1 Chronicles 4:10,”And Jabez called on the God of Israel, saying, Oh that thou wouldest bless me indeed, and enlarge my coast, and that thine hand might be with me, and that thou wouldest keep me from evil, that it may not grieve me! And God granted him that which he requested.” Five and half years ago God planted New Desire in the country of Honduras. We prayed the prayer of Jabez over our property and that sweet poverty-stricken community. As missionaries we had no idea what would take place. We just knew that God said GO and so by faith we went. In these past five years we have watched God miraculously work in the hearts and lives of this precious third world country where life is so hard and uncertain for its people on a daily basis. Food is sparse for every family, education is a privilege and receiving love is their longing. We have been so blessed to be assigned by God to not only love these people but also to teach them the Gospel of Jesus Christ. Countless people have received Jesus as their Savior, families are fed on a weekly basis and children are not only learning about Jesus but are also given the opportunity to receive an education through our Ambassadors for Christ scholarship program. However, Here We Grow Again!!!!Isaiah 43:19 says, “Behold, I will do a new thing; now it shall spring forth; shall ye not know it? I will even make a way in the wilderness, and rivers in the desert.” God has appointed New Desire another opportunity to plant another Church in the mountains of Talanga. The Church is approximately 10 miles from our main property in La Ermita, Honduras. It takes about 30-40 minutes to get there due to vehicles not being able to drive on the rough terrain that goes straight up the mountain. The new utility truck that God Blessed us with is the only vehicle that will climb the mountain. This group of families was placed in our hearts as we found them hungry and hurting. They wanted to hear and learn about Jesus and many have come to receive Him in the past 3 months. Our Honduras leaders have been going weekly feeding and ministering the Gospel to them. It is with great joy that we introduce to all of our sponsors and Churches here in the United States our second Church plant. It will be called... New Desire Honduras Christian Church #2. Better known as The Church on the Mountain. God has blessed us with a pastor who attended a Central American Bible institute in Siguatepeque, Honduras and has been a pastor for 7 years. Pastor Reinaldo Raul Salinas Gutierrez and his wife Nancy along with their 6 children will be pastoring New Desire’s Church on the Mountain. We are honored that he has taken the position as senior pastor. We welcome pastor Raul and his family into the New Desire family. We are so excited to see what God has in store. With this new endeavor before us we are stepping out in faith to build this congregation and to supply their needs both physically and spiritually. Our congregation has already grown to 25 families and approximately 60 children. They will be included in all of our feeding programs as well as our education program. Services have been taking place on the mountain for 3 months now and what a blessing it is to see their faces when our leaders show up to give food and join them in service. As we step out in faith to grow this congregation and new facet of New Desire Honduras, we will need your help through prayer, your willingness to sponsor children for attending school and monetarily to make sure we have the funds needed to love on and provide their daily needs. We will need financial support to maintain our weekly feeding kitchen, which will include these adults and children. We will need financial provision to provide food baskets and clothes for the Christmas project. Eventually we will need financial provision to purchase and build a sanctuary for this Church family. They are presently meeting (and have outgrown)in a home of one of the members. We are presently working on setting up tarps and chairs as well as a podium for the pastor to preach from. Would you pray for us and with us as God has granted our request by enlarging our territory? Would you pray about helping us financially to make their lives a little easier and their provisions possible?
Please enjoy the photos of our Church family and Pastor Raul and his family.
We love you all and we Just Love Jesus!!