Jim & Ouida Phillips
“Prayer is the root, the fountain, the mother of a thousand blessing.” ~ Saint John Chrysostom
Chairman’s Desk – John Turner
Greetings from the leadership team of MDM Honduras. As we navigate the COVID-19 crisis, we want to do our part to keep our ministry partners as up to date as possible.
Our Board of Directors met this week to take preemptive action and passed a revised reduced budget. This revised budget is an initial step knowing we will feel some impact on our ministry. Your faithful support over the past seventeen years has been amazing and is much needed during this time. You can donate here or by check and mail to the address below.
As there continues to remain much uncertainty with the COVID-19 crisis, we will continue to watch expectantly for what God has in store for us as a ministry.
President’s Corner – Dixie Rosales
Honduras: We are continuing our commitment to abide by our government shelter-in-place orders and other restricting measures and to protect our children, families, and communities. Part of this strategy includes limiting access to the learning center facilities to our college students only. They can come two or three at a time, twice a week and work for three hours in the mornings, to use the internet for research, to send reports, and to download new assignments. Each college student has been allowed to borrow a laptop so they can do most of their work at home.
It can be overwhelming to see how fast our world is changing due to the COVID-19 spread and to see the actions governments around the world are taking in an attempt to contain it. BUT no matter what we see or hear, we know in our minds and hearts that GOD is in control. We have placed our trust in God, and we pray for discernment so we can see our world through His eyes. We pray for wisdom to see the new opportunities that are opening up to serve our people and to share the Love and Hope of Jesus.
From our Heart to Yours
Wes & Renee Jones
Stateside: MDM has already made significant adjustments to its 2020 plans by canceling the April, May, and June teams. As you know, mission teams have a considerable impact on our ministry, both relational and financial. Each mission team’s presence in Honduras is essential. When our groups arrive in San Matias, it makes a profound statement to the families on the mountain that God cares about them. For many of us, these are more than Honduran friends; they are our family. When we cancel teams, it has a financial impact on the ministry, as well as on the Hondurans that we employ to assist and work alongside our mission teams. Please be in prayer for us as we navigate this crisis. In the midst of all that is going on, we know God is still God, and we are still His church. Jesus Christ is the same yesterday, today, and forever (Heb 13:8). We may be “doing” church a little different, or rather a lot different, but we are the church.
At present, we have 26 children that desperately need a sponsor. Those children are posted on our website. Please share this with your friends and fellow church members.
Prayers for God’s Blessings and Protection
We give thanks to God and are praying for all our doctors, nurses and medical professionals that are caring for the sick and the dying around the world and at home. But here are five we have been in personal contact with during this crisis. Would you prayer a special prayer for them?
Ivette Rosales (top left) is the daughter of Dixie Rosales our MDM Honduras President. She is working on the front-line in Honduras for the government hospital. Shown here visiting virus patients at home.
Gisella Diaz de Coello is a doctor at Hospital Escuela. She has worked with MDM Honduras and Operation New Life as a translator and was sponsored through medical school by Love Truth Care Ministries.
Rachel Filer (bottom left in the center) and Samantha Urban (bottom left on the right) are on the front-line in Chicago. Rachel is the head training nurse for all the floors caring for COVID-19 patients. Rachel and Samantha come to Honduras regularly to work with our ONL/GHO Orthopedic teams. They say Honduras was good training for them!
Liz Valdovinos (bottom right) is on the front line in El Paso, TX. She comes to Honduras regularly working with our ONL/GHO Orthopedic teams.