CURRENT UPDATE JUNE 2016:
Beloved brothers, thank you for your support to our ministry in Honduras. Herein are some of the activities accomplished by God’s grace during the past month.
Prison Ministry: We continue ministering in both the men’s and women’s prisons. We sent a team to both prisons to preach, and also a team went to the women’s prison to celebrate Mother’s Day.
Children’s Ministry In Colonia Los Angeles: Every Sunday morning, a group from Monte Horeb Church meets with the children from this neighborhood for Bible Study. In May, we invited the mothers of the children to talk to them about “God and Family.” This is the start of our work with the adults in that area.
Collaboration with Baptist Seminary Of San Pedro Sula: We are working with the Association of Baptist Churches in La Ceiba to execute an agreement whereby the staff of World Hope Bible Institute will train their staff, and at the same time, our diploma study program for pastors and leaders will be accredited by that seminary.
Bible Institute Recovery Classes: During the last week of Ma,y we traveled to Tocoa and Olanchito to help a group of students get up to date on missed classes so they may graduate with the other students. Many times, students' work schedules interfere with scheduled Bible Institute classes.
- Pray for the final classes of World Hope Bible Institute in Tocoa and Olanchito and for the graduation of pastors and leaders in that region.
- Pray that we may be able to travel to Santa Rosa de Copan to meet with pastors of that city and organize a new group of students for World Hope Bible Institute for that area.
Director of World Hope Ministeries International, Honduras
The Republic of Honduras is located in Latin America. The main language spoken is Spanish, though some English is used on the northern coast. There are 13 total languages spread out among the 7 million people.
Christians: 96.6% of population
Evangelicals: 23% of population
(source from Operation World)
Who – Pastor Jorge Duran
Where – La Ceiba, Honduras
What – Sowing the seed of the Gospel through hospital visitations, prison discipleship programs for men and women, orphan care and visitation, public school presentations, market place evangelism and, the equipping and encouraging of local evangelical pastors and church leaders.
How – Pastor Jorge is a humble visionary who wants to see every Honduran transformed by the Gospel and used to expand God’s glory to the ends of the earth. He has been called to a methodological approach of sowing seeds in public settings, discipling those who believe and equipping and encouraging the church pastors and leaders. God has granted him the desire of his heart as he continues to run the race of completing his calling from God. Many of our WHMI teams come alongside this vision to perform dramas in schools, prisons and orphanages; teach soccer clinics; preach crusades and share the Gospel door to door.
Why – Jesus said, “I AM the way, the truth and the life, and no one can go to the Father in heaven except through Me.” Without believing in and living for Jesus, the wrath of God will keep the lost from experiencing heaven and eternal salvation. Jesus said, “Go and make disciples…”, so Pastor Jorge has been called to go and give guidance to God’s work among the dear people in Honduras.
What’s already been done? Pastor Jorge has already seen great growth in his own local church as well as planting 3 other churches in and around La Ceiba. These church plants have even begun to plant their own churches in areas that have not yet had a church presence. God has used Pastor Jorge to open World Hope Bible Institutes in 5 different locations across Honduras, as well as new Bible Institutes in Costa Rica and Nicaragua. The Gospel has been shared with thousands in public high schools, market areas, orphanages, prisons and hospitals. God is growing His Church through this amazing work
Can you come alongside our work in Honduras? YES! Here are 4 ways you can join God in this great work of making disciples in Honduras:
- Pray! Please join us in praying the following:
- God will pour out His Spirit to open hearts and minds to the gospel.
- God will pour out His resources through His worldwide Church to help this ministry thrive daily.
- God will keep Jorge, his family, and his team spiritually healthy to endure all the obstacles of the enemies with joy, thanksgiving, courage, purity and faithfulness.
- Be sure to click "Direct my Donation To" and select "Monthly Support by Country."
- In the dropdown menu that appears, please select 'Honduras'. Your gift will go directly towards the support of Pastor Jorge and God's ministry through him in Honduras.
If you would like to know more about WHMI or Honduras please call our offices at 281.978.4570 or email Craig at email@example.com.
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