On February 19th, the mission team of 11 people led by Pastor Wendy Kiefer- O’Brien and Richard Waterman from Greenville, RI , arrived in San Pedro Sula. Their week was very busy with a full work itinerary.
On Monday, February 20th, the short-term mission team joined Pastor Humberto Hernandez and his team at the Cofradia Church to start what was a very fruitful week. There were many ways to participate in the Lord’s work; some helped dig the foundation for a needed room, others distributed toys and clothing to the poor, pastors, and families. The other team members taught the children arts and crafts and how to make crosses and necklaces. People from the local community were fed by the provision of hundreds of sandwiches made for them by the team. With funds brought by the team, materials were bought for the roof and the rest of the church construction.
On Wednesday, February 22nd, we were very excited and on our way for a worship service at Dos Caminos Church when at an intersection a motorcyclist didn’t make a stop and hit our bus. The devil wanted to rob our joy and peace! However, after a half hour dealing with the situation we were able to arrive at the church. We had a very blessed service with a vibrant message by pastor Wendy.
During the week the mission team from Rhode Island had the opportunity to worship in three of our churches, which included the Manacales, Cofradia and Dos Caminos church.
On Thursday, February 23rd, the complete roof was installed. Praise The Lord! The Cofradia Church, which has a capacity for 250, now has a roof cover. A lot of hard work and dedication went into its installation. That same night we had our first service at this church building and enjoyed worshipping under the brand new roof. Richard Waterman shared a very blessed message with the congregation.
This month, we also celebrated the baptisms of 10 young people. All of them were baptized after taking their discipleship classes. It is wonderful to see them serving in our churches. We continue to evangelize our young generation, which forms the new church for the 21st Century.
We are so grateful for Greenville Baptist Church of Greenville, RI, who scheduled many activities this past 2016 to raise funds. They raised thousands of dollars selling hamburgers, soup, hot dogs, t-shirts and more. Most of that money was sent during the year for the church project and the rest was used during their recent February mission trip. They have been and continue to be committed in the proactive assistance of helping build their sister church in Cofradia, Cortes, Honduras.
1. Thankful for the blessings the Rhode Island missions team brought to us.
2. For the brand new roof installed in the Cofradia Church.
3. For the gospel of love shared by the Greenville Baptist Church.
4. For our Pastoral Training student Delmer Rodriguez.
1. For funds for 3 pastoral scholarships ($60/month each)
2. For our goal of planting 3 new churches this year.
3. For missionary Hector Newman’s living expenses (short $750 each month)
Dr. Hector Newman Executive Director