Let us not become weary of doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
- Galatians 6:9
Executive Director Dr. Ivan Lainez
Point Honduras is led by Dr. Ivan Lainez. Dr. Ivan grew up in a neighborhood similar to those where POINT is working. During his childhood gang problems were not an issue but poverty was, families had trouble making ends meet, quality education was very scarce and living situations were precarious. But Dr. Ivan's family was a member of a church that received missionary teams. Some teams came with VBS, others with medical assistance,others in construction, some even had a scholarship program that benefited several students through all their schooling even college, but the most important thing all teams had in common was that they wanted to reach others for Christ.
Throughout the years his family home was where teams had gatherings and he was able to build relationships with team members that inspired him. He was inspired by their genuine love, generosity, compassion and the impact their work had. Through these experiences he became aware of the needs of others, to care for others, and to share with others. These memories motivated him to study medicine and become a doctor to serve others. In fact his first stethoscope was gifted to him by a team doctor that was very dear to him.
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 as he remembered his own childhood 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. 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 700 children who attend our day centers, open a third 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.
Point Honduras employees are all native Hondurans. We employ teachers and pastors that live in the communities along with cooks and cleaning ladies. Each employee is invested in the communities. Our teachers do home visits to children, our pastors are preaching the gospel of Jesus. Our desire is to empower Hondurans to make change in their own communities. We are so thankful for each employee whose heart is to love children through the lens of the Gospel.
Spreading the Gospel of Jesus Christ in Honduras while caring for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged of society.
OUR AREAS OF SERVICE
It is difficult finding a mission to support that you are confident uses your donation appropriately and is more than a temporary, drop-in effort.
Point Honduras is uniquely positioned with 4 locations and over 20 years of experience. We have the infrastructure to effect real change in Tegucigalpa, the capital of the country in the center of Central America.
HOW TO MAKE AN IMPACT
For $45 you, your church or VBS can sponsor a child!
We have over 500 children that need a sponsor
Your sponsorship includes a daily meal & medical care
2. Visit Us
Here's how you can serve with us in Honduras
Small groups (get your friends to go with you)
Current/Future Donor 3-4 Day visits
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Our full-time, native Honduran staff is impacting the children and families in Tegu for generations to come because of people like you.
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