Grace's Honduras Mission consists of four components: 1) on-site mission to Honduras, 2) providing scholarships for Honduras children to attend school, 3) sponsoring a missionary, and 4) providing financial support to Clementina’s Kitchen.
The On-site Mission to Honduras
Grace sends a mission team each year to central Honduras to participate in community improvement projects. Each summer, 12-20 youth and adults travel to Honduras and work there under the guidance of Honduras Outreach International (HOI). The church collects such things as school supplies, medicines, old eyeglasses, and soccer balls to share with the villages in which they work. The mission trips have a lasting impact not only on the villagers but on the mission team members as well. Contact: Greta and Joe Miller
HOI Scholarship Program
Grace raises funds each year to support the education of children in the Agalta Valley through our HOI partnership. HOI annually educates nearly 415 kindergarten, elementary, and middle school students from over 30 villages. Grace has supported anywhere from 9 to 21 students since 1991 through funds that include proceeds from a silent auction and individual gifts. Grace’s support helps pay the tuition of students, provide them with scholarship opportunities to attend HOI partner high schools, and pay for all their school supplies. Contact: Judy Riekse
Grace supports the ministry of Pastor Selvin Elvir at Rancho El Paraiso/Olancho. Pastor Selvin provides pastoral services to all of the villages in HOI's sphere of Influence. Grace has helped sponsor Pastor Selvin since 2016.
Clementina’s Kitchen is run by Clementina Martinez Lizardo, a woman about 85 years old who has dedicated most of her adult life to feeding children from poor families in their place of residence in Cane, La Paz . Clementina shares how she decided to start her work in this way: "I was a first grade teacher and several times looked at children collapsed suddenly and did not know what was happening. I started to ask what was going on and ended up discovering it was because there were days without food came because their families could not afford." Grace offers financial support for this important ministry.
Summary of Grace Presbyterian Church Activities in Honduras 2000 to 2019
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