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Connect Global partnership with the Firefighters of Honduras

Connect Global partnership with the Firefighters of Honduras

In 2015, Connect Global launched an initiative in Honduras we call Connected Community. As a part of our ongoing support and investment into the Community of La Ceiba, Honduras our teams have provided several rounds of gear donations, a 2-day training for members of the local police department, and we have also engaged with the Fire Departments of La Ceiba, and El Porvenir to provide fire suits and other job related support.

First Responder Training in Honduras was a Success

First Responder Training in Honduras was a Success

In 2015, Connect Global launched an initiative in Honduras we call Connected Community. As a part of our ongoing support and investment into the Community of La Ceiba, Honduras our team will be providing training for the members of the local police department. The department leadership has asked for a specialized training for first responders to be able to learn life-saving techniques in order to mitigate the loss of life in the field. 

First Responder Training in Honduras

First Responder Training in Honduras

In 2015, Connect Global launched an initiative in Honduras we call Connected Community. As a part of our ongoing support and investment into the Community of La Ceiba, Honduras our team will be providing training for the members of the local police department. The department leadership has asked for a specialized training for first responders to be able to learn life-saving techniques in order to mitigate the loss of life in the field. 

Backing the Blue in Honduras

Backing the Blue in Honduras

In 2015, Connect Global launched an initiative in Honduras we call Connected Community. It’s our desire through this initiative to facilitate all of our projects in partnership with Local Schools, Churches, Businesses as well as other entities such as the hospitals and the local police departments

Connected Community Update

Connected Community Update

So happy to share this report from Honduras.  

Our team just returned from La Ceiba Honduras a couple of weeks ago. One of our purposes was to continue adding value to the community through a 3 day Mission Conference. The conference was fantastic and there was a lot of momentum built.  

In addition to the conference, we also had the opportunity to engage in a couple of other community outreaches.  

One was to the Comedor de JesuCristo and the other was to the Little Lambs Refuge Girls Home in a town called La Masica.  

Connect Global has come to really love the mission and vision of Little Lambs Refuge.  

It was founded by a couple originally from Puerto Rico. 

On our recent visit we were driven by our good friend Juana Bustamente. She is a great friend, host, chauffeur and she has an amazing heart as well. 

I could tell that our visit to the girls home was special for Juana. She lives only about an hour from this home but this was her first visit.  

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The girls are happy and taken care of but the house has needs.  

When we stopped in we found out that the original founders, David and Dialys are in the US currently because she has been ill and is receiving treatment. 

The home is left in the capable hands of a couple who are doing an absolutely great job.   

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We also found out that their food & transportation budget are both very tight. They had hardly any food in their pantry when we visited and Alison described it being very difficult to make sure they have enough diesel to get the girls to and from school.  

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Thanks to our partners like you, and our team members with us on the trip,  Connect Global helped meet their immediate needs for the month, and we are making plans to continue to support them in the future as well. 

Since we left, Juana shared this story with her husband who happens to be one of the highest ranking police officials in the state. We met them last year and Connect Global has partnered with the Police Department in La Ceiba several times. 

Just a couple of days ago Juana wrote to tell us how happy she was because the Police Department, which has recently increased their community service involvement, went for a visit to bring gifts and food to the girls at the home.  

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Juana gave us compliments for introducing her to the Lambs Refuge girls home. She was very happy that because of our introduction, the police department was able to make a connection there as well. 

This is exactly what we had in mind when we began focusing our intentions and investments in La Ceiba. Connected Community is a way for everyone in the city to look after those in need. This is a progression of serving. No one person or group relies solely on the help from an outside source, rather, each member of the community shares the responsibility and care with each other.

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The decision to go a mile deep rather than spread ourselves out in our relationships was made with this very outcome in mind. Blessings have been given to us, we in turn gave to The Police Department and now they are giving to the Little Lambs Refuge, and so on and so forth.

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We are committed to La Ceiba, the Police Department, The Lambs Refuge Girls Home, The Comedor de JesuCristo, CCI Church and many other strategic partners in Honduras.

Connected Community is gaining momentum and we want you to be a part of the success.

We would like to invite you to become financial partners as well as travel partners to help us continue investing in this community.

You can click here to make a donation.

If you want more info on our travel schedule please click here.

You can also Contact Us for more information, 

Thank You

CPR Training at the Police Department in La Ceiba Honduras

CPR Training at the Police Department in La Ceiba Honduras

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Last year we introduced you to our friends at the La Ceiba Honduras Police department.  

We made a great connecting with their leadership and wanted to serve the department at a greater capacity.  

Our organization has donated time and resources to renew their on site clinic  as well as have a medical exam table donated. 

The police in La Ceiba, as like any department, are tasked with a very difficult and dangerous job. These officers are diligent to serve their community and we are committed to serve them.  

This week we had the opportunity to engage on the next stage of our plan to serve and prepare this police force by teaching CPR and trauma training to their officers.  

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Led by Brittany and Gretchen of our World Race group, our team taught the valuable life saving techniques of CPR to several of the departments officers.  

Patrolling the vast, populated, and rural area of La Ceiba with this new training will make missions safer and more productive.

The Police Department staff has described scenarios in which officers have lost their lives in the line of duty simply due to being too far from aid after taking gun fire. With this new training it should allow officers to receive better in field aid and allow officers a fighting chance when they encounter injuries. 

Thank you to all who have donated and served Connect Global.  

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Connect Global Project at the Police Department in La Ceiba Honduras

Connect Global Project at the Police Department in La Ceiba Honduras

Connect Global was invited to share during the Morning Briefing at The Police Department in La Ceiba

We are grateful for the friendship we have with Police Department Commisor Luis Bustamante, and for the privilege of being able to share with the men and women of the local police department. Our Team toured the facility and had time to pray with the special forces team before they went out on their mission for the day. 

This week's Connected Community Project was to renew the facility's medical clinic

Several pounds of Medical Supplies were donated by our generous supporters and friends in the US and we were able to donate half to the medical infirmary at the police station. In addition to the newly donated supplies, our team repainted, and reorganized the clinic, we will be refurbishing a medical exam table, and we donated a brand new clean water dispenser. 

Connect Global's Ongoing Plans at the Police Department

In addition to these aesthetic upgrades and organization we plan to also coordinate CPR and Field Medic training with the department as well as outfit each police vehicle with standard in field medical trauma bags. This is something that we have discovered is lacking in this department. Commisor Luis Bustamante has shared that on many occasions officers lives could have been saved in the field if only for proper equipment and training. This plan will literally save lives of officers being harmed in the line of duty. 

If you would like to join Connect Global in serving the Police Department of Honduras, please contact Javier Mendoza. 


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Connect Global visit to the National Police Station of Honduras in La Ceiba

Connect Global visit to the National Police Station of Honduras in La Ceiba

Javier and Danielle Mendoza along with Pastor Allan Lorenzana of CCI Church in La Ceiba, visited the National Police headquarters for the state of Atlantida. 

Javier Mendoza with Luis Bustamante in La Ceiba

Javier Mendoza with Luis Bustamante in La Ceiba

Our time was spent observing the conditions of their medical clinic. The clinic serves all of the police officers here in the state as well as their children. 

We were asked to visit by our friend and Police Commissioner Luis Bustamante. He is concerned with the condition of the clinic and what they are able to do with the little resources dedicated towards police officer care. 

Commissioner Bustamante took notice of our completed projects at DINAF and at the Regional Hospital, and has asked us for help renovating and updating the Police Station Clinic. 

Pastor Allan Lorenzana, with the Mendoza Family meeting with Luis Bustamante at the police.  

Pastor Allan Lorenzana, with the Mendoza Family meeting with Luis Bustamante at the police.  

Along with aesthetic upgrades like paint and fixtures, we plan to provide more up to date medical materials and supplies. Since this is also for the families of police officers, we want to make it something especially nice for these officers, who put their lives on the line each day. 

Javier Mendoza with his daughter on a tour of the Honduran National Police station in La Ceiba Honduras  

Javier Mendoza with his daughter on a tour of the Honduran National Police station in La Ceiba Honduras  

We also plan to organize first aid and CPR training for these first responders. Very few are trained in basic CPR or first aid and when in the field and on missions, time is critical in the care and preservation of lives. Without proper training, these officers are being placed in extra danger which could be prevented. 

The Commissioner told us of a recent tragedy where one of his officers died in the line of duty, because of injuries he sustained while serving on a mission outside the city limits. His injuries should not have been life threatening, but due to the distance from a hospital and the lack of training in first aid or the needed supplies, he suffered and ultimately passed before getting medical treatment. 

Along with this new training initiative, we hope to outfit each company vehicle in the city with a properly equipped medic bag. In depth training combined with proper medical supplies will save lives in La Ceiba. 

We invite you to join us in this community service to these officers and their families. Make a donation online or join us on an upcoming trip.

You can be the difference in making sure these officers come home each and every night. 

Thank You