Noel and his family joined World Reach in 2008 as full-time missionaries in Honduras. In 2009, they began a new mission to the community of Balibrea, which is located 8 miles from the center of Siguatepeque. Balibrea is a rural community of nearly 1,000 people. However, adding those living in nearby rural communities, the total population reaches 4,000. The majority of the families living in Balibrea are counted among the poorest of Honduras. The birth rate (as of 2011) was roughly 17 babies per month, and they are born in very primitive conditions.
One of the goals for Balibrea has been to purchase land to build a permanent church facility. The Church has been meeting in homes. In 2011, funds were donated for land, and in 2012 the Church began clearing land where they will build a a new multi-purpose facility. The facility will house not only the Church but will also provide space for activities to reach the community for Christ. Plans include rooms for childcare and education, a kitchen, a birthing clinic, a medical clinic, and also space for sports activities. This new facility will be a blessing for the village of Balibrea and surrounding communities. Please pray that the Lord would continue to provide for these projects.
“He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ. To this end, I strenuously labor with all the energy Christ so powerfully works in me.” Colossians 1:28-29