For many years, in one way or another, Spring Road has supported mission work in Honduras. One way has been through the purchase and installation of over 1,000 water filters in residents’ homes over the past 19 years. These are simple and inexpensive (around $35) devices that can easily provide drinkable water for a family. With proper care, the life span of a filter is about 1,000,000 gallons. Another area of support is through the program, Ambassadors for Christ (AFC), which is operated by the Smyrna Church of Christ in Tennessee. In addition to providing financial assistance for 5 Honduran ministers in the country, AFC also operates a medical and dental clinic as well as a nutrition ministry in the capital city of Tegucigalpa.
Several years ago, Spring Road members as well as members from other churches of Christ participated in 1 or more brigades to Tegucigalpa. These week long trips involved participants working on house construction, assisting in the medical or dental clinics, making and distributing large bags (750 on 1 trip!) of food, clothing, & personal care items, and teaching daily Bible classes to children. Honduras is a very poor country, and there is much need, but there is a lot of evangelistic and mission work going on in the country.
While not directly supported by Spring Road, the Baxter Institute in Tegucigalpa operates a 4 year, university level school to train and prepare it’s students to become preachers, missionaries, & leaders in the churches of Christ. The Institute also operates a medical clinic and children’s nutrition program. If you would like to know more about Baxter Institute and AFC and how you can support their work, check out their websites at http://www.baxterinstitute.org/ and https://ambassadorsforchristhonduras.org/.