Message from Ryan & Kelly - 1/4/22
Dear , Mike & Christ Episcopal ,
We want to first thank you for your support this past year in 2021 and wish you and your congregation a blessed and happy 2022.
The past year of ministry in Honduras continued to face many challenges, but from which developed some great blessings and we want to give all the glory to God and share these things with you.
The Bilingual School continued virtually all year, where Kelly and I faced the challenge of really connecting to and reaching the students through the computer for the second year in a row. They did hear the Word and had difficult assignments that really challenged their spiritual thinking in order to grow deeper in their faith, and praise God. There were moments where we knew God was working and opening up hearts to help them through some difficult home situations. We are praying that when we start the new year in February that we will be able to be back in person.
In the Night School Program, Kelly worked in person with a young man who is sixteen and she got him through the 6th grade in all of his subjects, while having some great conversations with him one on one about growing in the Lord. I had worked with a young man with some special needs teaching him some life skills in order to help him find some potential work so he can make money for his family. We connected him into the Rec Center and he became our bread baker each weekend.
The Rec Center was up and down due to continued Covid restrictions. Earlier last year, we opened and later had to shut down for a few weeks, then to return to open up again. As people around the city found out we were open, we began to run at full speed. No matter the attendance, the Word still went out and there were many who made decisions to follow Christ, and we saw several join us in the church.
The Enlaces Church has become established and stable this year, steadily at around 35 people, with many children of whom are excited to come and learn. Kelly and I have also been leading men and women's Bible study groups from this.
The Humanitarian Aid was able to give out many items that opened the doors to evangelize in the city. We also were blessed to be able to go out on an in-country mission trip about 12 hours away with some of the Enlaces team, to give many clothes, food, household items, and a seminar on how to start and maintain a small business that honors God, and most importantly to share the Word with the community there.
As we pray and prepare for a new year of ministry, we hope that you continue to join us in prayer to continue the work God wants us to do, as well as to open new avenues to minister to the Honduran people. As you know, going into a new year we never are sure of what challenges we will face and what changes will be made in ministering, but we trust in the Lord and know that each year we are blessed to be able to look back and see how His hand has moved and guided us through every moment. We thank you again for your continued partnership and thank God for you and your faithfulness to support God's mission in Honduras.
For His Glory; In His Love,
Ryan & Kelly
"Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous deeds among all people" - Psalm 96:3
Dear Family & Friends,
We hope and pray that each one of you had a great Christmas and wish you a very happy 2022! We always are asked about what it's like to do 24-7 ministry with our kids in Honduras. So at the end of each year, we like to give a glimpse of what ministry looks like through the eyes of our son Ezra (who is now 4). Whenever we reflect on all that God has done each year, we learn so much through what our kids experience and the things that Ezra says! He is a great reminder to have that child-like faith. So we hope that you take the time and enjoy this year's video about Discipleship in 2021. You can click on the blue link below to see the video on our website.
God bless you all, and thank you for your faithful support <3 We look forward to continuing to partner with you in 2022.
Discipleship in 2021 - Through the Eyes of Ezra
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