Feeding the hungry Children in the church in Lepaterique a neighborhood near the dump of La Esperanza, Intibucá , Honduras. This neighborhood is comprised of very low to no income families. Many families dig through the trash to find recyclables to sell.
Lepaterique is an impoverished community with one of the main incomes comes from recyclables found in the La Esperanza dump.
We ask for your prays for this community as this church grows and we help them become more self sufficient while maturing in the Lord.
We fee between 30 and 65 kids each Sunday then teach the God's Love through discipleship. many have been with us since they were little and now they are growing into strong leaders that help in the program and attend a youth group. We do crafts and drawings they can take with home with them to tell the stories of the bible they learn. Some are ready to go beyond the free education of k-6 provided by the public schools. if they want to continue to the 7th they will have to pay tuition.
There are more and more at risk youth looking for mentors and families. These kids are on their way to becoming gang members or alcohol and drugs users. We are working with local schools and pastors to reach these youth for Christ. Ministering to them while they are young and before they are lost to the world. We are currently in 3 schools teaching discipleship. We have seen over 120 children come to Christ in one school alone.
These schools are in areas where there are not churches or Christian work. We plan to plant churches in these areas soon.
In Erandique, Lempira there are over 1,000 youth. Only 5% go to church. The local pastors are asking for our help to reach them. We will be doing more work in these outlying areas throughout the year.
Would you consider bringing a team to help us reach these kids?
Reaching the world
We use humanitarian aid to open the door to discipleship. Over the last seven years we have been working towards this goal and last year we started to see the goals start to take shape. Helping local people meet their own physical and medical needs while teaching them and showing them God's love. This method of church planting is taking shape. We now have a church in Lepaterique, Intibuca, Honduras.
We meet on Thursday nights in homes and on Sunday we have lunch at the feeding center followed by a cooperate church service. The church is continuing to grow and mature.
We have the roof, bathrooms, water and electricity. Now we need to build the walls and put up a sign.
We also have interest in bible studies as a result of our Sustainable Healthy Living program.