MDM Honduras Leadership Team Update
(including a special message from Roxana)
Greetings once again from the MDM Leadership Team. In this 7th installment of our COVID-19 update, we continue the tradition of offering a few facts that inform you about day-to-day realities in Honduras as well as offering encouragement and perspectives about things to come. First, a few facts to guide your prayers:
- Honduras started the “reopening” process this past Monday, but with continued restrictive measures still in place. Approximately 20% of businesses in Tegucigalpa are now reopened even though the local COVID peak is yet to come.
- Honduras has approximately 7,000 cases of COVID-19 and several of the hospitals are experiencing the pressures. Intensive Care Units are full; ventilators and oxygen are in very short supply, and health care professionals are stretched to their limits.
- In San Matias:
- MDM staff living on the mountain continue to focus on ministering to families in very direct ways – food, medicines, friendship, and encouragement.
- Although classroom education in Honduras has not reopened, our MDM staff is hopeful of resuming educational activities within the next 2-3 weeks with some restrictive measures.
- We continue to work under the assumption that mission team visits to the mountain will be postponed for the remainder of 2020.
Now, a quick update on how MDM is shifting its ministry approach during this time of “restriction.” Since we are unable to put teams on the ground, we are prototyping a Virtual Mission Trip experience – creating opportunities for essential ministry work to continue through collaboration between our North American partners, our Honduras leadership team, and families throughout San Matias. The Virtual Mission Trip will be a 4-day virtual experience with daily streaming ministry experiences, daily devotional interactions and daily project updates. Virtual Mission Trip’s will be available throughout the remainder of 2020, and every single one promises to be an experience like non-other.
Jim has always said, “your money says you care, but your presence says that you love.
We may not be able to put our feet on Honduran soil right now, but we can still reach the hurting and the hungry and show that we love and care for them. We already have 7 groups committed to Virtual Mission Trip’s this year. If your church or small group is interested, please email or call Wes Jones, firstname.lastname@example.org – 662-574-6567.
“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