3. Zamorano Diocesan Retreat Center, Zamorano, District of Francisco Morazàn. Last year we finished the schematic master design for the retreat center. But because the funds are currently limited, we decided to build the cafeteria first. We will be starting the foundations shortly.
|Cafeteria with a view toward the chapel beyond.|
4. St. John’s Bilingual School, Siguatepeque, Comayagua. After a long delay, again because of lack of funds, we finally have been able to go forward with the cafeteria roof. This is the first building designed for cooling by natural ventilation. There is no air conditioning. The roof is insulated and large windows open to the cool breezes outside.
|Future Cafeteria of St. John’s Bilingual School in Siguatepeque.
It will be temporarily used as classrooms until the rest of the school is finished.
5. Taffy Hospice, Corinto, Puerto Cortes. This hospice is being redesigned to make it more friendly to guests. Bishop Allen is considering using the building as a halfway house for Hondurans deported from the U.S. It will help them resettle again in Honduras.
|Taffy Hospice Front Porch.|
|A evening service at the Church of Emmanuel.|
7. St. John’s Bilingual School Athletic Field and Playground. Puerto Cortes, Cortes. Still in schematic phase, we are planning an Athletic Field in an empty lot, which we own next to the school.
|One proposed design for the Athletic Field. The playground is in back.|
THE MINISTRY OF PRESENCE
|Santito’s house in Cerro de Hula.|
2. Scholarships for children in Cerro de Hula, Rincon de Dolores, Las Cruces, Copan Ruinas. For the last three years I have been providing scholarships through the Ministry of Presence. Right now, we are supporting twelve kids with the extra costs and fees required to attend school.
|Genesis, a scholarship recipient,
shows off her backback and school supplies.
3. Medical assistance. Since no one has health insurance, a medical crisis can be serious and even fatal. The Ministry of Presence has helped people buy asthma respirators, blood thinning medicine and other items. It has also assisted with doctor’s bills.
4. Economic development. The Ministry of Presence has helped a young woman in Copan Ruinas start Stylos Copan, a women’s clothing shop, which now has been running successfully for one year.
5. Loans. Although people are poor, they are also proud. The watchman at the office is poorly paid. Accordingly, he borrows from the Ministry of Presence at no interest and faithfully pays it back on payday. He is one of several people that we are helping.