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Aquaponics Update from Connect Global March 2019

Aquaponics Update from Connect Global March 2019

The Connect Global Team has been investing in Aquaponics since our inception. Our First Official Trip as 'Connect Global' to Cusuna, we built 5 aquaponic systems. We have learned a lot since then, and our friend and partner Jorge Amador has built many more and taught several people his skills as well. We plan to build and facilitate an Aquaponic Training Center in Honduras in 2019.

Aquaponics Update from Connect Global

Aquaponics Update from Connect Global

The Connect Global Team has been investing in Aquaponics since our inception. Our First Official Trip as 'Connect Global' to Cusuna, we built 5 aquaponic systems. We have learned a lot since then, and our friend and partner Jorge Amador has built many more and taught several people his skills as well. We plan to build and facilitate an Aquaponic Training Center in Honduras in 2019.

Update From Little Lambs Refuge

Update From Little Lambs Refuge

Here is an update from the Little Lambs Refuge in La Masica, Honduras. 

Our Partnership with Proyecto Alcance

We are glad to be connected to this wonderful ministry. We were introduced to the children's home in La Masica in 2015 when Danielle and Saige and I moved to La Ceiba. We visited several times that year and since then have become entrenched in working with the leadership there to support their efforts. We have taken several teams over the past 3 years to engage with Little Lambs Refuge and there have been many individuals who have created deep connections with the kids and the staff. 

Together with our partners, we have been able to provide things like spiritual care and support to the kids and leaders, as well as tangible things like new windows, paint, groceries, and financial support.

We are committed to working alongside the leadership here for years to come. We see Connect Global and Proyecto Alcance as ministry partners who care deeply about the welfare and support of the young ones who call this refuge Home. 

If you would like to help us support this project we encourage you to pray about how you feel led to partner. We are believing for several people to give monthly towards the home in La Masica.

Contact us or click below to become a partner with us to support Little Lambs Refuge.  

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A Sustainable Opportunity

A Sustainable Opportunity

We believe one of the strategic paths to positive, sustainable change in Honduras starts with Aquaponics.

 

(You can find the full definition of Aquaponics by clicking here). Aquaponics allows for the creation and implementation of a renewable method of raising healthy fish alongside hydroponically-grown leafy vegetation.

This will substantially provide both food and a practical trade for anyone interested in learnng and maintaining these systems. 

Connect Global's own National Director of Honduras, Jorge Amador, has built 5 systems in La Ceiba over the last year and plans several more in 2018 and beyond. 

To find out More Please Check out the Articles below on Aquaponics

 

To Join us, you can go with us to install the next system, or you can make a donation towards the overall cost of our next project.

Aquaponic Update from La Masica Honduras

Aquaponic Update from La Masica Honduras

There are many exciting updates from Honduras and one is concerning the Aquaponic Fish System we set up at the girls home and trade school in La Masica Honduras

This refuge and vocational school is doing wonderful things for their community and one is through the skills of aquaponics'

We received these images and video from, Alison, one of the directors at the home and we wanted to share them with you.

We hope you are as excited about the potential this presents for a sustainable food source as well as an invaluable learning tool to teach a new and unique trade to help empower a new generation in Honduras. 

 Sustainable solutions like Aquaponics, water wells and educational investments in national leaders are opening doors for us to share the good news of Jesus throughout Honduras and around the world. Thank you for your continued support through prayer and financial giving

Connected Community Update: Aquaponics

Connected Community Update: Aquaponics

[CONNECTED COMMUNITY UPDATE]

Here Pastor Alison of La Masica, Honduras holds on of the Tilapia he raised in a new Aquaponic Fish System. 

A new Aquaponic project now exists in a small town called La Masica. It's going to benefit a girls home we support.

Our friend and long time Honduran partner, Jorge Amador, was the main catalyst for getting this project initiated and completed.

They worked hard and got all the supplies they needed from local friends and partners.

This is a wonderful example of the community working together to create practical solutions to support each other.

You can find out more about this ministry by clicking Here and Here

Learn more about Aquaponics 


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These fish were cultivated and raised in a new aquaponic system in La Masica, Honduras for a Children's Home and Vocational School. 

Connect Global Team In Honduras

Connect Global Team In Honduras

Trip Update

Thank you to everyone who has been praying for and keeping up with our travels. We were just in Honduras and had a great time. Our travel involved assembling a team made up of Four from North Carolina, One from Texas, and Travis Moffitt + MYSELF from Florida. 

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We started our trip by meeting up in Atlanta and grabbing our flight to Honduras. It was pretty evident right away that we had a very solid team and that everyone made me very excited to be on the trip. This was the first time any of us had met each other in person all except for Travis who had met each of us separately. 

Our flight and process through immigration was pretty smooth except for the loss of one Team bag (which was reclaimed at the end of the week.)

This team was great in so many ways, it is incredible still to think about it. Not only were we introducing them to a brand new experience in an uncomfortable environment but there were also some unplanned pit stops, and through it all everyone had such amazing attitudes. Even through a lot of tire trouble! 

Aquaponics update

Team Member Shekina shows Javier and Jorge how to Hack their way through the aluminum on these IBC tanks

Team Member Shekina shows Javier and Jorge how to Hack their way through the aluminum on these IBC tanks

One of the major things on our to do list for this trip was to upgrade the already existing system at our friend Jorge's house. We brought with us a timer and other electric supplies to add solar power over to the system. This will allow for faster and more consistent movement of the water, and in turn will create bigger fish and veggies, faster. Over all we accomplished some big updates for this and for future systems. It was great to be able to work along side Jorge and hear his passion for creating and maintaining these sustainable systems. 

Aquaponic Carrots sprouting

Aquaponic Carrots sprouting

Medical Update

Several Hundred pounds of Medications and Vitamins were hand delivered by the Connect Global team to the Clinic in Cusuna Honduras

Several Hundred pounds of Medications and Vitamins were hand delivered by the Connect Global team to the Clinic in Cusuna Honduras

Another component of the trip was facilitating the delivery of several hundred pounds of Children's and Prenatal vitamins as well as several dozen Medicines and ointments. These were a huge blessing to the very ill funded clinic in Cusuna Honduras. Dr Enrique is a very humble and hardworking man who, as the only full time doctor, has his work cut out for him. He is very grateful for any and all support he receives and was more than excited to have one of our team members who is also a doctor in NC assist him with his patients. 

Church Update

The Church in Cusuna, is a marvelous light in the dark. Newly into it's second pastor and after 14 years of existence it continues to be a place where good drives out bad. Many new faces were in attendance for our last minute service Tuesday, and during regular service times there are no open seats. Pastor Adonis has inherited a great congregation, and I expect him to continue the growth of the members. 

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Jorge Amador and His 1 year old Daughter Allison

Jorge Amador and His 1 year old Daughter Allison

Our friend Jorge and His Wife Janeth just celebrated their daughters 1st birthday. We all were very happy to see and meet her. Our week was decidedly better for having them all there. Please keep them in your prayers. They have a hard job and are still adjusting to living with out consistent electricity, and are in need of reliable transportation. 

Pastor Nahun Flores

Pastor Nahun and Edenia Flores near their home in Trujillo Honduras

Pastor Nahun and Edenia Flores near their home in Trujillo Honduras

We also had the pleasure of traveling with Pastor Nahun, Edenia, Abigail, Danny, and David Flores. One of my personal favorite families of all time. They have worked tirelessly in Cusuna for over 14 years, and we have literally watched the kids grow up. This family is very special to everyone who has met them. They work hard and do it all with smiles on their faces. I know that none of my trips to Cusuna over the past ten years would have been nearly as enjoyable if they were not there. 

Thank You

Thank You to all who have kept us and this community in your prayers. It truly means a lot that we have so many people both Cusuna Alumni and otherwise that care so deeply for the work that we do in Cusuna. We are very excited about what the future holds. Lets continue to partner together in order to positively create sustainable solutions for some of the problems that exist in Cusuna.

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Plant a Tree

Plant a Tree

The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now. –Chinese Proverb

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Aquaponic Watermelon in Honduras

Aquaponic Watermelon in Honduras

Billy Chrzan in Honduras has about 10 or so watermelons growing in an Aquaponic system and will be ready shortly. 

Aquaponics is an amazing tool for food production. We have several projects coming up to install new aquaponic growing systems in Honduras and Brazil.  

We are very excited about the life change possible through aquaponics. 

Aquaponic Watermelon are growing. 

Aquaponic Watermelon are growing. 

Watermelon Flower on the vine of an Aquaponic Watermelon plant. 

Watermelon Flower on the vine of an Aquaponic Watermelon plant.