COVID-19 UPDATE #2
Thanks to many of you who are giving for POINT HONDURAS! Your donations are truly making a difference in the lives of many children, families, and communities. Today, we are sharing with you a short message and video from POINT Honduras Executive Director, Dr. Ivan.
"For we are God’s handiwork, created in Christ Jesus to do good works, which God prepared in advance for us to do." Ephesians 2:10
Dear friends, brothers and sisters in Christ, The current COVID 19 pandemic that has stricken the entire world and has everyone in quarantine has also affected our vulnerable country. In our previous newsletter, we shared with you the drastic measures placed upon our population. Although these measures seem to be necessary for a country like Honduras, that has a very precarious health system; they have had caused a strain in many Honduran families. Many have been laid off, poverty is growing, thousands who live on a day-to-day salary are going hungry, and sadly it seems this is only the beginning of such a difficult moment. But God has been so gracious and faithful with POINT Honduras. Thanks to his goodness we haven’t stopped feeding almost 700 children. Every day the POINT cooks are preparing meals “to-go” for the children. And on Wednesday, March 25 we were able to deliver food bags so that our children and their families can have something to eat during the quarantine. There is still no permission to move freely in the streets of Tegucigalpa but we use the identified POINT vehicles and this is how we can take food to the different neighborhoods and thankfully "nobody is stopping us”. I want to thank the generosity of each one of you who make the ministry of POINT Honduras possible. It is priceless to see children savoring a plate of food, seeing them smile and hearing them say: “I am full, it was tasty!” or seeing a mother cry with gratitude for receiving a bag of food. Thank you! God bless you!
Dr. Ivan Laínez Executive Director POINT HONDURAS
35 For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, 36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.’ 37 “Then the righteous will answer him, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink? 38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you? 39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?’ 40 “The King will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.’
WAYS TO GIVE
GIVE ONLINE: If you would like to donate please go to orphanos.org/ministry-partners/ and select the “Point Honduras” campaign. You can set up a recurring gift or a one-time donation. If you need more information contact firstname.lastname@example.org GIVE VIA CHECK: You may also send checks made out to Orphanos at their secure mailing address: PO Box 1057, Cordova, TN 38088-1057. Please add a note indicating it is for Point Honduras. SPONSOR A CHILD: For $38/month you can provide a child with school tutoring, medical care, daily food nutrition, and most importantly, learning and hearing about Jesus. Once you select "Point Honduras" through www.orphanos.org, you can select Child Sponsorship and will be guided through prompts. If you have any questions, email Kari Smith at email@example.com CONSIDER A MONTHLY GIFT OR A ONE-TIME GIFT: If you cannot make a monthly or annual pledge...would you consider a special gift to help us meet our budget? MOST IMPORTANTLY....PRAY! Please join us in praying for POINT children, Dr. Ivan, his staff, and new potential donors.