each of them. Because of their faithfulness to Jesus, and their selfless hearts, fourteen POI children have hope for a brighter future.
“At the time of my visit to Honduras, I was anxious to help them with teacher planning ideas. Since I’ve not been able to return, my thoughts still continue to desire to help them. I long for them to learn about Jesus and how they can be saved in order to live a Christ-centered life. My desire is for each child to receive a Bible before they graduate the POI program.”—Ann
Not only do Bob and Ann sponsor fourteen children both financially and prayerfully, they have provided over seventy five children with Bibles.
“Another highlight of my trip was when I was given the opportunity to share my testimony to a group of Honduran men. My testimony is always a time to share about the death of my oldest grandson, Norris Williamson McGehee Jr.
Sitting on the back row was Guillermo Flores, a sixty-three year old man. I noticed he was weeping. My son-in-law David came and told me that we should go to the office. There in that office Guillermo accepted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior.
I would love to go back again, but physically I don’t think I could stand up to the pace that the young folks have. But supporting the fourteen children in Honduras is so gratifying to Ann and I. It is truly a blessing from God to do so. I often have the thought, if I had a million dollars, I would give it to two organizations that I dearly love—Point of Impact and the Wounded Warrior Program.”—Bob
A couple weeks ago I traveled to Honduras alongside a team of college students during our Spring break. Our goal that week was to create profiles for each of the POI children so that both current and future sponsors would know more about their child. Sweet Erlan walked up to me and handed me his info card with all of his information written on it—though I only saw one thing.
June 10th, 2006.
“As you know, one of the children we sponsor is Erlan and He was born on the exact day that my grandson, Norris Jr., died. Grandfathers are special people and grandchildren are very special to their grandparents. Erlan has no grandparents…and I would love to be his Grand Papa.” —Bob
“From the end of the earth will I cry unto thee when my heart is overwhelmed, lead me to the Rock that is Higher than I.” (Psalm 61:2)
“I look up and hanging in front of me is a picture of a smiling little boy, Norris Williamson McGehee Jr who is living beyond the gates. I believe with all my heart the Honduran experience made me a better person, a better Dad, and a better Granddad. And more than anything—a better soul seeker. To God be the Glory. I’m just an old sinner saved by grace.”—Bob
Who is blogging?
Hannah Hamilton is the daughter of David and Ruth Hamilton, founders of Point of Impact. She first traveled to Honduras at 6 years old and has been passionate about advocating for the impoverished ever since. To read more from Hannah, click here.