February 2020 Update
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 honour 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.
For many years now, we have seen how God’s support has been with our church; we have experienced his favour and his grace, and today we are counting his blessings, of which you have also been a part. We have grown spiritually, and also physically, with the progress made in the church building. We have seen the love of God in our family, the Church, and the community. Every experience has really been a blessing to us as we serve the Lord Jesus Christ.
The worship team
The Praise and worship team has been working hard to help with music for the service every Sunday. With time, we have seen the progress they have made, so we give glory and honour to the King of Kings and Lord of Lords: Jesus Christ.
On February 7th we performed a Christian Concert; musical bands from different denominations participated, and we worshiped and praise together as brothers and sisters. Glory be to God! Please click on the link below to wach some videos.
A group of nine women, including the Rev. Kara Thompson de Mejia, arrived home Monday 27th from the Cursillo Weekend. It was a blessing for our congregation to be able to send a big group all the way to the mainland, especially considering the expense. They came back ready to serve the Lord with passion and commitment.
December 15th and January 12th we had baptisms in both congregations, some on the beach and some at Emanuel Church.
Seven people, including adults and children were baptized and we welcomed them into the great family of Episcopalians/Anglicans. God is good!
On a personal note, we are very proud of our son, Stephen Mejia Thompson, who was accepted at Providence University College in Manitoba this fall with a $3000 entrance scholarship. He will be undertaking a Bachelor of Arts with a major in Biblical and theological studies. Providence awaits him in September 2020.
Please pray that God will provide the rest of the cost of his studies. We cannot be more proud of the man he has become and know that God will use him in many ways. We are proud of our son Stephen for all his accomplishments.
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 copy and paste it into your browser):
Or you can visit the Diocese of Fredericton’s 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.
Thank you to all who have faithfully prayed and faithfully given to support this incredible work of ministering to the people in our congregations.
Please continue to pray for:
- Pray for Stephen Mejia Thompson, our son who was accepted at Providence University College in Manitoba. Providence awaits him in September 2020.
- Please pray for our Diocese in Honduras that is starting the process to elect a Suffragan Bishop to assist our Diocesan Bishop, Lloyd Emmanuel Allen.
- 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 at the moment.
- 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 in 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 and to be continued in 2020.
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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Nelson and Kara Mejia