Ministries

If missions is about the expansion of God’s kingdom, then the priority of missions must be to establish churches. Because it is God’s plan that all peoples will worship him, the Church must cross cultural barriers to establish communities of believers among every people group. Church planting is God’s eternal plan.

Honduras is 63% Roman Catholic with a small amount of Muslim, Hindu, Jehovah’s Witnesses, Mennonite and Mormons. The Protestant faith, which accounts for 23% of the population, has the fastest rate of growth. Twelve percent of the population is atheist or agnostic.

Natural disasters happen everyday, somewhere in our world. Natural disasters have many faces: droughts, earthquakes, floods, landslides, tornadoes, tsunamis, volcanoes, and more. But, the common thread is that they all result in human suffering, death and spiritual emptiness.

We are active and committed to meeting the physical and spiritual needs of victims of natural disaster, not only in Honduras, but worldwide. Both Erin and Mike are trained and experienced disaster relief workers. As a member of Mission to the World’s Disaster Response Ministry, we are dedicated to provide immediate medical and spiritual relief anywhere disaster strikes.

Honduras is still recovering from Hurricane Mitch in 1998. Mitch caused more than 6,000 deaths, left 8,085 missing and 200,000 homeless. Sixty percent of all homes in Honduras are still considered inadequate. A quarter of the population is using inadequate sanitation facilities. Half of the children are born without attending medical staff.
As a Registered Nurse, Erin has the opportunity to weave the gospel and discipleship into varied ministries which include direct patient care, training community health workers, and building relationships.
Most street children flee from homes where abject poverty, violence, alcoholism, and familial disintegration are the norm. They may beg, steal, dig through trash, shine shoes or do other odd jobs in order to survive. Most of them become addicted to toxic “yellow” glue, which is highly addictive and extremely damaging to the human body. Many Honduran street kids do not make it to their eighteenth birthday. In Honduras only 31% of children attend school above the 6th grade. The average person in Honduras has two years of schooling. Forty percent of all children in Honduras are working. The Honduran government and children’s rights organizations recently estimated that there were 20,000 street children, only half of whom had temporary shelter.

Our mission is to provide for the physical and spiritual needs of the people God has entrusted to our care.