Well we are just a few days from Christmas. The year has flown by so fast! We are so thankful for all of the blessings the Lord has bestowed upon our ministry in Honduras.
A few weeks ago, precisely on November 26, 2017, Honduras held its presidential election. Unfortunately, the election results were marred with voter suppression, voter intimidation and voter fraud. Sound Familiar? Yes, it happens in Honduras as well. The governing president does not want to leave power and manipulated all 3 branches of government to accomplish his goal. The result of this political manipulation has caused the majority of the country to be in constant protests in the streets demanding the resignation of the president. The chaos has awakened a spirit of solidarity in the country to stand up for a nation that wants nothing to do with corruption. In the midst of such a predicament, we have been and continue to pray for peace and justice for Honduras and our people.
As a new year approaches, our commitment to church planting, equipping church leaders, training current and new pastors and serving communities continues. Time is of the essence, and it is very important that we all continue to work together with the gifts that the Lord has equipped us with. In 2017, our ministry planted new churches, finished a church building, purchased more land for additional churches, Newman Evangelistic Ministries expanded its outreach on Facebook, recruited new pastors, hosted many mission trip teams and helped more than 1,000 people with medical assistance just to name a few. All the glory goes to God.
On behalf of our missionary, Hector Newman, and our Iglesias Comunidad de Amor Internaticional team, we wish you a Merry Christmas and a very blessed New Year! May the peace and love of God be with you.