Calvary Presbyterian Church is working well in La Fe. This 14-person mission team from Raleigh, NC is our 5th (of 16) short-term mission team of the summer.
On Monday part of the team helped put on a medical clinic that treated 40 super-poor people. They treated a dog bite, a severely infected finger, started an IV, gave three injections and drained an abscess.
Both Monday and Tuesday the team helped with construction on a walkway up a dirt levee. When La Ceiba gets its 130 in. in annual rainfall this walkway becomes a waterfall and is too slick to use. The team is helping to lesson the slope and reinforce the base so concrete can be poured and a year-round walkway can be built for the community.
Tuesday morning the team put on a Kids Club for 20 kids in La Fe. They put on a Bible skit, sang songs, provided a Bible craft and played games. The entire Kids Club was performed under a shade tree. The kids loved it and were really shown the love and mercy of Christ.
If you want to keep track of Calvary’s great work in Honduras check back here often or follow our frequent updates on Twitter.
Trinity Presbyterian Church of Murfreesboro, TN has had two full days of work and two completely different days of weather. Trinity is the 4th (of 16) short-term mission team of the summer.
On Monday this 16-person team encountered heavy cloud cover and a light rain. This kept the construction time in the morning nice and cool. The team divided into two groups. The first group continued work on a house for a poor family. The second group started work on an open-air gazebo for the high school on our ministry property.
In the afternoon the team helped teach and administer oral exams for our English class. They provided pronunciation help for the 35 students.
On Tuesday the clouds broke and the heat set in. In the morning the divided teams continued their respective work on the house and the gazebo.
In the afternoon the team from Trinity helped put on a Kids Club for 70 kids. They helped with memory verses, catechism questions and a Bible skit. The missionaries also helped with the craft and played games with the kids.
If you want to keep track of Trinity’s work in Honduras check back here often or follow our frequent updates on Twitter.
This week we are hosting an 11-person mission team from Faith Presbyterian Church of LaVale, MD. There must be something about Faith, because they are drawing crowds of Hondurans wherever they go.
On Monday and Tuesday their Spanish speakers and medical personnel hosted two medical clinics in Armenia Bonito. In those two days they treated over 120 patients and turned away 50 people.
Monday afternoon the team helped teach an English class to 40 students. The students learned fruit, greetings and vocabulary from the Bible passage about the good Sheppard. The team from Faith helped the students with proper pronunciation and then they helped administer the end of class oral exams. The students individually read the good Sheppard passage to our short-term missionaries.
Tuesday afternoon was crazy. The team from Faith helped us host our largest Kids Club ever. Over 90 kids attended our weekly event. They played games, saw a skit performed by the Faith team, memorized a Bible verse and completed a craft. Not sure what we would have done had they not been there.
Both mornings the team helped us build a new house for a super-poor family in Armenia Bonito. They have been pouring the foundation and laying the first few rows of blocks.
If you want to keep track of Faith’s great work in Honduras check back here often or follow our frequent updates on Twitter.
Many items we need for our ministry we can’t buy here in Honduras. We get asked regularly what things we need for our ministry. What things can people purchase to make our work easier?
With the help of Amazon we have created ministry wish lists. Here is how it works. On the list are items we placed to help expand and improve our work in Honduras. If you purchase an item it is automatically removed from the list so there are no duplicates.
Erin has created a wish list for medical clinic and Kids Club supplies. We are building two medical clinics and these are some of the things she needs to supply those clinics. Also, Erin runs our weekly Kids Club program and she has included items to benefit those kids.
Mike created a wish list for Spanish language theology books. Believe it or not, those are hard to come by here. We are in the process of starting two churches and a theological seminary and Mike has picked 100 books to allow us to create church libraries and to start a library for our future seminary.
Plus, our daughter Madison will turn 16 in June and we have created a birthday wish list for her.
Items on these lists range from $1 to $200, so there is something for everyone. If you or your church would like to purchase any of these items you can mail them to:
PO Box 1090
La Ceiba, Atlantida
With the pace we are leading these past few days one might think we are trying to do harm to our visiting short-term missionaries from Manor Presbyterian Church of Cochranville, PA. This is simply not true. We just want them to have plenty of chances to serve the people of Honduras.
Monday began with a medical clinic in the community of La Fe. Erin, the Troxells and the guys from Manor hosted a clinic in a dilapidated home and treated 48 people. This was our second clinic in the community of La Fe and the people were very appreciative.
In the afternoon the guys from Manor joined Mike in Armenia Bonito for English class.
In our weekly ESL class our 25 students reviewed greetings and the alphabet. The guys from Manor had given us some Spanish/English flashcards. Those came in handy as we reviewed colors, clothes and body parts. At the end of class each of the kids took their oral exam by going over vocabulary and reading a line from the book of John.
Tuesday saw a little rain, but nothing that would slow us down.
In the morning the guys from Manor worked alongside our Honduran employees at our ministry center in La Isla. They worked on the floors of our soon to be church, kitchen and StreetChild center. Lots of dirt was shoveled, moved and packed to create a solid foundation for the floor.
In the afternoon Erin, Mike and the guys went out to Armenia Bonito for Kids Club.
Over 40 kids attended Kids Club. They played games, did a craft and watched a bible skit. The kids continued in their verse memorization and answered catechism questions. The guys from Manor helped quiz the kids. This was a special day. The kids who had attended 6 of 8 Kids Club classes and had memorized the verses and questions (19 kids in all) received recognition, a certificate, a gift and a plate of food.
It has been a busy few days. We are fortunate to have the guys from Manor helping us.