June 2020 Update

Dear friends and family,

This year is already halfway over and the pandemic has brought challenges to every region around the world. Even still, God’s peace surpasses all understanding. He reigns even amidst these difficulties. We should remember God’s promise in 2 Chronicles 7:14 that says, “if my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.” The solution to our problems (including worldwide pandemics) is only in and through God.

Pic: Food Distributions. Can you imagine what it would be like to be a dad with 7 kids and to be without work for 4 months? This is the testimony of Reynaldo Funez, who has 7 children as well as 8 other family members living in his household, all of whom are without work. Your prayers and financial support have allowed us to distribute 500 food bags to needy families like Reynaldo’s. We have made a short video (linked below) showing some testimonies of community leaders to allow them to show you their appreciation. Thank you for sharing your blessings with people here so that they don’t go to bed hungry.
Pic: Face Shield Donations to Doctors and Nurses. In Honduras, the number of covid cases continues to rise exponentially each day. Unfortunately, the medical centers have not been able to keep up with supplies needed. Water Ambassadors Canada wanted to help during this time and sent 100 face shields to help protect medical workers. These face shields were distributed among 3 different public hospitals. The gratitude of the doctors and nurses for this donation was huge. Most medical personnel here buy their own supplies and many simply don’t have the funds to buy all the supplies they need. By June 16, most of the country’s medical centers had already reached their capacity for covid patients and medical supplies are coveted. We pray this donation will help many doctors and nurses to stay healthy as they tend to the sick. Job was able to share the gospel at each distribution as well as the local TV station that reported on the distribution!
Pic: Helping Farmers. Imagine that the most productive season of the year has come and you don’t have the tools you need to produce and generate income in order to meet your financial obligations. Many Honduran subsistence farmers are living that reality today. The covid crisis has only exacerbated the struggles of these farmers as the world economy declines. Without irrigation systems, they only depend on the rain that God sends during the rainy season. Most don’t have funds to purchase fertilizers. God touched the hearts of 2 ministries that work here in Honduras, Hope Farm and Tazazul, to donate fertilizer for all the farmers in El Junco. After giving thanks to God for providing this fertilizer, the farmers loaded up their donkeys, horses, and mules to carry their allotted 500 pounds of fertilizer to their land. Each farmer will be able to fertilize 1 acre of corn and beans, an unexpected blessing during this difficult time!
Pic: Visit to USA. We are here in the States!!! Unfortunately, the flights to the States have been decreasing these past couple months and we could see that we might not have a chance to fly to the States in mid-August, as we had planned. Many missionaries that had already come to the States had warned others that their flights were cancelled 2 or 3 times before they finally flew! So we decided if we wanted to visit you all this fall, we should fly out sooner rather than later! It was a quick, but necessary decision. We flew to the States on June 23rd and we were glad we made the decision when we did. Other missionaries in Honduras are reporting that more and more flights are being cancelled. Now, we are spending 2 weeks in self-isolation for the safety of others. So just 1 more week left and then we are excited to see you all! We plan to send out a schedule in July of where we will be visiting so we can meet together, so stay tuned! Thankfully, the Honduran Community Relief team continues to distribute food bags so while we are away we can continue to receive donations for food.

Check out our food distribution video here: Food Distribution Video.

Praise God:

  • For our safe and timely arrival to the States and our continued health!
  • For each of our supporters as ministry partners! God uses your generosity to feed families, provide communities access to clean water, and bring fertilizer to farmers.
  • For the donations we received this month for the land purchase that come to $3,855! Praise the Lord we have already reached 72% of the total land price! Every dollar is a blessing.

Pray to God:

  • For the pandemic situation around the world, and especially the effects this has had in Honduras.
  • For an apartment to rent and for provision for our daily expenses while we are visiting the States.
  • For our fundraising this fall. We need to raise the final $14,481 to pay for the land, as well as raise funds for our daily ministry work.

Please continue to pray about the land with us and if God calls you to give towards the land purchase, be sure to include a note with your donation to specify that it is designated for the “land project.”

Also, just a reminder that you can follow Job’s social media pages for more frequent updates. You can find him on facebook: Job David G├ímez Abelar and on Instagram: @tpjgamez.

As always,

THANK YOU for praying with and for us!

THANK YOU for sharing your blessings with us!

THANK YOU for allowing us to serve God full-time here in Honduras!

May God reward you GREATLY!!!

Much love,

Job, Adria, & Elizabeth