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Building a Stronger Community in HONDURAS!!
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My family and I are moving to Honduras this October 2013. Our mission is to help develop and strengthen local churches by offering medical programs, food distribution, clean water provision programs, and more. BUILDING A STRONG COMMUNITY!! More ...
Moving to Honduras in October 2013 to become a Full-Time Missionaries


Phase 1

1. Move to Copan Ruinas, Honduras (Western side of the country)
2. Become involved with La Cosecha Iglesia “The Harvest Church.” They are located in the heart of Copan Ruinas along with a school for children and small bible college.
3. We will find ourselves busy daily with the church aiding and helping the vision of the leadership and reaching out to the local community through various means.
4. Also, as time permits, we will make ourselves available to “Urban Promise Honduras.” They specifically reach out to school age children with after school programs and mentor teens for Christian leadership roles within the community.
5. I myself will be developing contacts with churches in the mountainous regions surrounding Copan Ruinas. Our goal is to help further develop these churches by offering:
a. biblical leadership studies
b. discipleship programs
c. reading classes

Ultimately, Phase 1 is to stay busy in the local church, “La Cosecha,” but to find 5 to 10 churches that we can connect to and provide a spiritual guidance role in their lives. People must understand that these churches struggle greatly due to lack of biblical understanding. Many pastors can’t even read, thus they are ministering misguided doctrines and sometimes what I call “fairy tales.”

There are many pastors in the mountains that are hungry for someone to come into their lives to help them become the man of God they are called to be. Unfortunately, there is very little help for them. Nancy and I have a heart for them and we want to help by building them up into strong healthy churches so they in return can begin to change their community for Jesus Christ.

Phase 2

The issue that many churches deal with is that they want to do mission work in a foreign land, but they have no real connections to a responsible party member in the country. I have seen countless works of the gospel be performed, but unfortunately, it goes by the wayside due to poor management and wrong leadership in place that remain in the country.

Our desire is to begin to make various connections with churches in the United States that want to further develop their works in Honduras. We will begin hosting mission groups from the States in July of 2014. As these churches come and go, we can assure them that the ground work they come to lay in the hearts and lives of the people will continually go forth, because we are there to further cultivate it.

The issue at hand is that many mission groups never really connect with a local body. They come to the country, perform various works for Christ and leave the country in a week’s time. Ultimately, they accomplished nothing, but maybe sustained the people for a short period of time.

Our goal is to work through our 5 to 10 churches that we developed. As the groups from the States come, we will connect them to the people through the local church. The community will see the church reaching out to them to bring help through Jesus Christ. The true message of Him and the gospel will be seen. As the groups return home, the local church will continue the efforts of reaching out to those in need through our management and providing the needs resources.

Here are some things that we would like to further incorporate into the mountain churches and communities. All of these programs would come through our partnering USA churches and distributed through the Honduran church.

1. Medical-Dental Campaigns
2. Food Distribution
3. Hygiene-Medical Education
4. Education on how to utilize their land through farming
5. Business education and seed money
6. Clean water provision programs
7. Educational tuition for school age children and youth


Currently, we are raising funds through various means and plan on using some of our personal financial resources to meet obligations as well. The financial outline below has been developed by me with the knowledge gained by time spent in Honduras and speaking with other missionaries. To this date, not including our personal savings, we have raised $2,660.

Generating Funds Activities

1. We are having weekly garage sales with items donated from the community. These sales are yielding approximately, $500 to $600 each time we have them. We plan on having 8 to 10 more sales.
2. Our church will be taking up an offering for us prior to leaving.
3. Selling our personal vehicles paid for free and clear.
4. Online fundraising
5. Other church donations
6. Monthly ongoing support

Financial Outline

Goal of funds to raise prior to departure

$1,626 for one way airline tickets (3 people, 1 dog, and extra luggage).
$5,000 to establish ourselves (furniture, household goods, residency, and etc.).
$10,000 for 1 year base money to meet our monthly obligations.
$10,000 to purchase a vehicle

Personal Monthly Budget

Personal Needs
Automobile Expenses
State Side Bills (life insurance, storage rent, and etc.)

Ministry Budget

$250 (this will grow as time goes by and outreach increases)

Thank you for taking the time and allowing us to share our hearts with you. Please consider being a continual part of our ministry, MorningStarMissions.Org, through your prayers and financial support. Don’t hesitate to contact us with any further questions that you might have.

God Bless,

Shawn, Nancy, and Alexis
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