Erick and Yoamy Sanchez

Missionary Profile

Ministry Focus

Erick was appointed by Missions Door in April 2004 working among the Lenca Indians, a largely unreached group in Central Honduras. He serves as the Ministry Coordinator for work among the Lenca, focusing on evangelism, discipleship and church planting. Erick directs and teaches in the leadership training program, which prepares local leaders for church planting in Lenca villages. He also oversees the association of churches. He and Yoamy are burdened to reach mountain villages that have been untouched by the Gospel. Erick says, “We feel a great satisfaction to be a part of this team taking the Gospel to others. Now our greatest interest is to share the Gospel with the Lenca and speak to them about Jesus. We believe we have found something that is worth the investment of our time, our resources, and our lives.”

Faith Story

Erick gave his life to Christ after his neighbor shared the Gospel with him. Erick was a believer but it wasn’t until studying God’s Word that Erick knew he was called to ministry. Erick says, “I was a believer with no commitment or interest in the lost, the church, or the Lord’s work, and I had little spiritual motivation to change. Then I began to read the Word, and through devotions and active participation in the church, I began to be drawn to the work of the Lord. Through my discovery that the Lord is most interested in the lost, I came to know about missions and the great challenge that exists in reaching unreached people groups of the world.” Erick began to pray. He committed time after work and on weekends to serving but could feel God calling him to serve even more. He felt challenged to pursue biblical education and Missions Door provided a scholarship for Erick to attend seminary in Siguatepeque, Honduras.


  • Bible & Theology Degree from Central American Bible Institute
  • Social Education Technical Degree from SUED University



Learn more about where this ministry happens

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.

Cultural Snapshot

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.

Faith Fact

Upper classes in Honduras predominantly adhere to Catholicism, while evangelical Protestant affiliation increases among the urban poor.

Country Profile

Population: 9 million

Major Religions: 97% Roman Catholic, 3% Protestant

Languages: Spanish (official), Amerindian dialects

Literacy: 85%

Poverty: 60%



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Ministry location:
, Honduras