“May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13

At this time of year, as we recall and reflect on the nativity story, we’re reminded anew that Jesus really is the hope of the world.

In this month’s edition of our ministry update, I can see evidence of the hope, joy, and redemptive transformation that comes through the love of Jesus. 

As we look back on the year and look forward to the next with hope and expectancy, Kara and I (Nelson) wanted to take a moment to thank you for partnering with us, for your encouragement, sacrificial giving and especially prayers that make our ministry possible.

It just remains for us to wish you a very happy Christmas.

Deputation time ahead

We are excited to share with you that next year, April to June 2023, we will be on deputation (home ministry) in New Brunswick and start visiting you in your parishes and sharing our Honduran ministry experiences with you.

As soon as you can, please contact the Rev. Gordon Thompson

(grthompson@rogers.com) to schedule a visit to your New Brunswick parish.

In Ontario Rev. Kara will be doing deputation visits starting on March 12th visiting New Song Church in Port Perry ON.  Please contact us at revnelsonmejia@yahoo.com, revkara@yahoo.com to schedule a visit to your Ontario parish. She can stay until March 27th,  which will leave two open Sundays for a visit, and of course we can schedule visits during the week if that is possible.

We know it has been a long time since we last visited you as a family and personally shared with you about our incredible ministry in Roatan. However, we continue doing the ministry to which God has called us in Roatan, and that has been possible thanks to your prayers and the financial support that you have given us personally and as churches.

Again we thank God for your partnership in our ministry, especially in prayer.

Financial Support Appeal

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, that for the next year and in coming years our support will stabilize and be sufficient to cover our 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, 

168 Church Street Room 20, Fredericton, N.B. E3B 4C9

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.

What is Happening in the Roatan Churches?

God’s Provision for families in need.

We just delivered food to the families that receive our help in December, and once again all of them were grateful for God’s provision in every way and especially for this donation through the church initiative. Praise God.

Kids’ Community Kitchen

This is a ministry that we have developed to help children in two ways.

The first is to strengthen their spiritual growth by teaching the word of God in such a way that they can grow in knowing it and applying it to their lives in a simple way.

After singing, praying, learning the Word of God and playing some games, the second thing we do is share a healthy meal cooked by some sisters at church.

The resources for this ministry come from ourselves and also from the organization called Feed the Hungry who have donated soy-based cooking food.

Women’s meeting in Roatan 

We had a meeting for the women of the churches in Roatan, to continue helping them in their daily spiritual life.

It was a very good meeting with about 50 women and we were contextualizing the Old Testament prophecies and their fulfillment in the New Testament, reflecting on the story of the birth of Jesus and how it has impacted us.

We shared some apple cider and Christmas cookies. The women were able to enjoy the snack and then take a packaged cookie to share with someone else and tell the story of Jesus.  The women certainly had a good time of fellowship.

Clerical Retreat

During the first week in December we had the opportunity to attend a clerical retreat planned by our Honduran Diocese. We had the time to see the rest of the clerics that we hadn’t seen in person for a long time. It was a great time of refreshment and fellowship. 

Please continue to pray for:

1.   For our family: Nelson, Kara and Kelly as we continue serving the Lord in Roatán, and Stephen in Winnipeg. Pray for our deputation time in Canada next year 2023.

2.   Continued and stable financial support for the next years as we continue to serve the Lord in Roatán, Honduras. 

3.   Our congregations: St. Peter by the Sea in Brick Bay, and Emmanuel in Coxen Hole, that we can continue growing, worshiping, and focusing on Jesus Christ. 

4.   Please pray for the Rev. Robert Browning and for his ministry to English-speakers in Eastern Roatán.

5.   Evangelism and practical outreach in the local communities.

6.  For leadership for the Church in Roatán that embraces the challenges as we serve in the Kingdom of God.  

7. The Episcopal Church in Honduras and our Bishop Lloyd Allen, who continues leading our Diocese for the next five years.

8. For Carmen, Arlin, Charon, Ingris and Alexy, as they continue at University here in Roatan.

9. Pray for a Couples’ Conference we want to hold on February 18th, 2023.

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.

Empowering the Church

Building Biblically Faithful

Learning, Growing and Serving

Nelson and Kara Mejia