The focus of the conference was John Piper’s book This Momentary Marriage (Pacto Matrimonial in Spanish). Our five pastors and two missionaries (Adam and Mike T.) each taught from a chapter of the book. Each person attending the conference received a free copy of the book to take home and share with their family, friends and church. The books were provided to our ministry by the International Outreach program of The Gospel Coalition (TGC). This amazing TGC ministry translates quality reformed theology and provides books free to ministries all over the world.
The event was hosted at our indoor soccer field in our ministry center in Armenia Bonito. Participants of the conference came from throughout La Ceiba and included congregants from all four of our Presbyterian church plants.
This type of rich, deep theological instruction is so very rare in Honduras. The literacy and education levels are low and few Spanish language theology books are available to the congregants of our Honduran Presbyterian churches. We in the US take for granted we have books easily deliverable to our home and conferences and seminars in our home towns. Many of the participants of this conference had never attended a theological conference like this.
Marriages, even in the Honduran churches, suffer and there is a high rate of separation and poor understanding of Biblical mandates for marriage. This conference was a wonderful blessing and an incredible resource that will bare fruit throughout this theologically starving culture.