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Compassion

Cj and Teri Explain Connected Community

Cj and Teri Explain Connected Community

Here is a brief video explanation of our Connected Community Initiative from two recent Connect Global Team Members, Cj and Teri Palmer of PrepareMyMission.

More info on this local girls home in La Masica, Honduras can be found here, and here

Video Update via Facebook

 

 

Update on Pastor Fredy at the Comedor de JesuCristo in La Ceiba

Update on Pastor Fredy at the Comedor de JesuCristo in La Ceiba

We are always excited to see and hear updates from hardworking individuals in La Ceiba Honduras. 

Pastor Fredy Ventura runs a local kitchen which serves the citizens of La ceiba who are of the most food insecure in the community. You might remember that our most recent team from the World Race had a chance to serve there in April. 

They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner - 7 days a week

He shared this update on his Facebook Page yesterday: 

This local kitchen is preparing, and serving 350 meals a day on a budget that comes solely from local and international donors added to what he contributes. We are happy to be connected to his ministry and look forward to serving him in just a couple of weeks during our next Mission Trip to La Ceiba Honduras. 

World Race Team at the Comedor de JesuCristo

World Race Team at the Comedor de JesuCristo

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We are so grateful for this World Race team and couldn't be happier to see them jump in and further our Connected Community initiative at some of our favorite places in La Ceiba.  

The Comedor de JesuCristo is a fantastic place mission in the heart of La Ceiba. It is a community kitchen that serves the needy everyday as well as a church that shares the love of Jesus Christ with the city. 

This team has been wonderful and has served La Ceiba well.  

Thank you to Travis, Gina and Noah Moffitt for their leadership, and special thanks to the group from the World Race who was with us the whole month. 

 

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Saige and Yeni

Saige and Yeni

Saige and Yeni.

Today (originally posted November 6, 2015) was a hard day for Yeni and she was not in good spirits most of the day for obvious reasons. She was admitted to the hospital for an infection which is super dangerous based on her weak immune system.

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So the initial prognosis was a 4 day stay in the hospital which would mean missing her big party tomorrow. 😔😔😔. Thankfully though the doctors seem to think she will be able to leave the hospital, if only for a short time, to enjoy the party. We are super excited about the chances of going ahead with the party!! That explains the big smiles in the photo.

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This was actually the first time Yeni smiled all day. She had been looking for Saige but she was at school for the first half of the day. After Saige got out of school we explained the situation to her and she immediately said we need to go take Yeni lunch, be with her, and make sure she can still go to her party. Saige also decided to give Yeni a small, portable DVD player that had been given to her as a gift and two new movies so Yeni has something to occupy her mind while in the hospital.

All in all, today was a long, heart wrenching day watching Yeni suffer and not being able to do much more than just be present.

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Yeni is a brave young girl fighting a nasty disease and yet still took time today to insist that she could stay at the hospital alone if it meant her younger siblings wouldn't have to be left alone for any amount of time during her treatment.

Being in close proximity to the suffering of kids like Yeni and others we've met this year has really broken my heart in so many ways.

I don't understand the place that suffering of this magnitude has in this world. I don't know what makes one kid out of a family of four have cancer while the other three just watch her suffer.

I only know that we are each placed here on earth to help ease the suffering of others in any way we can. We are here to be the reason someone can smile at the end of a day like this. We are here to love others in the way Jesus would. Fully and without prejudice. We are here to mend the broken hearted and bandage their wounds.

Compassion without action is merely observation.
— Javier Mendoza

School Supplies

School Supplies

We are collecting school supplies to take with us to South Dakota next week.

If you are able to, please drop a few items in your shopping basket and buy them for us.

You can also drop by our donation page and make a General Donation towards trip costs or School Supplies.