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2020 started off with many exciting and wonderful events. First, as a ministry, we have prayed for a year now for God to send us a new Director of Missions and we are so blessed and thrilled that He has. We would like to welcome Gabriela Zelaya Sanchez to the staff of New Desire as our Director of Missions for New Desire Honduras. Gaby and her husband, Oscar Sanchez will be residing in La Ermita, Honduras. Gaby was part of a sponsorship through Good Samaritan Baptist Missions and she has a heart for missions. It is so humbling to see Gaby come full circle as a sponsored child to now being a director of a mission giving back. She truly has a servant’s heart and a passion to love others like Jesus. We are beyond thankful that God sent Gaby to us. Her passion is to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
Second, Will Spears and his team had a youth event with over 80 youth attending. They prayed, worshipped, Will taught each night and they placed their crowns in the fire which represented anything that hindered them from their relationship with Jesus. Hearts were mended, souls were saved, relationships restored, and a sweet bond of fellowship was created. Will also had a Children’s Day for the smaller children. He taught on the lost sheep and that Jesus would always go after that one who went a stray just like He would die just for you and me if we were the only one.
Third, a team from Alabama came and stayed with us and drilled a well at the mission house. This well has been a 5 year prayer of ours and God provided a well. This well was called “The Miracle Well” and “God’s Water!’ We are beyond excited of how this well is going to be such a blessing to so many. We can’t thank God and this wonderful team of men for providing our ministry with an abundance of water just like us when we receive Christ as our Savior. John 4:14 says, “But whosoever drinketh of the water that I shall give him shall never thirst; but the water that I shall give him shall be in him a well of water springing up into everlasting life.”
Fourth, we had a total of 9 saved in the community as the team shared the Gospel of Jesus and handed out food baskets. Matthew 28:19 says, “ Go ye therefore, and teach all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost.” We praise God for those souls saved!
Fifth, our Educating Ambassadors for Christ Sponsorship was a huge success this year. Your generosity allowed 44 students the opportunity to attend school. You have no idea the impact your sponsorship has on the these precious children and youth. Let the words of the song “Thank You” flood your mind as you think of these children and the opportunity you have given them. They are a life that’s been changed.
Sixth, Our feeding program continues to grow and it is a huge blessing for our church. We have the opportunity to feed our elders first and then we feed our children on the same day. This feeding program is a blessing because of the lack of food families have. They may eat one meal a day and then there are days when they don’t eat at all. The feeding program provides a hot meal that not only feeds them physically, but spiritually as well. The ladies of the church or our pastor provide songs of worship and the Word of God at every feeding our church provides. We want to be sure that the Word of God is given, heard, and an opportunity for salvation is presented. We can’t thank our leaders enough for the dedication and hard work that is put into this wonderful feeding program. Thank you for those who continue to sponsor the weekly feeding for the elders and children.
Seventh, our sewing program is another blessing that we provide for our church ladies and girls or anyone who would love to sew. We are providing an opportunity to learn a trade that will later help them provide for their families. Sister Ana is doing a wonderful job teaching our ladies and young girls to sew. We are beyond proud of each of them and the willingness to learn. Thank you Ana for sharing your time and knowledge with the ladies. We appreciate you!
Eighth, since the pandemic of the Corona Virus, our community has been on lockdown. Rules for banks, stores, pharmacies, etc have been only allowed to be open for a limited time and day. The people were only allowed to be out on certain days and it has to be a limited amount of people. There have been over 400 confirmed cases. Most of the people are running out of food. They are in a dry season right now so the drought is making it harder for a harvest. The people in the villages are hurting and La Ermita is not an exception. The main places that provide jobs for our community are closed and it makes it even harder for them to be able to provide food for their families. Our church has been doing what we can to give our food to people. Thanks to people like you and your donations, we have been able to give out food three times. Each time we have given food, it will last them 2 weeks. Thanks to the ones who have given during this pandemic, we have distributed about 280 bags of food to our church people and in the community. We have also been using our water from the well to fill the people’s pila’s (a concrete basin) for washing and bathing. We have not been given the go ahead for drinking the water yet, but the water is able to be used for other things needed. We are providing a case of drinking water with each bag distributed so families are able to stay hydrated. We appreciate the donations during this time to be able to purchase and provide food. God has been faithful to provide donations for bags of food and we are trusting and believing He will continue. If you would like to sponsor or donate please feel free to Venmo @NewDesire-1990 or mail to the office address. We are not sure how long the lockdown will be in Honduras, but it is our heart’s desire to help provide food to these precious families that are truly in need and we have been so thankful that we have been able to provide because of people like you. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for your generosity.
We have teams that are scheduled to go in June and July and we are trusting and believing that this pandemic will be over and we can get back to doing all of our ministry responsibilities. If you or your church would like to schedule a mission trip, please feel free to contact us. We would love to have you come and be apart of God’s work that is happening at New Desire Honduras.
Thank you so much for our monthly sponsors, our random sponsors and donations that you all provide for our ministry. We can’t thank you enough for all you do for the ministry. We ask you to continue to pray for God to provide the needs of the ministry both stateside and Honduras. We know He is faithful to provide. If you would like to make a donation or help in any way through any of the programs, feel free to Venmo @NewDesire-1990 or mail to the office at 231 Gordon Road Cedartown, Ga 30125.
We Love you all and We Just Love Jesus!
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New Desire Christian Ministries
231 Gordon Road
Cedartown, Ga 30125