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Moffitt Family in La Ceiba Honduras

Moffitt Family in La Ceiba Honduras

Then he said, “Go into the world. Go everywhere and announce the Message of God’s good news to one and all.
— Mark 16:15 MSG

Jesus' words were both clear and inviting.  I appreciate how Jesus makes His will plain while extending the offer to us.

He says, "GO!"  It doesn't get much clearer than that.  Jesus makes it clear that there is movement in His will.  That we, as His disciples, must move from where we are to where He wants us to be.  He draws us in, fills us up and then sends us out.

All the while, He is inviting us into this amazing adventure.  What a journey it is to GO with the Message of the Best Good News in all of creation.  The Message that Jesus saves.  The Message that we can all be Blessed to Be a Blessing to the whole world.  What an amazing invitation.

At Connect Global we have heard the invitation and continue to answer that call every day.  For the last 4.5 years we have traveled to several foreign nations as well as local congregations to share the Message of God's good news.  We have shared the Gospel in word and deed.  We are honored that many of you have made this journey with us as financial partners, traveling team members and faithful prayer warriors.

Today we have a special announcement.  Gina, Noah and I will be embarking on a month-long journey to Honduras.  We will be leaving in just a few short days.  We are so excited for Connect Global and for our family.  This will be Noah's second trip to Honduras and our family's longest mission trip to date.

In 2015, Javier, Danielle and Saige Mendoza spent a year in La Ceiba, Honduras pioneering our Connected Community Initiative.  Now Gina, Noah and I will further this initiative by hosting a team of World Racers from Adventures In Missions.  We will continue our partnerships with the Foundation For Honduran Children with Cancer, CCI Church, Comedor Jesus Cristo and the local police department.  We will also be finalizing plans and making arrangements for a city-wide missions conference in June as well as a women's conference and marketplace leaders conference in August.

We can hardly wait to get there.  Yesterday Noah said, "I wish we were leaving for Honduras tomorrow."  What a joy to see our children so engaged in the work of the Great Commission.  Noah, who will turn 7 years old later this year, has already begun expressing his desire to be involved in missions trips.

Just as Jesus has invited us into this journey, we invite you to join us.  You can join us in many ways.  

First, please pray for us.  

Pray for our safety and health.

 Pray for favor and ease of planning.

 Most of all pray that God's word will be confirmed through life change and miraculous signs.  

Secondly, consider going with us.  We have trips to Honduras planned for June, August and September of this year.  We would love for you to travel with us.  I can promise that it will change your life. Click Here for More Info.

Finally, consider making a gift towards these efforts.  You can give children sized clothing for the Foundation for Honduran Children With Cancer.  And as always, your financial gifts help make all of these efforts possible.  You can make a donation or sign up to provide regular support at goservechange.com/donate. 

Thank you for following along the Connect Global story and for partnering with us to carry the Message of the Gospel to Honduras and around the world. 

Speak up for those who cannot speak for themselves, for the rights of all who are destitute. Speak up and judge fairly; defend the rights of the poor and needy.
— Proverbs 31:8, 9 NIV (via cusuna)

Pray for Travis this week

Please pray for Travis as he is traveling this week in Honduras. He will be speaking at the Honduran Fellowship Missionary Retreat. Pray for his safety, his time of sharing, and that God would create an even deeper connection of missionaries in Honduras. 


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At Home In Haiti

International travel is always an exciting adventure. A new town. A new culture. Often times, a new language. Traveling to Haiti for my first time was no different. Leaving my home here in the US to meet new friends abroad always stirs this excitement inside me.

I was fortunate enough to fly to Haiti with Missionary Flights International. Much like an Indiana Jones’ movie, the cargo laden DC-3 aircraft carried us south over the sea. Along with a total of 24 seats and 22 passengers, our cargo and luggage sat next to us held safe by the canvas strapping. The open cockpit showed the activity of our pilot and co-pilot as we made the three hour journey. The pilot began with safety instructions and prayer and then we were airborne.

Upon arrival in Cap-Haitian, Haiti I was struck by the simplicity of the small airport. A basic concrete runway surrounded by dirt and construction vehicles. A small damaged aircraft welcomed us as we walked to the Haitian customs building.

This structure was obviously too small for the 22 passengers along with the 2 dozen Haitians already inside. After a quick stamp in my passport we began collecting our luggage being passed to us through a hole in the wall. Tight space. Fast paced. New language. Unfamiliar faces. I love this place.

Javier found a handsome man and gave him a big hug. This must be Pastor Julio, our host. After a few minutes our small team was ushered through the crowd to a pick up truck outside. We loaded our bags and ourselves into the back and suddenly … we were in downtown Cap-Haitian in the back of a truck, dodging cars, trucks and motorcycles. Bienvenue du Haiti!

Thirty miles per hour is not very fast unless your avoiding accidents by inches at that speed. The city was packed. The smells rolled by from fresh air to fresh sewage. The people were in a hurry and focused on getting to their destination. You better keep up or have a good driver. I’m grateful we had the latter.

First stop, The Bethesda Church and School in Madeline. This would be our work site for the next week. Down a dirt road (like most of the roads in Haiti), the big gate opened to welcome our truck. I immediately noticed that this place was cleaner than any place else in had seen that day.

The church building sat neatly in front like a beacon of hope. Then a large field and nestled in the back of the property sat the school. Before we got out of the truck we could hear the voices of children chanting their daily memory lesson in unison. I don’t speak Creole but I quickly recognized the sound of learning. Beautiful.

Pastor Julio showed us around like a proud parent describing his children’s art work. We visited each classroom from kindergarten through the 6th grade. Each class greeting us more warmly than the last. Each teacher as proud as could be. Each child with a story in their eyes welcoming us with hope and gratitude.

After the tour, our host invited us into his home. Pastor Julio’s wife greeted us at the door while Julio and his brother Rochnelle helped us with our bags. Our rooms were simple and comfortable. The bathrooms were great. Running water, toilet and shower.

Julio encouraged us to rest a while and then we would share a home cooked meal together. The warmth of this home far exceeded the heat of the day. The love was immediate. The kindness was sincere. I missed my family. I missed my city. I found myself immediately at home in Haiti.