Executive Director Dr. Ivan Lainez
Point Honduras is led by Dr. Ivan Laines. Dr. Ivan grew up in a neighborhood similar to those where POINT is working. As a child, it was common for him to see missionary teams building, working with churches, and doing VBS with children. This memory was ingrained in his mind and heart. It motivated him to study medicine and become a doctor to serve others.
In 2010, when working with HIV-AIDS population, he was contacted by the previous director of POINT to test and find out more about a little baby whose mother was an HIV/AIDS patient and had come to POINT looking for help.
By following up on the child, he was able to learn more about the Foundation and the programs. He was touched by the work and gave a couple of ideas to the former director, who benefited from them. This opened the way for Dr. Ivan to start working at POINT.
From 2010 to 2012 he worked as project coordinator and general manager of POINT. In 2012, he returned to his job as a doctor in a private clinic, but in 2014, he was asked to return to POINT Honduras as the Executive Director position.Â It was at this time he felt called to leave the medical field and go into full time ministry.
Under his leadership, POINT has been able to serve almost 700 children who attend our day centers, open a second medical clinic in San Juan where 30 patients are seen daily, and has established core partnerships with neighborhood schools and other organizations to ensure every aspect of POINT Honduras is functioning properly.
Dr. Ivan is passionate about serving the Lord through POINT with excellence, compassion, integrity and determination. He and his wife Ana have been happily married for 14 years. Together they have a bright and handsome son, Diego.