Martin met Missions Door Missionary Erick Sanchez in 2003. One of the first things he did was send me to study Biblical theology at a Baptist Institute in our city. In 2004, he was appointed as pastor of a small church in a mountain community. In 2010, he planted another church. Following his heart of Church Planting, Martin started another church in 2012. Together with his family, they are part of the community and have worked on several plantations. In 2019, he was appointed as a Missions Door Missionary. Since their appointment, they have planted an additional two churches. They are serving as church planters with a strategy to reach the Lencas.
In October 1992, Martin came to faith in Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He was 20 years old when a missionary from a local church showed up in his town. They started talking to him about Jesus Christ. They shared the Gospel clearly and Martin then trusted Jesus Christ as his Lord and Savior. He began serving with them starting youth groups in the area. In addition, they started meetings with others in the community. They moved so they could continue to serve the Lencas, a people group in Honduras.
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Among poor but passionate people, family connections and festive occasions bring joy to life
Aside from the popular tourist spots of the Bay Islands and the Mayan ruins of Copán, the pristine Caribbean beauty of Honduras remains little known to international visitors.
But the country's exports are familiar abroad, especially in the United States. The natural resources of Honduras supply the trade of coffee, sugar cane and tropical fruit, as well as petroleum and textiles. Yet economic growth is limited by political instability and drug cartels that compromise security and development.
The people of Honduras show great passion for soccer and enjoy festive occasions with music and traditional punta dancing. They tend to keep their religious beliefs to themselves.
Extended families often live in close proximity. Hondurans welcome the company of friends and guests on the front porches of their homes, and communities gather on central plazas in most towns.
Your participation with Missions Door helps meet strategic and spiritual needs of communities in Honduras through pastoral training, leadership development, church planting, economic development, women's ministry and evangelism.
As Hondurans reenact the events of Holy Week, artists create elaborate sawdust carpets to decorate the trail where the figure of Jesus will walk to his crucifixion.
Upper classes in Honduras predominantly adhere to Catholicism, while evangelical Protestant affiliation increases among the urban poor.
Population: 9 million
Major Religions: 97% Roman Catholic, 3% Protestant
Languages: Spanish (official), Amerindian dialects
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