While standing on a hill for better cell reception, Allen talked about how great it is that sometimes things just work. He discussed how much he enjoys going back to the States and talking about programs like Pastor Training School and the Motorcycle Program, which empower pastors to better serve their communities. He loves telling people about building projects, such as putting new roofs on churches so congregations can worship no matter the weather. Sometimes things just work.
Allen also talked about the times when people say, “But we already know all of that. Why are you talking about it again?” The reason we’re talking about it is that it bears talking about any program that is really working.
As Allen said, “Sometimes we try things that don’t work as well. We move on from those things. But when something continues to work, you want to talk about it. We want to continue to promote things that are working and help people understand how great the impact is.”
|Child with letter|
from her sponsor
The sponsorship program is feeding kids physically and spiritually. The sponsorship program provides children with a backpack, which allows them to attend school. They get tremendous Sunday school lessons. They get food to stave off malnutrition. They even get medical check-ups and are dewormed.
The areas with the sponsorship centers are growing. Schools in the areas where the programs are running find themselves having to construct new facilities to accommodate all of that growth. They are having to bring in more teachers. Schools which previously had three grades in one classroom now have so many children that they have had to add extra classrooms, to handle their growing student population!
Allen also wants to remind people that, in Honduras, the pastors are able to go into the public schools to teach Bible lessons, and they are able to reach a huge percentage of the children in the community this way!
|School from which the Seattle 4 Lempira sponsorship program is run|
Some people who are already sponsoring children are unable to sponsor more at this time. Allen challenges each child sponsor to share information about this program with five friends. If only one out of five friends sponsors a child, the result will be phenomenal. Of the 2,700 children in all of the sponsorship programs, there are approximately 400 without sponsors. About 100 of those children are in the Manna 4 Lempira program and 300 are in the Sister Church programs.
Here's the link, to sponsor a child in the Manna 4 Lempira program:
And here's a link to more information about the Sister Church programs:
That’s all the time we have today, folks. Thank you for playing the “$25,000 Pyramid, Missionary Edition”.
- posted by Christi