Team wraps up ministry in Honduras

By June 24, 2009

Honduras (MNN) — Steve Jordan
was repairing an orphanage roof in Honduras when he fell through it and broke
his pelvis on Monday. He is a member of
a short-term mission team from Way-FM, a Cornerstone University Christian Hit
Radio station in West Michigan, which organized the trip in partnership with
Orphan Outreach.

He and his wife will return to
the United States as soon as the insurance company can work out
transportation. In the meantime, their
team will wrap up two weeks of ministry on Friday. 

"We definitely feel like we have
forces working against us," said Orphan Outreach's Tiffany Taylor. "But we know that we're doing good; we know
that we're making a difference to orphans and at-risk children here."

The team has filled its weeks in
Honduras with hard work and productive ministry. Its evangelism team has distributed hundreds
of Bibles and teddy bears to needy children, in addition to holding movie nights
and drama programs. The medical team has
ministered physically and spiritually to hundreds of people on a daily
basis.

One member of the team is an
expert on water filtration systems, and has installed them in every place the team has traveled in Honduras. 

The construction team has repaired
many things such as sinks, roofs, and toilets for schools and orphanages. This week it will finish up some "extreme
home makeovers" for single mothers and their families living  in
terrible conditions. 

On top of that, the team has put
together a playground for a Christian school serving children who work in
the dump in Tegucigalpa. A ribbon-cutting ceremony for the playground was held on Monday. 

"We've built the most amazing
playground you've ever seen for the children who work in the dump," Taylor
said. "When they cut the ribbon, the
children ran to use the play ground! What a delight to see the light in their eyes and the
hope and joy that those children had with this wonderful playground." 

Taylor said the trip will enhance
Orphan Outreach's ministry in the area. 

"That playground now is a beacon
in that community for kids," she said. "And
when the kids get out of the dump…they can go down to that playground, and they
themselves can go to school. It's a way
to entice them to come to the school and to hear about what's going on at the
school. It's just a huge blessing to the
ministry of Orphan Outreach."

La Escuela de Amor, Fe, y
Esperanza serves about 120 children, some of whom still have to work in the
dump. Each student spends at least half
the day in classes. 

To support Orphan Outreach's
ministry in Honduras, click here.

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