We live in difficult days, but we must carry out the work God Almighty entrusted us with. Yet, the Word of the Lord is sure to all the saints. “And I appoint unto you a kingdom, as my Father hath appointed unto me;” Luke 22:29.
The Word of God stirs our Spirit to move forward in the middle of all the chaos and confusion for the Light must be manifested. Almost two years have passed since Honduras has been able to hold fulltime Schools or group meetings because of the pandemic, but God raised up courageous men with their minds made up to do what God has callled them to do.
Pastor Jose Martinez from rural Atlantida, a humble Man of God, is one of these men. He invited students to come and be a part of the School. Over fifteen students responded to the challenge and eleven graduated.
On June 11th, along with my son Elezara and Pastor Nelson Lopez, we drove over one hundred miles to be a part of a conference for the encouragement and empowerment of the Pastors in Honduras from the cities of Tela, Celiba, and Jutiapa.
The meeting took place under the direction of Pastor Martinez and his congregation. It was beautiful to see the sacrifice they made to have everything ready for Pastors from other cities to be in these special services.
We were greeted with great joy. Since Dr. Marion Dodson can no longer travel to Honduras, it was a great comfort for them to see me and the people traveling with me. I encouraged them to move forward, knowing how much Dr. Dodson was loved and missed. I was reminded of what God spoke to me when Founder B. H. Clendennen went home to be with the Lord. He said, “Men pass away, but God’s purpose will stand forever.”
Even though Dr. Dodson is no longer active in Honduras, his prayers remain with us. We are seeing the work he started still producing fruit in this country.
At the conference’s closing, I can testify that the Pastors were empowered by the Word that confronted their lives. We had time to wait upon God in prayer, and we felt the presence of the Holy Spirit among us.
I met Brother Robert Meniel who graduated from the first SOC in Honduras in 2002. He is now working with us to promote the School of Christ across this region. We must continue in prayer and giving for this work that is so necessary for the Church in these last days.