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Why do birds choose to stay in the same place

Why do birds choose to stay in the same place

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I always wonder why birds choose to stay in the same place when they can fly anywhere on the earth, then if ask myself the same question.
— Harun Yahya
 

 Sometimes we forget that we were created to fly.

We forget we are created to seek. We forget that we are created for a lot of things that we never get around to doing. 

Why is that?

It could be our comfort, our Fear, or even Lack of faith. Whatever the reason, we allow it to ground an incredible creature designed for so much more. 

Don't let your ability to fly be exchanged for something else.  

Stretch your wings and fly. 

 


The Importance of Clean Water

The Importance of Clean Water

In 2016 Connect Global partnered with the Community Water District in El Tamarindo to support a plan to give water to the residents of this remote and very water insecure town. In August of 2018, Connect Global helped complete the third phase of this current plan to bring water to 2 communities near the original well that was dug. In August 2019 we plan to complete another clean water project in this area. Thank You for your support. 


Access to Water around the world is a problem

More than 600 million people still lack ready access to improved sources of drinking water.

Connect Global shares the message of Jesus through collaborative and sustainable solutions to needs around the world. One of the ways we complete this is through clean water projects. We decided to partner with the community run, Water Management District, in Valle, Honduras to come up with a sustainable solution for not only the well but a supply chain to provide water directly to each resident in a sustainable way.

Connect Global has chosen to be a part of the solution

We also hosted a team in Altos De Estiquirin in August 2018 to do work on an existing well and make connections so that each of their residents will have access to clean water. 

Our Next Water Project will be in San Lorenzo in late summer of 2019. You can come with us and help bring clean water to a community in Need!

How You can Help provide clean water to this town in Honduras

We are raising $5000 to complete this project and we need your help. Whether you can give $5 or $50 every penny counts. You can literally save lives by helping us. Clean Water can equal improvements in education, income and overall health.

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In addition to clean water, our team has been able to help a local school get a kick-start to the new school year, and we also poured several new Concrete floors which will help several families by keeping the elements out of their homes.

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Connect Global Water Well Project - Completed August 2018

Connect Global Water Well Project - Completed August 2018

In 2016 Connect Global partnered with the Community Water District in El Tamarindo to support a plan to give water to the residents of this remote and very water insecure town. In August of 2018, Connect Global helped complete the final phase of this current plan to bring water to 2 communities near the original well that was dug. Thank You for your support. 


As you may remember, we began raising funds to assist a community in Honduras to drill a new water well in their town around December of 2016. 

We are proud to report that we have helped complete the next phase of this water project in this remote area of Honduras. 

Our team was able to install a new tank, plumbing, and electric pump to help satisfy the needs of the community and increase their water per household tenfold. 

The team from House of Grace church in Georgia partnered with us financially as well as by sending a very hardworking team to see the completion of this project.

Thank You to all who financially and spiritually invested in the long-term benefits of clean and healthy drinking water for this community of Estiquirin, Honduras. We are grateful! 

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In addition to clean water, our team was able to help a local school get a kick-start to the new school year, and we also poured several new Concrete floors which will help several families by keeping the elements out of their homes.

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Water Well Project - Update 2018

Water Well Project - Update 2018

We are very excited to share with you a fantastic update from Honduras. 

As you may remember, we began raising funds to assist a community in Honduras to drill a new water well in their town around December of 2016. 

Many people, organizations, and churches have given towards this effort, and over the Christmas Holiday, we received the amount needed to begin making this Water Well a reality.

One of our Partners in Honduras, Jorge Amador, has been helping us coordinate with the community, hire local drilling professionals, as well as provide oversight to the project. 

The drilling was initiated on Monday, January 23, and we could not be happier to report that the well was completed. The partners in Honduras also contracted the drilling team to go to a nearby town and drill a second well. 

Over the last year, along with our Honduran partners, we developed a plan to help this second town, Estiquirin, get their well completed and water to every resident. 

In August 2018, Our Team along with a team from House of Grace church in Georgia will be there to see the completion of this project. This is a big project and will cost about $4,000. We have already received $1,000 towards the goal and invite you to invest in the long-term benefits of clean and healthy drinking water for this community of Estiquirin, Honduras. 


Please continue to pray with us as this project proceeds and we wait to see this Clean Water Project be completed!  

Together we will not only provide clean water to this town but also a restored faith in Jesus because of answered prayers. Thank You.  

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Connect Global National Ministry Leaders Summit In Honduras

Connect Global National Ministry Leaders Summit In Honduras

Connect Global National Ministry Leaders Summit In Honduras 2017

We are very excited to announce our National Ministry Leaders Summit in Honduras that will take place this June 8 through the 17th. 

The National Ministry Leaders Tour will kick off in La Ceiba, on June 9th and 10th. 

Johnny Moffitt of Worldwide Voice In the Wilderness

Our team which will include, Travis Moffitt, Dr. Johnny Moffitt, David Humphries, Dr. Mitch Arbelaez and many others will be hosting an outreach to the local prisons of the area as well. 

Johnny Moffitt, of Worldwide Voice In the Wilderness, is a prison ministry with well over 30 years serving some of the worst prisons from San Quentin to the Former Soviet Union, his charismatic style coupled with enough hard truth to sink a ship make him a favorite everywhere he travels. 

As the tour continues, Dr. Mitch Arbeláez will join us To teach Global Pathway along side the Leader Summit. 

Dr. Mitch Arbeláez, from Go To Nations, works as the director of the Global Pathway missionary mobilization program for Latin America. Along with his wife, Michelle, they are instrumental in assisting pastors and church leaders to become more mission-minded and to raise up missionaries to go to the least-reached areas of our world. 

The tour will culminate in Tegucigalpa, Honduras June 14-15.  

This multi-day event will Include a full day of training from Dr. Mitch Arbeláez as he goes through the Global Pathway Training Material and will include a strategic focus on two separate tracks of teaching, including; Prison Ministry, and Becoming an Agent of Change in world Missions and evangelism.

We invite you to join us for this wonderful time in Honduras.

There will be many great opportunities to share the Gospel with the country of Honduras while encouraging and equipping a generation of leaders to become the next group of world changers. 

Get Dates, and Apply to Attend, National Ministry Leaders Summit. 


Find out more about our Speakers and Topics Here

Download the Event Brochure Here

National Ministry Leaders Summit

Water Well Project - Update

Water Well Project - Update

We are very excited to share with you a fantastic update from Honduras. 

As you may remember, we began raising funds to assist a community in Honduras to drill a new water well in their town. 

Many people, organizations, and churches have given towards this effort, and over the Christmas Holiday, we received the amount needed to begin making this Water Well a reality.

One of our Partners in Honduras, Jorge Amador, has been helping us coordinate with the community, hire local drilling professionals, as well as provide oversight to the project. 

The drilling was initiated on Monday, January 23, and we could not be happier with the progress. In fact, during the first part of the drilling process, it was concluded that the well needed to be drilled to an additional depth, and the community members along with their neighbors have come together to raise additional funding in order to continue digging the well to the proper depth. 

Please continue to pray with us as this project proceeds and we wait to see this water well be completed!  

Due to selfless giving, and efficient collaboration this Well will not only provide clean water to a town but also a restored faith in Jesus because of answered prayers. 

Our Trip To Cuba

Our Trip To Cuba

Our trip to Cuba was a great Success 

Thank you for praying and checking in on us. We just returned from our trip to Cuba, and it was amazing. 

Connect Global Team in Cuba

Thank You for your Support

We joined a team from an organization called Worldwide Voice In the Wilderness, comprised of leaders from Florida, and Texas. Our team visited 4 cities and hosted 3 separate conferences. 

People came from all over Cuba and represented every single province in Cuba.

People slept in the churches, or doubled up with families but the main focus was to be at these conferences. 

The Cuban leaders organized several segments of teaching In which our team jumped in and did a fantastic job. We also visited a dozen churches, and met with city leadership in Ciego de Avila, Santiago de Cuba, and Holguin. 

In Holguin there were over 500 Prison and Hospital Chaplains and Leaders that all came to be encouraged and equipped. We joined other keynote speakers from Chicago and California. 

We are excited about the potential that is upon Cuba for widespread positive change.

The people we met are hardworking, and dedicated to their cause. We are anticipating more opportunity to go back and would love for you to consider going with us. If you are interested please send us a message! 

 

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No Idea What To Expect

No Idea What To Expect

No Idea What To Expect

Special Guest Post by CJ Palmer of PrepareMyMission.com

 

 

Preparing for a mission trip can definitely be a challenge. Packing all of the right clothing and gear, tracking all of the flights and times, and preparing mentally to embrace a new culture are all things that are running through my head as I get ready. This weekend my wife and I will set out on our second trip to Honduras with Connect Global.

 

Since my wife and I went on a trip with Connect Global last year, you would think that this upcoming trip would be less of a challenge. And in some ways it is. We remember what the country looks like, we know who our trip leaders are, and we’re somewhat familiar with the food. Knowing these things does make this trip a little easier. But no matter how many times you’ve been on a mission trip, it’s always a challenge to prepare.

It’s difficult to prepare for a mission trip because you really have no idea what to expect. We can prepare for the meetings we have at work tomorrow. We can prepare for the people we have staying in our guest room two weeks from now. But it’s nearly impossible to prepare for the people we’ll meet and experiences we’ll have during this trip.

This goes against everything we know and experience in the United States. We know what time to be at work. We know what we’re having for dinner. We know who we’re going to see before we see them. We know what time we’re going to bed and what time we’re setting our alarm to wake up and do it all again.

You can’t plan and prepare for these things when you’re going on a mission trip. But, I think that’s exactly why we need to go. We need to practice what it feels like to follow Jesus, even when we’re not sure where He’s leading and what we’re going to do when we get there.

When Jesus asked His first disciples, Peter and Andrew, to follow him, they had no idea what He was up to. They had no time to prepare and no idea where He was leading. They were in the middle of their daily routine—casting their nets into the Sea of Galilee. But God had other plans for Peter and Andrew beyond their daily routine—plans they could in no way anticipate. God was up to something.

He’s still up to something. When we let go of our daily routine to see what God is up to in the world, we’re not only more open for God to work in us, but also for God to work through us.

My wife and I are so excited to serve the people of Honduras next week. We are excited to see what God is going to do in the Honduran people, in our team, and in each other. We have no idea what to expect next week, but that’s okay. We’ll find out soon.

Check back this Saturday and follow along as we begin our journey to Honduras.



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Mendoza Family Update September

Mendoza Family Update September

Thank You for your interest in our family. 

We had a great summer with our team coming in from Texas, Florida and Atlanta in July. Together we got to partner with several local organizations to provide support to their community work. 

We are preparing for our next team September 12th.

This team will drive to a village called Cusuna, Honduras. It is about six hours from La Ceiba. This village is the location of the very first mission trip Danielle and I went to together, 10 years ago. This village is very special to our family as it not only represents the first time we fell in love with this group of people but little did we know it would also be the catalyst to launch us into missions in the capacity we are today.

Choosing to live full time for a year in another country is a special privilege that we have not taken lightly.

Yes there are challenges and there are some days that are harder than others, but we have had a wonderful time so far. We have made new, life long friends all over the country of Honduras and are grateful to be able to strengthen the relationships we have made over the last 10 years. 

This year has given us greater perspective on how to continue working and serving this country for the future.

Our time has also given us up close opportunities to see past the news headlines that tell us that Honduras is nothing more than the murder capitol of the world. There are hardworking, law abiding, community serving people all over this country. Everyone we have worked with here has been wonderful. We have been able to make some great partnerships with self motivated leaders and directors. 

Please keep us in your prayers and keep Honduras in your prayers.

There is still much we can all do to help lend a hand to our friends here. If you would like to make a financial donation you can know that every dollar is going to people who are great stewards and are making every penny go as far as possible! Additionally, we are always looking for volunteers to come and give of your time, expertise and skill to augment the work that is going on in this community. 

Javier & Danielle Mendoza
Connect Global

The Road Less Traveled

The Road Less Traveled

After living in Honduras these past eight months I have began to see many things from a different perspective.

One thing I have been mulling over almost constantly is gratitude. Being grateful shows depth in someone’s character, while being ungrateful displays an attitude of entitlement. I am learning that being grateful often times is a choice made by the individual and is rarely determined by ones set of circumstances.

I have been humbled by many of the citizens here in Honduras.

Scouting projects, vision casting and follow through takes a significant amount of work not only from our organization but also from the leaders in the community who graciously plan, facilitate and include every needed detail to accomplish the task at hand. These community leaders are the ones who lend us credibility to their friends, their families, their schools and hospitals.

The gratitude that they exude in the day to day has even made me feel uncomfortable at times. In part because our organization solely exists to be a help, a support and a friend to such communities, so what else would we be doing? I really want to carry pictures of ALL of YOU and say “ thank them.” We are simply trying to be a follower of Christ who fulfills the Great Commission. For Javier and I personally, as well as Connect Global as a staff, we have made a decision to actually do what the bible says to do. It sounds crazy but by simply doing what the bible says our purpose in life can be revealed. We are to enhance others with the gifts we have received.

Everyone has the ability to play a role in enhancing someone’s life.

For most of you this will not involve you moving to a developing country, learning a new culture or deciphering a new language, but if you are mindful it will re-route your heart and your thinking.

For many of you this will look like you being the best teacher your students will ever have, being a co-worker that will listen in someone’s time of need, or being a spouse that dedicates their life to friendship and mutual partnership within your marriage. The list can go on and on, the idea is that when you begin to nurture your attitude of gratitude you will no longer be able to settle for surface relationship, petty gossip, constant discontentment or dissatisfaction. By focusing on the enhancement of others, you forfeit the “right” to be selfish and that leads you to places you’ve never imagined being.

In fact you might catch yourself volunteering to feed the homeless, taking in foster children, booking a ticket to a foreign land to go and serve, or playing the piano for the elderly in your local nursing home. The possibilities are endless.

YOU have the power to make a significant difference in the lives of others.

It is easier at times to focus on present circumstances, feel entitled or harbor resentment but that road is wide, and leads you nowhere.

Practice gratitude, give of yourself, and live on purpose so you too can experience The Road Less Traveled.