Hola! My name is Anna Smith. This blog, BeLittleandLove, is my vehicle for sharing my journey as a missionary at Finca de los Ninos (Farm of the Child). The Farm of the Child is an Catholic home, clinic, and school for orphans and at-risk children in Honduras. God has generously invited me to say yes to eighteen months of service at la Finca! For me, this is not a dramatic decision, but rather a "going deeper" into the amazing calling God has given me to serve youth, particularly those who have suffered because of poverty or neglect. Five years ago, I first encountered the joyful, incredible community of la Finca while on a brief college mission trip. Since then, God has kept the idea of returning as a small whisper in my heart. Over the past year, this call has increased in intensity to the point where I know God is truly inviting me, calling me by name. Still, I know how easily is get caught up in my own desire to do great things, only to crash to earth when the going gets tough and I realize my own inadequacy. Thus the theme of this blog (and my life really) is to to start by recognizing my littleness, my humanity, my need. I will be little so God can carve some actual space in my heart for authentic love.
Throughout my time in Honduras, I will be sharing my experiences, thoughts, and lessons learned. If you'd like to email updates on my journey, be sure to follow my blog by entering your email below. If you would like to support my mission, I would greatly appreciate it! Each missionary is asked to raise $10,000 +, all of which directly funds la Finca and my own personal livelihood while I am serving there. See my donation tab for quick, easy instructions. Lastly, please contact me with prayer requests, words of encouragement, etc. This English teacher lives on the written word, so I promise to read what you write and take it to heart.