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December 2015 Update

This is the most wonderful time of the year. What a year it has been! As we prepare for Christmas, we are reminded of how much we really have been blessed.
Many things happened in our family and ministry; Stephen and Kelly are growing and are very happy at school.
God continues to move and show His love and presence to us and his people; it is great how our congregations are learning, growing and serving our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ.
During 2015, we finished the walls of Emmanuel Church and now we are ready to install the roof. The roof materials should arrive in Roatan on Monday December 28th. We will immediately start on all the prep work to be ready for the Miramichi Worldwide Team from New Brunswick that arrives on January 27th and we trust that they will be able to complete the roof installation; we will work together and we certainly believe we will be a blessing to each other.

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On March 9th the New Song Church team from Port Perry, Ontario will arrive too, and we hope that they will complete the installation of the doors and windows, plus the floor foundation for the altar section. We also have evangelistic outreach plans while they are with us.
A month ago we started a combined service at Emmanuel Coxen Hole every two weeks, with the purpose of developing and strengthening the relationship between the congregations in Coxen Hole and Brick Bay.
On December 20th we delivered Christmas presents to the kids in rural areas. We took the youth from our church and they were blessed to see the children’s smiles when they received a present. We walked from home to home delivering the presents from 7:30 am to noon. That walk around the community was such a blessing for all of us.

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We would like to thank all of you for your prayers and financial support. We are thankful for every individual, family and parish that monthly or yearly makes a donation either for our ministry or for our Church Building project in Coxen Hole.
We are really grateful that the Diocese of Fredericton in New Brunswick has continued to do extra work by receiving your donations towards our ministry and that these have been enough to send us a stipend every 15th and end of the month, which enables us to live and do our ministry.
We are also grateful that SAMS Canada has arranged that you can now continue to donate towards the construction of Emmanuel Episcopal Church through Latin America Mission (LAM) Canada.

Please continue to pray for:

1. Continued financial support for the next three years as we continue to serve the Lord on Roatán, Honduras.
2. Completing the doors and windows at Emmanuel is now a priority. These are expected to cost about US$12,700 i.e. about Cdn $17,700!

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3. Our congregations: St. Peter by the Sea in Brick Bay and Emmanuel in Coxen Hole.
4. Short Term Mission teams that are planning to come to Roatán soon:
a) From Miramichi, New Brunswick from January 27th to February 10th to help with the roof installation and VBS;
b) From New Song Anglican Church in Port Perry, Ontario from March 10th to 19th.
c) A group from St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Tampa Bay, Florida, is coming to Roatán on a cruise on January 26th. We plan to meet at the church in Coxen Hole for worship and give them a tour. We thank them for their donation to build the altar and lectern.
5. Sewing project training in January.
6. The ongoing construction in Coxen Hole – we will start on part of the roof on December 29th in preparation for the team arriving on January 27th.
7. Please pray for Gerardo and Cindy, our youth leaders whom God has provided to take responsibility for guiding the young people.

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8. Spiritual and practical outreach in the local communities.

To further help our church building grow:
Would you please consider making a regular monthly donation through 2016? (Everything here is in US$. Please remember that the Canadian dollar has depreciated about 17% since the start of 2015!)
The doors and windows are expected to cost about US$12,700 i.e. about Cdn $17,700! So please also donate towards the installation of the roof and/or the doors and windows.

If you are able, here is how you can donate:

1. Kara Mejia, through the Diocese of Fredericton:

Make cheque payable to: The Diocesan Synod of Fredericton
Include on the Reference line: The Honduras Mission
And send to: Anglican Diocesan Synod of Fredericton
115 Church Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 4C8

Or, you can go to their website, or click on this link now: http://www.anglican.nb.ca/giving/index.html,
for various ways to give. The Anglican Diocesan Synod of Fredericton telephone number is: 506.459.1801.
2. Emmanuel Church, Coxen Hole, through LAM Canada
Make cheque payable to: LAM Canada or Latin America Mission
Include on the Reference line: Coxen Hole Church
And send to: Latin America Mission (Canada) Inc. 3075 Ridgeway Drive, Unit 14 Mississauga, ON L5L 5M6

Alternatively, it should be possible shortly to make a credit card donation online through: http://www.lamcanada.ca
(You will then click on Donate; then enter an amount you wish to give (either one time or monthly); and under SAMS Canada, indicate to whom or what you wish to make the donation).

In addition, through LAM you can arrange to have pre-authorized deductions. Please contact Karen (Communications Coordinator) at LAM Canada, at 905.569.0001.
Thank you very much for your prayers and continued support that enables us to continue in this ministry.

May God continue to richly bless you at this Christmas season and throughout 2016.

Nelson and Kara Mejia

 

 

 

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October Mejia blog update, 2015

Ministry continues in both congregations, Emmanuel Episcopal Church (Coxen Hole) and St. Peter by the Sea in Brick Bay, with God’s help. At Emmanuel Church, two years ago we moved to our own property and it was really a blessing. Many things have happened, many people have come and gone, but with our brothers and sisters that have stayed, we are learning, growing and serving the Most High – and the most amazing – God.

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We celebrated our second anniversary from August 28th-30th.

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It was a privilege to celebrate this special occasion with our chief pastor: Lloyd Emmanuel Allen, the Bishop of the Episcopal Church in Honduras, was our guest speaker on the topic of “Empowering the Church”.

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The youth performed some drama and dance, and the girls’ group danced to the Lord on all three days of the event.

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Three people from the Brick Bay church were confirmed: Judy, Beatriz and our son Stephen Daniel. Congratulations, and may the grace of God continue to open doors for them to grow.

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We continue celebrating Children Day in our church, some games and a Pinata, were enough for them to have fun.

We are starting a new discipleship course with a new group and the first group that started a year ago has almost finished their course.

Continuing with the construction

We estimate that in November/December we will be in a position to order all the materials for the roof, and in January, the materials for part of the floor. We are excited and expect short-term missions teams from New Brunswick and Ontario to come and help in January, March and April.

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Also at the Church in Brick Bay we built a new altar that was blessed and consecrated by Bishop Lloyd Allen for the celebration of the Holy Eucharist.

To Support our Ministry

To continue to support our ministry financially please read this important message about changes:

Some of you may have heard that SAMS Canada is no longer maintaining its status as a Canadian charity.  However, effective September 1st, you can continue to support us through the Diocese of Fredericton.  You can visit their website (www.anglican.nb.ca) then go to “give now” for various ways to give.

Cheques should be made to “The Diocesan Synod of Fredericton” and sent to:

Anglican Diocesan Synod of Fredericton

115 Church Street, Fredericton, NB  E3B 4C8

Phone: (506) 459-1801

All donations should have “The Honduras Mission” noted on the reference line.  We greatly appreciate your prayer and financial support to date and trust that you will continue to support us.

SAMS Canada will continue to provide news updates and prayer requests electronically through their website (www.samscanada.ca).  SAMS will also continue to support Canadians who want to go on short term missions and help with sewing, evangelism, construction or Vacation Bible schools, etc.

Please continue to pray for:  

  1. Continued financial support for the next three years as we continue to serve the Lord on Roatán, Honduras
  2. Our congregations: St. Peter by the Sea in Brick Bay and Emmanuel in Coxen Hole.
  1. Short Term Mission teams that are planning to come to Roatán next year: From Miramichi, New Brunswick in January/February; from New Song Anglican Church in Port Perry, Ontario, in March; from St. George’s Anglican Church in London, Ontario, in April.
    Note: A group from St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Tampa Bay, Florida, is coming to Roatán on a cruise early next year.  We plan to meet at the church in Coxen Hole for worship and give them a tour.
  2. Guitar and Piano classes.
  3. Sewing project training in November/December.
  4. The ongoing construction in Coxen Hole – we hope to start on part of the roof in November/December.
  5. Spiritual and practical outreach in the local communities

Thank you very much for your prayers and continued support that enables us to continue in this ministry.

May God continue to richly bless you.

Nelson and Kara Mejia.

Empowering the Church.

Learning, Growing and Serving

September Mejia blog update, 2015

To continue to support our ministry financially please read this important message about changes:
Some of you may have heard that SAMS Canada is no longer maintaining its status as a Canadian charity. However, effective September 1st, you can continue to support us through the Diocese of Fredericton. You can visit their website (www.anglican.nb.ca) then go to “give now” for various ways to give.
Cheques should be made to “The Diocesan Synod of Fredericton” and sent to:
Anglican Diocesan Synod of Fredericton
115 Church Street, Fredericton, NB E3B 4C8
Phone: (506) 459-1801

All donations should have “The Honduras Mission” noted on the reference line. We greatly appreciate your prayer and financial support to date and trust that you will continue to support us.

SAMS Canada will continue to provide news updates and prayer requests electronically through their website (www.samscanada.ca). SAMS will also continue to support Canadians who want to go on short term missions and help with sewing, evangelism, construction or Vacation Bible schools, etc.

Thank you, and May God continue to Bless you.

Nelson and Kara Mejia
Empowering the Church.
Learning, Growing and Serving.

 

 

August Update

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It is great to be united as a family after four months of deputation time in Canada.
Kara, Stephen and Kelly arrived back in Roatán on August 1st, and we are ready to continue with the ministry that God has called us to do on the Island of Roatán.
It was wonderful to have the assistance of SAMS Canada, to see many of our supporters and to meet new people too.
Our family is very grateful to all who took part in the various meetings, and the fellowship that was offered. We sincerely THANK YOU.
We are very excited to share with you that on August 28th, 29th, and 30th we will celebrate the second anniversary of Emmanuel Church in Coxen Hole. Our Bishop, Lloyd Emmanuel Allen, will be our guest speaker on the topic “Empowering the Church”. Different activities have been scheduled to take place during this special time.
On the 30th of August there will be a Confirmation service and Reception at St. Peter by the Sea in Brick Bay.
We are pleased to share that in July we started offering piano and guitar lessons to a group of boys and girls from both the churches, with the purpose of organizing a worship band in the near future.
Continuing with the construction.
We met with the leaders in the congregation at Coxen Hole and we decided to continue with the roof in December and January, because we want to begin the work just before a short term New Brunswick team arrives to help with it.
An engineer from the company from which we will be purchasing the roof materials came to Roatán to review the construction so far and to make some suggestions on roofing materials. Also, I (Nelson) traveled to the mainland on July 30th to meet with our architect Jack Melvin from our diocese and the company about the materials.
We estimate that in November we will be in a position to order all the materials for the roof. Praise God.
We did some repairs to the church in Brick Bay. We have new stairs, and new latticework to protect the open space under the church.
Please continue to pray for:

1. Continued financial support for the next three years as we continue to serve the Lord on Roatán, Honduras
2. Our congregations: St. Peter by the Sea in Brick Bay and Emmanuel in Coxen Hole.
3. Our leaders in both congregations: Will, Gerardo, Aura, Lazaro, Sharon, Cindy, Karolina, Karina, Jennifer and Yessy, that they all continue growing and serving the Lord faithfully.
4. Short Term Mission teams that are planning to come to Roatán next year: from Miramichi, New Brunswick in January/February; from New Song Anglican Church in Port Perry, Ontario, in March; from St. George’s Anglican Church in London, Ontario, in April.
Note: A group from St. Anne’s Episcopal Church in Tampa Bay, Florida, is coming to Roatán on a cruise early next year. We plan to meet at the church in Coxen Hole for worship and give them a tour.
5. The ongoing construction in Coxen Hole – we hope to start on part of the roof in November/December.
6. Spiritual and practical outreach in the local communities
7. Planning for the second anniversary of the Church.

Thank you very much for your prayers and continued support that enables us to continue in this ministry.

May God continue to richly bless you.

Empowering the Church.
Learning, Growing and Serving

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Ministry Continues in Roatan

I feel like I just arrived in Toronto and now it is almost time to go back to Roatan.

Stephen and I visited numerous parishes and supporters in Ontario and have now joined Kara and Kelly in New Brunswick.

It has been wonderful seeing so many of our supporters again and meeting new people too.

Our family is very grateful to all those who have hosted us, provided transportation and meals, and the fellowship that has been offered.  We sincerely thank you.

Things are going well in our churches in Roatan; the leaders are doing a great job.  The Methodist Priest came last Sunday and our Dean is coming on the 21st of June, and on the 28th one of the leaders will take a turn.  On the 4th of July I will return to Roatan to continue serving the Lord.  Kara, Stephen and Kelly will stay back in New Brunswick until August 1st.

Please continue to pray for:

  • The rest of our deputation time, for safe travel around the Province and for continued financial support for the next three years.
  • Our congregations: St. Peter by the Sea in Brick Bay and Emmanuel in Coxen Hole.
  • For our leaders in both congregations: Will, Gerardo, Aura, Lazaro, Sharon, Cindy, Karolina, Karina, Jennifer and Yessy, that they continue growing and serving the Lord faithfully.
  • For Short Term Mission Teams that are planning to come to Roatan next year: from Miramichi New Brunswick in February; from New Song Anglican Church in Port Perry, Ontario, in March; from St. George’s Anglican Church in London, Ontario, in April.
  • For St. Anne`s Episcopal Church in Tampa Bay, Florida. They are coming to Roatan on a cruise early next year.  We plan to meet at the church in Coxen Hole for worship and give them a tour.
  • For the ongoing construction in Coxen Hole; we hope to start on part of the roof when I return.
  • Spiritual and practical outreach in the local communities.

Thank you very much for your prayers and continued support that enables us to do the ministry that the Lord has called us to do.

May God continue to richly bless you.

 

Mejia Family

Nelson and Kara’s Deputation this Spring!

We will be in Canada for deputation this Spring! Kara arrived in New Brunswick April 6 to begin visiting New Brunswick parishes, while I will arrive in Ontario May 29 for nine days before joining Kara in New Brunswick for three weeks. I will then return to Roatan, Honduras prior to Kara and care for both the Brick Bay and Coxen Hole church until Kara’s return later in the summer.

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Nelson Mejia’s Toronto Area Itinerary

May – June 2015

Friday, May 29            Arrive in Toronto

Saturday, May 30

Sunday, May 31          Morning Service, Christ Church St. James Humber Bay

Monday, June 1           Morning… Kitchener

Evening at St. Bride’s, Clarkson

Tuesday, June2           Orillia …afternoon

Wednesday, June 3     London…St. George’s Church

Evening  Emmanuel Church, Richvale…Geoff  Beatty

Thursday, June 4        Travel to Wellington

Friday, June 5,            Lunch with clergy in Kingston, St. Mark’s Church

Saturday, June 6         To Port Perry

Sunday, June 7            New Song Church, Port Perry

Monday, June 8           To New Brunswick

Kara’s Schedule 2015     New Brunswick

Sunday April 12          St. John’s Fredericton, 8:00 and 10:30 services

Monday April 13         Miramichi for Haiti    7 pm  This is a group of individuals which has gone to

Haiti twice already and are planning another trip.

Sunday  April 19         Christ Church Cathedral, Fredericton morning services 10:00 & 11:45

Saturday April 25        Kara attending SSU 40th year Celebration

Sunday April 26          Parish of St. Stephen

Sunday May 3rd          Parish of Westmorland 11 am church service and talk to inmate at Dorchester  later on that day.

Saturday May 9           Fundraiser Dinner       Parish of Portland(St. Luke’s), Saint John

Sunday May 10           Parish of Portland 9 & 10:30 am services, Saint John

Sunday May 17           Christ Church in Campbellton at 11 am

Sunday May 24           Parish of St. Margarets Fredericton at 8:30 and 10:30 am

Parish of Denmark,St. Ansgar, New Denmark, 3:00pm with lunch & fellowship to follow

Sunday May 31           Parish of St. George (St. Mark’s Church) 10:30 am

Sunday June 7             Holy Trinity Fredericton, 10:30 am service

Tuesday, June 9th,       Miramichi for Haiti, 7pm St. Mary’s Miramichi/Kara and Nelson

Friday, June 12            St. John’s the Evangelist Nashwaaksis, Prayer and Praise

Sunday June 14           Stone Church, Saint John, 10:30 am service (with Nelson)

Sunday June 21           Lakewood, Saint John, 10:30 am service (with Nelson)

Sunday, June 28,        Parish New Bandon. Rev. Kara Mejia and Rev. Nelson Mejia. Parish of Chatham, just visiting.

Sunday July 5               Parish of Chatham     9 & 11:30 services

Good things are happening in Roatan, which you are invited to hear more about.  If you wish to find out which New Brunswick parish the Mejias will be visiting on a particular Sunday, please contact Holly at: hbgall@hotmail.com or (506) 622-1151. For Ontario parishes Nelson will visit, please contact Bishop Peter Mason at: peterandcarmen2@gmail.com or 613-399-5828.

 Please pray for Kara while she is travelling around New Brunswick for deputation, and I in Toronto area. Please continue praying for the congregation in Coxen Hole and Brick Bay that will be leading them self’s..

 May God continue to bless you.

 Nelson and Kara.

Up date February

Please click in the link below to see it.

Mejia February 2015 update FINAL (1)-signed

 May God continue to Bless You All.

 

 

 

YOU CAN READ PDF VERSION HERE: Mejia November 2014 update-signed

Mejia November 2014 update

We can’t believe we are almost at the end of 2014, the Christmas ornaments are on display at the stores, and we can see how much this season is commercialized. As a church we encourage our congregation to reflect on the true Spirit of this season. Many activities will happen through the end of the year, involving children youth and adults. In this update we will share with you some of our activities during the month of October.

 Children’s Day at our Church

 Children’s Day is a very special occasion in Honduras. Many schools, private and public, celebrate the day with games, and refreshments and usually with volunteer work. For many companies, it is an opportunity to do social work and connect with the community.

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We took the opportunity to celebrate Children’s Day at our church on September 10th, inviting new families to enjoy this special occasion.

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Breaking a piñata is a popular game on Children’s day. For our church’s celebrations honoring the kids, we cooked

for them and broke the customary piñata.

The children had fun playing games, and we parents and parishioners enjoyed being with them and seeing all the

smiling and happy faces around the churchyard.

Thanks to the municipality that gave us two piñatas for our celebrations

Testimonies

Jesus is transforming lives! A new member of our church shared:

“My wife treats me differently now. And of course what woman wants to treat

kindly a man who returns home

drunk every weekend with hardly any money for the family?”

“I am grateful to God, because I am a new person now, and I will never be the same.”

HECTOR

On Hector’s birthday family and friends came to celebrate with him for the first time. When we were praying for him

we invited everyone to say congratulations. At the end Hector told me, “We are not a hugging family, but I feel so happy

to be receiving my first hug from my sisters and brothers.”

God is doing His work, giving individuals and families a new outlook on life. Praise Him.

 Don Julio

Don Julio accepted Jesus Christ into his heart early this year, and he continues walking with Jesus every day. He does not have

family in Roatan but we are grateful to have him be part of our church family.

Please pray for him and others in our congregation, to continue to grow in their spiritual life.

Bible Day in Honduras.

The last Sunday in September we celebrated Bible day in Honduras. Since 1987, churches have celebrated this day in different ways. The two congregations, Brick Bay and Coxen Hole, went around the church community to do evangelism and deliver New Testaments in Spanish and English. Children, young people and adults were involved. We presented the gospel and a few people received Jesus as their Lord and Saviour as a result. We would like to reach out like this more often, as we know that it meets a spritiual need that every person has.

Team from New Brunswick to join the Mejias this winter

Please pray for Bob and Peggy Boucher, Riley Creaghan, Marcia Landry, Pat Mosher, Sara McDonald,
Dylan Nicoll and Katlyn Thomas,  John Galbraith, Jesse Galbraith, Bill MacKenzie, Emma MacKenzie, Mary Robinson and Jeanne Sayre.

They are from several different parishes in New Brunswick and all are delighted about coming to Roatan from the 27th of February to the 7th of March, 2015, to continue the construction of Emmanuel Episcopal Church in Roatan. They are also planning to do a VBS during their time here.  Please pray!

Prayer Requests

 Please pray for different ministries we wish to develop further or establish in our church:

  • Worship team
  • Youth Ministry’s
  • Leadership
  • Sunday school teachers
  • Welcome team
  • Events committee

Pray for the parishioners to respond to God’s calling for them to serve in the Kingdom of God.

 A Special

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Thank you so much for your generous support, which has enabled us to continue our ministry with the Episcopal Church

in Roatan, Bay Island, Honduras.

We would greatly appreciate your prayers  for our family and ministrys.

 Please pray for Pr. Sonny Moon from the Methodist Church in the USA. He is organizing a team to come

to Roatan in February.

Pray for the people to respond to this special mission trip.

 Following the Construction    

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MAY GOD CONTINUE TO BLESS YOU!

YOU CAN READ PDF VERSION HERE: Mejia September 2014 update-signed

Reverends. Nelson Mejia

Kara Thompson de Mejia and Family.

Serving the Lord in Roatan, Honduras.

Please pray for our family and for our ministry with the church in Roatán.

We are are grateful for Kara’s birthday on August 24th, and we ask your prayers for

Kelly’s birthday on Sept. 25th and Stephen’s on October 4th.

May God continue to richly bless them.

 

Our first Anniversary

It is a year already since we moved to our own property, and we are counting our blessings.

We bought the land, we moved there, a month later we built a shelter, before Christmas

we installed water and electricity, in January we built a shed and a room for a caretaker,

after we went on to build a septic system.  Not only that, in the first week of May

we started to see our dream take shape as we started construction on the church building

for Emmanuel Church in Coxen Hole.

August 22nd – 24th we celebrated this first anniversary and it was really

a blessing to get together both congregations, Coxen Hole and Brick Bay.

We focused every day on preaching on the family to empower listeners to walk in the love of Jesus Christ.

The many activities included worship, music, drama, dance,  singing,

and a preacher every day, one from the island, and the other from a Episcopal Church on the mainland.

On the last day, the Rev. Nelson preached.

We ended our anniversary activities on the 24th of August with a family day

and traditional games that we all enjoyed.

Cursillo  Weekend

Two women, one from Coxen Hole Church and one from Brick Bay,

went with the Rev. Kara to attend the Cursillo weekend on the mainland.

They came back on fire to enroll in church activities and filled with the love of Jesus.

Also, a girl from the church in Brick Bay went with the Rev. Kara to serve on the team at the

Happening weekend and another young girl went to participate for the first time.

ONGOING CONSTRUCTION IN ROATAN

Progress!

It is always a blessing being a part of the Roatán  Church project.

We continued the construction till the first week in August, and we are

very happy with the progress obtained so far.

The Roatán team worked with courage and they are looking forward

to continuing the work early next year. We have attached few pictures of the construction.

A Home for a Church Family

God is so good and always provides for the people in need.

At the end of July a family from our church congregation received a home.

through a nonprofit organization called Dwellings.

Martha and her family had been praying for a long time.

They said, “It is a miracle; GOD answered our prayer and we are very grateful.

Now we have a home, and we pray for those who do not have one.

” This was arranged through the Episcopal Church.

A Great  Story

We always welcome new visitors to the congregtion of Emmanuel Church in Coxen Hole.

A mother was introducing herself and her 12-year-old daughter

and then she pointed out a 6-year-old boy and said,

“and this is my son, Andy Jackson, who brought us to church tonight!”

We all applauded. It is amazing what a child can do for the Kingdon of God.

This boy lives close to the church, and I imagined him walking past it so many times,

wondering which Sunday he and his family could attend.

We are very happy with the new Sunday school shelter;

it is nice for the children to have their own space.

 

A Special Thank You

Thank you so much for your generous support, which has enabled us

to continue our ministry.

We would greatly appreciate your continued financial support

and wonder if you wish to make a donation and/or a pledge

of regular support towards our mission at this time.

  (Cheques to be made payable to SAMS Canada and marked,

Kara & Nelson Mejía on the reference line or in an attached note).  Please mail to:

SAMS Canada, PO Box 28012, Barrie, ON  L4N 7W1

Or, you can make a credit card donation by telephone,

or online through the SAMS Canada website at www.samscanada.ca.

On the website homepage, click on the Donate to SAMS link,

then select the secure CanadaHelps portal. Please select

‘Kara Thompson and Nelson Mejía, Honduras’ in the Your Donation Will Support box.

You can contact the SAMS office by email at: office@samscanada.ca, or by telephone: (705) 728-7151

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Building Relationships in Roatán – May update, 2014

Now faith is being sure of what we hope for and certain of what we do not see. Hebrews 11:1

The last week of April and first two weeks in May were really busy, first gathering construction materials and a Honduran construction team, then the arrival of the team from Ontario and the beginning of the church foundation.  We were excited to start building, and we continue to be excited because we know better things are coming for Emmanuel Church in Coxen Hole.

It was really a blessing to meet the 6-person team from St. Bride’s Anglican Church, Mississauga, ON. On May 5th, they, together with the Honduran team, had the privilege of beginning construction on the foundation of the church building. We all worked hard and had a lot of fun during the week, but the most important thing is that we are not just building a church, but are building a relationship between congregations.

We as a congregation would like to say thank you to St Bride’s parish, and especially the team, who sacrificed time with family and all the comforts of home to come down to Roatán and work with us.

We had the opportunity to share some activities with the team:

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                         On On the 4th we baptized two women at the beach from the church in Brick Bay and the team took part in the evening services for the Coxen Hole congregation.

On the 6th we celebrated a special liturgy to install the first brick of the construction. This is a special service, as we marked the four corners for the church building and installed the first brick where the altar will be located.

But it was not only activities and work; we also gave the team a tour of the island and went to cool off at a nice beach in West Bay.

We will continue the construction all this year and, pending full funding, we hope to finish it by the end of 2015, God willing.

There are many opportunities for individuals and Short Term Teams to serve in Roatán, Honduras, so please contact us for more information: revnelsonmejia@yahoo.com or SAMS Canada: office@samscanada.ca

A Special Appeal:

Thank you so much for responding with generosity to our previous appeal a few months ago, which enabled us to continue in the ministry that our saviour Jesus Christ has commissioned. SAMS has reviewed our account balance and it is once again time to appeal for assistance.

We would greatly appreciate your continued financial support and wonder if you wish to make a donation and/or a pledge of regular support towards our mission at this time. (Cheques to be made payable to SAMS Canada and marked, Kara & Nelson Mejia on the reference line or in an attached note). Please mail to:

SAMS Canada

PO Box 21082, Barrie, ON L4M 6J1

 Or, you can make a credit card donation by telephone, or online through the SAMS Canada website at www.samscanada.ca On the website homepage, click on the Donate to SAMS link, then select the secure CanadaHelps portal. Please select ‘Kara Thompson and Nelson Mejia, Honduras’ in the YOUR DONATION WILL SUPPORT box.

 You can contact the SAMS office at:

 Email: office@samscanada.ca, or

Tel:  (705) 728-7151 

For your Prayers:

We are very grateful to God for your prayers and financial support, as part of God’s plan for the church in Roatán. 

Please continue to pray for:

  • Our financial support, which makes possible our ministry on the Island of Roatán,
  • Both our congregations: Brick Bay and especially for our church in Coxen Hole to reach out to others near the site so they can come to our church and worship God.
  • Funding to continue the construction through 2015 and for the participation of short-term teams from Canada and the USA.

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May God continue to bless you all, and we declare an open heaven of many blessings to your family, your church and your country.

Nelson and Kara Mejia