Hola, amigos! September was a very busy month for us with many special church activities in our churches. It is also the month of Independence in Honduras so there were celebrations all over the country.
We celebrated our Youth Conference in the southern zone of the country in the departamento of Choluteca. Over 85 young people came together to worship and learn at the conference. The speaker was pastor Carlos Banegas who spoke about two every special themes: "Testimony Versus Society" and "Addicted to Walls." Our young people learned about ways to handle their daily testimony and how to put down the mental walls that prevent them from following the Lord.
The second conference was held in Danli, El Paraiso (located southeast of Honduras). It was the annual regional women's conference and the themes were: "Overcoming Stress," "Living with an Abusive Husband," "Women with Free Hearts" and "Empowered Women." These conferences helped them have a better biblical understanding on how to be free and wise women during difficult times in our society. We were blessed with the attendance of over 90 women at this conference.
Another recent event happened the last Sunday of September. This day is the selected day of celebration of the Bible. In 1987, our congress passed a statue in which every last Sunday of September would be designated as the day of the Bible. Over 3.5 million Christians marched in parades throughout the country. All our churches across the country participated in this public testimony of the Word of God by giving honor and proclaiming that we have to be guided by his holy word.
Jose Martinez, is the new pastor at the Satelite Church in Choluteca. He is doing very good work with his family, and the church is growing.
Finally, we are in urgent need of sponsors for 13 children that need help to continue their studies at the Newman School. These are children are talented, loving and bright but their parents can't afford to send them to school because they are very poor. Each student sponsorship is $50/month. We encourage you to contact us if you are interested.
Dr. Hector Newman