There are many hopes and dreams that Honduras missionaries have sweat over with their hard work and prayers that are now becoming a reality. Missionary Volunteer Partner Sarah Larson and missionaries Tim and Aleyda Spetnagel and Larry and Angie Overholt are just a small part of the group of people working together to make housing construction and a nursing school come to life.
“As veteran missionaries with WGM, Angie and I are excited that both missionaries and Hondurans are intimately involved in working together as a team to fulfill the future vision for the ministry in Choluteca,” Larry said about the nursing school. “Angie led the effort for several years in getting a high school nursing program started. It is a comfort to know that Angie can now pass the torch on to others and to be confident that those others will continue to build on the foundation that is already being constructed in southern Honduras.”
Larry then talked about the housing development. “To develop healthy communities, it is important to have adequate housing. Families need houses that do not fill up with water every time it rains. Their homes should be constructed from materials that do not harbor harmful insects that transmit diseases. Potential homeowners need access to financial resources, and they need to learn to manage their economic resources.”
Larry concluded by saying, “By working together with Ohio State University faculty and students, we have developed a model home that may be duplicated throughout the community. The potential homeowner is informed of the exact amount of materials that would be needed to build a quality home efficiently. Home builders have been trained on ways to improve the quality of the construction of the houses.”
You can get involved in these projects without needing any special skills. All you need is a heart for helping the ministry in Honduras. Will you answer God’s call? Visit www.wgm.org/serve for more information on how to sign up to help.