Gustavo explains in detail how we provide clean water to remote villages in the remote mountains of Honduras.
SAVE THE DATE!
We are excited to invite all of our alumni and supporters out to a family fun day and REUNION. We are bringing in Arnoldo and Maria Elena and Gustavo and Julia to spend the afternoon with everyone. We will have BBQ, Kids Activities + Bounce House, Music and fellowship. Then, we will have some teens around to watch the kids while the adults enjoy messages from the IMPACT team and testimonies all around.
April 30, 2016
4 PM – 7 PM
Raymond Russell County Park
The first day of our Key Man conference was such an encouragement to hear how the men’s lives have changed, marriages transformed and how they are meeting with other men in their villages to challenge them to be agents of change in their communities. Today we are building on this idea of being agents of change and ways to do this together as a team.
As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another. Proverbs 27:17
We are challenging the men to memorize the following passage from Isaiah, pray about it and ask God what He wants us to do as an “oak of righteousness”.
The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me,
because the Lord has anointed me
to proclaim good news to the poor.
He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted,
to proclaim freedom for the captives
and release from darkness for the prisoners,
2 to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor
and the day of vengeance of our God,
to comfort all who mourn,
3 and provide for those who grieve in Zion—
to bestow on them a crown of beauty
instead of ashes,
the oil of joy
instead of mourning,
and a garment of praise
instead of a spirit of despair.
They will be called oaks of righteousness,
a planting of the Lord
for the display of his splendor.
4 They will rebuild the ancient ruins
and restore the places long devastated;
they will renew the ruined cities
that have been devastated for generations.
5 Strangers will shepherd your flocks;
foreigners will work your fields and vineyards.
6 And you will be called priests of the Lord,
you will be named ministers of our God.
You will feed on the wealth of nations,
and in their riches you will boast.
7 Instead of your shame
you will receive a double portion,
and instead of disgrace
you will rejoice in your inheritance.
And so you will inherit a double portion in your land,
and everlasting joy will be yours.
We met Wilmer last year in Monte Fresco and we were immediately impacted by his enthusiasm and industriousness in his work and home. Wilmer became a Christian and has stayed in touch with the IMPACT team to learn more and deepen his understanding of the gospel. His wife, however, did not share his zeal for this new life and they separated. Wilmer was hurt and disappointed but he continued to have faith that God’s hand was on his life and he continued to study and be obedient to God’s call.
Two days before our arrival, Wilmer’s wife called him and asked for forgiveness. She told him that she wants to walk with him and with the Lord! Mark and Gustavo met with her while visiting the villages earlier in the week and said she is a changed woman. This reconciliation is an answer to prayers!! Wilmer is encouraged to challenge other men to be an agent of change in their communities and help other couples strengthen their marriages.
Ricardo’s story is one of commitment and perseverance to building The Kingdom. He is from one of the more impoverished communities called Santa Fe. Prior to the conference, he made a commitment to help another villager with their harvest. In order to attend the conference, he paid for another man to work in his place during the harvest. Please pray that his dedication is blessed and that his time with us bears great fruit.