MALCOLM AND TANIA
Your participation, through praying and giving, is helping young women like Tania enter into new life in Christ. Tania is a teenager living in a settlement composed of families whose homes were destroyed by Hurricane Mitch in the capital of Honduras. Homes have been rebuilt, but rebuilding lives and community has proven to be much more challenging, even over ten years down the road.
SAMS missionary Malcolm Alexander has served Tania’s community from its humble origins as a tent city. He began his Bible teaching and community development ministry under a blue plastic tarp. Houses were being built for the internally displaced refugees by the Red Cross as Malcolm pressed on with ministry in temporary shelters.
Outreach to young people has always had a central stage. Consequently, the building of a center complete with classrooms, a chapel, and sport courts (including the essential mini-soccer playing area) brought an enormous blessing to this community. The realization of this beautiful vision was encouraged by senders who have prayed, given to Malcolm’s ministry and the project, and labored on short-term teams.
As Malcolm prepares to pass on this ministry to the Honduran church, he helped to organize a weekend Youth Happening that was hosted by the diocese for youth in his community. These young people had come from hard backgrounds, but as Malcolm shares, “the Holy Spirit, reveling in the chaos, worked miracles. There were many tears with testimonies given by the participants at the closing.”
Tania almost did not get on the bus to go to Happening. Yet, when she returned she exclaimed to Malcolm, “I understood, I understood, I understood." After years of showing little interest in the Bible classes at the center, the Lord opened her mind and her heart to Him. She has received hope.
And there is hope for this hard community finding restoration in Christ as the seeds sowed in young people lead to more fruit. The signs are encouraging as Malcolm reflects, “It looks like we may have the beginning of a new beginning, life at Malcolm’s center without Malcolm.”
This new beginning was encouraged as senders responded to God’s call to give toward planting seeds for the future by giving generously to hold this Happening. Please pray that these seeds and other seed planted by missionaries around the world assisted by your faithful sending will continue to bear good fruit.
In the love of Jesus,
President and Mission Director