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“The bush was blazing, yet it was not consumed.” Exod. 3:2

Monday, February 10

Honduras

Sulmi Avigail Pineda Miranda, a ninth-grade student, helps others in Copan housing project, Trinidad. Photo by Tim Wheeler

 

 

Sulmi Avigail Pineda Miranda, a ninth-grade student, helps others in Copan housing project, Trinidad.

 

Photo by Tim Wheeler

 

The Presbyterian Church of Honduras, the Heifer Project International, and mission partners, both national and international, all have a common focus of providing opportunities and encouragement to young people in Honduras.

In talking with people from the community of Cerro Azul, where Presbyterian mission teams have a strong presence, a young man named Oscar shared: “When we were living in the mountains, even though we were all poor and related in one way or another, we never felt the same sense of closeness and care for others as we do today. In our new community that we have built together, we have been able to build up our self-esteem and hope and have developed a sense of community that we did not have before.”

Maria Elena is a Sunday school teacher and elder in the church in Tegucigalpa. In April a mission team from Carlisle, Pennsylvania, worked with her family and some other church members on an addition to her house. When we asked Maria Elena about the presence of God in her life, she said: “Sometimes when I am afraid, something warm inside invades me, and I know it is God. . . . I receive security and know that just as I am working hard for my family, others are working for me, and I see the presence of God when someone serves me and helps me.”

As church and community members resolve to work together for transformation, they are bringing about a new tomorrow and a new way of being.

Tim and Gloria Wheeler, PC(USA) mission coworkers, Tegucigalpa

Let us join in prayer for:

PC(USA) People in Mission

Heifer Project International: Gloria Wheeler, delegations and mission education, Timothy Wheeler, community development • Presbyterian Church of Honduras: Rev. J. Mark Wright and Ashley Wright, congregational development/partnership facilitators

Partners/Ministries

Presbyterian Church of Honduras: Rev. Antonio Zavala, moderator

Presbytery Partnerships

Presbyteries of Carlisle and Tampa Bay, with the Presbyterian Church of Honduras

PC(USA) Agencies’ Staff

James Calkin, PMA
Rev. Jerry Cannon, PMA

Let us pray

Dear God, may those called to mission in Honduras, united with the Honduran people, work toward bringing about a more dignified and just way of life. Amen.

Daily Lectionary

Morning Psalms 5; 145
First Reading Genesis 25:19-34
Second Reading Hebrews 13:1-16
Gospel Reading John 7:37-52
Evening Psalms 82; 29

Comments

  • Thanks for your patience, Karolyn. I got behind in my posting. The next few months should go up more quickly. by Billie Healy on 03/04/2014 at 2:11 p.m.

  • Thank you for this site, but this is the second time I've asked if there is a reason why you only post part of the next month. Right now I need quotes from all of February to put in our church newsletter to inspire our members to read the Mission Yearbook, not just the first 10 days. by Karolyn Mangeot on 01/21/2014 at 11:09 a.m.

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