Taking It To The Streets!
Our Flapjack Fundraiser went well for our first try at it. We had 87 people turn out for fun and fellowship in the morning activities. We would like to thank all of those who came out to support us as well as those who helped serve up breakfast.
Our hearts are full of gratitude for your friendship and your show of love and support that you have given us throughout the years. We will be leaving for our trip to Honduras soon and we still have a long way to go in raising up the necessary funds for the trip. Your prayers are coveted for this project.
God bless you all,
Wayne & Connie Sanders
We are gearing up for our annual fall trip to Honduras, Central America on October 29th through November 19th. All the tickets have been purchased for the team and we are now raising up the necessary funds for what I believe will be an action packed adventure.
Violence has escalated in the recent weeks and the message of Jesus Christ is needed more now than ever before. Our first two weeks will be in the city of La Ceiba which is along the Eastern sea board. We are preparing to meet with the pastors there to bring them hope for the future and to help them face the difficult days that lay ahead.
It has been one year since we have been able to return to La Ceiba and we are looking forward to our reunion with all of our friends who have become more like a family to us. Each trip gets more difficult to raise up the necessary funds for our feeding programs and we are very grateful for you all your help and prayers.
The last week of our trip will be held in the city of San Pedro Sula, which is the second largest city of Honduras. This is where our base headquarters are while we are in the country. We will be sending back updates regularly as the trip progresses.
24And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
27They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
We believe that we will see greater signs and wonders on this trip than ever before. Will you help us go and feed the children? You can send your donations through our PayPal link found on our website or send them to Common Ground Ministries, PO Box 2811, Broken Arrow, Oklahoma 74013.
Thank you once again and God bless you.
Oct 29 - Nov 19: Honduras Mission Trip
Since 1990 Common Ground Ministries has been involved in outreaches both in the United States and overseas. The heart of the ministry is to see unity in the body of Christ and our other passion is taking the Gospel to the streets. This includes street evangelism, mission trips, tent revivals, prison ministry and various other outreaches. With so many different areas of involvement we would like to take the time to highlight some of them.
Located in Central America between Nicaragua and Guatemala, Honduras has coastal shores on both the Pacific and Atlantic. It is a crossroads where terrestrial and oceanic travel and shipping can both be found. With the political unrest in the area, the forces of evil battle against the country to keep the people in bondage to religion, drugs, immorality and poverty.
Since 1995, CGM has ministered to the wonderful people of Honduras. In the spring and fall of each year, we travel in three of the major cities: San Pedro Sula, La Lima and La Ceiba as well as the surrounding areas. Every day we maintain a schedule of events that takes our teams into hospitals, schools, orphanages, and AIDS Hospice, as well as some of the main prisons. Not only do we conduct crusades, but we also preach the Gospel on national television and radio stations.
With each trip we are constantly amazed at the awesome moving and power of God. Members of each mission team have countless stories of miracles and powerful demonstrations of the Holy Spirit; from blind eyes seeing and deaf ears being opened, to the dead being raised from the dead! The people of Honduras are desperately hungry for the awesome power of God!
Feeding Programs: CGM has established feeding programs in each of the three major cities that we travel to. As we minister to the natural needs of the people, it opens up countless doors for us to share the Gospel. We are currently providing food to each of these programs twice a year with each trip we take. To maintain these programs we need at least $6,000 a year.
Please watch this video about our Feeding Program.
HOUSE OF GRACE: The city of La Lima is home to our orphanage, HOUSE OF GRACE. Orphanages are a primary way of caring for the homeless children of Honduras, and there are countless children that desperately need a place of refuge. Our vision is to have three homes for the orphanage, with each unit capable of housing 16 children and the house parents. Each home also costs approximately $65,000 USD to build.
With the tremendous support and aid of Grace Community Church, located in Houston, Texas, we are now only $5,000.00 and a few short months away from completing Phase One. Once it is completed, the first home will be ready to be occupied. We are currently in the process of beginning Phase Two and the construction of second home.
You can watch this video on the Media page to see the progress of Phase One.
Schools: As we continue to minister in Honduras, we are making preparations to start bible schools in the major cities of San Pedro Sula, La Lima and La Ceiba. Our top priority for this project is focused on getting the much needed supplies for the people to educate them about what they can do to make lasting change in their living conditions, both naturally and spiritually.
April 23-May 7, 2013
As we gear up for our Fall Missions Trip, please enjoy this video that shows some of the events from the Spring Missions Trip.