A Little bit about the Sister Sponsorship Program:
In August of 2017, Lighthouse Church launched this program with first, a trip to Honduras to meet our Sister Church, Iglesia de Dios, pastor and local community.
When the team came back to the US, they launched LIghthouse 4 Lempira which supports the ministry of Sowers 4 Pastors through child sponsorship in Las Crucitas, Honduras. The child sponsorship occurs through our sister church which serves children in nearby schools. Children in Las Crucitas face many challenges. Insufficient shelter, food, clothing, and medical care are common. Children who are able to attend the local public schools struggle to afford the required uniforms and school supplies. Many young people drop out of school after 6th grade to work in order to help support the family. Common health problems include parasitic infestations, asthma, respiratory illnesses, and malnutrition.
Support through Lighthouse 4 Lempira provides sponsored child with two meals each week through the ministry of Sowers 4 Pastors, served at the child’s church, Iglesia de Dios. Sponsored children will receive school supplies, two pair of shoes, and Bible teaching. In addition, support will supply 2 meals per week for 60 other children in the Sowers feeding programs in other parts of Lempira.
More about the Sowers:
Follow them on their blog: http://sowers4pastors.blogspot.com/search/label/child%20sponsorship%20program
More about our Sister Church and Pastor Selvin:
Pastor Selvin Donaldo Quintanilla Vasquez is married to Esigenia Funez Flores. They have four children. He graduated from the Sowers’ pastor training school in 2008 (he completed approximately 500 classroom hours, attending school three days a month, eight months a year, for three years).
His primary church is Iglesia de Dios, in the village of Las Crucitas and he has planted two additional churches in the past. Pastor Selvin has been a supervisor of 16 other pastors, but he has temporarily turned that position over to someone else, in order to focus on planting a third church in Las Juntas. For the support of his family, he grows coffee on his own land (about 30 acres of coffee).
In total, there are 1200 people in the 17 churches he’s currently involved with.