Written by Kat Goheen
Canada West Mission Centre Co-President
A great deal of my joy in World Conference came from deepening relationships. We had a crew of Canadians who would often end up in the Temple lunchroom after the morning legislative sessions with leftovers, bought brown bag lunches, or homemade sandwiches. It was a joy to visit with Doug and Becky Middleton, and I want to share what they’re supporting in Honduras. Becky writes:
I am attaching 2 photos. One is the completed renos on the school. It consists of 2 separate classrooms with a kitchen building in between. The walls of the existing school were ok but the roof, doors and windows and floors were all replaced as well as painting inside and out. New white boards and desks were also included. World Accord had some money that was contributed last year as it was a project promised last year and unable to complete due to Al Wigood's passing.
The Senlac congregation and other people from the community contributed funds to take on the balance of it as well as build the office/admin building for Asocialayo. It is going to be a 2 story building as the footprint of land wasn't quite large enough to get it all in one story. It should be completed soon but attached is a picture in progress.
Doug is exploring ways that building may be able to continue as there is an ongoing need for it. World Accord's partnership with Asocialayo is to do with agriculture and is not planning to continue with building projects but may be able to help with refurbishing projects - just not sure at this point.
When I wonder what mission looks like, it’s this! Developing deep friendships, being with and listening to people, and then figuring out the best way to make a difference even before being asked. I am very grateful for the work Doug and Becky and the community in Senlac are up to, and I pray that you feel inspired to respond to your true capacity as well. If there aren’t any vibrant projects like this happening in your area right now, consider helping finance the rustic cabin reno’s at Samish Island, helping our eight campers go to SPEC, or responding to the June appeal for Hills of Peace.
Yours in Christ,
Gwyn, Kat, and Shannon
community of christ
355 Elmira Road North, Unit 129
Guelph, ON N1K 1S5 Canada
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