Overview of Our Ministry

Allen and Trish Sowers have been working in Honduras since 2001. They now work in partnership with their son, Russell, and his wife Iris. Together, they have successfully established ministry relationships with over a thousand indigenous pastors and their churches. In a typical year, these Honduran pastors see over 15,000 professions of faith and plant 50 plus new churches! Through dynamic partnerships with churches, organizations, and individuals, this ministry enables the Honduran pastors to minister to their congregations in a wide range of areas. Funds, food, vitamins, motorcycles, school supplies, clothing, computers, construction materials, etc. - when someone has a resource that they are willing to donate or sell at a greatly reduced price, we provide the transportation, logistics and oversight to put it into the hands of those who will utilize it in the service of God and their community.

Overview of our ministries:

Feeding and Nutrition Programs: In partnership with “Food for Kidz” and other organizations, we distribute food, vitamins, and worm medicine to 150 church-run feeding centers, orphanages, victims of natural disasters, etc; providing about 1.6 million meals per year. This all happens for about 2 cents a meal!

Manna 4 Lempira Sponsorship Program: This program allows individuals to develop a relationship with one child in our feeding program, supplying this child with school supplies, school shoes, a Bible and study materials, and basic medical care, and feeding as many as 25 other children – for $15 per month.
Sister Church Sponsorship Program: Using the Manna 4 Lempira model, North American churches can develop an ongoing relationship with the pastor and members of their sister church.

Pastor Training School: Run from March - Oct every year; to date we have graduated over 100 pastors. We currently have 85 pastors attending our pastor training school.

Bible Book Store: These materials are purchased wholesale and sold at cost. Even at cost, a single study Bible can equate to an entire week’s wages for a pastor. To date, we have supplied approximately 40,000 Bibles and study materials.

Church Construction: We partner with rural mountain churches in their church construction by supplying the materials to install the roof (congregation supplies the land, labor, and other construction materials). In this way, over 145 churches have been built/completed. A typical roof, for a church of 250 members, costs approximately $1,000.

Gifts for Gracias: Christmas gifts, school supplies, and gently used clothing are distributed to pastors and their families, to orphans and special needs families. 
Sustainable Ministry: We have started a coffee farm in order to help fund the ministry. We are praying that, in a few years, 30% of our ministry cost will be funded by this venture. An acre of coffee (2000 plants) costs $2500 to plant and take to production. We have 100,000 plants on 50 acres. Each acre is expected to produce $45,500 of income over the next 30 years.

Teams: We organize and host servant-focused teams from the U.S. with the desire to share the love of Jesus Christ. These teams include medical and dental brigades, construction teams, and evangelism groups.

Motorcycles for Supervisors and Pastors: Many of our pastors walk 40 to 60 miles a week to visit multiple churches. In partnership with the Christian Motorcyclists Association and others 225 motorcycles have been distributed to indigenous missionaries and pastors to date.

Mules and Horses for Pastors: Some pastors cannot afford to maintain a motorcycle or live in areas where the “roads” are impassible even for motorcycles! We have helped over 70 pastors purchase either a horse or a mule.

Bridge Projects: In Honduras, tens of thousands of people lose the ability to travel outside of their immediate area (to hospitals, markets, etc.), because of seasonal flooding. In cooperation with businesses in the U.S., we import re-purposed cable for the construction of bridges in rural areas. We partner with local governments and humanitarian groups to build safe bridges which connect otherwise unreachable areas to needed services. To date, we have completed over 30 bridges, and half a dozen are in the planning stage, including two “Bridge in a Week” projects. In 2016, Allen and Russell flew to Haiti to construct a cable bridge there.

Other Projects include: Conducting Missionary Kids Camps, building schools and houses, and constructing clean water projects, as well as other municipal/community projects. 

Please consider partnering with the Sowers family to make an Eternal difference!
Your prayers and financial support will make the following impact(s):
$1.25: Plants a coffee tree (sustainable ministry)
$2.00: Feeds a child a nutritious supplemental meal twice each week for a year
$4.00: De-worms 100 children for a year
$7.00: Supplies a Sunday school teacher with materials for two years
$15.00 a month sponsors a child providing school supplies
$20.00: Provides a pastor with a study Bible
$50.00: Provides an indigenous missionary with 50% of his monthly support
$125.00: Plants & maintains 100 coffee plants, providing work for the local people plus generating    $2,275 in revenue (funds for the ministry) over the next 30 years
$180.00: Buys food, vitamins, worm medicine & study materials for a Feeding Center for one year
$250.00: Purchases a horse for a remote indigenous missionary
$1000.00: Puts a roof on a new church
$1000.00: You can help an indigenous pastor purchase a motorcycle (for use in ministry)

We invite you to learn more by visiting us at www.Sowers4Pastors.com
or on Facebook at Sowers4Pastors and Manna 4 Lempira
Our email address is allen@sowers4pastors.com
Donations can be made online through the link on our website, or by mailing a check payable to: 
Sowers4Pastors
PO Box 1288
New Smyrna Beach, FL 32170-1288


ALL DONATIONS ARE TAX DEDUCTIBLE!

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Dear Trish
Thanks for posting this. It is amazing to realize the scope and depth of your many ministries in Honduras.
I am grateful for all your hard work and for your friendship.
Beth Webb