Ministry Updates

The New Year 2019

The New Year in Honduras–2019!

This year has started off to be a great one, and it looks like it is going to also be a busy one. Christmas and the New Year’s holiday were definitely different as I spent them away from my family, but it is true that when one is in the company of other believers, it is comforting. Here in Honduras, Christmas starts on the 24th about 7:00 p.m. and ends around 2:00 a.m. Families open their homes for the night, and people migrate from house to house drinking coffee and eating the traditional Christmas food, tamales. On Christmas Eve, the Cuban couple (I mentioned them in my last post) and I started by attending our church Christmas program at 6:00 p.m. From there we visited three other homes and did not make it back home until 2:30 a.m. For my first Christmas away from family, it was bittersweet. Bitter because I was not with family, but sweet because I can see the Lord growing and molding me by guiding me in the direction He wants me to go. On New Year’s Eve, the Cuban family and I went to a family’s home for dinner and then at midnight, we shot off fireworks. That night we also ended up going to another home where all the youth of the church met to play games and fellowship until 3:00 in the morning.

Since then, I have been working on the new group and intern program for MEDA which will soon be implemented. I believe this year we will have over ten groups signed up for the summer, and there are more groups that still have interest in coming. This year there will be between fifteen and twenty new students who will attend the seminary. Two of the students are from other countries and will be staying with me for the duration of their studies. I am looking forward to having company in my home and living with people who just speak Spanish. The more I can get away from using English the better and better my Spanish gets. I am so thankful for how much I have learned and continue to learn.

This week a man from the church lost his battle with cancer. He was the father of one of my friends here. It was encouraging to see how even though the family grieved over their loss, they kept the focus on Christ. At the graveside service after everyone had paid their respects, there came a harmony of soft voices singing “In Christ alone my hope is found…”

Please pray for…

The family whose father went home to be with the Lord.

My residency – Update, everything is going well with my residency, and so far there have not been any issues. The lawyer said that my documents are in processing, and I should be issued my residency card in March or April!

Financial support – the Lord will supply the funds necessary for my support.

That I will continue to be a servant of the Lord and display Christ in the way that I live.

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The First Month

My first month in Honduras has already been very exciting! On the first day of December, SEPE (MEDA’s seminary program) had this year’s graduation and sent out another class of pastors prepared to take the gospel further throughout Central America. The week after the graduation, one of the graduates named Noah got married, and I had the privilege of being one of the groomsmen. It was an amazing service that was completely Christ centered. While all of the groomsmen were waiting for the wedding to start, Noah broke the silence by telling us how good God has been to him. He explained how he had to just trust the Lord in moving from El Salvador to Honduras at the age of 19 to take classes at MEDA and now trusting the Lord in the big step of marriage. Getting to know Noah over the years and to see how the Lord has been preparing him to be a pastor has been amazing, and it is encouraging to know that these are the kinds of men that are graduating from SEPE each year.

I am settling nicely into my new home, but finding that I am learning the struggles (or blessings) of moving out on my own and not having all the utensils, kitchenware, and accommodations I had while living with my parents. The Lord is good and I am able to find all that I need here with little trouble. During the next few weeks I will be watching the facilities as the two other missionary families are spending Christmas and New Years with family in the States. Thankfully, I will not be alone. There is a wonderful Cuban couple that recently moved here so that the husband Leo can attend SEPE. It has been a blessing spending time with them learning what the Lord is doing in Cuba, and it has been good practice for my Spanish as they do not know any English.

Please pray for…

  • The transition of moving.
  • Residency.
  • Support.
  • That I continue to live a life that displays Christ.

The Next 24 hours

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Within 24 hours I will be boarding a plan headed for Honduras. The Journey of moving to Honduras has been great so for and it is only because of God and the people He has surrounded me with. This past month has been so encouraging talking with people who are praying for me, it is such a blessing. Right now I have this feeling of excitement and nervousness thought out my body, yet I am comforted to know that God is in control. Thank you all again for your prayers and support!!!

Update on support –  By God’s grace I have received 75% of both my moving and living cost!

Prayer – Please continue to pray for during the transition. The residency process is already starting to have issues, pray that I can receive residency quickly.

 

The Journey Begins

Me and my Job

My name is Kenny Fuller, I am 23 years old. Missions has been a part of my life ever since I can remember. Now, I will be moving to Honduras to collaborate with Evangelical Ministries of the Americas (MEDA), which operates a Bible seminary and training ministry in that place.  As International Program Coordinator, I am going to be involved in the training of leaders and pastors in Honduras by developing and implementing revenue generating programs that make the organization self-sustaining as it creates sustainable change.  Please pray for me as God is leading me in this new role/opportunity of greater service to His great Name!

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Housing and Finances

I will be living on campus in a home that will function as a guy dorm for interns.

I am now asking the Senders to pray and if the Lord puts it on your heart to support me in however the Lord leads.

  • Moving costs – 10,000
  • Monthly living budget – 3,000

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Prayer

Please pray for…

  • Preparation to move – Getting everything ready to move.
  • Residency process – It can be difficult getting all the paperwork together to apply                                          for residency.
  • Wisdom – Pray that God gives me wisdom in this new position.
  • Support – Not just financial but prayer and encouragement.