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The Face of Poverty

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Did you know that 1 in 3 people in Honduras suffer from critical hunger? Children all over Honduras spend their days scrounging for food, hiding from danger, and missing school for poverty related reasons.

The POI children’s program is strategically planned to help these children escape this hard life and the devastating cycle of poverty.

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Children in the POI program receive daily tutoring and reinforcement lessons, nutrition, and medical care. When we have the opportunity to meet these basic needs, hearts are softened and doors are opened to share the gospel with these children and their families.

For more information about the work that POI does in Honduras and to find out how you can get involved click here.

Also, make sure to stay tuned to our Facebook and Twitter for updates, stories, and pictures.

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Flood Update: Gaby’s Personal Experience

Recent flooding in Honduras has caused $15,000 worth of damage to our girls’ orphanage. God has been good to us, and we have seen over $10,000 given towards our flood relief fund. If you would like to participate, please do so by clicking HERE.

One of the girls in the orphanage, Gaby, wanted to share some of her own personal

experience from that evening, and some ways we can be praying for them as they move forward from this tragedy.

“We were having a difficult time falling asleep because of all of the heavy rain and thunder. Our

Gaby (right) with the girls house mother, Saydi.

Gaby (right) with the girls house mother, Saydi.

house mother, Saydi, and all of us girls were upstairs to stay away from the waters. We were getting anxious to see the downstairs, but we couldn’t go down because of the flooding. We saw that everything was floating, and that our neighbors wall had fallen down. We were all so nervous – I even had a difficult time breathing because of it.”

“Although this has been a difficult time, it has taught us that we should not be attached to material things. It reminded us that we should pray at all times – even when we’re not going through trouble, and that we should always try to help other people.”

The girls are learning so many valuable lessons from this unexpected situation. Gaby asked that we would continue to pray for the damage done to the home, and for all of their neighbors homes. If you would like to view photos of the damage and give towards repairs, click HERE.

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Baptisms at the Guacerique Church

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Alex, his wife, ans their son.

Alex lives next to the church at Guacerique. You can often find him repairing things around the church or playing soccer with people from the congregation.

A few months ago, Adrian, the pastor at the Guacerique church, invited Alex to a marriage group that he hosts, Alex attended and heard the gospel. He gave his life to Christ that night.

Alex has now been saved for two months and is serving with joy at the Guacerique church.

Alex is one of five people who have recently been saved at this church, and they all want to be baptized.

The pastors and staff are planning the first baptisms for the Guacerique church and a one day retreat of prayer.

Their hope for the event is obviously to allow the five new Christians to obey the Lord in baptism, but also to encourage spiritual growth in the 45 adults who are attending this new church.

We are grateful for the opportunity God has given this church to grow despite the darkness that surrounds it.  Please pray that the name of the Lord will continually be proclaimed, and that He will be glorified.

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