Dr. Bill Alfonso has been practicing the dental specialty of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery for more than 30 years in North Little Rock, Arkansas. Dr. Alfonso and his wife, Sandra, attend First Assemblies of God Church in North Little Rock. What began as an “adventure” almost 15 years ago has turned into a passion to teach and empower while relieving pain. Dr. Alfonso is one of the co-founders of Operation New Life Ministry which serves the poorest of the country in Hospital Escuella located in Tegucigalpa. Dr. Alfonso has made more than 50 trips to Honduras and feels blessed to be using his skills for kingdom work.
Don Behr is a master plumber and owner/operator of Car-Don Plumbing for 30 years and plumber for 48 years. He first went to Honduras in 1999 and loved the experience. The Lord touched my heart for these people and their living conditions. He has made 15 trips to the mountains and intercity for mission work, consisting of construction, outreach, cooking, and helping where needed. Mr. Behr loves teaching his skills to the boys and men of the San Matías mountains.
John Carter is an Information Systems Manager with the Arkansas Department of Human Services. Before working for the state John spent 26 years with Little Rock based Alltel, serving in several Information Technology positions. John and his wife Jo resides in Maumelle, AR and are members of FaithSpring Church. John has been active with the missions in Honduras ministry since 2006 and loves working with his brothers and sisters in Christ in Honduras, spreading His word, love, grace and mercy.
Jim Phillips spent more than 25 years in the corporate world and answered God’s call to “spend his life on behalf of the poor and needy”. In 1993 he became the Director of Love Truth Care Ministries, serving the hungry and the elderly poor of Central Arkansas. In 1997, Jim and his wife Ouida led their first mission team to Honduras. Now, 16 years later, by God’s grace they have facilitated over 100 teams and helped establish five ministries to empower Hondurans to serve their people for Christ. In 2003 the program that is now MDM Honduras was founded.
John Turner is currently the President of Turner and Sons Construction Company. He has been involved in Honduras since 1999, taking many trips to work in the communities around San Matías. Most of his effort has been toward improving the living conditions of families in the area. He feels God’s pleasure when working along with the people of Honduras, knowing he is enriching their lives and spreading the Gospel through work and relationships.