By the Revs. Nelson and Kara Mejia
As we look back on the year and look forward to 2023 with hope and expectancy, Kara and I (Nelson) want to thank you for partnering with us, for your encouragement, sacrificial giving and especially prayers that make our ministry possible.
Deputation time ahead
We are excited to share with you that from April to June, we will be on deputation (home ministry) in New Brunswick to visit you in your parishes and share our Honduran ministry experiences with you.
As soon as you can, please contact the Rev. Gordon Thompson (email@example.com) to schedule a visit to your New Brunswick parish.
We know it has been a long time since we last visited you as a family and personally shared with you about our incredible ministry in Roatán.
However, we continue doing the ministry to which God has called us in Roatán, and that has been possible thanks to your prayers and the financial support that you have given us personally and as churches.
Financial Support Appeal
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.
To donate now, visit https://www.canadahelps.org/en/dn/13778
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 greatly appreciate your prayer and financial support to date and trust that you will continue to support us.
What is Happening in the Roatán Churches?
God’s Provision for families in need
We delivered food to families in December, and once again all of them were grateful for God’s provision in every way and especially for this donation through the church initiative. Praise God.
Kids’ Community Kitchen
This is a ministry that we have developed to help children in two ways.
The first is to strengthen their spiritual growth by teaching the word of God in such a way that they can grow in knowing it and applying it to their lives in a simple way.
After singing, praying, learning the Word of God and playing some games, the second thing we do is share a healthy meal cooked by some sisters at church.
The resources for this ministry come from ourselves and also from the organization called Feed the Hungry who have donated soy-based cooking food.
Women’s meeting in Roatán
We held a meeting for the women of the churches in Roatán, to continue helping them in their daily spiritual life.
It was a very good meeting with about 50 women, where we contextualized the Old Testament prophecies and their fulfillment in the New Testament, reflecting on the story of the birth of Jesus and how it has impacted us.
We shared some apple cider and Christmas cookies. The women were able to enjoy the snack and then take a packaged cookie to share with someone else and tell the story of Jesus. The women certainly had a good time of fellowship.
During the first week in December we had the opportunity to attend a clerical retreat planned by our Honduran Diocese. We had the time to see the rest of the clerics that we hadn’t seen in person for a long time. It was a great time of refreshment and fellowship.
The Rev. Kara Mejia is the daughter of retired priest Gordon Thompson and his wife, Bell.
1. The Rev. Nelson Mejia leads a children's gathering.
2. One of many people to receive a food delivery from the Episcopal Church in Roatán, Honduras.
3. The women's meeting saw about 50 attend to learn and share.
4. The Rev. Kara and the Rev. Nelson Mejia.
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