Our congregation has many wonderful opportunities for service in our mission program. You could choose to write encouragement letters to our foreign missionaries, volunteer at fundraising events, help with bulletin boards, or even spend some time during the summer to serve the needs of others in a foreign country. From a few hours of your time to a week or more a year, whether behind the scenes or on the front lines, there is a place for you in our missions ministry.
Missions Supported by Mount Comfort
Mt. Comfort church of Christ been a part of this work since 2000, but we have been joining hands more closely since 2006. Through this partnership the church in El Paraiso, Honduras has grown from 1 congregation with one minister to 6 congregations with 7 ministers.
Currently, we help support 6 congregations with the help of area churches here: Johnson, Prairie Grove and Combs and a small church in Lytle, Texas. In addition, there are a number of individuals who help with the efforts.
The support covers the following: ministers’ salaries, materials for Sunday school supplies, a food program to feed the poor, a radio program, and education for children up to the 6th grade.
For the past 8 years Mt. Comfort and other area churches of Christ have determined to assist families in Honduras put their children in school. Each fall we host “Children’s Education Benefit” to raise funds to put children in each community where the church meets. At this point God has put 210 children in school each year who would not have been able to attend otherwise. Although school is free, children cannot register unless they have a uniform, a backpack and supplies for school. This costs $85.00 per year. For a Honduran family who might make $5.00 per week…it might as well be a million dollars. Our hope is that each child learns to read, write and understand math. Biggest goal: that they would be able to read the “Word of the Lord” for themselves.
Every summer we take a mission trip to visit and encourage our brothers and sisters in these congregations. Efforts that take place typically include:
- Outreach to the community; medical clinics, personal evangelism, VBS, visitation to individuals who are interested in the gospel.
- Encouraging the local congregations: We worship with them, we work with them to provide a Teen Camp and Ladies Day, provide help with construction efforts, assist with spiritual, physical and financial needs, provide education for the ministers and their wives.
- Go to Summer missions page to learn more about the upcoming mission trip next summer
Recently, we have become a part of another mission work in Tegucigalpa, Honduras called “Breaking Chains”. “Breaking Chains” is an inner-city project that works with street kids well as the homeless. Click on this link to find out more about them. Breaking Chains Honduras. website: bchonduras.org
Leah Sorrells has been interning for “Breaking Chains for the last 3 years. If you would like to know more about it you can talk with her personally to find out more about on the ground experiences there.