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Maternity Home Project Update Spring 2019

Maternity Home Project Update Spring 2019

The Connect Global Team is very excited about the progress of the Maternity Home Ministry as well as the building and construction efforts which are scheduled to be complete in May 2019.


Together we have been able to work towards the completion of a Maternity Home in La Ceiba, Honduras. Thank You!

This home is nearly complete and we could not be more excited to begin our ministry efforts inside the newly built, 24 bed facility. The Connect Global staff had an opportunity to finalize the contract which will allow us to begin forming the operations staff for the Maternity Home. We are so grateful for everyone who has donated and been a part of this journey.

Connect Global Team( L-R Travis Moffitt, Jorge Amador, Javier Mendoza, & Saige Mendoza) with Head Foreman and Contractor for ETERNA, Humberto Kwan Yan, March 2019

Connect Global Team( L-R Travis Moffitt, Jorge Amador, Javier Mendoza, & Saige Mendoza) with Head Foreman and Contractor for ETERNA, Humberto Kwan Yan, March 2019

Thank you for all of your prayer and your support! 

 

“A Mother holds her children's hands for a while...their hearts forever”

 
Connect Global Team at the entrance to the Maternity Home in La Ceiba, Honduras.

Connect Global Team at the entrance to the Maternity Home in La Ceiba, Honduras.

Construction of the Maternity Home in La Ceiba Honduras should be complete by May 2019.

Construction of the Maternity Home in La Ceiba Honduras should be complete by May 2019.


 

Connect Global Maternity Home Ministry Update

 

Thank You for Your Support


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Connect Global Visit to the Elders Home in El Porvenir

Connect Global Visit to the Elders Home in El Porvenir

Connect Global mission team visit to El Porvenir

There are many ways that Connect Global has chosen to impact communities in Honduras. We often will find smaller sub communities to work with and one of those communities is the Elders Home in El Porvenir. Last year we visited and delivered prescription glasses as well as other items that were requested to help them create handmade gifts and crafts which they then sell to supplement their income.

This home provides a safe a secure place for some of El Porvenir’s most vulnerable citizens to engage with others, make crafts, and be fed. Our relationship with the Director, Olivia, has been able to help us know what is needed and what will be a blessing to the men and women who benefit from this home. It is our desire to help in any way possible and to help find sustainable ways to supplement the work Olivia is doing.

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In addition to prescription glasses and knitting materials we have also provided a fully functional aquaponic food system. This is a blessing to the home’s already functioning chicken coops and in ground gardens. Aquaponics is a way for the home to provide some extra proteins and leafy veggies to an already vulnerable group of people and help ensure a nutritious diet.

Improving someone’s quality of life is easier to achieve than you may think.

We are grateful for you and for all the supporters we have been so fortunate to have been backed by over the years. We are always on the look out for more ways to support and help these communities and we will continue to share with you the success of those outreaches and how you can get plugged in.

If you are able to give a donation whether it is financial or something like glasses, small electronics, or medial supplies please click the donation button below or send us an email.

Thank You


Connect Global is always looking for new ways to connect with and impact citizens of all ages in Honduras.

Connect Global is always looking for new ways to connect with and impact citizens of all ages in Honduras.

The Connect Global Team shared a fun morning with the elders of El Porvenir and were blessed to invest in their community by purchasing some of the handmade crafts they had prepared.

The Connect Global Team shared a fun morning with the elders of El Porvenir and were blessed to invest in their community by purchasing some of the handmade crafts they had prepared.


Inspirational Quotes to celebrate International Women's Day

Inspirational Quotes to celebrate International Women's Day

In honor of the ladies who have motivated, paved the way and given hope to so many of us, we rounded up powerful quotes from some of the world’s most inspirational women.

Make Someone Feel Special

Make Someone Feel Special

I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.
— –Maya Angelou
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Prison Ministry in Tegucigalpa

Prison Ministry in Tegucigalpa

There are many ways that Connect Global has chosen to help raise up communities in Honduras. One way we have done this is by partnering with local church leaders who have a heart and passion for prison ministry. We have visited about 9 prisons over the past few years in various cities around the country.

Giving the Gift of Vision

Giving the Gift of Vision

Connect Global was able to give glasses to and improve vision for seniors in need.

There are many ways that Connect Global has chosen to help and raise up the communities in Honduras. We have many large projects, but you may be surprised to find out that along the way we also find other ways to make a difference as well.

One of the ways we recently supported the communities in Honduras was by bringing new eye glasses to a senior home. These glasses were donated to Connect Global, and we knew that we had the perfect recipients. We have been visiting this special home over the past year and providing many different valuable gifts to this amazing group.

Kids are back to class in La Ceiba, Honduras

Kids are back to class in La Ceiba, Honduras

In addition to these glasses we have also provided a fully functional aquaponic food system. This is a supplement to the homes already functioning chicken coops and in ground gardens. This is a way for the home to provide some extra proteins and fresh veggies to an already vulnerable group of people and help ensure a nutritious diet.

A quality of life improvement is easier to achieve than you may think.

We are grateful for you and for all the supporters we have been so fortunate to have been backed by over the years. We are always on the look out for more ways to support and help these communities and will always share with you the success of those outreaches and how you can plug in to. If you are able to give a donation whether it is financial or something like glasses, electronics, or medial supplies please click the donation button below or send us an email. Thank You


Connect Global is always looking for new ways to improve the lives of those around us.

Connect Global is always looking for new ways to improve the lives of those around us.

Individuals receive new glasses donated to Connect Global in Honduras.

Individuals receive new glasses donated to Connect Global in Honduras.


The Importance of a Concrete Floor

The Importance of a Concrete Floor

We believe in providing sustainable and tangible solutions to solvable problems that people face.

Dirt floors are very common in many parts of the world. In Honduras, many homes have very basic walls and a roof, but many of the homes are lacking a very basic, important element— a concrete floor. 

Why are concrete floors so important?

The Connect Global team works hard but we have fun too.

The Connect Global team works hard but we have fun too.

A 2007 World Bank study of a Mexican government program to replace dirt floors with cement found that doing so "significantly improves the health of young children."

Among the study's findings: "A complete substitution of dirt floors by cement floors in a house leads to a 78 percent reduction in parasitic infestations, a 49 percent reduction in diarrhea, an 81 percent reduction in anemia and a 36 to 96 percent improvement in cognitive development."

Beyond this, adults reported "increased satisfaction with ... their quality of life."

Source: When A Home Poses Health Risks, The Floor May Be The Culprit

Our Connect Global team was able to pour 3 new floors for families in need as well as leave the funds to pour 2 more.  

The main focus of the Connect Global Honduras trip in August 2018 was to complete a water well project. We were also able to complete 3 NEW concrete floors while we were in town. Concrete floors are a huge need and they make an immediate impact. These floors improve the quality of life and may even save lives. These families have plenty to overcome and enough challenges to face that we believe a safe, sanitary floor should not be something they have to worry about. 

If you would like to help us sponsor more concrete floors in Honduras, we invite you to make a tax-deductible donation towards our upcoming trips and projects.

You can help a family in need get a clean, and safe new floor this year! 


Connect Global team members were able to bless several families with a freshly poured concrete floor.

Connect Global team members were able to bless several families with a freshly poured concrete floor.

Part of the Connect Global August team focus was to pour brand new concrete floors for families in need.

Part of the Connect Global August team focus was to pour brand new concrete floors for families in need.


National Ministry Leaders Summit

National Ministry Leaders Summit

CONNECT GLOBAL is investing in the local pastors and leaders of the church in La Ceiba. We believe that their destiny is to not only reach their communities but all communities around the world. We are bringing several teachers and pastors who will share their expertise with the local church leaders on our next trip, July 14-22. 

A New Home for Maria

A New Home for Maria

The Connect Global Team often comes across a story and situation that just makes sense to offer help. Our friend and National Director Jorge Amador was introduced to Maria through our friends Pastor Allan and Pastor Miguel of CCI Church. CCI Church is very active in opening up their church to the community and offer aide to so many in need near La Ceiba, Honduras.

Kaelyn Fuglaar

Kaelyn Fuglaar

Connect Global is taking time to honor and celebrate moms this month. We asked our moms (and several other moms we know) a few Questions to get a conversation started about what is important in life and what moms want to see in the world for themselves, and most importantly for their children. Hope you enjoy and please take a minute to ask your mom questions like these from time to time, you may be delightfully surprised by what you learn your mom!


 
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Kaelyn Fuglaar

Kaelyn is mother of one daughter, Adelaide, and one son, Zion. She is Married to Garrett Fuglaar. 


1. Describe a time in your life you really needed someone and they came through for you? 

In my third year of college, which also happened to be my senior year of college, I was lost, on the wrong path, hanging out with the wrong people, and doing the wrong things. I didn’t think I needed anyone but looking back, I desperately needed someone to help open my eyes and pull me out of the mess I was in. My older brother, Kris, came through for me then. He loved me through it, spoke the truth I needed to hear, and helped point me in the right direction. Because of his courage to step up and say something, I was able to get on the path I was supposed to be on all along.

2. Who is a woman in your life that has been especially influential in your life? 

As cliche as it sounds, my mom. She has always been there, whether it was with the perfect advice at just the right time, offering her ears to just listen and a shoulder to cry on, and always giving more than I deserve. She’s taught me things as simple as how to cook and clean for my household, all the way to how a family should love and care. I wouldn’t be where I am today without her constant love, support, teaching, and guiding hand.

3. What books by female authors have you read, and what books did you find impactful? 

Some of my favorites by female authors have been “You are a Badass” and “You are a Badass at Making Money” by Jen Sincero, “Brunette Ambition” by Lea Michele, “Staying Stylish” by Candace Bure, and “The Battlefield of the Mind” by Joyce Meyer. I loved all of these for different reasons. There were things I could learn about business, every day, and my walk with God. But I do remember after reading “Brunette Ambition” being fired up to live my best life. Eat healthy, stay active, chase after my dreams like never before. Something about hearing Lea’s story ignited a fire to go after mine. 

4. WHERE DO YOU DRAW ENCOURAGEMENT FROM? 

A few places. First and foremost from God. Then from my husband and daughter, and finally community of people around me. I’m so thankful for my people and who I get to do life with.

5. WHAT PROJECT, HOBBY, OR MISSION ARE YOU ESPECIALLY EXCITED ABOUT OR INVOLVED IN RIGHT NOW? 

Our next big project is transforming our guest bedroom into a nursery next month for our baby boy who is due this July! We are excited to welcome another boy into the family and watch our daughter, Adelaide, be a big older sister. So that’s definitely taking up a lot of our focus and excitement right now!

6. WHAT DOES THE WORLD NEED MORE OF RIGHT NOW? 

Love. Definitely love. The real and true love. Not the love that takes advantage, manipulates, or is based on conditions. But the love that says, “I will be there for you no matter what you do or say, today, tomorrow, next year.” That patient, kind, never failing love.

7. WHAT DO YOU WANT MOST FOR YOUR CHILDREN? 

For them to go after their dreams with all they have and not stop until they achieve them. And then make new ones and achieve those too. I want them to know that the old, traditional ways are being redefined and they can truly do anything.

8. NAME SOMETHING YOU BOUGHT FOR YOURSELF THAT YOU LOVE.

I bought myself bowls and spoons made from real coconuts that I’m obsessed with. I’m a foodie so I put smoothies, salads, you name it, in them and always take pictures of my creations. The plus side is they are eco-friendly and beautiful. (Go check out Coconut Bowls if you want to see for yourself!)

9. NAME 2 THINGS YOU ABSOLUTELY LOVE THAT MONEY COULDN’T BUY AND WHY THEY MEAN SO MUCH TO YOU.

Family and community. With these two aspects in my life, I know I will never have to face anything alone, I always have someone I can turn to, and I will never be in need. In today’s world, families are falling apart more than ever and being able to turn to mine (husband, parents, cousins, aunts, etc) daily gives me hope and strength. I also think everyone should have some sort of community. A tribe of people who they do life with. Sometimes it changes, but the depth of those relationships are always so vital in different seasons. I have close friends that I can ask for anything and they would be there, and that’s huge.

 

Tell Us something Special about your Mom  

What is something you have been given by your mother that money could never buy? What did your mom teach you about life that you still live by today?

Share your experiences by commenting below or by emailing us at info@goservechange.com.

We would love to hear your story!

 

The Connect Global Team is partnering with the Local Hospital and Churches in La Ceiba, Honduras to provide care and minsitry to new moms.  Find Out More:  Connect Global Maternity Home Project

The Connect Global Team is partnering with the Local Hospital and Churches in La Ceiba, Honduras to provide care and minsitry to new moms.

Find Out More: Connect Global Maternity Home Project

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”    – Sophia Loren .

“When you are a mother, you are never really alone in your thoughts. A mother always has to think twice, once for herself and once for her child.”

– Sophia Loren.


 

Help Connect Global give access to clean water.

Help Connect Global complete this Clean Water Project

There are many community driven opportunities to make a difference in La Ceiba, Honduras. Together we can change lives. Thank You for your support of Connect Global's Partners & Projects. 

 

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