Diocesan Work in Honduras

St. Andrew’s, Seguin, Celebrates 25 Years in Honduras

St. Andrew’s in Seguin is celebrating 25 years of mission in Honduras in 2011. A few members of the congregation reminisced on the efforts, noting the journey has not always been easy but it has been exquisite. The incredible beauty and the constant gratitude of the Honduran people have been a joy to witness, showing the work of our gracious God, breaking down barriers of language and culture to unite us as one body. The majority of their work has taken place in Danli, Honduras, where missioners planted a church ten years ago. Now an edifice built houses the church downstairs and a vocational center for women upstairs. Bill Campaign, member of St. Andrew’s, said the past 25 years hold a lot of memories, projects, seeing the young growing up, helping school children, and treating thousands of animals. He emphasized the work has just begun, and medical, dental, and veterinarian teams will continue to go and grow.

Diocesan Water Mission

In December 2010 the 50th water well was drilled in Honduras, thanks to the diocesan Water Mission team and the people of Honduras. Director of Development for World Mission, Marthe Curry, presented Bishop Lloyd Allen of Honduras a silver pitcher engraved in honor of the “pure water well #50” and the Pure Water Ministry. Bishop Allen then addressed Council with gratitude for the mission in Honduras but with a challenge for the people of Honduras to rise up and walk away from dependency. The Diocese of Honduras is the fastest growing diocese in the Episcopal Church. Allen said while they are materially poor, they are spiritually rich. He is ready for the people of Honduras to lead their own missions and come evangelize in America. Please listen to his engaging and encouraging message on the Council Live page.

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