We are happy to announce with this Final Church Plant Update that construction of the church building, classrooms, project office and kitchen at Iglesias Santidad Bo La Granja are finished, including their proper details in windows, frames and doors. All challenges faced during construction activities have been overcome. The constructions was completed within its precise schedule.
Construction of the septic tank also is finished. Children have appropriate bathrooms and sinks for safe sanitation. From now on, children will attend activities at the child development center during all week days.
We are grateful to God to have received the visit from members of Living Hope Community Church for the opening activities of our new Church. It was a blessed time. It was an honor to have Pastor Steve SungUk Chang from the supporting church preach in the first Sunday Service in our community. We could see the selfless love that Living Hope has for our community. We pray to God to continue blessing the Living Hope congregation and multiply what they are doing.
A Construction Closeout Report is scheduled for June 2018 to complete the reporting for this Honduras Church Plant.
Testimony from a Sponsored Child
Daniela Melgar, 5 years old, and her family expressed gratitude to God for the opportunity to attend the Manos que Bendicen (Hands That Bless) Child Development Center. Daniela’s mother says the family is very happy to know that Daniela will be taught about God at the center. Daniela has lived her entire life in the La Paz community along with her mom, uncles and grandfather. They live in the same house. The family said that they are grateful to have the opportunity for Daniela to be sponsored and taught Christian values.
Prayer Requests for the Church
- Pray for every registered children in the child development center.
- Pray for the health of our children, the center and local church partner members.
- Pray for the economic situation of the families in our community.
- Pray for Pastor Norman and his wife Virginia, for wisdom, understanding and physical protection.
“It is admirable to see how people (from the community) are approaching the church. We have been able to see their acceptance and great need for knowing about Jesus Christ. This fills us with much blessing to know that the Gospel of Jesus Christ is being shared with those who need it the most, with those who have not experienced the blessing of a Compassion International Child Sponsorship Program. We also are blessed to be able to do the work that Christ gives us in Acts 1:8.”