Greetings from the MDM leadership team. “Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thou soul prospereth” (3John1:2)
This month’s update is filled with information that you will find helpful in how to pray for our families in Honduras.
Hurricane Eta Update
Last week, hurricane Eta hit Nicaragua and Honduras, dumping over 40 inches of water in less than 48 hours. Approximately 400,000 families have been displaced, 40,000 had to be rescued, and an estimated 2000 people missing. Eta’s devastation was as significant as hurricane Mitch in 1998. All of our families in San Matias are doing fine. There was no loss of life, nor were there any homes destroyed. The roads were damaged, and a number of farmers lost crops. The Learning Center in San Matias, El Mulular, and Resizapa are all fine. We thank you for your prayers.
Honduras continues to struggle with the coronavirus like the rest of the world. The country has over 100,000 cases of coronavirus, with almost 2800 deaths. However, their medical community is managing the pandemic, and so the hospitals are not strained as they were at the height of the pandemic. At present, there are no reported cases of COVID-19 in the village of San Matias. Please continue to pray for those on the front line that are treating these cases and pray that our families on the mountain continue to stay safe.
Food Assistance Program
One of the first steps we made when the pandemic hit, was to ensure that our families on the mountain had food. Our tutors have worked tirelessly to distribute food to our MDM families and to others in need within the community. This week, our staff and tutors are making the 6th food distribution since the pandemic started. We appreciate your financial support to make sure these precious families are fed.
Virtual Mission Team
Last month, the MDM executive committee made the first “trial run” of a virtual mission team to Honduras. Each of the committee members critiqued the trial run, and we made some changes and updates on both the North American side and the Honduran side. Last week, the MDM Board and Legacy Partners made the second trial run and it was awesome. The MDM Board and Legacy Partners supported, prayed for, and encouraged our brothers and sisters in Honduras as they performed the actual mission work. Conrado led his team as they built a house for a single mother with three little children, and it was an amazing blessing. Roxanna led her outreach team up the mountain to share food baskets with the hungry, and the Gospel with the lost. The MDM Board and Legacy Partners watched in awe as the Hondurans demonstrated the beauty of discipleship. Even though our physical presence is not in Honduras, our hearts are still leading us to make an impact on the mountain. We are sincerely thankful to all our MDM sponsors for your generous support throughout this difficult year.
This year, Philippians 1:3-6 comes to mind when we think about all of our MDM sponsors and supporters. “I thank my God in all my remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the Gospel from the first day until now. For I am confident of this very thing, that He who began a good work in you will perfect it until the day of Christ Jesus.”
Your participation in the Gospel is “transforming lives, one child, one family, one community at a time.” Thank you for your continued support.
“I thank my God in all remembrance of you, always offering prayer with joy in my every prayer for you all, in view of your participation in the gospel from the first day until now.” Phil. 1:3-5