In Churches

Update: Converted Family Donates Land for Honduran Church

Missions Door missionary, Carlos Zuniga, reports amazing news. A few years ago, he started to plant a church in Puerta del Ocote, Belen Lempira, which is in the western part of Honduras. This past August, Carlos led a family to the Lord. This family decided to donate a plot of land for that church plant!…

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Update: Honduran Workshop Bringing Women to Christ

Missions Door missionaries, Paul and Tania Steer, report that twenty-four women have graduated from their skills training center and want to learn more about the bible. Tania created this workshop to teach women cooking, baking, and sewing. She encourages these women, many of whom are single mothers, rape victims, widows, and thirteen-year-old girls who are…

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Update: VBS on Wyoming Reservation Sees 110 Kids

Missions Door missionary, Allen Peil, reports that this year’s VBS in Wyoming’s Wind River Indian Reservation was a success! Around 110 students from the surrounding neighborhoods and villages attended. Last year, the average attendance was around sixty. Ten students made professions of faith! Five churches total from California, Nevada, Sheridan FBC, and Allen’s home church…

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Update: 350 Honduran Prisoners Ministered to

Missions Door missionaries, Rick and Ruth Odess, worked with fellow MD missionary, Victor Almendarez, to provide toilet paper to 350 prisoners in Honduras. The prison doesn’t provide these items and prisoners are dependent on family and friends for them. This is the same prison where they provided a medical and optometry clinic a few years…

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Update: Cambodian Churches Up to 9 Services

Missions Door missionary, Radha Manickam, reports that the Cambodian pastors being supported are all doing incredible work in God’s kingdom! Here are some of the highlights: Pastor Cheam Rin is up to nine worship services with 130 people in bible study. He’s baptized five people and is training twelve leaders. Pastor Phan Sophun is averaging…

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Update: Honduras Ministry Sees Increase in Professions of Faith, Baptisms, and More

Victor Almendarez, Missions Door missionary in Western Honduras, has an amazing praise report! Virgilia Almendarez continues to disciple women and children in the Honduran mountains. Five house churches are outgrowing their meeting places, meaning five new churches need to be planted. Thirty-five people have been baptized. Forty-five children living in poverty have been given backpacks…

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Update: New House Church in Dominican Republic

Felix Abreu, Missions Door missionary in the Dominican Republic, started a new house church on July 17th. That month, he presented the 5-5-5 plan: five strategic cities in the Dominican Republic where his team wants to establish five strategic church planting centers in the next five years (2023 – 2027). He asks for your prayers for…

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Training Ministry Leaders in Latin America

Nicaragua, 1995 – Rigo Reyes is twenty-two years old. He manages around 1,500 people. He has a wife, a good salary, and a lot of power for someone his age. So, why is he destroying his life? Young and Power Hungry Rigo was born and raised in Nicaragua. He got married at twenty years old…

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Ministering to Haiti’s Children

Haiti, 2010 — the ground begins to shake underneath Francklin’s feet, while objects fall around him with a loud clatter. He looks at his students and sees the fear in their eyes. Francklin guides them downstairs as fast as he can, trying not to fall. Car horns and shouts for help fill the streets. Pieces…

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Reaching Honduras’ Toughest Prisoners

A prisoner’s bones ache. He sleeps on the hard ground because there aren’t enough beds in the facility. He awakes to the excited chatter of one of his cell mates. “Care packages,” his cell mate announces. The prisoner gets up. His stomach growls. There’s never enough food; just beans. The care packages are a nice…

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Restoring Marriages is Leading Peruvians to Christ

A couple sits in front of William and his wife, Ruth. Tears stain the woman’s tired face, while the man looks down in shame. The boyfriend and girlfriend have cheated on each other several times, but they share three young kids. Neither of them grew up in a two-parent household. This is a common conversation…

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House Churches in the Dominican Republic

Late 80s, Dominican Republic – eighteen-year-old Felix Abreu sits, entranced by the words of his bible study teacher. It feels like he was being introduced to Jesus all over again. He could barely keep up. How is that this teacher has only been in an evangelical seminary for two years? Felix spent four years in…

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Ministering to One of America’s Most Dangerous Reservations

Wind River, Wyoming is a reservation with incredible people, plagued by two heartbreaking issues: post-colonialism and meth. It’s the fifth largest Native American reservation by population. Almost 27,000 people live on the reservation, and around 12,000 of them are from the Northern Arapaho and Eastern Shoshone tribes. The community has a horrific colonial history. In…

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Bringing Jesus to the Native Honduran Mountain Communities

The light from the projector flickers on the enchanted villagers’ faces. They’re huddled close together, sitting outside on the grass or in chairs. Many of the communities in the Honduran mountains don’t have electricity, so an animated movie brings much excitement. On the screen is a Man with a complexion like theirs. They gasp when…

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To the Ends of the Earth – Missionary to the Amazon

Lush, green trees envelope a small riverboat crossing the brown Amazon. Fish jump from the river and splash back down, possibly Arowana. A river dolphin peaks its long beak out of the water and in the distance, Elmer can see a large bird that looks like a stork or heron walking. But Elmer Terrazas isn’t…

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Fleeing War and Meeting a Missionary

Hot bright flames pour out from a city bus, swallowed whole by molten-orange clouds of smoke. Steel drips like candlewax onto a floor of shattered glass. Clouds of gray climb to the sky, painting the vehicle an ash-black. It looks like a volcano, erupting and spewing lava right in the middle of an El Salvadorian…

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Sowing in Cambodia’s Killing Fields

Cambodia, 1973 – a young man wakes up in darkness. It’s three a.m. and he’s lying down on the hard floor of a semi-truck, enveloped by the pungent smell of raw fish. Radha Manickam is twenty years old and was kicked out of his father’s home a few months ago. He could put up with…

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To Reach Lost Boys Like Me

Luis Magandi and his family live in Melchor, Guatemala—a village on the Belizean border. They run a small pizza shop to help support their church-planting ministry. Last week, a young man named Estuardo walked into their shop hoping to find work. As they talked, Estuardo revealed to Luis that he had just left his home…

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