Special visitors in English class.
By Sarah Hunnicutt
Sometimes the broken things can threaten to overwhelm me, to overwhelm us. Sometimes it’s easier to look away from the broken parts and hope for the best. Sometimes it’s a balance knowing when to go deeper and when to step back. Maybe it’s not a matter of choosing all light or all dark, all rainbows or all difficulties. Perhaps the best way to bring a little heaven to earth, and a little healing to this brokenness, is to keep our eyes up and our feet on the ground. Maybe this is what Jesus meant when he said to be in this world but not of it. When you know who and whose you are, you can join this world in its brokenness because you know each person has a story, and each broken bit of yourself is what makes it possible to pour out the healing grace and love that’s become a part of you. Maybe this is what it means to love God and love others. Eyes up. Heart up. Hands open. Feet grounded. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Global Strategy
Tagged current events, editorial, education, Global Strategy, growing, Honduras, hope, Latin America, learning, Missionaries, missionary, missions, perspective, reflections, Sarah Hunnicutt, teaching
Church of God in Honduras engaging their culture.
By Carl Stagner
Much of the Church of God in Honduras is in the midst of a season of growth and health. In such seasons, it can be tempting to get comfortable and enjoy the ride. But instead of complacency, the Church of God is actively searching for ways to engage and support their communities. Believing God to expand their outreach, they’ve pursued plans to establish a school, train entrepreneurs while funding ministry, and build a retreat center. Donnie Allen, national representative for the Church of God in Honduras, offers the Church of God in the U.S. and Canada a glimpse of their efforts to bring hope and help to the population. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Give Life
Tagged business, Deborah Hunnicutt, Donnie Allen, Donny Allen, education, entrepreneurs, Honduras, Latin America, leadership development, Sarah Hunnicutt, school, vision
Photo: Grace Place’s medical clinic in Honduras last year.
By Carl Stagner
Grace Place, a Church of God congregation in Hermitage, Tennessee, has long been known for its heart for missions and community outreach. Last year was the first of what is to become an annual medical missions trip to Honduras. This year’s trip is scheduled to begin October 1. All the travel arrangements have been made and, except for packing suitcases and finalizing last-minute details, the team is ready to go. As part of the medical missions trip, the team brings along a prescriber—a professional medical staff person qualified to prescribe medicine to the people the team serves in Honduras. Unfortunately, due to a family pregnancy and recent auto accident, both their prescriber and back-up prescriber had to back out. Grace Place had a real problem on their hands. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Southeast
Tagged answered prayer, clinic, Grace Place, Heart to Honduras, Hermitage, Honduras, medical, Miracle, missions, nurse, physician's assistant, Tennessee, Tommy Dove, trip, work teams
By Carl Stagner
They raise the funds themselves. Then they go out and build a house. They give the home to a needy family, debt-free. Then they do it again. Their work touches the lives of families in Guatemala, Mexico, and soon in the Dominican Republic and the United States. The first time Thursday Church of Vincennes, Indiana, built one of these homes, the new homeowners weren’t the only ones blessed. Since that day, Thursday Church has never been the same. Continue reading
Posted in All Church of God, Great Lakes
Tagged Bicknell, building, construction, Debbie Salters, Dominican Republic, global, Guatemala, homes, Honduras, houses, Indiana, international, Mexico, missions, outreach, prostitution, sex trafficking, sexual abuse, Thursday Church, Vincennes
Photo: Anahi with her newborn.
By Jack Hilligoss
When he saw her smile, Keith Barker knew that God was changing Anahi’s life.
Anahi had not smiled once in all her months at Compelled by Christ Children’s Home. But then, life had not given Anahi many reasons to smile. Her father started raping her when she was just a little girl. This is a horrible fate shared by many little girls in Honduras. When she became pregnant, her father kicked her down a set of stairs and she lost the baby. Continue reading