***Please SUBSCRIBE to page updates by entering your email in the right hand column of this page and clicking SUBMIT.***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:
Monday, December 14, 2015
Thank you for your prayers! The container arrived at the orphanage this past Friday! Bro. Doss said it was packed from top to bottom which means they did not unpack it as they usually do. This is an answer to prayer. After finally clearing up the paperwork issues, the container was released. However, as it was on its way to the orphanage, the truck drivers decided to go on strike. The container sat on the road for days. Praise the Lord it finally made it in time for Christmas! Now it is time to begin preparing for the spring container. Please continue to pray that Bro. Doss will be able to get the paperwork to receive the containers tax free. Also, we are looking into the possibility of shipping the containers as a cheaper price. Pray this all works out for the benefit of this ministry.
Thursday, November 5, 2015
Praise the Lord! Saturday we were able to load the container. We had about 20 people who came out to help load. Thank you to every one who came! The shipment includes Christmas gifts for all the children at the orphanage, the workers, and the pastor's families. It also includes the personal items of two missionary families, the Birkholz family and the Jarvis family, who are going to Honduras to help Bro. Doss at the orphanage.
A special thank you to each one of you have contributed monetarily and/or with your prayers. God has used so many people to help bring this shipment to pass. The container is scheduled to reach port in Honduras on November 10th. Please continue to pray that the shipment will pass through customs without excessive fees and that the container will arrive at the orphanage in time for Christmas!
Thursday, October 22, 2015
Monday, September 21, 2015
Wednesday, September 16, 2015
We will meet Saturday to finalize the details for the shipment of the container. We need to finish purchasing and boxing all the Christmas gifts as well as place labels on all the boxes. Each box we ship must have two printed labels with the contents typed out on the labels. As you can imagine, this can be a tedious task. Our warehouse is as full as I ever remember it being in times past. We will probably have to hold some items to ship next time. Again, the Lord has provided in a way that has been more than we could have asked or thought! I have included a picture below of the bags we had made for the pastor's wives and the ladies who work at the orphanage. If you have donated money to help with this cause, this is just one example of what your money has helped buy. May the Lord bless you for your generosity!
We have officially scheduled the container to ship September 26th! Thank you to those of you who have collected items and donated money to help with the shipment.
Sunday, August 16, 2015
If you are a church or an individual wondering how you can help, we are short on hygiene items (such as shampoo, soap, conditioner, razors, shaving cream, etc.) and school supplies (such as paper, pencils, pens, construction paper, crayons, markers, etc.). However, we can never receive too much of one thing. If you have collected or have used items you can donate that are mentioned on the list above, please call us to set up a time for us to meet you at the church for drop off or to come pick up your items. May the Lord bless you for your time and consideration of this ministry!!!
We will have a workday this Saturday to sort clothing donated by KidsMarket! We were short on children's clothing and God has provided around 500 pieces of like new children's clothing for the container! Praise the Lord!
Monday, July 27, 2015
Monday, July 20, 2015
We are postponing our next ship date to September in order to include all Christmas items for the orphanage. We plan on sending new items, such as toys, shoes, school supplies, and clothing, as Christmas gifts for the children. We also need to collect new household items, such as kitchenware and small decorative items, to give as gifts to the pastors families. We usually make individual boxes for each child and an individual box for each national pastor and their families. However, because of the recent change of plan to send all Christmas items on this shipment, we will send the new items in bulk to the orphanage and let the workers prepare the individual gifts after the shipment is delivered. I hope this explanation makes sense! If you would like to donate any items or if you have any questions, please contact us!
Sunday, May 24, 2015
Bro. Doss communicated that he is completely out of shoes! Please consider having a shoe drive at your church or even ask your family and friends if they have any used shoes they would like to donate. Many times, places like Dollar General and Walmart will have Croc type shoes or tennis shoes on sale! Also, if you are out hitting up yard sales, you can ask the people to donate the shoes they do not sale to the Honduras ministry. Many people are willing because they would simply be donating them to the good will otherwise. Thank you for all of your interest and help so far! The Lord bless you.
Monday, April 27, 2015
We received word last night that we will be shipping a container at the end of June! Please let us know if you have any items you would like to donate for this shipment. I am going to check out the warehouse this week and will post an update on what we have already collected and specific items the orphanage may need at this current time!
Sunday, February 8, 2015
Bro. Doss was finally able to get the container out of customs mid-January. Pray he can work it out to where he can get the container out hassle-free in the future! Thank you again to everyone who contributed to the Christmas container. We are now collecting items for the container that will ship out in April. The Lord always provides!