The first DRCC-sponsored Central America Missions trip was to Honduras in April 1998, when Pastor Roger Record led a team of five teens and five adults to Santa Barbara, where he had helped build an orphanage a few years earlier. Teams of ever-growing numbers of missionaries have been going to Honduras annually ever since. In 2012 we expanded our Central America Missions efforts to include Nicaragua.
We have built a sister-church partnership with the Church in Christ, Copan Ruinas led by Pastor Motiño. Building a strong relationship with a like-minded church in another culture has allowed us to go deeper than we ever imagined possible both in how we can serve our Honduran friends and in how they can change how we see the world.
We continue to expand our work with our sister church in Copan by going out into the surrounding communities and up into the mountains. We planted a new church in the mountain village of Las Mesas, where we own a coffee processing plant serving local farmers, build schools, and work-on water purification projects that improve living conditions for hundreds of families.
In Santa Barbara we have extended our ministries beyond the initial orphanage where we started. We engage in construction projects and offer medical clinics in a men’s prison. In the surrounding countryside, we bring mobile medical clinics by horseback or on foot into remote mountain villages. And we are meeting with local leaders to tackle more urgent community needs.
As well, we have partnered with Orphan Helpers in San Pedro Sula to share the love of Jesus with children and youth in government-operated facilities. It is a great joy to care for these young ones who have been orphaned, abandoned, abused, or detained.
In July of 2012 we launched our first missions trip to Nicaragua. We have begun to form partnerships with Christian leaders in this country. So far, our work here has included building water filtration systems, feeding the homeless at a landfill site, and providing some basic medical care. It’s been particularly exciting to have youth from our Honduran sister church join us in Nicaragua and work side-by-side with our own teens.
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