Drought In Honduras

This week the government of Honduras declared a state of emergency due to of a severe water shortage. There is a harsh drought currently impacting all of Honduras. The annual rainy season is coming to an end with a fraction of the usual rain. Most of Honduras’ biggest exports are agricultural based.

There are approximately 500,000 families in desperate need of food and water. The UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs is predicting that if the drought continues more than 100,000 Hondurans will be at risk for famine. The shortage of food and water has been exacerbated by the reduction in financial aide from other countries, due to the five month-long political crises. In addition it was recently reported that the unemployment rate recently rose above 50%.

Past droughts have left tens of thousands of Hondurans scavenging for bananas and mangoes or eating leaves from trees, further worsening the already serious problems of malnutrition and chronic illness in the country.

Please pray for the people of Honduras.

About Mike

Mike, 48, grew up in rural, Northern California. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, attended 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 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). 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 Mission to the World (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 one book. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. From 2008 to 2016 Mike served as a fulltime missionary with MTW's church planting team in La Ceiba, Honduras. Mike launched that ministry and served as the Team Leader most of his time in Honduras. Mike and his wife currently live in Central Africa where they launched yet another new missions ministry for MTW in Equatorial Guinea.

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