Dear HOPE Partners,
I have a specific prayer request to share with you for a family in Honduras. Cristina and her family live in deep poverty in the village of Pena Blanca Colinas, Honduras. Pastor Juan Carlos met Cristina and wanted to build her family a proper house instead of their current mud and stick make-shift house. This project started in January, but it stalled out this spring when the family couldn’t find a temporary place to live while a new house was constructed. The church was praying for a solution, and in May an unexpected fire took place and destroyed their mud stick house. Thankfully, no one was hurt. Unfortunately, some of the materials for the new house were also destroyed.
One of the results of this fire was that Pastor Carlos (the national leader who helps HOPE Coffee find these projects) was interviewed by the village leader. This leader named Yuler was amazed at the good work and intentions that the Christians had to help Cristina and her family. He was moved to do everything in his power to also help Cristina.
While this project is not finished, we are praying for Cristina and her family to trust in Jesus as her house is built. We are also praying that Yuler and the other village leaders would hear the gospel and trust in Jesus.
This situation has also been a good reminder and encouragement to the local church there that Matthew 5:16 is indeed true when we live out our Christian faith by helping others.
“In the same way, let your light shine before people, so that they can see your good deeds and give honor to your Father in heaven.”
Together we serve better,
President, HOPE Coffee
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