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A Global Giving Movement | November 27, 2018

Join us as we raise funds for our many ongoing projects. We are excited to be participating in #GivingTuesday this year.

Be sure to add your donation to the fundraiser, November 27, 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 Link below on #GivingTuesday to help us reach our goals, Thank You!


You can use the button below to make a donation directly to Connect Global. 


The Importance of a Concrete Floor

The Importance of a Concrete Floor

We believe in providing sustainable and tangible solutions to solvable problems that people face.

Dirt floors are very common in many parts of the world. In Honduras, many homes have very basic walls and a roof, but many of the homes are lacking a very basic, important element— a concrete floor. 

Why are concrete floors so important?

 The Connect Global team works hard but we have fun too.

The Connect Global team works hard but we have fun too.

A 2007 World Bank study of a Mexican government program to replace dirt floors with cement found that doing so "significantly improves the health of young children."

Among the study's findings: "A complete substitution of dirt floors by cement floors in a house leads to a 78 percent reduction in parasitic infestations, a 49 percent reduction in diarrhea, an 81 percent reduction in anemia and a 36 to 96 percent improvement in cognitive development."

Beyond this, adults reported "increased satisfaction with ... their quality of life."

Source: When A Home Poses Health Risks, The Floor May Be The Culprit

Our Connect Global team was able to pour 3 new floors for families in need as well as leave the funds to pour 2 more.  

The main focus of the Connect Global Honduras trip in August 2018 was to complete a water well project. We were also able to complete 3 NEW concrete floors while we were in town. Concrete floors are a huge need and they make an immediate impact. These floors improve the quality of life and may even save lives. These families have plenty to overcome and enough challenges to face that we believe a safe, sanitary floor should not be something they have to worry about. 

If you would like to help us sponsor more concrete floors in Honduras, we invite you to make a tax-deductible donation towards our upcoming trips and projects.

You can help a family in need get a clean, and safe new floor this year! 


 Connect Global team members were able to bless several families with a freshly poured concrete floor.

Connect Global team members were able to bless several families with a freshly poured concrete floor.

 Part of the Connect Global August team focus was to pour brand new concrete floors for families in need.

Part of the Connect Global August team focus was to pour brand new concrete floors for families in need.


First Responder Training in Honduras was a Success

First Responder Training in Honduras was a Success

In 2015, Connect Global launched an initiative in Honduras we call Connected Community. As a part of our ongoing support and investment into the Community of La Ceiba, Honduras our team will be providing training for the members of the local police department. The department leadership has asked for a specialized training for first responders to be able to learn life-saving techniques in order to mitigate the loss of life in the field. 

National Ministry Leaders Summit

National Ministry Leaders Summit

CONNECT GLOBAL is investing in the local pastors and leaders of the church in La Ceiba. We believe that their destiny is to not only reach their communities but all communities around the world. We are bringing several teachers and pastors who will share their expertise with the local church leaders on our next trip, July 14-22. 

First Responder Training in Honduras

First Responder Training in Honduras

In 2015, Connect Global launched an initiative in Honduras we call Connected Community. As a part of our ongoing support and investment into the Community of La Ceiba, Honduras our team will be providing training for the members of the local police department. The department leadership has asked for a specialized training for first responders to be able to learn life-saving techniques in order to mitigate the loss of life in the field. 

Love has no Geographical Boundaries

Love has no Geographical Boundaries

Little Lambs Refuge in La Masica is a wonderful ministry of Proyecto Alcance founded by David and Dialis Romero. They have cared for and supported girls of all ages in a very poor area of Honduras for 18 years.  Connect Global was introduced to this ministry in 2015 while Danielle, Saige, and myself lived in La Ceiba. 

Backing the Blue in Honduras

Backing the Blue in Honduras

In 2015, Connect Global launched an initiative in Honduras we call Connected Community. It’s our desire through this initiative to facilitate all of our projects in partnership with Local Schools, Churches, Businesses as well as other entities such as the hospitals and the local police departments

A New Home for Maria

A New Home for Maria

The Connect Global Team often comes across a story and situation that just makes sense to offer help. Our friend and National Director Jorge Amador was introduced to Maria through our friends Pastor Allan and Pastor Miguel of CCI Church. CCI Church is very active in opening up their church to the community and offer aide to so many in need near La Ceiba, Honduras.

Kaelyn Fuglaar

Kaelyn Fuglaar

Connect Global is taking time to honor and celebrate moms this month. We asked our moms (and several other moms we know) a few Questions to get a conversation started about what is important in life and what moms want to see in the world for themselves, and most importantly for their children. Hope you enjoy and please take a minute to ask your mom questions like these from time to time, you may be delightfully surprised by what you learn your mom!


 
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Kaelyn Fuglaar

Kaelyn is mother of one daughter, Adelaide, and one soon to srrive son, Zion. She is Married to Garrett Fuglaar. 


1. Describe a time in your life you really needed someone and they came through for you? 

In my third year of college, which also happened to be my senior year of college, I was lost, on the wrong path, hanging out with the wrong people, and doing the wrong things. I didn’t think I needed anyone but looking back, I desperately needed someone to help open my eyes and pull me out of the mess I was in. My older brother, Kris, came through for me then. He loved me through it, spoke the truth I needed to hear, and helped point me in the right direction. Because of his courage to step up and say something, I was able to get on the path I was supposed to be on all along.

2. Who is a woman in your life that has been especially influential in your life? 

As cliche as it sounds, my mom. She has always been there, whether it was with the perfect advice at just the right time, offering her ears to just listen and a shoulder to cry on, and always giving more than I deserve. She’s taught me things as simple as how to cook and clean for my household, all the way to how a family should love and care. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her constant love, support, teaching, and guiding hand.

3. What books by female authors have you read, and what books did you find impactful? 

Some of my favorites by female authors have been “You are a Badass” and “You are a Badass at Making Money” by Jen Sincero, “Brunette Ambition” by Lea Michele, “Staying Stylish” by Candace Bure, and “The Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer. I loved all of these for different reasons. There were things I could learn about business, every day, and my walk with God. But I do remember after reading “Brunette Ambition” being fired up to live my best life. Eat healthy, stay active, chase after my dreams like never before. Something about hearing Lea’s story ignited a fire to go after mine. 

4. WHERE DO YOU DRAW ENCOURAGEMENT FROM? 

A few places. First and foremost from God. Then from my husband and daughter, and finally community of people around me. I’m so thankful for my people and who I get to do life with.

5. WHAT PROJECT, HOBBY, OR MISSION ARE YOU ESPECIALLY EXCITED ABOUT OR INVOLVED IN RIGHT NOW? 

Our next big project is transforming our guest bedroom into a nursery next month for our baby boy who is due this July! We are excited to welcome another boy into the family and watch our daughter, Adelaide, be a big older sister. So that’s definitely taking up a lot of our focus and excitement right now!

6. WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED MORE OF RIGHT NOW? 

Love. Definitely love. The real and true love. Not the love that takes advantage, manipulates, or is based on conditions. But the love that says, “I will be there for you no matter what you do or say, today, tomorrow, next year.” That patient, kind, never failing love.

7. WHAT DO YOU WANT MOST FOR YOUR CHILDREN? 

For them to go after their dreams with all they have and not stop until they achieve them. And then make new ones and achieve those too. I want them to know that the old, traditional ways are being redefined and they can truly do anything.

8. NAME SOMETHING YOU BOUGHT FOR YOURSELF THAT YOU LOVE.

I bought myself bowls and spoons made from real coconuts that I’m obsessed with. I’m a foodie so I put smoothies, salads, you name it, in them and always take pictures of my creations. The plus side is they are eco-friendly and beautiful. (Go check out Coconut Bowls if you want to see for yourself!)

9. NAME 2 THINGS YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT MONEY COULDN’T BUY AND WHY THEY MEAN SO MUCH TO YOU.

Family and community. With these two aspects in my life, I know I will never have to face anything alone, I always have someone I can turn to, and I will never be in need. In today’s world, families are falling apart more than ever and being able to turn to mine (husband, parents, cousins, aunts, etc) daily gives me hope and strength. I also think everyone should have some sort of community. A tribe of people who they do life with. Sometimes it changes, but the depth of those relationships are always so vital in different seasons. I have close friends that I can ask for anything and they would be there, and that’s huge.

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Tell Us something Special about your Mom  

What is something you have been given by your mother that money could never buy? What did your mom teach you about life that you still live by today? 
Share your experiences by commenting below or by emailing us at info@goservechange.com.
We would love to hear your story! 
 

 The Connect Global Team is partnering with the Local Hospital and Churches in La Ceiba, Honduras to provide care and minsitry to new moms.  Find Out More:  Connect Global Maternity Home Project

The Connect Global Team is partnering with the Local Hospital and Churches in La Ceiba, Honduras to provide care and minsitry to new moms.

Find Out More: Connect Global Maternity Home Project

  “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”       – Sophia Loren . 

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”

 – Sophia Loren


 

Help Connect Global complete this new home for Maria.

Help Connect Global complete this new home for Maria.

There are many community driven opportunities to make a difference in La Ceiba, Honduras. Together we can change lives. Thank You for your support of Connect Global's Partners & Projects. 

 

Thank You for Your Support


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Danielle Nuñez

Danielle Nuñez

Connect Global is taking time to honor and celebrate moms this month. We asked our moms (and several other moms we know) a few Questions to get a conversation started about what is important in life and what moms want to see in the world for themselves, and most importantly for their children. Hope you enjoy and please take a minute to ask your mom questions like these from time to time, you may be delightfully surprised by what you learn your mom!


 
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Danielle Nuñez

Danielle is mother of one daughter, Avery, and Is married to Tito Nuñez. Together they run their own business called NuPar Technologies.


1. Describe a time in your life you really needed someone and they came through for you? 

When my mom was very sick, my church family stepped in to help with anything from babysitting, to cleaning my parents' house, to meals, to listening while I cried, to prayer...everything and anything I needed in any given moment.

2. Who is a woman in your life that has been especially influential in your life? 

 My Mom, she taught me to be strong.

3. What books by female authors have you read, and what books did you find impactful? 

Any book by Jen Hatmaker and Lysa Terkeurst. They focus on helping women grow their faith while becoming the woman God has called them to be. They are very real in their approach.  We're going to make mistakes as women, but we can learn from them and allow them to shape us as we move forward from them.  Women encouraging other women. We're all in this together.

4. WHERE DO YOU DRAW ENCOURAGEMENT FROM? 

my encouragement comes from my family, my God-fearing friends, and daily reminding myself who I am in Christ...when the wheels fall off, a brownie helps :)

5. WHAT PROJECT, HOBBY, OR MISSION ARE YOU ESPECIALLY EXCITED ABOUT OR INVOLVED IN RIGHT NOW? 

Our business venture occupies most of our time. But I do enjoy volunteering at the school, and we are prayerfully considering where to serve next.

6. WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED MORE OF RIGHT NOW? 

Jesus and kindness

7. WHAT DO YOU WANT MOST FOR YOUR CHILDREN? 

To be loving, God-fearing, caring, respectable, healthy, happy, share their faith with others, kind

8. NAME SOMETHING YOU BOUGHT FOR YOURSELF THAT YOU LOVE.

A purse :)

9. NAME 2 THINGS YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT MONEY COULDN’T BUY AND WHY THEY MEAN SO MUCH TO YOU.

  1. Time with my family because they are the reason why I exist and they make me a better person
  2. Joy because it makes all the difference, even in a sad situation. You can still choose it, and it can bring hope.
 

Tell Us something Special about your Mom  

What is something you have been given by your mother that money could never buy? What did your mom teach you about life that you still live by today? 
Share your experiences by commenting below or by emailing us at info@goservechange.com.
We would love to hear your story! 
 

 The Connect Global Team is partnering with the Local Hospital and Churches in La Ceiba, Honduras to provide care and minsitry to new moms.  Find Out More:  Connect Global Maternity Home Project

The Connect Global Team is partnering with the Local Hospital and Churches in La Ceiba, Honduras to provide care and minsitry to new moms.

Find Out More: Connect Global Maternity Home Project

  “When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”       – Sophia Loren . 

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”

 – Sophia Loren


 

Help Connect Global complete this new home for Maria.

Help Connect Global complete this new home for Maria.

There are many community driven opportunities to make a difference in La Ceiba, Honduras. Together we can change lives. Thank You for your support of Connect Global's Partners & Projects. 

 

Thank You for Your Support


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