Our PEACE PLAN for SOR Mission

by Terry on December 5, 2015

The PEACE PLAN for Central America (revised 12-05-2015)

THE PEACE PLAN: This plan is based on our strong belief that we are in the Central American nations of Costa Rica, Honduras and Nicaragua as missionaries to help the national churches work towards self-sufficiency in support and outreach. Many are currently doing that but there are many still that need assistance of someone coming alongside to help. In addition they need examples of what it means to live a sacrificial life in helping the poor and needy through the PEACE PLAN

Five lane FreewayOur philosophy is to always look for ways to work ourselves out of a job. We at Seeds of Righteousness Mission see the PEACE plan as a 5 lane freeway heading towards the liberation of Central America from the grip of hopelessness, poverty and despair. We are always looking for fellow disciples to come alongside of us to help in some of these areas through their local promotion of what we do, recruitment & the formation of teams, raising awareness and helping with funding, etc. The teams work closely with us in all three countries that we work in. The groups that come complement our existing work in these five areas. This plan builds disciples both at home and abroad. Check out our page on volunteering and getting involved. Opportunities exist in all three countries and depending on your giftedness we can certainly use your help.
We have followed this plan with our work that began in Honduras and now has expanded to include Costa Rica and Nicaragua. Each country molds and develops the PEACE PLAN to fit their unique culture.

P-ROMOTE RECONCILIATION and CHURCH GROWTH: We continue to work with pastors we have workedMarco & Mateo with the last three years in addition to those we are looking to add both in Costa Rica & Honduras. Our time together with these pastors includes being their friend and brother, visiting their services, exemplifying a life that’s reconciled to God, holding them accountable in the areas that they want help in such as counseling, family, prayer, sermon preparation and materials and systematic study of the Bible, etc.

E-QUIPPING SERVANT LEADERS: It seems that we all need to exemplify the meaning of servant leadership as taught us by Jesus. We never came to Costa Rica, Nicaragua & Honduras to be served but rather to serve the church and their communities by using servant leadership as our model. Matthew 20:20-28. There is a strong movement in Latin America to emphasize the positions of Prophet and Apostle. Our sense is that pride can so easily get in the way that the example of Christ as Servant leader gets confused with the position of power in the church as an apostle or a prophet. We see the example of servant leadership in the ministry of Jesus.

I have learned in my ministry that passion of vision and ministry is not taught but rather caught. Spending quality time with church leadership in the work has enabled them to catch the vision that the Holy Spirit is empowering us to share with them. This has taken additional time but as we now begin to focus on further fields of work, what we have sown will continue to grow and bear fruit Remember we make disciples one person at a time. There are no mass rallies to be a disciple.

A-SSIST THE POOR: This focus has been an ongoing activity of SOR Mission since its inception in 1984. We have been involved with the poor of Honduras, Nicaragua and Costa Rica. We continue to work in this essential area with IMG_5530those needing assistance through our Justice, Mercy & Construction programs. Through Seeds we have developed a program of helping provide safe and affordable housing to those with limit resource and no access to credit. Through Seeds we also give assistance through our Click for St. Nick program in the fall and winter months to those in physical need. Isaiah 61:1-3 and Psalms 82:3-4 give the reason and motivation as to why we work with the poor. In Central America the poor do not have adequate access to credit nor government services due to limited government finances available. Their needs often go unmet and many suffer from curable diseases as well as hunger. Our focus is working with these special people. Through December 2015 we have been able to provide six (6) 0% interest loans to help six families obtain a safe and affordable place to live. Our program runs similar to other programs such as Fuller Center for Housing or Habitat for Humanity. In 2013 we committed to help one family in this program. This coming year, 2016, we have made commitments to build/remodel three more homes through this program. This will provide safe and adequate housing to over 28 people.

C-ARING FOR THE SICK: SOR Mission has been giving and sharing mercy with the sick and those needing medical attention in Honduras and Costa Rica. A large part of this ministry of caring for the sick has been throughAlex visits mother at rest at hospital - cropped visiting the various hospitals in these countries. This ministry continues in Costa Rica & Honduras and arriving teams partner with us in helping SOR Mission to share the love of Jesus in this way. In 2014 the SOR Mission team ministered to over 300 women at two different hospitals through this ministry. This year, 2015, we have visited between 60 -125 people a month offering both physical and spiritual care. In addition, many times referrals are given to the team to visit people in their homes. Often times this opens doors for Biblestudies in their homes. Many people have been helped in this way. The following verses from the Gospel of Matthew tells us about our responsibility and this explains why the SOR Mission team has left family and lands to serve others in need. Click here to read this passage: Matthew 25:34-40

E-DUCATING AND WORKING WITH THE CHILDREN: This area is so important for the future growth of 0the church in addition to its wellbeing. We have worked with youth and children actively in Costa Rica and Honduras. Teams can come to help us in this area with seminars, crafts, working at a foster home, teaching English and individuals that come can teach and assist the mission in working with the youth and young adults in the church and community. We continue to help them stay in school and those we are presently working with will continue to be helped. We help them to better their educational skills for employment and literacy as well as being examples of the servant leader that Jesus was. Teaching a night class on English is an excellent outreach tool for the “E” team.

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