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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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Hero of the Faith - Jorge Amador

Hero of the Faith - Jorge Amador

Jorge Amador, our friend, and partner for the past 13 years has become the National Director for Honduras with Connect Global, please join us in welcoming him to the team


HERO OF THE FAITH - JORGE AMADOR

Jorge hosts teams of missionaries from the US into Honduras and takes them to Cusuna, La Ceiba, San Pedro Sula, Tegucigalpa and all points in between.  He leaves his family for up to two weeks at a time to make the seven-hour drive by bus.  He does this up to a dozen times a year.  This type of work makes it very difficult for him to find a regular job for income between these trips. 

He has suffered several terrible life tragedies and yet he continues to serve.  Even when he himself is in need of several basic items, on every call he speaks to me of someone else who is in need.  He wants us to buy food for her.  I want to buy food for him.  

I’ve known Jorge since 2004 and I’ve never seen him put himself before others.  I’ve yet to hear him request aid for himself at the expense of others.  He truly has the heart of a servant. 

Part of our trip next week will include blessing Jorge.  I’m sure we will visit the lady he has spoken to us about.  I’m sure we will bless him by buying her some food.  I also know we will financially, emotionally, and spiritually bless Jorge.  After all, he is my friend and a true Hero of the Faith. 

This year, (2017), we have brought Jorge on to our team at Connect Global as our National Director in Honduras. He is an amazing servant, always thinking of someone else and ready to serve at a moments notice. He has been a great asset to our organizationa dna great friend to each of us personlly.

Thank you and may God bless you as well as our new National Director in Honduras, Jorge Amador.   

Jorge Amador, National Director in Honduras for Connect Global, 

Jorge Amador, National Director in Honduras for Connect Global, 

Connect Global National Director in Honduras Jorge Amador with Pastor Milton Valle of Puerta del Cielo in La Ceiba, Honduras. 

Connect Global National Director in Honduras Jorge Amador with Pastor Milton Valle of Puerta del Cielo in La Ceiba, Honduras. 


 

Connect Global Maternity Home Fundraising Update

Thanks to the overwhelmingly generous support we have received we will be making plans to break ground in 2017. We have been talking with several professional contractors in La Ceiba to finalize building standards and firm up a potential start date. We will inform you of the details when they are complete.

 

Welcome to the Team, Jorge! 


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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

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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. 

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

What Hangs in the Balance

What Hangs in the Balance

 What Hangs in the Balance

A Special Guest post by CJ Palmer of preparemymission.com


Our time so far in Honduras has been a whirlwind – we’re already past the halfway point of our trip. Our team has spent time preaching at local churches, feeding the hungry through a local ministry, investing in a new partnership with a local orphanage, and hosting a missions conference. There has been no shortage of work to be done as we continue to invest in the Connected Community initiative this week.

 

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When this trip began I had no idea what to expect. The schedule, the team, and the projects we would be working on were largely a mystery. But as the week has progressed and the answers to these questions have fallen into place, a new uncertaintyhas emerged.

As we invest time and energy into projects here in La Ceiba, sometimes I wonder if it’s working. The outcome of each project is so uncertain.Will helping a local ministry serve one meal to the hungry really make a difference? Will hosting a missionsconference alongside churches in the community actually result in spreading God’s Word to other nations?

And the honest answer is, we don’t know for certain.

But that uncertainty is precisely why we must continue these projects.

We have no idea what hangs in the balance of our decision to pursue what God has put in front of us. We have no idea what – or who – is at stake as we decide whether or not to act on what we’ve seen.

When Javier, cofounder of Connect Global, made his way to Honduras for the first time 12 years ago, there was no way he could have known what was at stake. The future that hinged on that one trip was completely unknown in the moment. The founding of Connect Global, the hundreds of mission trip participants he’s led, and the warm meals served at Comedor de JesuCristo this week all hinged on his initial decision to follow where God was leading.

Earlier this week one of the local pastors in La Ceiba, Pastor Allan, said, “We do little things and don’t ascribe much value to them. But God turns little things into big things.”

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We do little things, take little steps, make small choices, and rarely view them as significant in the moment. The decision to pray for one more person at the hospital or to serve one more meal at Comedor de JesuCristo seems inconsequential.

But God turns little things into big things.

In Matthew 4, the small decision that Peter and Andrew made to leave their fishing nets for the day and follow Jesus turned out to be the biggest decision of their lives. Yet, they had no idea what outcome hung in the balance of their decision, which may have seemed insignificant at the time.

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There’s simply no way to predict how God is going to use our small decisions and actions in the long run. We don’t know the impact serving one meal can have. We don’t know how far the attendees at this week’s missions conference will travel to share God’s Word.

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As we continue to invest in the people of La Ceiba, Honduras this week, we may not know the outcome of these efforts in the moment. But we do know that God turns little things into big things – that part is certain.


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. 

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.