The Mission Outreach Committee strives to spread the word of God by promoting and supporting opportunities for mission through education, personal service, and financial support in order to positively impact the lives of others.
APRIL Mission FOCUS
Honduras Hope Mission
The past year was like no other in many parts of the world, but particularly in Honduras. In addition to the COVID-19 virus, Honduras was hit with two powerful hurricanes, within just weeks of each other. The country has been devastated. The public health network has been completely overwhelmed.
The Honduras Hope Mission (HHM) team was unable to travel to La Villa de San Francisco this past February due to COVID. To provide the much needed medical assistance, we had to improvise. This year rather than a medical team from the U.S. traveling to La Villa, we hired several local doctors and nurses to make door-to-door visits throughout the poorest parts of town. We purchased all the necessary personal protective equipment and even converted a truck into a mobile pharmacy. Rather than being carried into Honduras by our medical team, pharmaceutical supplies were purchased in bulk in the capital. A total of 919 people were seen door-to-door. An additional 467 Hondurans were seen by our team of U.S. doctors via telehealth. 307 water filters, paid for by Ingomar Living Waters, were distributed to homes in La Villa and another 193 were distributed to families in Suyapa.
Most of our Hope Families are unable to work as only 20 percent of the population is permitted to travel to the sugar cane and watermelon fields. Thanks to the support of our family sponsors, HHM has been doubling the monthly allocation of food supplies to our Hope Families. Schools have been run virtually so we have increased our tutoring at the Hope Center, where we also have computers, to try and keep the Hope Family children from falling behind.
Thank you Ingomar Church and Hope Family sponsors for supporting the people of La Villa.
If you would like more information about HHM contact Blake McKim, Gregg and Jeanie Otto or visit hondurashopemission.org.
You can give to this ministry through IConnect, Give+, or text an amount to 412-504-7798 using the code “hondo” – example: $100 hondo
Through the Mission Outreach Committee, Ingomar Church disburses approximately $98,000 annually to domestic and foreign Missions, including Mission scholarships. Funding comes from the Church Operating Budget, the Rummage Sale, the sale of Giant Eagle cards at church, and proceeds from Amazon Smile, as well as from the generous donations from our congregation.
Information about the agencies can be found in the Monthly News Brief, the Mission Focus videos, and on the church website. Our goal is to keep the congregation informed about the different missions we support and to provide opportunities for hands on experiences for all ages.
If you would like more information about Missions, please feel free to email our committee at [email protected]. A member of the committee will be happy to speak with you or your small group. We always welcome new ideas and new committee members and we would love to have you join us!
You can give to our Mission Outreach ministry using IConnect, Give+, or text an amount to 412-504-7798 using the code “missions” – example: $100 missions.