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It's Who We Are

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It's Who We Are

Lori Connell

Janet instructing Dilcia on a partners in hope order. 

Janet instructing Dilcia on a partners in hope order. 

During an interview for a local newspaper recently, I was asked how Mi Esperanza ended up in Honduras and why this is where we choose to serve.  This intrigued me and continues to. The thing about those of us who serve with Mi Esperanza, and this includes every one of you reading this - this isn't where we come and serve. This isn't what we do in Honduras. We serve wherever we are. In our communities. In our churches. In our neighborhoods. In our families and in our homes. Standing in a line, driving on the freeway and through construction areas. We minister to the sick. We help feed both physically and spiritually. We minister through disaster relief. We pass each other on the street and choose to live lives of engagement. Many of our community serve in programs working with the homeless, the addicts, the mentally ill. Many of us invest in the broken among us. 

Read what Jesus says about this in Matthew 25: 37-40

Sewing class at the Mi Esperanza city center

Sewing class at the Mi Esperanza city center

  “Master, what are you talking about? When did we ever see you hungry and feed you, thirsty and give you a drink? And when did we ever see you sick or in prison and come to you?’ Then the King will say, ‘I’m telling the solemn truth: Whenever you did one of these things to someone overlooked or ignored, that was me—you did it to me.’

We are honored to present the community of Mi Esperanza and we are honored you choose to serve with us.

We are servants. We live our lives in service. 

Serving is who we are - not what we do.

This is not an easy way of life but I can’t imagine any of us living any other way.  I pray encouragement into your walks today, with much gratitude to each of you for joining us along the way. 

I believe God has many great opportunities waiting for us - the family of Mi Esperanza in 2017. We are celebrating our fifteenth year of empowering women by providing educational opportunities they would not have had access to. Changing their lives, our lives and the future generations of the women of Honduras.  

Stay tuned. Stay engaged living your servant lives. 

Keep us in your prayers as our board will be gathering in a few weeks. May we proceed with the clarity necessary to follow God’s will where He would lead us. May we serve Him well.

Janet