If you give a man a fish, he will eat for a day. If you teach a man to fish, he will eat for a lifetime (and so will his family). We have all heard this many times, but it is true. On March 6-14, our Mission Team leaves for Honduras. Last year, we worked in the village of Santa Ana. Our team worked alongside a group of Hondurans to create the King Egg Company.
Based on the reports we receive from Honduras, the business is thriving. They have bought a second flock of egg layers. We had a good indication that this business would be successful when we discovered that the CEO Blanca had already developed an Avon business with the ladies in her village. As we researched how to help them create this egg business, we learned a great deal from Paul Presley at the U.S. Poultry Association. Paul, along with a friend from his church, will be joining our team this year to visit the King Egg Company and will use them as a case study for additional egg businesses in Honduras and in other countries where his association works.
This year, our team will work in the village of San Martin. We will help a group of Hondurans in this village start a bakery. In addition, we will conduct a Vacation Bible School, lay concrete floors, build latrines and provide water to homes.
Micro enterprises like these help change the living conditions for those willing to put in the work for their families, as well as providing goods and services to their neighbors in their village.
Please pray for our team as they go. We will commission them on Sunday, March 1, 2015.