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Tuesday, January 15, 2013

2013 Begins in Honduras!

Every year since I can remember AHMEN has been sending down containers of stuff to Honduras. While I am generally against stuff, the stuff we send is badly needed in Honduras. The Spring container is usually filled to the brim with all the teams' supplies for the year (i.e. medicines, medical equipment, construction materials, books, etc.), and the aptly-named Christmas container is filled with Christmas presents for thousands of children.

Spring 2012 Container Loading

After the coup of 2009 the process of getting the AHMEN containers through customs has become a much more difficult process. Each year since, the containers get to Honduras okay but sit idly for weeks upon arrival. Luckily, the containers have always been approved for distribution. This time three months ago, however, things were looking dire for the 2012 Christmas container. We were worried...

Enter Rev. Dr. Tony Ponceti of GOALS Mentoring Ministry. Tony contacted Dr. Tom Camp out of the blue one day. The two talked about shared goals and projects in Honduras, and just as they were hanging up the phone, Tom mentioned the trouble we were having with the Christmas container. Not only did Tony offer his contacts to get our container through, but his liaison, Pastor Luna, actually fronted us the money! In just a matter of days, the wheels started turning and the container was released in time for Christmas. All of AHMEN collectively breathed a sigh of relief....thousands of Honduran children would have a Christmas afterall! Hallmark doesn't do it better!

What a delight it is to be in a position to experience agape love on a regular basis. What a delight it is to have developed a friendship with Tony. Thank you, Tony, for helping AHMEN do a better job in Honduras. I also want to thank you for inviting AHMEN to participate in the Honduras portion of a documentary being made by Lifeway Ministries as they republish the book Experiencing God: Knowing and Doing the Will of God by Henry Blackaby.

How do you see and experience God?

I am joining Tony, Dr. Suni Martinez, Vice Consul Lilain Gomez and the Lifeway team January 16-19 in Tocoa. Please look for updates throughout the week. The relationship growing between AHMEN and Tony is surely blessed, and I pray that my membership on this documentary team is too.

In Tony's words, “What is God doing today?” What are you doing today?

Together, we are the difference.

1 comment:

  1. This is a very exciting time for Honduras! The on-going AHMEN/SIFAT workshops and now this documentary by Lifeway Ministries!!! How much better can it get? I love reading Blackaby. Blessings to all on this filming team, go with God, and return with amazing stories to tell...