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Our church, Gloryland Baptist, in Birmingham, Alabama has a ministry called Central American Missions. This ministry in Honduras is through missionaries Ronnie and Joanne Doss who work very closely with Bro. Graham Hutson from our church. Bro. Doss runs an orphanage that has about 120 children. He also has a Bible Institute that educates national pastors for the ministry. One of the ways that we are able to help is to ship 40 foot containers several times a year with clothes, shoes, and supplies for the orphan home, workers, and national pastors who depend on Bro. Doss. The purpose of this website is to provide updates on ship dates for the container and to provide you with information about the needs of this ministry if you would like to donate items or contribute to this worthy cause. We hope you will prayerfully consider helping us as we accomplish this task.

Honduras Project List

For a complete list of frequently needed items, please click on the link below:


Wednesday, December 24, 2014

Container Update

Bro. Doss sent word that the container will not reach the orphanage until Friday.  He had a hard time getting it out of customs and had to pay a great deal of money for it to be released.  We all know Christmas is not all about presents, but children do get excited about opening gifts on Christmas day.  Pray for the children and workers as they celebrate Christmas tomorrow.  May we all be reminded of the true meaning of Christmas and keep our focus on Him.

Friday, November 21, 2014

The Container Shipped!

The container was shipped out this past Saturday (11/15/14)! Please pray that all goes well as it passes through customs and Bro. Doss is able to get it out without an excessive amount of fees.  Thanks again to all who contributed items and made it possible for these precious little ones and their caretakers to have a good Christmas. To God be the Glory!





Monday, November 3, 2014

Praise the Lord! We received an offering of $1700 to finish sponsoring all the children, workers, and families.  Thank you to all of you have contributed to this effort.

Saturday, November 1, 2014

We have begun to pack the Christmas boxes! Please see posts below for updated information.






Update on needed hygiene items!


General items needed at the orphanage
Item
# collected
Total # needed
Shampoo
73
300
Toothbrush covers
0
100
Men’s razors
2
40 packs
Bar Soap
79
200
Body Wash
14
150
Men’s Deodorant
31
75
Women’s Deodorant
15
75
Toothpaste
100
300

Update on Sponsorships!


Orphans and workers sponsored
Orphans and workers in need of a sponsor
81
55
Given $810
Need $550



Pastor families sponsored
Pastor families in need of a sponsor
4
12
Given $440
Need $720

General Items Needed


General items needed at the orphanage that we do not have enough of to ship!!!

Backpacks-The name brand backpacks tend to last longer.  Many people have found these at thrift stores cheap. 

Croc-type shoes-Currently on sale for $1 at many stores.

Undergarments, socks, and pajamas

Diapers (size 5/6 kids, adult small)

Large cookware (stock pots, baking sheets, roast pans, etc.)

Sheets (twin size), pillowcases, and small microfiber throws

Bath towels/Washcloths

Brooms/Dust pans

Cake mix/Frosting (for birthdays and special occasions)

First-aid items-cotton balls, gauze pads, large bandaids, ace bandages, medical tape

Candy

Coloring books

Used clothing-You may want to consider cleaning out your closet!!!!!!!

Sunday, October 12, 2014

Sponsor a child or a worker for Christmas-$10
Sponsor a national pastor and his family for Christmas-$60

Ten children have been sponsored so far and one family.  There are about 120 orphans, 15 workers, and 18 national pastors.  Please contact us if you would like help provide Christmas for these children!



We had a great workday in the warehouse Saturday! We were able to get about half of the clothes we have gathered so far sorted, counted, and listed. We will be having workdays every Saturday at 8am thru November 1st.  Come join us if you are able!

Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Sponsor a child or a family for Christmas! Ten dollars will buy each child a nice gift and school supplies for Christmas.  The boxes are put together at our church and are shipped directly to the children at the orphanage.  If you would like to sponsor a child, you can mail a check to our church and designate it to "Honduras Christmas".  Bro Doss has about twenty national families who he likes to provide Christmas gifts for as well.  We can supply them with nice gift for each member of the family for about $60 per family.  The last day for us to receive money for this Christmas project is November 1st as we will be shipping the container by November 8th.  Thank you for considering contributing to this project!

Summer Trip 2014
This summer, our church had the opportunity to visit Honduras for a week along with some of the members of Straight Paths Baptist Church.  The purpose of the visit was to replace the roof on the boy's dorm.  With the Lord's help, we were able to accomplish that goal as well as complete a few other small projects.  The most exciting part of the trip was that our spring container arrived the day before we arrived.  We were able to help organize the clothing, shoes, and household items we shipped a couple of months earlier.  It was such a blessing to be able to help in this way!  Below are some pictures taken on the trip.






















Saturday, September 13, 2014