Monday, May 10, 2021

2021 Mission Trips!

Are you interested in joining one of the JFM Mission Trips this year? There are two informational meetings left!  The Honduras informational meeting will take place on Sunday, May 16 at approximately 12:15pm (after the second service) in the Sonlight Room. The info meeting for Hungary will be on Sunday, May 23 at 10:45am in the lower level of the church. 

Additionally, the next Burenza meeting will take place at 10:45am on May 16 in the Core 3 room on the main level.


Friday, May 7, 2021

Rainy Season in Burundi

Hey quick word and what you're seeing it is the rainy season in Burundi and the rain has been exceptionally heavy right now. Currently we are working to get the supplies to Burenza for the new maternity ward but with all the rain it is slowing things down greatly.
Prayers that the rain will subside soon and we will be able to open the ward and help mothers in need.


 

Monday, April 12, 2021

A NEW LEASE ON LIFE…

 

News from Burundi!!

Over twelve years ago God lead a group from JFM to a remote area located in the bush of Burundi Africa. This place is now what we all know as Burenza.  When the team arrived all that time ago there was one small building that serviced as the district office. Fast forward twelve years and this building has served as the launchpad for what’s now a sub-Saharan oasis of hope to the people of Burenza. But as you may have guessed the years and all the various uses have taken a toll and with the addition of the new maternity ward (soon to open) there is once again a need for this building as a ladies staff house. 

In December along with our partners in Burundi, we asked the body of JFM for support to raise up this building and give it a new lease on life. Not only did you help meet the need but JFM more than doubled what was asked for.  Because of this, we have been able to complete all the asked renovations and we are now able to add a modern bathroom and shower area to the house. 

It’s commonly said God doesn’t call the equipped but equips the called and JFM you responded to that call. Please stay tuned over the next two months as we’ll be rolling out additional Burundi-related information, updates, and a potential upcoming mission trip.

 


Wednesday, March 17, 2021

Building a Team for the Honduras Mission Trip!


God willing JFM will be sending a six man mission team, led by Pastor Jason and Doris Snyder, to Honduras in September.  The goal will be to finish roughing in a building for the storage of equipment and a vehicle.  Help is needed to lay three rows of cement blocks on the walls of a partially constructed building.  Once the walls are completed, rafters and tin roofing can be installed.  


To complete the team, five additional people with some experience in the building trades are needed.  Even if you mixed cement for your uncle or granddad when you were a teen, or helped with framing a building, your skills may be needed. This is a great chance to help JFM, and Pastor Daisy, as we start building a relationship with this ministry in Honduras.  Please see the video below for further details. More information will be posted as it becomes available.



Below are some further images of the pantry and office spaces that will be worked on during the trip: 




Wednesday, January 20, 2021

JFM SENDS RELIEF DURING CRISIS IN HONDURAS

This quarter the Go Team would like to update you on JFMs outreach in Honduras. As you can imagine, the last year has been a challenge for ministries around the world, with the COVID-19 pandemic affecting people, countries and travel. Fortunately, the JFM Go team has worked to stay connected with Pastor Daisy and the needs of her ministry to the Garifuna people. (For a refresher on this ministry, click the April 2020 posting on this blog.) In the April 2020 post Doris Snyder, JFM's Ministry Liaison to Pastor Daisy, wrote: “I believe there are possible bumpy roads ahead, but we should not concentrate only on the bumps, but on what God is calling us to do”.

What prophetic words. Doris had a very difficult year personally and then on November 3 and November 17 Honduras was struck by back-to-back category 4 hurricanes. 

Pastor Daisy and members of her community

Widespread flooding and landslides devastated the area of Puerto Cortez Honduras following two recent Hurricanes resulting in immediate needed relief. Those affected included members of the Free Methodist Church of Honduras whose homes were badly damaged and many families were in desperate need of food and/or medicine. Free Methodist Pastor Daisy’s church assisted in providing shelter for the homeless or those in the danger zone, but the need was greater than the church's abilities. JFM was able to provide some financial assistance to help Pastor Daisy with some items as clothing. Please keep these people in your prayers.

A Testimony from Pastor Daisy in Honduras: “Nidia was desperate to hear the word of the Lord. She would see us go by while she was drinking in a bar with her friends. She contacted me through Facebook and later I was able to meet with her and she gave her life to the Lord. We set up a time we could come to her house to meet regularly for a time of discipleship and she always invites someone else to attend these meetings and hear the word of the Lord in her home.”

2021 Mission Trips!

Are you interested in joining one of the JFM Mission Trips this year? There are two informational meetings left!  The Honduras informational...