August Update 2019
I thank my God every time I remember you. In all my prayers for all of you, I always pray with joy because of your partnership in the gospel from the first day until now. (Philippians 1:3-5, NIV
We give all glory and honor to the Lord for your partnering with us. Without your support and especially your prayers, our ministry would never have been possible. We give our heartfelt special thanks to all of you for your sacrificial giving.
Hi, my name is Jennifer Guzman, from San Pedro del Mar Episcopal Church in Brick Bay, and I would like to share with you about my experience at the Episcopal Youth Event 19 in Panama.
Thank God I was one of those chosen to participate in the Episcopal Youth Ivent in Panama. (EJE)
It was a very beautiful experience and full of learning, I met about the different cultures in Latin America, In this event they taught us how to walk on the path of love, We receive very wise words from The Most Rev. Michael Bruce Curry the Presiding Bishop and Primate of The Episcopal Church, as well as we receive them from the organizing committee and especially from the young people in the whole team.
Without a doubt, this has been
one of the best experience of my life, not only for having met and shared with
different people and cultures, but also because they showed us the reality of
how we are as a planet, as well as the way forward and try of giving and doing
the best to help.
I am delighted that the different youth of the churches are taken into account to mark a positive change on our planet. Young people are not the future of the Church, we are the present and if we are given the opportunity we can develop our potential. To God be the glory.
On Sunday August 18th, the young people had the opportunity to lead the Sunday service, it was a great experience for them.
They lead the liturgy, chose the music and sang, read the readings, Jennifer was the preacher, Charon directed the liturgy, and prayed for different situations that are affecting our country and the Island of Roatan such as education, health, church, authorities, children and young people, there was also a time to pray for the members of the congregation, I can say the young people did an excellent job and there is great leadership potential. To the eternal God be all glory and honor.
Emmanuel Church 6th Anniversary
On the following Saturday and Sunday 24th and 2th we will be celebrating our 6th anniversary, several activities are being planned, we will have a special preacher, the band “proclaims” wil come from Tegucigalpa to help us with praise, every day we will have activities during the night and Sunday morning we will have a spiritual retreat especially for the congregation.
We are happy to celebrate the progress we have made in the last 6 years, and I also want to say it would not have been possible without your prayers and financial help. Thanks again for your companionship.
This oncoming year, there will be some family changes and we are learning and preparing for it. Our children Stephen and Kelly started classes on August 19th. For Stephen it will be his last year in Roatán and then he will go to the University, we pray that he can go and study in Canada, he will start applying for scholarship en different universities, we are asking for direction from God and where he goes is according to God’s purpose. Kelly happily started on the seventh grade and we are sure it will be a great year for her. Please have us in your prayers and may God guide us in everything we do in ministry and family.
Public Education in Honduras
In the last update I wrote about the protests and the crisis in education and health in Honduras. We have improved in these two areas. To end the school year, the Ministry of Education determined to teach in public schools the first three days of the week, and Thursday and Friday, they hold their assemblies or go to the streets casually to perform the usual protests. As I said we have improved, but the problem remains latent. Students will go to class during their vacations to cover lost time. Please continue to pray that this problem continues to improve.
On the financial side, we continue to be very positive and to pray and praise God with faith and thanksgiving. We also ask you to continue to pray about our finances and that for the rest of the year our support will stabilize and be sufficient to cover our needs. At the moment our balance is very low. Therefore, please consider sending a special offering to cover our expenses and needs.
To donate now, please click on the following link:
Or you can visit the Diocese of Fredericton website (www.anglican.nb.ca) then go to “Donate” for various ways to give online. Be sure to select “Honduras Mission Fund”.
Cheques should be made payable to “The Diocesan Synod of Fredericton” and sent to: Anglican Diocesan Synod of Fredericton, 115 Church Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 4C8
Phone: (506) 459-1801
All cheques should have “Honduras Mission” noted on the reference line.
We greatly appreciate your prayer and financial support to date and trust that you will continue to support us.
Please continue to pray for:
- For our 6th Anniversary this 24th and 25th of August 19, Safe travel for Proclaim Band coming from Tegucigalpa to help us worship.
- Continued and stable financial support for the next three years as we continue to serve the Lord on Roatán, Honduras.
- The ongoing construction in Coxen Hole. Pray for the remaining installation stages: Cement concrete for the floor and ceramic tiles.
- Our congregations: St. Peter by the Sea in Brick Bay, and Emmanuel in Coxen Hole.
- Please pray for the Rev. Robert Browning and for his ministry to English-speakers at Eastern Roatán.
- For youth leadership, that God will provide someone to minister to and guide the young people.
- Spiritual and practical outreach in the local communities.
- For leadership for the Church in Roatán.
- The Episcopal Church in Honduras, for the process toward self-sufficiency by the end of 2019.
10. Please pray that crisis in our country will end. Pray that our president Juan Orlando, will agree with teachers and medical professionals and others groups to bring balance and peace to Honduras.
Thank you to all who have faithfully prayed and faithfully given to support this incredible work of ministering to the people in our congregations.
Matthew 25:40: “Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Your prayers and continued support enable us to continue touching people’s lives with Jesus’ love.
This prayer is one of the oldest poems in the Bible. It is a beautiful way to say thank you to someone for their love and care:
The Lord bless you and keep you;
The Lord make His face to shine upon you,
And be gracious to you;
The Lord lift up His countenance upon you,
And give you peace. (Numbers 6:24-26, ESV)
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