[J]ean and I have been participating in short term missions since 2005. From 2005 through 2008 we went to Botswana, Africa and Costa Rica. In 2009 the Lord directed our path to Honduras and we have been doing ministry there ever since.
In 2010 we started thinking that perhaps the Lord was opening doors for us to get more involved than just doing one short term trip per year. So we did spend more time in Honduras in 2011 and 2012. In July 2012 we helped build a new church in Chimis Mataras. This was a turning point for us.
We heard the testimony of a man who used to be the village drunk and how Jesus Christ delivered him from that lifestyle. He said that because of Jesus and the new church, nobody in that community would ever see him drunk again. Instead he would serve the Lord. The Holy Spirit reminded me of what He delivered me from while I listened to that man.
Then a woman told us her story about the Lord revealing to her three years prior in a dream that there would be a church on the very spot we were standing. She prayed for 3 years for that church to be built and the Lord answered her prayers.
Earlier in the trip as we were driving to the construction site I was looking across the valley to the next mountain range reflecting on the beauty of the land. The Lord impressed upon me that there are bumpy dirt/gravel roads all over those mountains. And there are Lenca just like the ones in Chimis Mataras who are waiting, and praying, for somebody to come help them.
It was then that I knew the Lord was making the way for us to serve full time in Honduras. All of our short term mission trips since 2008 were done with our local church to support the ongoing work of Frontline Missions, so it was natural for us to join this agency. In 2013 we broke ground on the missionary house in La Campa, where our ministry to the Lenca will be based.
We have several financial needs as we prepare to move to Honduras. There are three funds you can help us with if the Lord leads you in this way; a pick up truck fund, construction fund for the missionary house, and our ongoing monthly support. For more information, please contact us at [email protected]
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