A Transforming partnership

Making A Difference in Honduras

The Honduras Mission Team was in Tegucigalpa, Honduras, from August 6-13.  Tegucigalpa is the capital of Honduras with a population of 1.5 million.  Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Central America; over half the population lives in poverty.

The purpose of the trip was to encourage and grow disciples of Jesus Christ through an ongoing relationship with our partner church, Aposento Alto (Upper Room) United Methodist.

Our team helped with a two-day medical clinic that included two general physicians, a pediatrician, a gynecologist, a dentist and a pharmacist.  Many people in Honduras are unable to find medical care due to the relatively high cost and availability.  Together with volunteers from Aposento Alto, over 250 men, women and children received medical and dental care.  

Our team hosted a Women’s Conference on Saturday.  About forty women attended for fellowship, games, music, and inspirational messages.  A children’s program was held at the same time.  On Saturday evening, we celebrated with a youth conference that included worship, games, a biblical message, and some earth-shaking music.
   
As we reflect on God’s presence in our partner church in Honduras, we ask that you pray for our brothers and sisters in Christ who face many life challenges, including:

  • Pastor Leydi, as she leads her congregation of committed believers in the midst of extreme poverty and occasional violence.
  • A young lady, age 22, who is supporting her mother as a hairdresser.  Due to a poor economy, finding work is difficult.  She is prayerfully considering a relocation to Europe so she can provide for her family.
  • A young man, age 23, who lost both legs in a gangland shooting six years ago.  He attends church regularly and is part of the worship band.  His faith and perseverance are truly inspiring.  
  • A single mother, age 19, with an infectious smile.  She dreams of becoming a nurse.  She has a bright future, and is hopeful for an opportunity to further her education.
  • Aposento Alto expressed heartfelt appreciation for the prayers and support of First United Methodist Church in Peoria.

The Honduras Mission Team included Pastor Miguel Rios, Rosie Rios, Pastor Adrian Garcia, Lily Garcia, Maria Taylor, Chelsea Nelson, Julie Nelson and Kevin Nelson.