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Ministry PortraitPreparation for the 2018 Pastors' Conference in Danli, Honduras began at the close of the 2017 conference. The vision of supplying every pastor with an E-reader tablet was cast and prayer and planning began in earnest.

During the 2017 Faith Promise Missions Conference, just over $25,000 was pledged toward the conference and purchase of the tablets. An attendance of over 200 pastors was estimated, therefore at least 200 tablets were required to meet the need.

Our goal was to find tablets that would allow pastors access to large amounts of reference materials for Bible study as well as the ability to prepare sermons and lessons.

In addition to E-reader tablets, once again, whole Bibles, New Testaments and full-color tracts were to be provided to the pastors for their ministries and outreach programs.

22 participants signed up for the trip to Honduras. We praise the Lord for the Spanish ministry of Faith Baptist Church and the willingness of Spanish speakers to join the team. Their participation allows for greater outreach opportunities in the schools and communities in and around Danli.

The team was also excited for the opportunity to join in the celebrating of the first-year anniversary of the church they helped to start in Paradise, Honduras during the 2017 Pastors' Conference.

Finally, brethren, pray for us, that the word of the Lord may have free course, and be glorified, even as it is with you:”

- II Thessalonians 3:1

Trip Preparation

A budget of $100 per tablet was set for the tablets we planned to provide to all of the pastors attending this year’s Pastors Conference in Danli, Honduras. Many hours of research went into finding the ‘right’ tablets for the ‘right’ price. The temptation to settle for smaller tablets with limited application was overcome when we asked the question, “Would we use this tablet in our own ministry?” God blessed our efforts! Partnering with a company in China, we purchased tablets, Spanish keyboards, and supplemental battery packs at a huge discount. But, this was just the first step in the process of providing pastors with a ministry changing tool. 

On Thursday morning, June 28th, after a Wednesday night prayer service, 220 tablets arrived. Over 40 volunteers participated in charging and loading them with just under 1200 Spanish resources including Spanish Bibles, commentaries, dictionaries, concordances, and hymns etc. The tablets and accessories were boxed and ready to ship in just under 3 days! 

On Sunday night, Missionary Clint Rardin, who helped us on our first churchwide missions project to Mexico City in 2000, was present to join us as we prayed as a church family over the tablets. The tablets shipped out on July 3rd and arrived in Danli on July 17, three days before a nationwide transportation strike closed the ports and stopped all incoming cargo.

Once again Bobby Lemmon and the Bible Literature and Missionary Foundation came alongside, supplying 2 containers full of Spanish whole Bibles and New Testaments. 750,000 tracts were also printed in Honduras for distribution among the attending pastors.

An advance team arrived in Honduras on July 9th; they were in place to receive the tablets and assist in the preparations for the conference. At the time of this writing, over 250 pastors are expected; sadly, more are now being turned away due to lack of space and funding.

On Friday evening, July 20, the additional 19 team members will depart for Honduras. They will be divided into two groups, the teaching team and the outreach team. Supporting them through prayer and finances are the family and friends of Faith Baptist Church. Your participation is needed and appreciated!

Photos from Trip Preparation

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Friday/Saturday - The team will be flying through the night Friday into Saturday morning into Houston, which is 2 hours ahead of Seattle time. During the layover they will have a team meeting and some time to grab a bite to eat. From there, they will board their second flight going to Tegucigalpa.
They will arrive in Tegucigalpa on Saturday morning around 11am. They'll then travel to Danli which is a couple hour bus ride. They will end the evening with dinner, settling into their hotel room and preparing for the next day.

Sunday - Everyone will be divided into teams and each team will go and visit various mission works. A few team members will likely preach at the churches they are visiting. They will get back together at Danli and have the evening service together there.

Monday - In the morning, the members of the outreach team will be picked up and taken to various schools and places to minister.
The tech team will head to the church to begin setup and to help with the registration as pastors begin to arrive.
There will be two sessions that evening to open up the conference.

Tuesday - Similar pattern to Monday as the outreach team will be headed out to minister and the tech team will be headed to the church for a full day of teaching.

Wednesday - Again the outreach team will head out and the tech team will head to the church to teach. The sessions will be followed by the midweek services, where the team will be there to minister to the guest pastors.

Thursday - The outreach team will head out again, Pastor will head out to meet various mayors and community leaders, and the remaining tech team will head to the church to answer questions and help any pastors who stay around to better learn their tablets.

Friday - The team will get up early and load the bus and head for the airport in Tegucigalpa. They will travel all day and be home in Seattle that night.

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