The ministry Team, in partnership with Buckner International and Orphan Helpers,
is committed to bringing hope to children in San Pedro Sula, Honduras. Mission trips
twice a year serve to engage the church in this service. Our work with the families
in San Pedro Sula serves to free them and their children to follow Jesus. We pray
that children come to know Jesus and replace the false security they find in gangs
with true security that is only found in Jesus. We have dedicated ourselves to the
service of the children of Nueva Esperanza, the adolescent girls of Casitas Mujeres
and the children & families of the Las Brisas area.
Nueva Esperanza (New Hope) Orphanage houses approximately 75 – 100 children up to
age 12. The design for this facility is that it be a transitional location for children
awaiting permanent placement elsewhere in the system. The unfortunate fact is that
many of these children stay for an extended period. Our ministry, supplementing
the full-time Orphan Helpers staff, seeks to encourage and bring the hope of Christ
to these children in their formative years.
Casitas Mujeres Adolescentes is designed to house approximately 90 girls, but suffers
from overcrowding with as many as 150 girls at times, ages 11 – 18. Again, full
time Orphan Helpers staff works with these girls teaching them about Christ. When
these girls worship, your heart is moved! Yet, there are many spiritual, emotional
and physical needs to be addressed and this is where our ongoing service is focused.
Las Brisas is a desperately poor region of San Pedro Sula located along the bank
of the Chamelecon River.
Projects that are in the planning and/or construction phase include the Genesis
Center (with Orphan Helpers) and a Community Transformation Center (with Buckner
International). The ministry team is bringing construction skills and financial
resources to these projects. Genesis will benefit girls from Casitas Mujeres with
a residential setting and children of Nueva Esperanza with classrooms and additional
activity space. The Community Transformation Center will provide scholarships to
the private school for the children of Las Brisas and provide a variety of services
to the families of the area.
Click here to see the blog
from the October 2010 trip to Honduras. If interested in traveling
and serving with us, see the “Contact Us” tab. or watch this site for future opportunities.
When I stepped out of my fear and asked God to use me, He led me to Honduras. He
revealed Himself in the faces of every Honduran child and now that I’ve been there
I will never stop caring for them.
I left for Honduras with tears of fear and returned with tears of sorrow as God
broke my heart for the people of Honduras that now had faces. I knew I would return
to continue what we started there. Jennifer S.
Since the trip I don’t think a day has passed that I have not thought about those
kids. God has permanently pressed them into my heart.
Before leaving for Honduras God told me that who I was would be set aside and He
would work differently through me. My spiritual connection to these kids is beyond