Marcela and her children, live in the hills surrounding the capital city of Tegucigalpa, Honduras.  Many of these people, like Marcela, in past years came from the rural areas of the country looking for an opportunity to improve their lives.  Many came without work and have ended up being street sellers, such as Marcela, who sell their products door to door or to a group of people they’ve met who purchase from them.  Marcela has been faced with a serious expense over some time with the purchase of water from local water trucks selling water to these residents.  Read the UPDATE by scrolling down at SOR At Work/Mercy.

Matthew 19:21” Jesus said to him, “If you would be perfect, go, sell what you possess and give to the poor, and you will have treasure in heaven; and come, follow me.”

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She Pondered their Eternity Destiny

by Terry on April 27, 2017

Recently on one of my visits to the pediatric ward at the hospital I brought along with me a young ministry friend of mine named May who helped me with the ministry that day at the hospital.  In Pediatrics we shared with a young boy who had been hospitalized because of a knife wound that his mother said to us had been an accident.
We shared with Mel about God sending his Son Jesus Christ to save us.  When asked if he believed in Jesus he replied that he knew that there had to be a God but he didn’t know how to communicate with him.  During our sharing with her son Mel, his mother had remained rather silent and removed from what we had been sharing with Mel.  She pondered our comments and their eternal destiny.  You can read entire article by clicking above on SOR At Work/Justice.

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Short term missions

by Terry on March 10, 2017

As I write this short introduction to the week ahead, there is a group of dedicated Christians flying from North America to Central America to join us for a week of ministry to and with the local church.  Much has been written about short term missions both positive and negative and I have seen the reasons for believing in each perspective as I have been a full-time missionary for many years as well as hosting or leading dozens of short term teams on mission trips.

I am a missionary today because I took two short term mission trips to Mexico to work with several missionaries from the church I was attending at that time.  This experience changed my life forever and thanks to Bill, my missionary friend, his example and ministry lives on in me to this very day.

That is the kind of experience we want to provide for the team coming this evening to our country.  We will have a great week and maybe you might make the journey one of these days.  Keep in touch and check out our Volunteer page before leaving our site.  We’ll post again soon.

Declare his glory among the nations, his marvelous works among all the peoples! Psalms 96:3

 

 

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“God is seldom early but never late”

by Terry on March 5, 2017

                                                                       “God is seldom early but never late”

 

I am writing you to inform you that once again I find that God wasn’t early in providing the funds for the 60 chairs for the two churches but He wasn’t late neither.  Our faith grew and our awe and respect for our might Creator God has grown in showing us that those 60 chairs are important to Him.

Some years ago I was attempting to sell a house and I had to have the cash in 60 days from the day I listed it  to cancel a debt that was let’s say, essential that it had to be cancelled.  Days went by without an offer and any interest in the listing.  Then weeks went by……

Finally I had 5, yes 5 days and the house hadn’t had an offer yet but I didn’t give up faith in believing God would somehow provide.  That day an all cash offer came in and I stipulated to the RE agent that it had to close and for me to have cash in hand by the middle of the 5th day so I could pay off that required loan and debt.  If not, I wouldn’t go with his offer.

Would you believe, even though everyone who was aware said no way,  that I had the cash in hand by noon on the fifth day and I repaid the other loan in full.  That evening God spoke to me the above phrase and I soon made it mine, saying “I am seldom early but I’m never late”.  I realized that God was more interested in my spiritual growth and health rather than my comfort.  We serve an awesome God.  May God continue to light up your path on our journey called life.

Lamentations 3:25-26  The Lord is good to those whose hope is in him,  to the one who seeks him; it is good to wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord

 

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We’re needing a few more chairs!

by Terry on March 2, 2017

We are still in need of a few more chairs to reach our goal of 60 chairs by the weekend.  We thank each of you who have generously given to help SOR Mission to purchase these needed chairs.  $15 buys one and for those of you living in North America and Euorpe  you can see that a couple of chairs would mean giving up so little and by doing so, it would mean so much.  You can go to donate now on this page and scroll down to where needed and make a donation for 1,2,3 or more.  Thanks.   Luke 6:38 says in part that with the same chair you help someone else to have, you’ll have the joy of relaxing,  and sitting on it as well.

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The Importance of One

by Terry on February 25, 2017

The Bible  teaches  us about the importance of the individual.  Its basis being that we have all been created in the image of a loving  Creator God.  Being a creation designed by a Divine God,  this  gives us great worth.  Our societies increasingly though over the years  have tried to degrade us into merely an accident that occurred by acts of “nature” over millions and millions of years.

At the same time secular cultures teach us that our lives don’t have any great significance apart from what we ourselves might achieve.  This is shown today by the violence and lack of respect many show to each other. Please go to TODAY to read the entire article and to read further the importance that Jesus Christ places on the individual.  This is found is Luke chapter 15.  I welcome your feedback!

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He will deliver the needy who cry out

by Terry on January 28, 2017

What a joy we have to be able to reach out, through those of you who support this mission, to help those in need through Bible studies to show them the way of peace, home construction for those unable to purchase a home of their own and/or others who qualify for a micro enterprise loan to help them towards financial stability.

All of these things as well as helping  students to stay in school with uniforms and materials is a rewarding endeavor.  In Psalms 72:12-13 we read:

For he will deliver the needy who cry out,
    the afflicted who have no one to help.
 He will take pity on the weak and the needy
    and save the needy from death.

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As Goes January so goes the Year

by Terry on December 28, 2016

As we are soon to open the door to a new year, let’s think a bit about ending the old year still before us.   An open door can signify the beginning of the year ahead but let’s ponder for a moment how we did this past year and how we were able to help others-the real measure of God’s love manifested in our lives.  I invite you to spend some time in the Holy Scriptures reading in Psalms, Proverbs, John and Matthew to find God’s leading and direction for your life in 2017 and also to see and read of his great love for those in need.  We also have our list of year end needs as well for SOR Mission.  If you’d like, you can go to “Today” on the above menu bar and read our list of needs for the beginning of 2017.

How we finish the old year and start the new year in January often times sets the tone for the entire year ahead.  Looking ahead we forward to building more homes for needy families, giving more micro enterprise loans as well as reaching out to men, women and children with the love of Jesus Christ.  Join us this year for an exciting adventure with us in serving the Lord by serving others.

Jesus said in Revelation 3:20:  Look, I’m standing at the door and knocking. If anyone listens to my voice and opens the door, I’ll come in and we’ll eat together. What a great way to begin the year by opening the door of our life so that we’ll have fellowship with the Almighty Creator God ~Jesus Christ~ our Messiah and returning Savior.

We continually ask God to fill you with the knowledge of his will through all the wisdom and understanding that the Spirit gives, so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God.  Colossians 1:9-10

 

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Click for Joy, Happiness and St. Nick

by Terry on November 21, 2016

st-nick-5So many families were helped last year and with the connections we made with our families that work with us in this program, many received help and encouragement this past year as they attempted to overcome some of lives difficult situations.

Here in Tegucigalpa, we don’t have the help of social services and when there is a need they don’t have the traditional sources of help that one might have living in a country that has more resources.   These families never forget the help that they have received through your generous help and support.                                                                                                                                           st-nick-8

Please help us again this year with Click for St. Nick as we’ve raised 56% of what we need to date.  In the time between now and Christmas we need to raise the additional 44% of what we need.  This amounts to about $2300.

We thank God as we remember so well that “God is seldom early but never late!”  Hebrews 13:16 states, “And don’t forget to do good and to share with those in need. These are the sacrifices that please God.”

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Christmas begins in October for the Needy!

by Terry on October 26, 2016

Joseph & Mary at ChristmasThis is our first posting for SOR Mission’s yearly Click for St. Nick campaign.  This year’s plan is to distribute 130 baskets to the needy of Honduras and Costa Rica.
This year’s campaign will once again focus on Hondurans and Costa Ricans who we work with through several churches in addition to those who are a part of SOR Mission’s program of affordable housing and Micro Enterprise.  These programs are both based on 0% interest loans for families and individuals without access to credit in Honduras.
Each of our families will visit a needy family such as a family where the wage earners are unemployed, a widow with no means of support or a single mother who struggles each month to try to keep her family together.   The families who visit these needy families live most times in the same barrio and are well aware of the physical needs within their own physical barrio.

This years baskets will cost us approximately $40USD per basket and will include food as well as kitchen and tableclick-for-st-nick-2015 utensils.  The food is purchased wholesale so as to afford us the opportunity to put as much food in each basket as possible.  Each visit will include sharing the Christmas story and offering prayer and hope to the family being visited.

If you desire to help you can click on donate now and scroll down to Click for St. Nick to make your donation to partner with us to help these 130 needy families this year.

Blessings to you.

“Giving help to the poor is like loaning money to the Lord. He will pay you back for your kindness.” Proverbs 19:17

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