Ministry responds to major flooding in Honduras
Workers with church-supported ministry Mission Lazarus report record-breaking floods in the Central American nation of Honduras. The nonprofit is collecting funds to assist those in need.
Meredith Jones, Mission Lazarus’ director of health services, reports from San Marcos in southern Honduras:
I woke up this morning to the fourth day of rain in a row … 96 hours straight.
In four-and-a-half years of living here I have seen some major flooding in Choluteca, but never in San Marcos. Mission Lazarus is opening up schools, churches and homes to house flood victims. We are providing meals and blankets. We are praying that the rain, forecasted to continue for 48 more hours, will stop soon before homes are completely destroyed.
And though things here in San Marcos are bad, things in Choluteca are worse. We just received word that the Choluteca River rose above the evacuation mark. Mission Lazarus works with nine congregations in the Choluteca area and they are all in need as well. We are headed down to Choluteca shortly to assess damages and to collaborate with the local congregations to open up the church building for displaced families, providing them with shelter and warm meals.
Please keep the people of southern Honduras in your prayers today.
“If God provides, we’ll be happy to help feed the hundreds — if not thousands — of victims,” said Mission Lazarus president Jarrod Brown. “We have 19 churches in the region that seem to rise to the occasion when there are needs like this.”
Mission Lazarus is “a nonprofit organization focused on planting and growing churches in Third-world nations through educational, medical, agricultural and spiritual outreaches offered unconditionally to the communities we work in,” according to the ministry’s website. “We are a holistic ministry that believes in Christ’s example of preaching through works and action.”
The ministry has works in Honduras and Haiti.
Click here to donate to flood relief in Honduras.
FeedbackI have been to the area with the Maple Hill group. I am sending what I can to help per pal pal. my prayers are going out for all in the area. may God bless
Cobie and Shirleyshirley sadlerOctober, 18 2011