Honduras Vision Trip Part III

Mike and our three brothers from Grace Community Church have just completed our third day in La Ceiba, Honduras. Another great day under our belt.
 
Yesterday evening we had dinner with David. David is a Honduran that runs a well attended Christian teen program called The Flame. We talked with David about what has and hasn’t worked for him. He also shared with us his vision to start a coffee house ministry, and ultimately a Bible honoring church in La Ceiba.
 
Loma de Luz in BalfateThis morning we drove out to the village of Balfate. This was 35 minutes on paved road followed by 35 minutes on gravel road. While in Balfate we visited with Ian and Liz – two missionaries working on an orphanage. They are working in conjunction with a missionary-run hospital called Loma de Luz. We were able to learn much and toured the hospital. We discovered much about the people and received an open invitation to bring doctors and nurses.
 
We then drove back into La Ceiba and visited the Swiss Hospital.  This is a nonprofit hospital that has limited capabilities. We toured the hospital and received another open invitation to bring nurses and doctors to serve.
 
Hogar de AncianosFinally we drove to Hogar de Ancianos. This is the only senior center in La Ceiba and one of only five in the country. They currently house two dozen seniors who are the poorest of the poor. These people have no way to pay and never receive visitors. We met with the Administrator. We talked to several of the seniors and toured the facility. We discovered that regular visits and Bible studies would be welcomed and well attended.
 
Tomorrow we fly out and conclude our visit to La Ceiba. Check in tomorrow to view more pictures and read more about what we learned. If you want to learn more about this trip go here.

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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