Every December, we look forward to the tree, the presents and Christmas dinner; however, our favorite part is to give all glory and honor to the Lord for your partnering with us.
Without your support and especially your prayers, our ministry would never have been possible.
We give our heartfelt special thanks to all of you for your sacrificial giving as parishes and individuals who with great effort and prayers contributed to make our ministry possible; all honor and glory be to God.
Nothing stops the Gospel of our Lord Jesus Christ, and we continue to spread his word of peace, love and compassion for our people.
Our Bishop Lloyd Allen just recently gave instructions to all clergy to reopen all the church buildings in Honduras. Due to the pandemic some of the buildings had been closed.
At the Episcopal/Anglican Church in Roatán, Honduras, our buildings continue to be open as we comply with all the biosecurity requirements.
On the Second Sunday of Advent we moved the church to the beach to celebrate 10 baptisms, one adult and nine kids from Emmanuel Church in Coxen Hole, where five families got together to make their faith public and become new Christians as Jesus commanded us to do.
A mother was baptized with her two boys and two girls. It was a blessing that the whole family became part of the body of Christ. Congratulations to all of them.
Christmas at Emmanuel
On Sunday, Dec. 19, we had a special Christmas service program so the boys and girls as well as the adults could participate with Christmas songs, choreographed music, Bible verses and drama.
It was a very enjoyable time and it was beautiful to see children and adults put into practice their gifts and qualities to exalt and glorify God.
Also during this special service, we collected an offering which will be used to finalize the project of Emmanuel Church’s floor.
Impact of COVID-19 in Honduras and Roatán
To update you on the impact of COVID-19 on Roatán, at the moment we have a few cases, and the COVID center continues to be open for the people to go for rapid and PCR tests free of charge.
Vaccinations are going well, with 95 per cent of the population double vaccinated. We are, at the moment, waiting for the booster shot.
We want to share that Kara was infected with COVID-19, and she is recovering from the aftermath of the virus. Thanks to the Lord and your prayers, she is recovering very well.
On the financial side, we continue to be very positive and to pray and praise God with faith and thanksgiving.
We also ask you to continue to pray about our finances, that for the next year and in coming years our support will stabilize and be sufficient to cover our needs.
At the moment our balance is very low. We have a deficit of over $4,000. Therefore, please consider sending a special offering.
To donate online, please visit the Diocese of Fredericton’s website (nb.anglican.ca), click on “Donate” and select “Honduras Mission Fund.”
Cheques should be made payable to “The Diocesan Synod of Fredericton” and sent to: Anglican Diocesan Synod of Fredericton, 168 Church Street, Fredericton, N.B. E3B 4C9 Phone: (506) 459-1801
All cheques should have “Honduras Mission” noted on the reference line.
We know that with the global impact of the pandemic it is difficult for everyone in the world. That said, we greatly appreciate your prayer and financial support to date and trust that you will continue to support us.
Please continue to pray for Kara, and for our son, Stephen, as he continues studying at Providence University College in Manitoba; he is in his second year.
Nelson and Kara Mejia lead an Episcopal mission in Roatán, Honduras. Kara is the daughter of the Rev. Gordon and Bell Thompson of New Brunswick.
Learn more about the mission here: https://nelsonandkaraministry.org/
The group to be baptized, with their parents and Godparents.
Angelie, Mariel and Dana singing a Christmas song.
Nelson baptizes Sarai.