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Back To School in Honduras

Back To School in Honduras

Connect Global has been sponsoring several students in Honduras since 2017.

One of the main ways we have been able to reach the communities and really make an impact is through the education of youngsters. We have been involved in supporting education in Honduras since Connect Global wa formed, and we have a very special group of partners and supporters in the US that have championed this cause for the last 2 school years. 

Kids are back to class in La Ceiba, Honduras

Kids are back to class in La Ceiba, Honduras

We are looking to add more students to our roster of scholarship beneficiaries and we would love to invite you to join the several donors who are faithfully giving every month to ensure this group has everything they need to succeed this school year. 

A quality education, by loving staff, supported by compassionate sponsors.

The Staff at the two schools we are currently providing scholarships for are amazing. They take great pride in the work they accomplish and understand their purpose very well. We are grateful to a very supportive group of sponsors who take this privilege very seriously and make up the gap between students who want to go to school but may not have the financial means to buy school uniforms, books, or pay their tuition.


Connect Global sponsors some very hard working and committed students.

Connect Global sponsors some very hard working and committed students.

Students are ready for the new school year thanks in part to the Connect Global Education Scholarship Fund

Students are ready for the new school year thanks in part to the Connect Global Education Scholarship Fund


Connect Global Visit to the School in El Tamarindo Honduras

Connect Global Visit to the School in El Tamarindo Honduras

Connect Global Loves to support local schools in Honduras.

We believe that education is one of the keys to unlocking the amazing potential that is in each of us. Connect Global partners with 2 schools in La Ceiba to facilitate several students education and supplies. Thank You to our sponsors for making this school year a possible.

The Kids were very happy to welcome our team.

Connect Global Team Member sharing a hug with two girls from El Tamarindo 

Connect Global Team Member sharing a hug with two girls from El Tamarindo 

Every child deserves to get a quality education. We sponsor education initiatives and provide resources when and where we can This past August the team was able to hand out free school supplies to help kick-start the new school year.  

No gift to a child is too small.

We all loved to be loved. Kids are not the exception they are the rule to this quote. Our team provided tangible gifts but were also able to give a hug, and a smile to let them know that We care and that God cares for them.

They are special and they are blessed to be a blessing and we are happy to have been able to share this truth with them.


Connect Global team members had the opportunity to show love in a very practical way at the school in El Tamarindo.

Connect Global team members had the opportunity to show love in a very practical way at the school in El Tamarindo.

Part of the Connect Global August Mission Team who brought their smiles with them. 

Part of the Connect Global August Mission Team who brought their smiles with them. 


Connect Global Visit to DINAF in La Ceiba Honduras

Connect Global Visit to DINAF in La Ceiba Honduras

We have been visiting and renovating space next to DINAF one project at a time and supporting their efforts to create a safe, clean, and properly equipped school for the children. 

Dirección Nacional de la Niñez y la Familia (DINAF)  a community organization charged with the enforcement of the protection of children, adolescents, and families has a regional office and primary school here in La Ceiba. Our teams have been partnering with DINAf since January 2015, when The Mendoza Family moved to Honduras. We have seen many changes both in leadership and in the care the kids receive here. We have also seen the city make changes to the name and admin of this kindergarten. 

The Kids here are amazing to spend time with.

Our team praying with the staff

Our team praying with the staff

Each time we have a team in La Ceiba we will try to visit this school and bring some joy with us. This time we brightened up their cafeteria by painting and had fun playing, swinging, and blowing bubbles. 

A motivated and committed staff are keys to success

The Staff we met are all very motivated to make this the best location possible for the children and families they serve. On each visit, there have improvements. The Smiles on the kids are proof that their teachers and admin staff here are taking pride in the work they are accomplishing.

We also brought a microwave and several other components they have asked for to help the staff operate this school better. 

Their funding is low and inconsistent but they have done the very best with what they have. This makes us very happy to support their efforts here. 


Connect Global team members praying over the staff led by Briana Arbelaez of Go To Nations. 

Connect Global team members praying over the staff led by Briana Arbelaez of Go To Nations. 

Part of the Connect Global July Mission Team 

Part of the Connect Global July Mission Team 


Little Lambs Children's Refuge in La Masica Honduras

Little Lambs Children's Refuge in La Masica Honduras

Connect Global is Partnering with Proyecto Alcance in La Masica Honduras

Connect Global was introduced to this wonderful ministry in 2015 and began a partnership in the summer of 2016 to support, encourage, and strategize with the founders on ways we can be a help to these dedicated and honorable leaders. Please read on to learn more about this special mission in Honduras. 

Little Lambs Children's Refuge

In 2003, Little Lambs Children's Refuge opened its door with an initial group of ten kids.  Today, this home, officially an all-girls home with the exception of one boy, houses 18 kids from the ages of 2 to 17.  The kids, in most cases, come through IHNFA (Honduras' Child Service) and come from homes of extreme poverty; abuse; extreme malnutrition; orphaned; found abandoned on the streets; or were given up by the parents.  

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Home Facilities

The girls live in dormitory style rooms with 2 - 4 kids per room and attend classes at, Las Huellas Del Maestro.

The property the kids' home is on was an orange tree grove when David Romero bought it.  There are still many of the trees standing, supplying the kids with fresh oranges much of the year.  Their house mom is Marina Garcia Romero, who started working for Reach Out Orphanage since 2000. 

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By Honduran law, the kids are supposed to leave at the age 18.  But here at Reach Out Orphanage, our kids can stay as long as they need if they're being respectful, responsible, helpful around the home, studious and continue attending church.  

Mission Background

Reach Out Orphanage Inc., most commonly known as Proyecto Alcance, is a certified 503(a) non-profit organization. Located in La Masica, Atlántida, Honduras, Proyecto Alcance is a faith-based ministry the preaches the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, with special focus on reaching low-income children and their families, helping them with their spiritual, physical, educational and material needs.

David and Dialis Romero founded Proyecto Alcance and the Little Lambs Children's Refuge in 2003. Connect Global is proud to be partnering with this mission. 

David and Dialis Romero founded Proyecto Alcance and the Little Lambs Children's Refuge in 2003. Connect Global is proud to be partnering with this mission. 

Mission Founders

Founded by Missionaries David & Dialis Romero, whom received God's call, in July of 2000 left their family and amenities in Florida, to move to the country of Honduras, to be a blessing to many families and children who smile today because the have known God's love through this ministry.
 



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Proyecto Alcance, localizado en La Masica, Atlántida, Honduras, es un ministerio de fe que predica el Evangelio complete de nuestro Señor Jesucristo, con enfoque especial en alcanzar la niñez de escasos recursos, ayudándoles con sus necesidades espirituales, físicas, educativas y materiales.

Fundado por los Misioneros David & Dialis Romero, pareja que al recibir el llamado de Dios, en julio del año 2000 dejaron a su familia y las comodidades en el estado de la Florida, para llegar al país de Honduras, para ser de bendición a muchas familias y niños que hoy sonríen porque han conocido el amor de Dios atraves de este ministerio. 

Children are the Future

Children are the Future

Children are likely to live up to
what you believe of them.
— Lady Bird Johnson

Casa Feliz in La Ceiba Honduras

Casa Feliz in La Ceiba Honduras

This is Casa Feliz, which translates into Happy House.

These children come to Casa Feliz at all ages and from all backgrounds. They begin their journey here through pain and turmoil, but the directors have made it their life's work to make the road less bumpy and full of happiness for these young ones. We are very impressed with the work that goes on here and love to see the smiling faces each time we visit. This is truly a "Happy House".

Connect Global is Committed to this Honduran Home for Kids

We are committed to partnering with this location on an ongoing basis as a part of our Connected Community Initiative. They have implemented a very successful strategy of lifting kids out of terrible circumstances and raising them in an amazing house full of love, joy and faith. Each face you see represents something beautiful. For a rescued child to have the opportunity to write a beautiful new story for themselves is a miracle and we have seen that Happy House is a house where miracles happen everyday.  

Consider partnering with us on a monthly basis so that we can continue supporting this and so many efforts like Casa Feliz. We need medical supplies, and support for these kids, as well as monthly household support to help run the facility that houses all of these children.

A gift of $25 a month can go a long way in helping a place like Casa Feliz provide the best attention and care for kids in Honduras. Thank You

The Missionary Heart

The Missionary Heart

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 “The missionary heart: Care more than some think is wise. Risk more than some think is safe. Dream more than some think is practical. Expect more than some think is possible. I was called not to comfort or success but to obedience….There is no joy outside of knowing Jesus and serving him.”

 

—Karen Watson, martyr, March 15, 2004

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Connect Global Visit to DINAF in La Ceiba Honduras

Connect Global Visit to DINAF in La Ceiba Honduras

We have been renovating the space at DINAF one project at a time and supporting their efforts to create a safe, clean , and properly equipped organization. 

Dirección Nacional de la Niñez y la Familia (DINAF)  a community organization charged with the enforcement of the protection of children, adolescents, and families has a regional office and primary school here in La Ceiba. Our teams have been partnering with DINAf since January, when The Mendoza Family moved to Honduras. 

The Kids at DINAF are amazing to see.

Our team was invited to share in the Celebration for Dia del Indio.

Our team was invited to share in the Celebration for Dia del Indio.

Everytime we walk into their classrooms they are hard at study but still greet us gleefully. These kids are from Nursery age to Kindergarten. They deserve to study in a clean environment without the worry of getting hurt and that is some of the reason we support this organization. 

A motivated and committed staff are keys to success

The Staff we have met are all very motivated to make this the best location possible for the children and families they serve. Every time Danielle and I have visited there has been something new or improved. Sometimes, the staff has even paid out of pocket for many of the things they severely need. 

Connect Global team members in one of the newly painted rooms. 

Connect Global team members in one of the newly painted rooms. 

Their funding is low and inconsistent but they have done the very best with what they have. This makes us very happy to support their efforts here. 

Our project Impact

During our July trip, our team delivered school supplies, and over a $1000 worth of food items to restock their empty pantry. We also had 6 ceiling fans installed, with new wiring for electrical in three classrooms. Our team repainted a classroom and several pieces of furniture for them as well. 

The current needs at DINAF

Saige Mendoza (Foreground) helps refinish a desk for the classrooms at DINAF in La Ceiba Honduras

Saige Mendoza (Foreground) helps refinish a desk for the classrooms at DINAF in La Ceiba Honduras

The Kids still need about three more long tables ($60/ea), three more ceiling fans ($75/each), two bathroom doors replaced ($100/ea) as well as more classroom supplies like posters, books, whiteboards, and shelves.  

They are also in need of long term volunteers to come and teach english and other subjects. 

If you are able to help support this local organization please contact us by filling out this form. 

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Connect Global at DINAF in La Ceiba Honduras

Connect Global at DINAF in La Ceiba Honduras

Connect Global Team at DINAF in La Ceiba

Connect Global April Team in front of DINAF in La Ceiba Honduras

Connect Global April Team in front of DINAF in La Ceiba Honduras

Connect Global has been introduced this year to Dirección Nacional de la Niñez y la Familia (DINAF)  a community organization charged with the enforcement of the protection of children, adolescents, and families. They are the front line of child abuse, adoption, fostering, and family counseling. The local branch in La Ceiba has a school with the capacity of 90 and serves between 30 and 40 families a month though free counseling, light medical treatment, groceries, and daycare for working parents. 

The school currently has around 30 students, and between 5 and 10 preschoolers. 

Javier Mendoza, Mayor Carlos Aguilar, Director of Dinaf Rosa, and Travis Moffitt. 

Javier Mendoza, Mayor Carlos Aguilar, Director of Dinaf Rosa, and Travis Moffitt. 

Rosa, the director, has been great contact and has been able to guide us as we jump in and help. 

The Bathrooms at DINAF were unsanitary, hazardous, and in need of consistent running water.

The Bathrooms at DINAF were unsanitary, hazardous, and in need of consistent running water.

In March we began the renovation of two bathrooms that were in very bad shape. The water was not running, the pipes were strewn across the room, and open drains caused not only a danger to little feet, but an overall health hazard to all. 

We also noticed that the kids area was in need of new dining tables for the cafeteria, a new medical table for their nurses station, and several pieces of school furniture needed refurbishing. 

The Connect Global team that arrived in April, was able to jump right into the renovations, and made a huge difference to the place. Sanders, Paint brushes and Mr Clean in Hand, the team made light work of the children's furniture, bathrooms, and medical area. 

Our team, and network of churches, individuals and local businesses made several monetary and physical donations including Medical Supplies, School Supplies, a new Medical Exam Table, and NEW School lunch tables made by a local craftsman and business owner, Oscar Canales. 

I am so proud of the team and their efforts. I am also grateful for the several local and international partners that came together to make the start of this partnership a success. Special Thanks to: Open Arms Church, Revival Temple, Joshua Nations, Oscar Canales, JIlma Molinero, CCI Church La Ceiba, Life Community Church, Dr. Oviedo, Smart Copy Honduras, and Luis and Juana. 

The team was joined on one of the work days, by the Lady Lee Foundation of Honduras, and the Mayor of the City of La Ceiba, Carlos Aguilar, to complete the donations and gifts. 

 

"[DINAF is] a new paradigm of child protection consisting of a decentralized governance with the participation of churches and NGOs engaged in the care of children" - Creación de DINAF para atender a la niñez y adolescencia -

 

Beauty in Honduras

Beauty in Honduras

"To bestow on them a crown of beauty instead of ashes, the oil of joy instead of mourning, and a garment of praise instead of a spirit of despair." 

◄ Isaiah 61:3 ►

Our family has now been in Honduras for 12 days. We have been getting settled in and becoming acquainted with our new town and with some really great new families. 

Each time we have traveled to Honduras over the past 10 years we have been in awe of the natural beauty as well as the beauty in the love and the grace that surely abounds here. 

We have chosen to focus on the beauty and not the ashes. There are families here serving others, there are business leaders improving the community, and there are churches concerned with outreach and not just warehousing believers. 

Yes, there is still crime and hurt and disease but there is also peace, and love and good people willing to do what it takes for light to defeat darkness. 

Our intention here is to highlight the good going on in this community and embrace solutions rather than dwell on the problems. 

Please keep us in your thoughts and prayers as we integrate with this community and pray that we would be successful in our pursuit to exchange beauty for ashes.