Lights Out in Honduras
How would our weekly worship change without electricity? We wouldn’t be able to create or print bulletins. There would be no sound system or lighting in the sanctuary. Thankfully, our piano would still work, but the organ would not. Our contemporary group would have to play acoustically, without amplifiers. There would be no hot coffee after services! Our brothers and sisters in San Marcos, Honduras have been worshipping this way since their church building was destroyed by an earthquake.
On May 27 we will stand with our friends in Honduras as we go without electricity for one day. Work on a new church building in San Marcos is nearly complete. The last project involves wiring the church for electricity. The total cost for the wiring project is $2,000. Several congregations in New England have pledged their support for this important project to complete work on the new church and turn the lights on for the people who worship there. We would like to raise at least $500 to help complete this special project.
The February trip travels to the North Coast where you will work alongside our partners in the church of Santa Margarita, building stoves and sinks. The April trip is in the South in the colonial town of Yuscaran in the mountains, where you will work on the construction of a new church building.
Both of these dates correspond with many school vacations, so this is an opportunity to have families with school age children experience the most powerful vacation ever. We are working out details on costs and projects, but I wanted to get the dates to you now for planning.
Now is the time to get your registration in, especially for the February trip, as we are looking at airfares and purchasing plane tickets for February. If you need a registration form, you may download a copy.
Pastor Jim Hazelwood