Paul was appointed by Missions Door in 2014 serving as a missionary in Honduras. Paul and Tania desire to reach men, women, children, families, neighborhoods, villages, and all people from the mountains of Honduras. They want to teach the Word of God and to impact, and be a changing factor for future generations. They serve as church planters in the city of Comayagua, Comayagua. This province is located in the center of the country, and from there, they work diligently to take the gospel to the South East Central region of Honduras. They passionately carry the Word of God to the unreached, no matter the place, climate or ethnic group. Paul and Tania also work with children with a ministry they have called Explorer Children. The goal is for these children to learn how to evangelize in their own communities by cleaning and doing other social services to the homes of each students’ families. This ministry specifically reaches teenagers and young adults in the schools and universities. They share the gospel through evangelism, drama messages and counseling young people. The Steers have taken up the challenge of entering communities where the gospel is not accepted. They use soccer as an opportunity to connect with people by teaching sports techniques to children in the area. In this way, they share the gospel with children and young people and are then able to reach their families with the restorative message of Jesus Christ. The rural areas where they work are some of the poorest areas of Honduras and many children eat only one meal a day. Through Sunday school, Paul and Tania diligently work to bring snacks to children to improve the nutrition of many boys and girls.
In 2004, Paul encountered the Lord while listening to a preacher on the radio while he was driving on his way to work. The message impacted him so much that he pulled over on the side of the road and prayed, right there, to receive Jesus in his heart. Since then, Paul only wants to grow with other believers and to learn how to live a closer relationship with Christ. In 2006, God called Paul to ministry. Since then, he has been immersed in church activities, serving in the Sunday school ministry to children nine to 13 years old, adults, and serves as a youth pastor. Paul has also been the president of the regional board of Baptist churches in Comayagua, La Paz, Francisco Morazán, Intibucá and Danlí. Tania accepted the Lord as a child in 1981, through the church. She recommitted herself to Christ in 2006 in the city of Comayagua. At that time, she was going through a serious illness that was never diagnosed. This illness almost took her life, but it was a tool that helped for her reconciliation with Christ.
Tania and Paul were married in 1997. They have three children, Ashly Latiffe, Sean Paul and Jean Luca, and nephew, Justin Medina, who has been a part of their family since he was three years old.
- Bachelor of Science in Industrial and Occupational Engineering - Autonomous University of Honduras
- Law degree with a specialty in Labor Law – Autonomous University of Honduras
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.
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
Ministry service area: