It all started over breakfast. Santito, who cleans our five story building, told me she does like not Christmas. When I asked her why, she explained that she lost her mother when she was thirteen. After that her father showed little interest in her. Her childhood was without Christmas and hard. It was a time that made her sad. Knowing that Our Lord always loves a party , I asked if she would like to throw one in celebration of Christmas for herkids and the community. With a smile, she said, "Yes."
Your support has allowed the following projects to go forward in 2016. Thank you. THE ARCHITECTURE
Good Shepherd Church, Santa Maria, El Paraíso. In July of this year we consecrated the church as a culmination of a ten year mission project. For more information, click here.
Zamorano Diocesan Retreat Center, Zamorano, District of Francisco Morazàn. Last year we finished the schematic master design for the retreat center. But because the funds are currently limited, we decided to build the cafeteria first. We will be starting the foundations shortly.
4. St. John's Bilingual School, Siguatepeque, Comayagua. After a long delay, again because of lack of funds, we finally have been able to go forward with the cafeteria roof. This is the first building designed for cooling by natural ventilation. There is no air conditioning. The roof is insulated and large windows open to the cool breezes outside.
5. Taffy Hospice, Corinto, Puerto Cortes. This hospice is being redesigned …
Maria de los Angeles Project, which will provide housing for 120 Honduran
families, in Amarateca, a town just outside of the capital city, Tegucigalpa,
needs your prayers. This project has been underway since Hurricane Mitch in
1998, and has encountered a series of obstacles preventing its completion.
Most of these have been overcome, except for the approval of an
environmental permit from the planning authorities.
We now have the technical and financial skills
to finish this project. But without the proper permitting, the
construction cannot begin.
At present, there seems to be very little motivation on the part of the
government officials to move ahead. So please pray for the approval of this
Many short-term mission volunteers from
Massachusetts have come to Honduras in the past years, offering their hard labor
to build houses for the poor. This sincere effort and commitment
should not go to waste!!!