The Spanish word for "international" is "internacional." In Honduras, we are known as Iglesias Comunidad de Amor Internacional (which translates to "community of love international churches"). We are international for two reasons. First, we are in partnership with the United States by joining forces to accomplish many of our ministry goals in Honduras. Second, we are international because Iglesias Comunidad de Amor Internacional has been partnering with India since 2010.
This year, Newman Evangelistic Ministries, which is our gospel outreach ministry, was able to partner with India again. Our global partner in India is Pastor Prem and his wife, Deena, ministering in the region of Andhra Pradesh. One of their ministries is an orphanage in which they help serve food for local children who have nothing. Deena tailors clothes and earns money by selling them to feed the orphan children in their city. Sister Deena goes from house to house collecting used clothes and rice to feed the children. Many of these children come from parents who were HIV/AIDS patients, children of farmers who have committed suicide, children of prisoners and unwed mothers. In the spirit of James 1:27, our ministry was able to assist them by donating a sewing machine for their outreach.
Newman Evangelistic Ministries is focused on expanding Christ's kingdom, and one future goal is to plant a sister Iglesia Comunidad de Amor, Internacional Church in India. Yes, our focus is Honduras but the need is throughout the world.
A few days ago, the Bellavista church building in Danli, El Paraiso was completed. Newman Evangelistic Ministries was able to contribute by helping raise most of the $1,850 needed to see this project through.
In other news, we have a new church construction in Cerro Grande, Teupasenti. It is a new church, and we have about 23 people who attend. All of the construction workers belong to this church as well. It is truly a congregational effort. The church is being built from adobe and the walls are all up. Now it only needs wood, doors, floor, windows and a roof to be completed.
It is amazing what a small amount of faith can do. Yet, the Word of God kindly reminds us in Hebrews 11:6 that it is impossible to please God without faith. God bless!
1. Thankful for Jonathan DiLuglio who recently joined our team as Youth Coordinator
2. For the Cerro Grande church construction
3. For our Pastor Prem and his wife Deena ministry in India
4. For the Bellavista church buiding which was recently completed.
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)
4. For the $2000 needed to finish the Cerro Grande church in Teupasenti
Rev. Enrique Newman Associate Director