A brief word about our Mission History:
In October 1998 just after Hurricane Mitch
devastated Honduras and until January 2001,
Pastor Victor Batiz (Avance Misionero
Missionary) served many refugees food &
clothing from funds raised by Hands in
Mission. In 2001, HIM sent a team to build 8
homes in the refugee community for families
that Pastor Victor had chosen from the
homeless inhabitants, he had been serving the
past year and a half.
In February 2003 Hands in Mission returned to the Refugee Community in Comayagua to
build them a church. This church is served by
Pastor Cledia a former member of a sister
church is overseen by Pastor Victor Batiz. As of 2006, at least one member of each family in
the community attends this church with a
thriving congregation of approximately 100.
Hands in Mission returns in 2007 to build a Community Hall for a new feeding program.
In February 2005, Hands in Mission built a church in San Pedro Sula, served by Pastor Nehemias Chavarria in the community of Lopez. Currently, a Kindergarten program has begun there in hopes of expanding into the community. Pastor Nehemias also serves as director of Avance Misionero Honduras.
In 2005, Hands in Mission visited and worked in the Japon Refugee Community in which Fanny Chavarria (wife of Pastor Nehemiah Chavarria) serves. There we helped feed hungry children, gave haircuts to over 100 children and taught Bible School Classes. We fell in love with the people there and were so moved by the immense need that Hands in Mission began its own Child sponsorship program to specifically help this community. (see our Child Sponsorship page)
Refugee Community in Comayagua
In 2007, Hands in Mission returned to the Refugee Community in Comayagua to build them a child feeding facility. This facility feeds children twice a day and is overflowing with children.
In 2008, Hands in Mission built a new church in the community of Del Nance. This community has a master plan to add soccer fields and a vocational education center. Hands in Mission has been working alongside the pastor of the local church Avance Misionero and leaders of the community of Comayagua to implement a larger project named the “C.R.E.C.E.R PROJECT” whose goal is to have a positive Christian influence in this community of Del Nance through sports, recreation, Arts, and working skills.
A new church in the community of Del Nance.
In 2011 HIM built a vocational education center that is divided into 3 areas of teaching: Beauty & Sewing, Computer Tech, and Welding & Construction. This has blossomed as the instructors have taught new working skills to the people who attend so they will become gainfully employed in their community.
In 2013 Hands in Mission built a new medical facility in the community of Del Nance.
Hands in Mission has been working alongside the pastor of the local church Avance Misionero and leaders of the community of Comayagua for many years. There is now a doctor in this community to serve the needs of the people there.
We continue to work in his name – Stay tuned and you’re support will allow us to do even more!