Focus on Fasting

Focus on Fasting

The Connect Global Team is very excited about what 2018 has to offer. Our team is starting off the year with a focus on Fasting. Below is a short description on fasting, as well as an audio conversation of Travis Moffitt and Javier Mendoza discussing the purpose and benefits of fasting. 


What is Fasting? 

 

Why Should we consider fasting?

 

Thank you for all of your prayer and your support! 

 

 
Have you been fasting already in 2018? Let us know your thoughts on fasting and what your experience has been. Fill out the comment form below and let us know! 
 
With Fasting comes Victory. Through the rebuilding and reconciling of our relationship with God, we stand to gain victory in our lives. 

With Fasting comes Victory. Through the rebuilding and reconciling of our relationship with God, we stand to gain victory in our lives. 

The Connect Global Team is starting off 2018 with a Focus on Fasting. Fasting is about more than just going without food, it is about what God is trying to give us not about trying to keep us from something. 

The Connect Global Team is starting off 2018 with a Focus on Fasting. Fasting is about more than just going without food, it is about what God is trying to give us not about trying to keep us from something. 


 

Connect Global Maternity Home Fundraising Update

Thanks to the overwhelmingly generous support we have received we will be making plans to break ground in 2018. We have been talking with several professional contractors in La Ceiba to finalize building standards and firm up a potential start date. We will inform you of the details when they are complete.

 

Thank You for Your Support


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Happy New Year from Connect Global

Happy New Year from Connect Global

The Connect Global Team sends out a Monthly Newsletter via email and we invite you to sign up and get informed on our upcoming events in 2018. enjoy. 


Here is a recap of what we have accomplished here at Connect Global with your support! 

2017 was a very blessed year for Connect Global. 

We have raised a little over 63% of the funds needed for a Maternity Home in La Ceiba. This Maternity Home will have 20 beds, 2 Bathrooms, a Kitchen, and office/Reception Area for the mothers who give birth at the Regional Hospital. Currently, Moms sleep on the floor just outside the NICU unit awaiting their baby's release from the hospital. This Home will provide a safe, clean place for mom and baby to recover and rest before heading home. This also will provide a one-on-one ministry opportunity for the local church body to provide spiritual care for the moms during their stay. 

 
 

Connect Global with the help of several US Based donors initiated an Education Sponsorship for students who were at risk of dropping out of school due to financial security. We currently have over 20 students that we are helping to stay in school, and are currently looking for more Sponsors to help even more students. This provides a quality, Private, Christian education to students who are academically progressing but who would otherwise not be able to obtain this level of education due to finances. 

  • We hosted 26 team members in Honduras from 4 different states and many different churches in the US. 
  • We facilitated training and education for over 100 church leaders and business professionals, in 2 of the 3 largest cities of Honduras. 

In 2017 we invited Jorge Amador to join Connect Global as our new National Director for Honduras and he has been hard at work. Jorge led a team from the village of Cusuna on their very first Mission Trip. 

Jorge has also been sharing his expertise in Aquaponic Fish farms. He has built 3 systems in 2017 and will begin construction soon on a system for Connect Global to use in training videos and in-person workshops to help spread this skill even further. 

Connect Global funded, and built our first Clean Water well which is serving a community of 800. This community was so inspired by this effort that the town has already begun raising the funds needed to build a second well in a neighboring village. We hope to see that well completed this year! 

The Connected Community Initiative that was launched in 2015 when myself, Danielle, and Saige moved to La Ceiba for a year has been developing very well. We have been serving the Local Church, Business Leaders, the local Police Department, the homeless and drug oppressed as well as investing an extensive amount of time volunteering in several children's homes and primary schools. 

We have had an amazing year and look forward to a groundbreaking year in 2018. We have 4 trips scheduled already with many more in development, we expect to have the Maternity Home fully funded and open in 2018, and we also have a new Missionary Training School for nationals on the horizon.

Thank You for the amazing support, please keep us in your prayers. 

Javier Mendoza


 

Connect Global Maternity Home Fundraising Update

Thanks to the overwhelmingly generous support we have received we will be making plans to break ground soon. We have been talking with several professional contractors in La Ceiba to finalize building standards and firm up a potential start date. We will inform you of the details when they are complete.

 

Thank You for Your Support


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Maternity Home Project Update December 2017

Maternity Home Project Update December 2017

The Connect Global Team is very excited about the progress of the Maternity Home fundraising as well as the building and construction efforts.  Updated: December 29th


Together we have been able to raise over $131k towards our Maternity Home in La Ceiba, Honduras. Thank You!

We began raising funds for a desperately needed place for moms and expecting moms to rest just before and immediately after giving birth and are only weeks away from breaking ground. 

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We traveled to La Ceiba, Honduras with a team of 13 at the end of October. We were able to publicly dedicate the land at the hospital for the Maternity Home.

I am very excited about the project coming together and to be able to share this progress with you! As we were there praying over the land and the project, we received the approval for construction. This is a huge step forward as we have been waiting most of the summer for this process to be approved. 

We are headed into the Rainy season for Honduras, which may delay some of the work, but we were expecting a slowdown for winter and we know the timing is perfect and being worked out on our behalf. 

Thank you for all of your prayer and your support! 

If you would like to make a donation towards the project before the year ends please click here

 
Our local contractor/architect, Eduardo Oviedo Jr.  has done a fantastic job getting the plans ready and we are excited to be getting closer to ground breaking. 
 
Travis Moffitt Center facing, describing the Maternity Home Project for local media in La Ceiba, Honduras October, 2017 - Photo Javier Mendoza

Travis Moffitt Center facing, describing the Maternity Home Project for local media in La Ceiba, Honduras October, 2017 - Photo Javier Mendoza

Connect Global Team Including Jorge Amador, Travis Moffitt, and Javier Mendoza with Architect and Contractor, Eduardo Oviedo Jr, Far Left, and his brother Raul Oviedo, Far Right. 

Connect Global Team Including Jorge Amador, Travis Moffitt, and Javier Mendoza with Architect and Contractor, Eduardo Oviedo Jr, Far Left, and his brother Raul Oviedo, Far Right. 


 

Connect Global Maternity Home Fundraising Update

Thanks to the overwhelmingly generous support we have received we will be making plans to break ground in 2018. We have been talking with several professional contractors in La Ceiba to finalize building standards and firm up a potential start date. We will inform you of the details when they are complete.

 

Thank You for Your Support


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Merry Christmas

Merry Christmas

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Merry Christmas and Happy New Year From Connect Global

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May your Christmas be filled with lots of happiness, peace and love. 

 

-Connect Global 

 
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#GivingTuesday

#GivingTuesday

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Join us as we raise funds for our many ongoing projects. We are excited to be participating in #GivingTuesday and having the chance to get our funds doubled by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

Be sure to add your donation to the fundraiser, November 28, starting at 8am est. 

Connect Global has been able to bless hundreds of people this year through aquaponics, clean water projects, education sponsorships, medical supplies & training, business and leadership training, and many other projects. 

Your generosity makes this mission a possibility and makes a difference in so many lives. 

 

Use the Facebook Link below on Tuesday to help us get our funds MATCHED just click through, and hit donate, Thank You!


If you prefer to not donate through Facebook, you can use the button below to make a donation directly to Connect Global. 


Maternity Home Project Update November 2017

Maternity Home Project Update November 2017

The Connect Global Team is very excited about the progress of the Maternity Home fundraising as well as the building and construction efforts.  Updated: November 7th


Together we have been able to raise over $102k towards our Maternity Home in La Ceiba, Honduras.

We began raising funds for a desperately needed place for moms and expecting moms to rest just before and immediately after giving birth and are only weeks away from breaking ground. 

We just traveled to La Ceiba with a team of 13 at the end of October. We were able to publicly dedicate the land at the hospital for the Maternity Home. I am very excited about the project coming together and to be able to share this progress with you! As we were there praying over the land and the project, we received the approval for construction. This is a huge step forward as we have been waiting most of the summer for this process to be approved. 

We are headed into the Rainy season for Honduras, which may delay some of the work, but we were expecting a slowdown for winter and we know the timing is perfect and being worked out on our behalf.

Thank you for all of your prayer and your support! 

If you would like to make a donation towards the project before the year ends please click here

 
Our local contractor/architect, Eduardo Oviedo Jr.  has done a fantastic job getting the plans ready and we are excited to be getting closer to ground breaking. 
 
Travis Moffitt Center facing, describing the Maternity Home Project for local media in La Ceiba, Honduras October, 2017 - Photo Javier Mendoza

Travis Moffitt Center facing, describing the Maternity Home Project for local media in La Ceiba, Honduras October, 2017 - Photo Javier Mendoza

Connect Global Team Including Jorge Amador, Travis Moffitt, and Javier Mendoza with Architect and Contractor, Eduardo Oviedo Jr, Far Left, and his brother Raul Oviedo, Far Right. 

Connect Global Team Including Jorge Amador, Travis Moffitt, and Javier Mendoza with Architect and Contractor, Eduardo Oviedo Jr, Far Left, and his brother Raul Oviedo, Far Right. 


 

Connect Global Maternity Home Fundraising Update

Thanks to the overwhelmingly generous support we have received we will be making plans to break ground in 2017. We have been talking with several professional contractors in La Ceiba to finalize building standards and firm up a potential start date. We will inform you of the details when they are complete.

 

Thank You for Your Support


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Maternity Home Project Update September 2017

Maternity Home Project Update September 2017

The Connect Global Team is very excited about the progress of the Maternity Home fundraising as well as the building and construction efforts.  Updated: September 13th


Together we have been able to raise over $100k towards our Maternity Home in La Ceiba, Honduras.

We began raising funds for a desperately needed place for moms and expecting moms to rest just before and immediately after giving birth and are only weeks away from breaking ground. 

On our last trip to La Ceiba, we had the opportunity to finalize plans and attain final drawings and renderings of the Maternity Home. Our legal team has been hard at work creating the documents needed to get the project underway.

 
Our local contractor/architect, Eduardo Oviedo Jr.  has done a fantastic job getting the plans ready and we are excited to be getting closer to ground breaking which will be held the week of October 30th, 2017! 
 
Travis Moffitt Center facing, describing the Maternity Home Project for Facebook Live

Travis Moffitt Center facing, describing the Maternity Home Project for Facebook Live

Connect Global Team Including Jorge Amador, Travis Moffitt, and Javier Mendoza with Architect and Contractor, Eduardo Oviedo Jr, Far Left, and his brother Raul Oviedo, Far Right. 

Connect Global Team Including Jorge Amador, Travis Moffitt, and Javier Mendoza with Architect and Contractor, Eduardo Oviedo Jr, Far Left, and his brother Raul Oviedo, Far Right. 


 

Connect Global Maternity Home Fundraising Update

Thanks to the overwhelmingly generous support we have received we will be making plans to break ground in 2017. We have been talking with several professional contractors in La Ceiba to finalize building standards and firm up a potential start date. We will inform you of the details when they are complete.

 

Thank You for Your Support


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Gracias por tu Apoyo

Gracias por tu Apoyo

Más de 90 familias de la comunidad de El Tamarindo, Nacaome, Valle se benefician con proyecto de agua, que tiene como objetivo principal impactar directamente en las condiciones de saneamiento básico, higiene personal y seguridad alimentaria de estas familias.

Water Well Project in Honduras

El proyecto se llevó a cabo gracias al establecimiento de alianzas locales entre Fundación Agrolíbano, Connect Global, Maquinarias del Pacífico, los pobladores de El Tamarindo y el equipo de voluntariado ”Corazón de Melón” de Agrolíbano, quienes lideraron la ejecución del proyecto, que consistió en la perforación de un pozo e instalación de una bomba eléctrica para extracción de agua, bombeando 8 galones por minuto a un tanque de almacenamiento con capacidad de 10,000 mil litros y abasteciendo de forma gravitacional el sistema existente.


Con esta mejora al sistema, incrementa su capacidad en 480 galones por hora, con lo que se mejora el acceso de agua a muchas familias de la comunidad que carecían del servicio o les resultaba insuficiente.


Asimismo, el proceso es acompañado con el empoderamiento comunitario, en torno a la gestión del recurso agua desde una perspectiva administrativa, hidrosanitaria y ambiental para garantizar la sostenibilidad del mismo. La inversión total en esta mejora asciende a L 586,869.40, de los cuales Connect Global ha aportado el 37%, Maquinarias del Pacifico el 31%, la comunidad aportó el 16%, la Fundación Agrolíbano el 11% y el 5% por parte de Agropecuaria Montelíbano.


Jorge Amador National Director in Honduras

Jorge Amador National Director in Honduras

Jorge Amador, our friend, and partner for the past 13 years has become the National Director for Honduras with Connect Global, please join us in welcoming him to the team. 


Jorge Amador, National Director for Honduras

Our team met Jorge over 13 years ago in the airport in San Pedro Sula. Travis, Gina and I all attended our first mission trip together which was organized and led by Morning Star Church of Tampa Florida. We landed on a small runway at a small airport just outside the city. We did not know anyone, as this was our very first trip to Honduras. 

We only knew to look for a Honduran named Jorge. 

Jorge quickly found us and took care of everything. He helped us navigate the hectic airport. He helped us load all of our belongings, we overpacked much more heavily back then, but above all else he greeted us as if he had known us our whole lives. 

Jorge has never been overly formal, in fact, he has always had a very comfortable, and easy going demeanor with us, as if we were brothers with different mothers, but still having the same Father. He is one of our Heroes of the Faith

On our first trip, we experienced the Honduras country-side for well over 8 hours in an old yellow dog American made school bus. 

 
 
Jorge Amador National Director for Honduras

Our team and all of our supplies fit snugly, but efficiently. Barreling down the roads of Honduras towards a small town called Cusuna, we felt every curve, and bump while getting a first-hand description of everything having to do with this new place we would be serving for the last 13. 

Jorge has always been ready to serve in any capacity needed. His wisdom, charisma, and compassion make him an immediate friend to everyone he encounters. His loyalty make him a friend you want to keep.. 

We, here at Connect Global, have decided to bring Jorge on as National Director for Honduras.

Jorge is a valuable asset to our leadership in Honduras and has greatly augmented our efforts. He has supervised several projects such as our recently completed water well in El Tamarindo, and will be our first point of contact in our upcoming Maternity Home Project in La Ceiba .

Thank You, Jorge, for all of your hard work. 

Jorge Amador, National Director in Honduras for Connect Global, with his youngest daughter Alison in La Ceiba, Honduras. 

Jorge Amador, National Director in Honduras for Connect Global, with his youngest daughter Alison in La Ceiba, Honduras. 

Connect Global National Director in Honduras Jorge Amador always has a plan and a solution for anything that comes up. 

Connect Global National Director in Honduras Jorge Amador always has a plan and a solution for anything that comes up. 


 

Maternity Home Project Update

Connect Global Maternity Home Fundraising Update

Thanks to the overwhelmingly generous support we have received we will be making plans to break ground in 2017. We have been talking with several professional contractors in La Ceiba to finalize building standards and firm up a potential start date. We will inform you of the details when they are complete.

 

Welcome to the Team, Jorge! 


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Hero of the Faith - Jorge Amador

Hero of the Faith - Jorge Amador

Jorge Amador, our friend, and partner for the past 13 years has become the National Director for Honduras with Connect Global, please join us in welcoming him to the team


HERO OF THE FAITH - JORGE AMADOR

Jorge hosts teams of missionaries from the US into Honduras and takes them to Cusuna, La Ceiba, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa and all points in between.  He leaves his family for up to two weeks at a time to make the seven-hour drive by bus.  He does this up to a dozen times a year.  This type of work makes it very difficult for him to find a regular job for income between these trips. 

He has suffered several terrible life tragedies and yet he continues to serve.  Even when he himself is in need of several basic items, on every call he speaks to me of someone else who is in need.  He wants us to buy food for her.  I want to buy food for him.  

I’ve known Jorge since 2004 and I’ve never seen him put himself before others.  I’ve yet to hear him request aid for himself at the expense of others.  He truly has the heart of a servant. 

Part of our trip next week will include blessing Jorge.  I’m sure we will visit the lady he has spoken to us about.  I’m sure we will bless him by buying her some food.  I also know we will financially, emotionally, and spiritually bless Jorge.  After all, he is my friend and a true Hero of the Faith. 

This year, (2017), we have brought Jorge on to our team at Connect Global as our National Director in Honduras. He is an amazing servant, always thinking of someone else and ready to serve at a moments notice. He has been a great asset to our organizationa dna great friend to each of us personlly.

Thank you and may God bless you as well as our new National Director in Honduras, Jorge Amador.   

Jorge Amador, National Director in Honduras for Connect Global, 

Jorge Amador, National Director in Honduras for Connect Global, 

Connect Global National Director in Honduras Jorge Amador with Pastor Milton Valle of Puerta del Cielo in La Ceiba, Honduras. 

Connect Global National Director in Honduras Jorge Amador with Pastor Milton Valle of Puerta del Cielo in La Ceiba, Honduras. 


 

Connect Global Maternity Home Fundraising Update

Thanks to the overwhelmingly generous support we have received we will be making plans to break ground in 2017. We have been talking with several professional contractors in La Ceiba to finalize building standards and firm up a potential start date. We will inform you of the details when they are complete.

 

Welcome to the Team, Jorge! 


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