February Update 2023

And if those days had not been cut short, no human being would be saved. But for the sake of the elect those days will be cut short. Matthew 24:22

We can’t believe how fast time is passing; we are already in February and it will pass quickly too, but what a joy that our Almighty God allows us to continue serving him, doing the ministry to which he has called us on the Island of Roatan.

As we look back on the last year and look forward to the next season in our ministry, Kara and I (Nelson) wanted to thank you for partnering with us, for your encouragement, sacrificial giving and especially prayers that make our ministry possible. ¡Muchas gracias!

Deputation time ahead

Yes we are coming to Canada this year, and we will be on deputation (home ministry) from March 20th to July 2nd 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 to

19th, Please contact us at revnelsonmejia@yahoo.com, revkara@yahoo.com to schedule a visit to your Ontario parish during this time.

We know it has been a long time since we last visited you as a family and personally shared with you about our 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.

What is Happening in the Roatan Churches?

Christmas presents, God’s Provision for the Kids in Roatan

Once again we had the opportunity to visit many homes around church communities to personally deliver gifts to boys and girls at Christmas time.

It was a blessing to see the joy and smiles on the faces of  each boy and girl who received a gift.

With the help of some young people and children in the Church we took the gifts to deliver them. Through this experience of sharing gifts with kids, they realized that they do not have much, however there is always someone else who has less.

After walking to get to the different houses, we returned to Coxen Hole where the helpers were treated to fries and chicken at Bojangles, our fast food restaurant in Roatan.

So for another year our church experienced the blessing of giving to the less fortunate, in cooperation with Christ Church in Campbellton, St. Andrew’s in Dalhousie, and St. Mary’s in Robinsonville N.B. We thank them very much for their generosity that makes this activity possible every year.

School backpacks become a ministry in Roatan Church

God is good all the time.

During the pandemic we had not provided backpacks and school supplies to the boys and girls of the churches in Roatan.

But God’s mercy is great, as on January 24th this was once again possible, thanks to a group of brothers and sisters from St Anne’s Episcopal Church, Seminole FL. They arrived on a cruise ship that day to provide backpacks with some school supplies! Of course, this provision was a great help to the parents who are currently buying and gathering what their children need to start the school year in the third week of February.

Thank you very much, brothers and sisters from St Anne’s Episcopal Church, for coming to collaborate and help the boys and girls of our churches.

We can say that this activity has become a ministry every time you come to visit the Island of Roatan.

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, NB 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.

Please continue to pray for:

1.   For our family: Nelson, Kara and Kelly as we continue serving the Lord in Roatán, and Stephen who is moving to Midland Ontario from Winnipeg with his uncle and aunt on April 1st, 2023, and pray he can find a university to continue with his studies.

Pray for our 2023 deputation time in Ontario and New Brunswick.

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 and for our Diocesan Synod held on the 24, 25, and 26 of February 2023.

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

9. Pray for a Couples’ Conference, to be held on February 18th, 2023.

10. Pray for Nelson, in his new ministry as Dean of the churches in the Atlantic area of ​​the Honduras country and Roatan Bay Islands. 

Installation as Dean will take place at the Diocesan Episcopal Synod on February 26th.

Thank you to all who have faithfully prayed and faithfully given to support this incredible work of ministering to the people in our congregations.

“Whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.” Matthew 25:40.

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