Position:Founder and Director of In the Midst Honduras
Birthdate: January 20th Countries lived in: United States, Nicaragua, Honduras Favorite Scripture: Proverbs 3: 5-6 Home Church: Bethlehem Baptist Church, Sardis Alabama Favorite Honduran meal: Carne asada (grilled steak strips), with chismol (a mix of tomatoes, onions, and peppers), refried beans, and tortillas What you miss most about the U.S.: My family, long hot showers, and Chicken Fajita Nachos from Los Arcos (local Mexican restaurant) Favorite part of ministry: Seeing souls saved, building one on one relationships with people, and teaching discipleship classes Number of years on the field: 14+ years Most unusual gift you’ve ever received: Live chickens What advice would you give to someone who is praying about entering the mission field: Pray and know that you know that it is God’s will. Stand firm on His Word, because there will be many times that you want to throw in the towel and go home, but you have to remain faithful to His call on your life. People want consistency. Love them with Christ’s love, and don’t try to change them to be like you.
Jessica Guinn Luque
Position: Administration and Event Planning
Birthdate: August 15th Home State: Alabama Home Church: Victory Baptist Church, Rockmart, Georgia Favorite Scripture: 2 Timothy 1:7 Favorite Honduran meal: Pollo guisado (Chicken cooked in a tomato based sauce), with red beans, cuajada (fresh, homemade cheese), and homemade tortillas What do you miss most about the U.S.: My family, endless water/electricity, and conveniences (online payments and drive-thrus) Favorite part of ministry: Salvations, and then seeing new believers become obedient by following in baptism and making other disciples Number of years on the field: 3.5 years New skills learned on the field: Driving a stick shift and cooking over a fire
Birthdate: August 14th Hometown: La Ermita, Talanga, Honduras Number of years in ministry: 5 years Favorite Scriptures: Galatians 2:20 Favorite Honduran meal: Carne asada (steak), refried beans, cheese, avocado, and tortillas Number of siblings: 15 biological + 8 adopted Favorite part of ministry: Serving others How has your life changed since receiving Jesus: My life has completely changed. That’s why I like Galatians 2:20. It’s not I who lived, but Christ who lives in me. Worst part of ministry: When you want to help someone and don’t have the means to do it
Position:Missionary in training
Birthdate: February 7th Place of Birth: Catacamas, Olancho, Honduras Passport Countries: Honduras & USA Favorite Foods: Apples, carrots, dill pickles Favorite activities: Swimming, taking baths, and FaceTiming my grandparents and aunt in the States Number of teeth: 2 Number of plane rides: 4 Languages learning: English and Spanish Favorite toy: Sock monkey Favorite church song: This Little Light of Mine
Birthdate: June 3rd Home country: Nicaragua Favorite food: Gallo pinto (rice & beans mixed), fried plantains Favorite Scripture: 2 Timothy 2:15 6. Number of years in ministry: 12 years Seminary attended: Good Samaritan Baptist Institute Family: Wife, two daughters (ages 21 & 11), one granddaughter Favorite part of ministry: Preaching the Gospel How did you get your start in ministry: My wife and I had the opportunity to hold services in a home with a senior adult and two children in attendance. From the very first service, I felt a passion to teach the Word of God and see souls saved. I later talked with several pastors about the passion I felt for preaching the Word, and I was given the opportunity to study in a Bible institute. My call didn’t come from studying, it came from God; but studying helped me to learn how to present the Word in a way that would make it easily understandable to those I have the opportunity to share with.
Position:Children's Ministry Directory
Hometown: Deatsville, AL
Birthday: August 17th
Favorite Scripture: Acts 20:24
Home Church: Wadsworth Baptist Church, Deatsville, AL
Education: Graduated from Troy University in 2012 with a degree in Human Services and Psychology Favorite Honduran Meal: Plato Tipico- Sausage, Plantains, eggs, guacamole, cheese, and tortillas. Ministry Experience: Orphanage Emmanuel, Guaimaca, Honduras
Years’ experience in Honduras: 3.5 years
Most looking forward to: Well, previously I served at an Orphanage, where I worked with only children which I loved but now I am looking forward to serving in a new environment, different community, meeting new people and building relationships and seeing God change hearts and lives.
Favorite part of ministry: Being able to give back to others, showing and spreading the love of Jesus, seeing the hearts and lives of others changed and learning about the culture I’m serving in.