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Global Missions

Mission to Honduras

Fairfax Church has longstanding and successful relationships in Honduras based primarily on our experiences in Quimistan at the Honduran Independence Bilingual School (HIBS) and schools in San Pedro Sula. Our mission teams have built dormitory and teaching space, helped to expose and teach English to the teachers and students through music, crafts, and other educational opportunities and also have experienced Honduran life and culture by visiting local homes and farms. These heartwarming relationships will always be remembered by our team members and have created a strong bond with this Central American community. Generously donated items have been delivered from FUMC including a refrigerator, laptop computers, projectors, and many school and health supplies.

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Upcoming Honduras Mission

After missing opportunities to return to Honduras, the church is excited to begin officially forming a team to go back this summer. Currently, the Honduras Independence Bilingual School (HIBS) is operating much like our schools here with mostly virtual learning, but they will likely be back to full-time, in-person learning by summer. This means a church team has various opportunities to assist HIBS teachers to teach lessons and continue to help students and staff practice their English with native speakers. If working with students is not your thing, there are also opportunities to work at the new Organic Learning Center on various small construction projects, planting/harvesting jobs, or even tending to the animals. They have baby goats!

 

Our mission team ideally plans to leave the week of July 24-25th through July 31. At present, a negative COVID test is required to enter or leave the country along with a registration through Honduras immigration. Having a COVID vaccination before the trip is recommended. If anyone feels called and able to be a part of this next mission trip, please contact Andrea Kennedy or David Bonney.

UMCOR Relief Ministry

Fairfax Church supports the United Methodist Committee on Relief (UMCOR), an organization dedicated to alleviating human suffering around the globe. UMCOR’s work reaches people in 80+ countries, including the United States. UMCOR provides humanitarian relief when war, conflict, or natural disaster disrupt life to such an extent that communities are unable to recover on their own. Volunteers provide assistance throughout the year, based on needs. Groups and individuals (all ages!) are needed to plan, assemble, and distribute items such as backpacks, hygiene kits, and flood buckets throughout the year. Donation of various supplies are collected throughout the year. Monetary donations are also accepted to purchase additional supplies. Prayers for those affected by suffering around the globe are also welcome. For more information or to volunteer, please contact Christie Johnson.