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January 2017 Update

We have been so wonderfully blessed in our ministry over the past year and 2017 is a significant year for our congregations, Emmanuel in Coxen Hole and St. Peter in Brick Bay.

For the past 10 years we have had the honour of serving our people in the Bay Island of Roatan, watching Stephen and Kelly grow, and being involved in ministry. Year after year, our Lord has blessed us with joy and satisfaction in His service.

We are so grateful for all of you individuals, parishes and organizations that have contributed to our ministry and continue to partner with us in the Church in Roatan.

We celebrated Christmas, and at New Year we said good-bye to the previous year and we began 2017 with many expectations. We know God’s blessings will continue to flow.

Before Christmas Eve, we delivered Christmas baskets with groceries and toys to the less fortunate, thanks to Christ Church in Campbellton, St. Andrew’s in Dalhousie, and St. Mary’s in Robinsonville. Thanks to their generosity, many children had a Christmas present this year.

The Emmanuel congregation prepared 150 tamales (a traditional meal in the Christmas season) and we went to the garbage dump, the jail, and to alcoholics on the street to share tamales with them. They all expressed gratitude for our presence and said, “We hope this is not your first and last visit. Thank you very much for sharing tamales with us!”

We held our second Christmas dinner on December 29th. Both congregations met together as the body of Christ to worship, share and give thanks to the Most High for every blessing. We received spiritual nourishment for our souls and we fed our physical bodies with a delicious dinner. We spent a wonderful time together.

We are grateful for all that God has done for us, and are looking forward to all the blessings God has in store for us in 2017. Join us in praying for God’s grace and mercy throughout the year ahead.

Once more, we thank you for all your support. We will continue to keep you in our prayers and ask that you continue to pray for us and our ministry.

Please continue to pray for:

  1. Nelson as he serves as Spiritual Director for the next Cursillo weekend to be held this coming January 18-22.
  2. Nelson, who was asked by the Bishop to be part of a team helping those entering into the ordination process.
  3. Our congregations: St. Peter by the Sea in Brick Bay, and Emmanuel in Coxen Hole.
  4. Gerardo, our youth leader, that God will continue to use him to guide the young people.
  5. Continued financial support for the next years as we continue to serve the Lord on Roatán, Honduras.
  6. The ongoing construction in Coxen Hole – windows will be installed. Give thanks that a Canadian from Toronto is giving funds to finish the rose window facing the street. And pray for the remaining installation stages: walls to be stuccoed, cement concrete for the floor and ceramic tiles, to stucco the walls and to do the floor.
  7. Short term mission teams who plan to come to Roatán in the near future from New Brunswick parishes.
  8. Spiritual and practical outreach in the local communities.
  9. The Episcopal Church in Honduras, for the process toward self-sufficiency by the end of 2019.

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

May God continue to richly bless you.
Empowering the Church

Learning, Growing and Serving

Nelson and Kara Mejia

December 2016 Update

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We would like to start by saying thank you to all of you who made possible so many wonderful things throughout 2016 in our ministry. In a few days we will celebrate Christmas and then say goodbye to 2016 and welcome a New Year.

We have been so wonderfully blessed in our ministry over the past year. We are excited to share that the church roof is completed and doors and windows to be installed soon. (Windows are not installed yet.)

We want to especially thank all the teams from New Brunswick and Ontario who have made a tremendous effort in supporting the construction from the beginning. We are so grateful, too, for all the individuals, parishes and organizations that have contributed and continue to partner with Emmanuel Church in Roatan.

We continue to support the married couples in our church; on the last week of November some members of our congregation participated in a marriage conference.

A family member received a home with the support of a USA team (for those who remember Will, he is the church member that guided the roof building installation). For a number of years he and his family were moving from place to place, but thank God, finally they moved to their own house. Praise the Lord!

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Some of the primary school aged children from our church participated in a children’s ministry program, “The Great Adventure”, for three months, and then received a certificate of participation. We believe in providing Christian education geared to our children to build a stronger future church.

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What is happening this Christmas Season?

  • First, the youth led the service Sunday 18th – they performed a drama, and a 14 year old preached. All of them took part in the service, a way of being involved in leadership.
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  • Before Christmas Eve, we will deliver Christmas baskets with groceries and toys to the less fortunate, thanks to Christ Church in Campbellton, St. Andrew’s in Dalhousie, and St. Mary’s in Robinsonville, N.B. Thanks to their generosity, many children will have a Christmas present this year.
  • We have a new member in the worship team: Lanicay is ready to sing.

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  • At Emmanuel Church in Coxen Hole we will hold Christmas Services on the 24th at 7:00 pm, and in Brick Bay Church on the 25th at 7:00 pm, and any members from either of the two parishes will come to those services.

We are planning a Christmas Dinner on the 29th of December. Both congregations will meet together as the body of Christ to worship, share and give thanks to the Most High for every blessing.

The end of year services will go till midnight to welcome in the new year, a tradition we have here on the Island. We plan to worship together and will prepare some drama, songs and other activities to share together as we wait for the new year to arrive.

We are grateful for all that God has done for us, and are looking forward to all the blessings God has in store for us in 2017. Join us in praying for God’s grace and mercy throughout the year ahead.

Once more, we thank you for all your support. We will continue to keep you in our prayers and ask that you continue to pray for us and our ministry.

Please continue to pray for:

  1. Continued financial support for the next 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. Short term mission teams who plan to come to Roatán in the near future from New Brunswick parishes and other provinces in Canada.

    4. The ongoing construction in Coxen Hole – we hope to install the windows down each side next. Please pray for funds to complete the remaining stages: windows at the front of the church, walls to be stuccoed, cement concrete for the floor and ceramic tiles.

    5. Gerardo, our youth leader, that God will continue to use him to guide the young people.

    6. Spiritual and practical outreach in the local communities.

    7. Nelson, who was asked by the Bishop to be part of a team helping those entering into the ordination process.

    8. Nelson, who was asked by the Cursillo Committee to be the Spiritual Director for the next Cursillo weekend to be held January 18-22, 2017.

  2. Kara, whose uncle just passed away in New Brunswick.10. The Episcopal Church in Honduras, for the process toward self-sufficiency by the end of 2019.11. Our next project – building multiuse rooms for church activities and social projects: Sewing, Sunday School, kitchen, and possible daycare project, to support families that need someone to care for their kids when they are at work.

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

    May God continue to richly bless you.

Empowering the Church

Learning, Growing and Serving

Nelson and Kara Mejia

Update November 2016

We are nearing the end of 2016, and something that we can say is that: The power of the Holy Spirit is always with us. Looking forward to the next year our plans are to focus on finishing our church building, and to continue empowering the congregation as the Lord has commanded us.

At the end of August we celebrated our 3rd anniversary since we moved to this property to hold the first service under a tree. We invited a few people from another deanery to preach, two clergy and two lay people. The teaching was on the theme: Destined to Win.

We had a wonderful time together and the congregation was blessed by them spiritually and experienced inner healing. It was great to have their ministry.

Every year on September 10th we celebrate Children’s Day in Honduras. This is a big celebration in every city, town, organization, school and especially church. At Emmanuel in Coxen Hole and St. Peter by the Sea in Brick Bay, the children enjoyed breaking the popular piñata, ate a delicious lunch followed by cake and received candies, so the kids in our churches really enjoyed the day.

On September 20th we held a Marriage Conference to support our families, especially the couples in our church. We invited some married couples from another church to come too. We talked about the Five languages of Love in Marriage. It was really enjoyable and helpful for our couples, especially as we know that many of them are just living together, and we expect to celebrate a wedding very soon.

On the last Sunday of September we celebrated Bible Day in Honduras. In Roatan we participated in a parade for an hour and then participated in united worship in an open field.

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It is interesting that in 1549 Bishop Thomas Cranmer (Reformer) had the idea of celebrating World Bible Day the second Sunday in December and this was being done in Latin America in September by the year 1569.Then another Anglican Bishop, Stephen Langton, divided the Bible into chapters to facilitate our Bible reading.

We finished the installation of the doors at Emmanuel Church, thanks to New Song Church in Port Perry, Ontario, who donated the money to complete them.

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Our church building has been improving little by little this year, but we know that the most important thing is to grow spiritually and in number. This month we will start installing windows on one side of the church and on the other side we will install rebar to close the building  completely. The reason is that just recently robbers came into our church building and stole our chairs.

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At the end of October we had our Clergy Conference on the North Coast of Honduras. Bishop Lloyd Allen invited a group of people from the USA, who taught about the Holy Spirit, how to be baptized and filled with the Holy Spirit, the gift of the Spirit, the fruits of the Spirit, and how we can continue to practice using our gifts and teach our congregation to use them effectively.

 

Please continue to pray for:

  1. Continued financial support for the next 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. Short term mission teams from different parishes who plan to come to Roatán in the near future from Ontario and from New Brunswick or any other provinces in Canada.

    4. The ongoing construction in Coxen Hole – half of the windows to be installed. And for the remaining stages: walls to be stuccoed, cement concrete for the floor and ceramic tiles.

    5. Gerardo and Cindy, our youth leaders, that God can continue to use them to guide the young people.

    5. Spiritual and practical outreach in the local communities.

    6. Nelson, who was asked by the Bishop to be part of a team helping those entering into the ordination process.

    7. Nelson who was asked by the Cursillo Committee to be the Spiritual Director for the next Cursillo weekend January 18-22, 2017.

    8. Our family, especially for Stephen and Kelly as they continue at school. Pray for another good year for them.

    9. The Episcopal Church in Honduras, for the process toward self-sufficiency by the end of 2019.

    10. Provision to finish the windows, to stucco the walls and to do the floor.

    11. The next project building multiuse rooms and apartments for teams, and to rent occasionally.

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

    May God continue to richly bless you.

Empowering the Church

Learning, Growing and Serving

Nelson and Kara Mejia

August 2016 update

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All denominations worship together in Roatan

We can’t believe half of 2016 it has gone already; it reminds us that Jesus’ coming is closer and we need to be ready any time.

We continue with our ministry, and experience God’s presence through the Holy Spirit every day as we walk together as the body of Christ.

On July 16, four children and three adults were baptized and became spiritual members of the great family of God. We organized a trip to West Bay beach, where we held a service and brought them into the water to be baptized.

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Also three adults renewed their baptismal vows.

It was amazing to see the joy on their faces on this special occasion.

Cursillo weekend is one of the amazing events we organize every year in the Episcopal Church.  Eight women from Roatan had the privilege of participating in this event. They came back July 25, filled with the Holy Spirit and ready to continue growing in Jesus Christ. Also, the Rev. Kara Thompson was the Spiritual Director and worked on all the preparations for this Cursillo. It was a great blessing for her and all the teams members to be used by the Holy Spirit to help 47 women come closer to Jesus, and now all of them are back home in their parishes, making a difference. Praise the Lord.

On July 17 we celebrated Friend Day at church. This is a day on which members of our congregation are encouraged to invite a friend and relatives to join us in a worship service. The friends who are invited for that day are not official members of any church but are potential members in the near future.

After Friend Day we as a ministers and the person who invited the friend go to visit every friend that came that day. Our goal is that 20% of all the invited people stay with us and become members of our local church so we can worship together.

Looking ahead to 2019, it is the year when our Bishop Lloyd Allen has called the Episcopal Church of Honduras to be self-sufficient, as the USA will end their support for us as a Missionary Diocese. At the moment as the Episcopal Church of Honduras we generate only 65% of our annual budget. For this reason every deanery had a meeting to make plans to reach this goal for 2019. On July 22 members of every church in our Deanery met in the city of La Ceiba.

 

We participated in an ecumenical event, an evangelistic crusade, July 29-30.  Christians from all denominations and non-Christians met together at the stadium of Roatan to worship Jesus, and many received Him as their Lord and saviour. It was great to meet together and worship and praise the Lord.

We are grateful that in two weeks we will start installing doors in the church building, after a long process getting the wood from the mainland, and it has taken about two months for the furniture shop to make it.  Thanks to God and to those who provided the funds.

Please continue to pray for:

  1. Continued financial support for the next 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. Short Term mission teams that are planning to come to Roatán next year from Ontario and from New Brunswick.
  4. The ongoing construction in Coxen Hole – doors are ordered and are to be installed by middle of August.
  5. Gerardo and Cindy, our youth leaders that God has called to take responsibility for guiding the young people.
  6. Spiritual and practical outreach in the local communities.
  7. Nelson, who was asked by the Bishop to be part of a team helping those entering into the ordination process.
  8. Nelson who was asked by the Cursillo Committed to be the Spiritual Director for the next Cursillo weekend January 19-22,
  9. For our family, especially for Stephen and Kelly as they go back to school in two weeks. Pray for another good year for them.
  10. The Episcopal Church in Honduras, for the process toward self-sufficiency by the end of 2019.

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

May God continue to richly bless you.

Nelson and Kara Mejia

Empowering the Church.

Learning, Growing and Serving.

Bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God

Colossians 1:10 (NIV)

As we shared with you before, we certainly experienced a Holy Week and Easter under our new roof; what a blessing to continue receiving the Holy Spirit at Pentecost with the improving of our Church building. We feel so very blessed! Thank you to all of you who have contributed with your financial and physical support and most of all, your prayers.

At the end of April we ordered all the doors for the church building, and we expect these to be installed by the end of July.

We also plan to order the windows very soon and to complete the rest  of the construction, which includes:

  • stucco the interior and exterior walls
  • pour concrete floors
  • install ceramic floor tiles
  • some electrical work, and
  • painting

As you can see, we still have quite a bit of work to do before the church is completed.

On May 8 we celebrated Mother’s Day and also had a special pastoral visit from our Bishop Lloyd Allen, who confirmed six members and received one as an Episcopalian.

We had the privilege of participating with a member of each congregation in the National Synod that took place in Tegucigalpa on May 28.

After this our family of four took the opportunity, while we were on the mainland, to visit my (Nelson’s) family in my hometown, Siguatepeque. At the same time I (Nelson) was invited to preach at my home church. This was a privilege.

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Please continue to pray for:        

  1. Continued financial support for the next 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. Short Term mission teams that are planning to come to Roatán next year from Ontario.
  4. The ongoing construction in Coxen Hole – doors are ordered and are to be installed by the end of July.
  5. Gerardo and Cindy, our youth leaders that God has called to take responsibility for guiding the young people.
  6. Spiritual and practical outreach in the local communities.
  7. Nelson, who was asked by the Bishop to be part of a team helping those entering into the ordination process.
  8. An evangelistic outreach that will take place in Roatán (July 29-30) and all the churches involved, that many can be healed, be freed, and receive Jesus Christ as their Lord and Saviour. A ministry team from the USA is coming to partner with the churches in Roatán.
  9. The Episcopal Church in Honduras, for the process toward self-sufficiency by the end of 2019.2019

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

May God continue to richly bless you.

Nelson and Kara Mejia

Empowering the Church.

Learning, Growing and Serving.

Roof installation completed, Update 2016

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 Romans 8:28 says:

And we know [with great confidence] that God [who is deeply concerned about us] causes all things to work together [as a plan] for good for those who love God, to those who are called according to His plan and purpose.

We were preparing to celebrate Christmas with carols, dramas, and other activities.  At the same time we were doing preliminary work as we prepared to welcome and work with the Miramichi Worldwide Team from New Brunswick, Canada. They arrived January 27th.

In this context, celebrating Jesus’ birth, waiting for the roof materials, saying goodbye to 2015 and preparing to receive the new year of 2016 with great anticipation, we had some crushing news. On January 4th we were told that the boat transporting our roof materials had not been able to leave the port of La Ceiba, and had gotten stuck in the sand, collapsing with all of the materials.

God is faithful and answered your prayers and ours, so that in less than two weeks we had reordered half the materials to start the roof project together with the Miramichi team, and then in the fourth week in February we ordered the rest of the materials.

We experienced a wonderful time with both teams in turn – the Miramichi World Wide team from New Brunswick and the New Song Church from Port Perry, Ontario. We shared together, worked together, worshiped together, and were two churches together, two nations together with one purpose, increasing the Kingdom of God on earth, and giving the glory to the Most High and Holy One.

We thank God and both teams that came down to Roatan and gave us a hand and made it possible to strengthen our relationship between their churches and our congregation here.

We would like to thank Tracey Larter from Vancouver who came to Roatan for a week to teach English and the Bible from February 7th -14th and Anne Marie Le Grand (Petit Etang, NS) who both made considerable donations to replace the roof materials. We thank all of you individuals and parishes, who enabled us to continue with our Roatan Church project.

Our roof is complete. We began on January 20th with the Miramichi Team and we finished on March 18th , a day before the team from New Song church left. One more stage is done; Praise God! Now we are ready to continue with doors and windows.

We certainly experienced a Holy Week under our roof; what a blessing.

Please continue to pray for our ministry and for God to continue to provide for us in all that He has called us to do.

May God continue to Bless you All.

 

Nelson and Kara Mejia

Empowering the Church

Learning, Growing and Serving.

Does God Answer Prayer? Emmanuel Church, Coxen Hole, Roatan, Honduras

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On January 4th, the boat taking the steel sections for the roof of Emmanuel Church, Coxen Hole, foundered, along with another boat, while leaving La Ceiba, on the north coast of Honduras for the island of Roatan, about 50 km to the north. Some light material was taken off, but high waves blew up overnight and most of the steel (and a car) were washed overboard. The boat then drifted ashore (see the left hand photo), where any remaining steel sections were stolen.

This seemed to be tragedy, especially as it had been hoped to start construction on the roof before the arrival of another Canadian Short Term Team from Miramichi in New Brunswick on January 27th to help the local Hondurans with the construction of the roof.

Nelson had enough money for a deposit for the company in El Salvador to fabricate new steel sections, but not enough to pay the balance due. There was much prayer, but also action! An e-blast went out across Canada from SAMS Canada on January 8th to past supporters of the Revs Kara & Nelson Mejia, asking for prayer, and if possible, donations. Two people (one from Nova Scotia and one from B.C.) each gave $5,000. The retired donor from Nova Scotia told me, “You asked at the right time. I was going to go to the bank to transfer $5,000 to my TFSA, but instead I will send it to Roatan.” The Cdn $10,000 was forwarded to Honduras on January 13th.

By January 21st, the new steel sections were at the site of the church. The Miramichi team arrived January 27th. By February 5th (one month after the shipwreck), four of the main roof trusses had been welded together on-site (right hand photo)!

There have been many answers to prayer during this project, including several while the St. Bride’s (Mississauga) Short Term Team was there. It is often a combination of urgent prayer and prayerful action! However, the chief response after any of these events is to Thank and Praise the Lord!

 

Denys Reades

Co-chair, SAMS Canada

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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.