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Happy New Year

Happy New Year

Happy New Year! 

Javier, Danielle, & Saige Mendoza in La Ceiba Honduras supporting a local run/walk in support of kids with cancer. 

Javier, Danielle, & Saige Mendoza in La Ceiba Honduras supporting a local run/walk in support of kids with cancer. 

2015 was quite an amazing year for Connect Global and for our family. As many of you know we moved to Honduras in January 2015. We had many good reasons to do so but I'll just list a few. 


It really all started 11 years ago when Javier and I fell in love on a mission trip. We were young but shared the same goals and dreams. We both wanted to spend our life helping others. From that trip on we were inseparable and were married a year later. As time moved forward our desire to do something BIG began to grow. We were no longer satisfied with a mission trip once a year and began to map a course for MORE. We were friends with a ministry( Worldwide Voice in the Wilderness) in Dallas Texas who at the time already had over two decades of ministry experience and insight into the non profit world. We decided to deepen that relationship and with their blessing learned all we could from their prison ministry with the intention of applying their practical knowledge to what would one day become Connect Global, our missions organization. Javier and I along with our ministry partners Travis and Gina Moffitt set out to create a world class missions organization over 4.5 years ago. Our goals were lofty and we have held our standards high.

We have set out to create sustainable solutions to solvable problems around the world. We do this through building fish farms, building new construction when needed, bringing in 100s of pounds of medical supplies, mentoring and training with the local police department, partnering financially with schools, orphanages and food banks as well as ministry/ mission training for local pastors. 

Javier, Danielle & Saige Mendoza with David (mask) and his mother Sandra and their friend.

Javier, Danielle & Saige Mendoza with David (mask) and his mother Sandra and their friend.

Our work has taken us to Mexico, Thailand, Haiti, Colombia, and Honduras. We are honored to serve the beautiful people we have met over the past 11 years and look forward to many years to come. 

We have just expanded internally and will now have a Connect Global base in both Tampa, Florida and Dallas, Tx. Our biggest support as an organization comes primarily from these two states and it is where the majority of our teams come from when traveling with us. We look forward to developing deeper and stronger relationships with individuals, churches, & organizations, in the North Texas, Oklahoma, Colorado, & Louisiana areas. 

Javier and Saige Mendoza with long term friend/partner Jorge Amador his wife, Janeth, and their daughter Alison

Javier and Saige Mendoza with long term friend/partner Jorge Amador his wife, Janeth, and their daughter Alison

The past year we spent in Honduras truly gave us deeper roots in that community, which in turn has provided several open doors for continued partnership. Honduras is the murder capital of the world and over half its citizens live on less than $2.00 a day. What this means to you & me is that WE still have a lot of work to do

Connect Global continues to be committed to Honduras on a long term basis. We already have several trips planned for 2016 that you can attend, we are coordinating a business leader conference in 2016 in partnership with Global Advance of Dallas, Tx which will be hosted in Honduras,  and many other ways you can connect to the sustainable work we are doing. 

We could not do it without the love and support from all of you and for that we are thankful. If you are interested in traveling with us in 2016 please visit our TRIPS PAGE

We are excited about the New Year and all the projects Connect Global has in the works. Please Join us!

Javier, Danielle, & Saige Mendoza


MAKE A DONATION

Please Consider making a Financial Gift to help us continue the hard work in Honduras and in other parts of the world.

Your generosity is amazing! Thank You. 


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

Thank You

Thank You

Part of the Connect Global April Team riding through La Ceiba. 

Part of the Connect Global April Team riding through La Ceiba. 

Thank You to all who volunteered, donated, and traveled to make April's trip a success.

We are truly grateful for your willingness to be a part of this mission. 

Our team consisted of volunteers from 4 different states and several different churches and organizations. We received donations from dozens of individuals, businesses, churches, from both the US and Honduras. 

Everyone who put their heart and soul into this week long venture can rest knowing that their efforts are a part of a growing network of Honduran and US partnerships all working together to improve situations here and around the city of La Ceiba Honduras. 

 


Happy Mothers Day

Happy Mothers Day

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"A mother is the truest friend we have, when trials heavy and sudden fall upon us; when adversity takes the place of prosperity; when friends desert us; when trouble thickens around us, still will she cling to us, and endeavor by her kind precepts and counsels to dissipate the clouds of darkness, and cause peace to return to our hearts."

Washington Irving

 

Happy Mother's Day, 

You are Beautiful. Strong. Courageous. Talented. Loyal. Understanding. 

Thank you for all you do and for all you have endured.

-Connect Global 

 

Thank You From Connect Global | Go Serve Change

Thank You From Connect Global | Go Serve Change

Thank You for your support.

Together we are making a lasting difference. 

We are extremely grateful for your friendship and support. You have made sustainable, life change possible. Each of us can only do so much alone, but together we are able to do exponentially more. 

Thank You,

Javier Mendoza and the Connect Global Team