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Connected Community Marketplace Visits

Connected Community Marketplace Visits

Connect Global has partnered with Global Advance to bring hope and practical insight to the business community of La Ceiba, Honduras

We are very thrilled with the recent trip our team took to La Ceiba. The focus was two fold. One tract was centered on empowering women of La Ceiba. The second was focused on business leadership and increasing the business acumen of the community. 

As a part of the Business Leadership Conference, the team conducted several Marketplace Visits to local businesses. 

The Marketplace visits included an assortment of local businesses. Paint stores, to private schools, to candy stores and printing shops. These business leaders and owners benefitted from decades of accumulated business experience offered by the Global Advance and Connect Global Team Members. 

Some of the business owners have been in business all of their lives, while others for only the last couple of years. Despite the length of ownership each of the business owners modeled a very high caliber of ethics, a record of success, as well as clear plans and vision for the future. 

Each owner was glad to have personal and intimate conversations about the challenges each face as well as be celebrated for the success they have created. 

Our teams learned a lot about what it takes to build and maintain a business in the City of La Ceiba. Some challenges are very unique to Honduras, while others are obstacles we all face when launching something we are passionate about. 

I believe everyone involved was encouraged by each other and we all gained a great deal more perspective on what each other has experienced. 


Business Leadership Conference Recap

Business Leadership Conference Recap

The Business Leadership Conference

This August we had the opportunity to provide a Business Leadership Conference to the City of La Ceiba. We partnered with Global Advance to provide both strategic and specific ways to grow businesses in La Ceiba. Global Advance believes that 'Training Christian businessmen and women in developing nations increases economic and spiritual capital throughout the world.'

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Via iconnectglobal on Instagram:

"Building relationships is paramount to making the biggest impact possible. We are made to work together and we need one another to succeed." 


We are excited about the potential that this conference has opened up in the community of La Ceiba and for the Christian Business Owners and Entrepreneurs of Honduras. The Global Advance Marketplace Missions conferences are very practical and leaders are encouraged to grow their business as a means to reach their community and change their country for the better. 

The team from Global Advance included, Jonathan Shibley - President of Global Advance, Hallie Powers - Global Advance Staff Member, Andrew Hodges - Orthodontist, Brad & Kathleen Watson - Entrepreneurs and Business Owners , and Lorne & Mary Liechty- Former Mayor of Heath Texas, Attorney, and ORU Alumni


Teaching Business Principles Through Personal Experience

Each session was full of practical tools as well as spiritual inspiration to become a financial force for good. Growing spiritually, and ethically strong businesses not only improves each business owners status but it has strong national and global impact as well.

Hearing the personal stories of both successes and challenges from each of the team members really resonated with the attendees. Questions were answered by the team and a time of networking was built into the schedule as well.

The business leaders really enjoyed the personal access they had to each of the speakers. 


Marketplace Visits

The team also visited several local businesses and private schools to provide insight, encouragement and prayer for their business. The team was able to make about 10 of these marketplace visits, and were able to make financial investments into several businesses around town. 

Thank You

Thank You for your prayer and encouragement for the city of La Ceiba. There are many stories here of people and families who have created opportunity for their families to sustainably get out of poverty and remain independent of foreign "handouts".

Connect Global has, from the outset, always encouraged partnership over traditional "handout" style giving. We believe the solutions for Hondurans exist within Honduras. We have come alongside to offer education, experience, and the encouragement to keep fighting for what is right.

By working Together we all become better citizens, better family members, better leaders, and better catalysts of change in our communities.