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Mission Opportunity

                 
                       
  Consider Participating in Limestone Presbyterian Church's 
2012 Mission Trip to Honduras
         
                       
  Limestone Church's Mission Committee is planning a mission trip to Honduras from Saturday, January 7, 2012, through Sunday, January 15, 2012. Plans are for a group of fifteen adults and older youth to work for a week under the direction of Tim and Gloria Wheeler, the mission workers that our church supports in Honduras. The Wheelers work for both the Presbyterian Church (USA) and Heifer Project International. They have visited Limestone and have led a program here on their mission work in Honduras. Pastor Carolyn Gillette, who is organizing the trip, has led eight mission trips to Honduras, all hosted by the Wheelers.   Honduras map  
                       
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  What are the benefits of going on a short-term mission trip?
graphic: black bullet  You will gain a better understanding of another country and another culture.
graphic: black bullet  You will gain a new appreciation of the joys and struggles of others of God's children.
graphic: black bullet  You will get to know some of the mission workers supported by our Presbyterian Church (USA) and  
     learn about the joys and struggles they experience in their daily work.
graphic: black bullet  You will gain a greater appreciation for what you have at home.
graphic: black bullet  You will have a wonderful opportunity to live out Jesus' teachings as you love your neighbors.
graphic: black bullet  You will have an opportunity to serve God in a new way.
graphic: black bullet  You will make a real difference in the lives of some of the poorest of the poor-people who are our 
     brothers and sisters in Christ.
graphic: black bullet  You will grow in your faith in ways you cannot imagine.
 
                       
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  Scholarship help is available; contact Pastor Carolyn Gillette (994-5646) for more information.
 
The Limestone mission team will work with the people of a rural community on projects such as house construction, a sewing project, and children's activities. An American Presbyterian who is an emergency room physician and is experienced in mission work in Honduras has already volunteered to be part of our church's mission team. Spanish is not required for most participants; we will be taking some group members who are fluent in Spanish who can translate for the rest of the team. Participants need to be in good health. High school students are welcome to participate; students under 18 years old need to be accompanied by a parent.
 
Please email Pastor Carolyn Gillette for more information on participating in this week of mission and service.
 
                       
  More photos of 2007 Mission Trip to Honduras

Registration Form  (PDF     View Online)
 
Donation Form if you would like to financially support this mission  (PDF     View Online)
 
photo    Children Are Reading, Earning, Succeeding (C.A.R.E.S.).
 
Background on Honduras:
Honduras is one of the poorest and least developed countries in Latin America, with nearly two-thirds of Hondurans living in poverty. Area: 43,278 sq. mi. (slightly larger than Virginia). Population (2006 est.): 7.3 million. Literacy--76.2%. Per capita income: $ 894. About 90% of the population is mestizo. There also are small minorities of European, African, Asian, Arab, and indigenous Indian descent. Most Hondurans are Roman Catholic, but Protestant churches are growing in number. The restored Mayan ruins near the Guatemalan border in Copan reflect the great Mayan culture that flourished there for hundreds of years until the early 9th century. Columbus landed at mainland Honduras (Trujillo) in 1502, and named the area "Honduras" (meaning "depths") for the deep water off the coast. Pastor Carolyn Gillette has led eight previous mission trips to Honduras. Carolyn's hymn, The Storm Came to Honduras, was used to support the relief efforts of many congregations after Hurricane Mitch; this hymn was on national PBS-TV.
 
Learn more about Honduras:
Presbyterian Church (USA) and Honduras
 
PCUSA Mission Workers Tim & Gloria Wheeler
 
U.S. Department of State Background Note on Honduras

 
                       
 

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