As many of you know, MorningStar Aquaponics also has a mission ministry in Honduras. From the aquaponic community of aquaponics, I get occasional people asking about our work. Here is our update for the year 2020.
As we all know, the pandemic hit every aspect of our society. All had to adapt to it in some form or fashion. Here at MorningStar Missions in Honduras, it was challenging due to the government restrictions. Many will be reading this from several different countries, and your perspective will be different from a person from another country. Honduras made all people stay in their homes. You could only leave once every two weeks for groceries and other needs such as medicine. If you were caught outside of your home, you could face fines and even jail time. You had to have a special pass from the government to even drive to the next town. These strict rules went on for approximately four months. As time went by, they loosened the restrictions. Today, we have freedom of movement, with a minimal amount of governmental controls.
Early in the pandemic, we could get ministry passes that permitted us a little more activity as long as we helped the community. We decided to start a feeding program; this enabled us to help those in immediate need because there was no way for people to earn an income. Honduras is, for the most part, a society that works today and eats today. Our feeding program was a great success to help make an immediate impact on those in need. To this day, we are still identifying families that need assistance with food.
Then we come to the two hurricanes that hit Honduras and Nicaragua within two weeks, Eta and Iota. Who would ever have thought this could occur? Well, it did here. Sadly, it has made a significant impact on the country of Honduras. There are tens of thousands of people without homes; communities have been wiped out to the point that the government says they can't rebuild in those places. The economic impact will be felt for years to come.
Fortunately, we experienced a minimal impact on our area of the country compared to other places. We had power outages, loss of internet access, cell towers went down, landslides, roads washed out, and even two bridges were damaged. The local government reacted quickly and was able to restore everything within a week. Some roads took a little longer. Today, for the most part, in our area, we are back to normal.
Through all the interesting things that have taken place in 2020, I can say this, Jesus Christ is still Lord and on the throne. Here at MorningStar Missions, we will continually keep our eyes on him. We are looking forward to 2021 and continuing the work of the Lord for our lives. Blessings to you all!
Final note, some of you have donated financially to MorningStar Missions over the years. We greatly appreciate that! Blessings to all!
CLICK HERE to check out: MorningStar Missions
Amazon Disclaimer: “As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.”
Copyright © 2019 MorningStar Aquaponics