Christmas Celebration In Honduras

imageThis week our teammates (intern Amy and the Cains) hosted a kids Christmas celebration in our newest church plant site, in the community of Las Delicias. The event was held inside the new kindergarten building that our summer short-term mission teams helped build. The kindergarten classes were being held in a 15′ x 20′ wooden shack with a dirt floor. The new facility looks great.

imageOn Wednesday the 25 kids made baby Jesus in a manger out of popsicle sticks and clothes pins. They created their own costumes and masks out of craft materials and then the kids performed a nativity play narrated by our mission team. They also made rainbow bracelets. The hands on craft making was a rare and precious treat for these kids.

imageThe true Christmas story is not well known among Honduran kids. Much of the biblical account of the birth of Christ was new to them and it as amazing to see much of the story told to many of the kids for the first time in its entirety.

On Thursday our team showed the video The Nativity Story in Spanish. Some adults also came out to is the movie of the birth of Christ.

This was an wonderful event for the kids of this super poor community.

About Mike

Mike, 49, grew up in California and spent 38 years of his life there. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike worked in the California State Senate for 12 years. He became a Christian at the age of 20. Mike was a Ruling Elder at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church(PCA) for seven years. While at Soaring Oaks, Mike served as the Director of the High School Youth Group, Sunday school teacher, and instructor of evangelism. His cross-cultural missions experience includes five short term trips to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Peru (Lima and Cusco) through Mission to the World (MTW). He has volunteered with World Relief by teaching and counseling international refugees. Mike has also attended cross-cultural church planting conferences in New York and Orlando and completed the Perspectives course on the World Christian Movement. He attended Bible Study Fellowship for two years. He is a certified instructor through Evangelism Explosion and is a certified trainer of the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program. He completed MTW‘s Disaster Response Training. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. Mike received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike was a Ruling Elder, Youth Group Leader, adult Sunday school teacher and evangelism instructor at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove, CA. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. From 2007 to 2017 Mike served as a fulltime missionary for MTW. Mike served as Team Leader, Church Planter, and Seminary Professor. Mike and his wife Erin served in Honduras in Central America and Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa. Mike currently serves as the Director of the MTW West Coast Hub where he trains and mentors new missionaries from CA, AZ, & NV. Mike is also busy writing his next book.
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