Greetings brothers and sisters in Christ. We hope that when you read this update you find yourself enjoying the wonderful blessings that our marvelous God pours over our daily lives.
We wanted to update you on what has been occurring here at Ministries of Faith New Life. God has been prospering our work here in Azacualpa, Honduras. First of all, we wanted to thank God for allowing us to have you as part of our support group. Without your collaboration, individual or church, we would not be able to do the important work with the children, teenagers and the community.
As you know, we have been working on the new classrooms. We wanted to complete this project in August but due to a couple of groups cancelling their trips, work has been much slower. We hope to have the classrooms completed in November.
The water well that was financed by the rotary club in Champaign, IL and the rotary club of San Pedro Sula, was inaugurated yesterday. The well is 195 feet deep and has the capacity of providing 55 gallons of water per minute. We are excited to have the well up and running as it will be able to provide water to us during the extreme heat of the summer. We will also be able to water the fields when we plant beans, corn and other vegetables that will be used here at Ministries of Faith.
The ministries that we have to serve the community continue to be a success. We are now feeding 100 children a day Monday through Friday. They enjoy delicious foods such as baleadas, tamales, fried chicken, fried rice, beef stew, spaghetti, tacos, enchiladas and many more dishes that Dilia, Mariana and Mirian lovingly prepare for the children.
The new church is growing both in numbers and in knowledge of the Word of God. Every Sunday we have 100 people who attend church on a regular basis. In April we baptized 20 new Christians and we already have more who will be baptized soon.
Our soccer program is growing as well. Every day we have 40 teenagers who come and play soccer from 3:00 – 5:30p.m. We will be forming new teams soon!
Recently, we’ve had some mission groups visiting and working with us. These groups have been a great blessings to all the children, families and to the Azacualpa community. With their help we have been able to distribute food provisions to many families who live in extreme poverty.
The children at the Home have also been doing great in their school work and their relationship with the Lord keeps growing. Dania, Leonardo and Ricci help out as Sunday school teachers. Dania teaches the five and six year olds. Ricci teaches the three and four year olds, and Leonardo teaches the 10 – 12 year olds.
Please enjoy the pictures that we are sending you.
We hope that you continue to support our Ministry with prayers, encouragement and financial support.
God bless you.
Dago and Dilia Zelaya