Please consider sponsoring one of our bilingual education students!

This year, our bilingual program has grown to 18 students. We can’t wait to see the ways in which God continues to grow them personally, spiritually, and academically in the coming months. The 2019-2020 school year begins later this month. While we are blessed that the majority of our students have their full upfront and monthly costs covered, we still have three students in need of additional monthly support.

A solid education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty and opening up doors for the future. We are blessed to see how each year in the program the kids grow not only academically but in their confidence and outlook as well.

Please take a look at the profiles below and consider a monthly contribution! Any amount contributed, if not a full sponsorship, can be paired with other donors to cover the full costs for a student. It would mean the world to these kids, their families, and the ministry as a whole. If you have any questions, please email mail@bchonduras.org for more information.

Please continue to pray for these students as they begin the new school year. We are grateful to everyone who invests in their futures, and we are excited to see them continue to grow.

We have a bus! Thank you to everyone who donated!

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It’s been a busy summer, and in the craziness of everything we have neglected to post about one of our biggest updates - we now own a bus! What an incredible blessing and answer to prayer! Thanks to the support of several generous individuals and churches, earlier this summer we were able to purchase a Coaster bus to serve our bilingual students, our BC teens, and our visiting mission teams!

The 28 passenger bus has served us all summer helping transport our U.S. volunteers, and it will get put to even greater use later this month as our 18 bilingual school students head back to school. The gently used bus came at a great price, with low miles and minimal maintenance issues. We are hopeful it can serve the ministry for years to come!

Having our own bus gives us the ability to grow our education program and provides much needed consistency in transporting our bilingual students and our BC teens. Its use with our summer teams also helps generate income to cover regular maintenance and save for other needs.

Another wonderful advantage of owning the bus is that we were able to hire Rafa, a longtime friend and skillful driver, as our full-time employee. Having Rafa means that we have a consistent driver whom we know and trust, and it also provides more financial stability for him and his family.

We cannot say thank you enough to the hearts who gave to make this possible. Having this vehicle has been a dream and prayer of ours for the last few years, and we are grateful to God and the generous people He has placed in our path that made it a reality.

Our summer season is now over, but the bilingual school year begins later this month. Please continue to pray over this blessing and this program as our students look toward another year of learning and personal growth. We are blessed beyond measure.

Join our bus campaign!

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Education is key to breaking the cycle of poverty. Over the years, we have seen the value of education proven over and over through our sponsorship program. Not only do the kids grow academically throughout their time in the program, but with each passing year they grow more in confidence and in their outlook for the future. Through the help of generous supporters, we will sponsor 29 students for quality education opportunities in 2019. Sixteen of those students attend private, Christian, bilingual school.

As the bilingual program continues to grow, so does our need for adequate transportation. In the past we have rented small buses through private services. Those services are expensive, though, and will continue to get even more expensive as the program grows and we require a larger bus. Our team and board have decided that it is a better investment for us to purchase our own bus to serve the program. The advantages of having our own transportation are:

  • Future program growth: The bus will hold up to 26 passengers, which is plenty of room to serve our current students and add more in the coming years.   

  • Sustainable income: The bus can be used during summer break (June and July) when the children are not in school to help transport our visiting U.S. mission teams. This will allow us to generate additional income for the education program and the ministry as a whole.

  • A trusted, personal driver: Having our own bus allows us to hire a consistent, trusted driver who knows the ministry well and is committed to its purpose.

  • Additional transportation: The only vehicles the ministry has now are the missionaries’ personal vehicles. For any activities that require more space (our Beach Christmas trip, reward activities, etc.) we have to pay for public transportation or rent through a private service. Our own bus gives us a vehicle which can be used for various ministry purposes.

  • Flexibility: Ownership will allow us flexibility in the times and locations for picking up and dropping off our students as well as in providing transportation for extracurricular activities and special programs.

The monthly costs of owning the vehicle (driver, gas, insurance, parking, etc.) are already provided for in the monthly sponsorship costs for the bilingual students. Additionally, through providing transportation to our mission teams (at the same cost to them as usual), we could generate an additional $5000 to $6000 per year which can be put directly back into the bus and the education program as a whole. Having our own bus will allow us to better steward costs, provide us with more flexibility and control, and give us a way to generate additional income.
 
Here is where we need your help! The total cost of the need is $55,000 ($50,000 for the bus and $5,000 set aside as a maintenance reserve). We are hopeful to receive $20,000 through a separate contributor, and we are seeking to raise the remaining $35,000 from individual donors. Over the next several weeks we will be sharing about our need, and we ask you to consider making a contribution!

How to donate:
-Website: On the website here you can find different wheels representing various one-time giving amounts. Click on whichever amount you would like to give, and follow the instructions to complete your contribution through PayPal.
-Check contributions: If you prefer giving by check, you can mail contributions made out to “Breaking Chains Honduras” to P.O. Box 20454 Oklahoma City, OK 73156. Please email mail@bchonduras.org with your planned giving level so we can accurately track our goal progress.

Your contributions will make an impact on not only our bilingual students, but their families and the ministry as a whole. Thank you for your continuous support of our Breaking Chains family! 

Help break the cycle of poverty through education!

Over the years, your generosity has given dozens and dozens of children the opportunity to break the cycle of poverty through quality education. As time goes on, costs for tuition, transportation and tutoring increase, and so does our need for sponsorship. We currently have 14 students enrolled in Christian, bilingual school. However, three of those students are in need of supplemental sponsorship support to round out their full costs. 

The profiles of each child as well as their current support needs are listed below. Please take a look and consider a monthly contribution. You can choose to sponsor a child's full remaining costs, or choose a level of giving based on the needs listed. 

To sign up for a monthly sponsorship online, please click the link below the profile of the child you wish to support and choose your giving amount. You may also email courtney@bchonduras.org with your desired level of sponsorship and send check donations monthly to P.O. Box 20454 Oklahoma City, OK 73156. 

Thank you for helping create a brighter future for these children through education!

It's almost 2019! Please keep Breaking Chains in mind for year-end giving

Thank you for your prayer and support this past year! The ministry has continued to grow in many ways, and we are grateful to have had you stand alongside us. As we enter the New Year, we are reflecting on all the ways in which God has worked this past year and looking forward to continued service in 2019.

As you seek to bless others through your year-end giving and regular 2019 giving, we humbly ask that you keep Breaking Chains in mind. Your tax-deductible donations are instrumental in supporting the ministry’s mission and creating more opportunities for those we serve.  

Below you can view our 2019 Giving Guide. Please take a look at the various needs and consider a contribution. One-time gifts and recurring payments can be made through the donate page of the website.

top 3 needs

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Teen Mental Health: $500 monthly/$6,000 yearly total

The teens and young adults the ministry serves come from hard places. Many have experienced trauma that requires special support to overcome. Several of the teens we have welcomed this year need regular medication and psychiatric counseling in order to for them to gain stability and move forward in life. We are seeking monthly partners who can help with these costs. The support needed for teen mental health is $500 per month.

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Additional House Parents: $700 monthly/$8,400 yearly total

At any given time, our Breaking Chains building houses eight to fifteen young adults who are in periods of transition. We are only able to support these young adults on their journeys because of the help of our amazing house parents. The house parents serve as spiritual mentors, counselors, disciplinarians and loving pillars of stability.

We are seeking to hire one additional full-time house parent and one additional part-time house parent to join our existing team. The additional employees would ensure that two house parents are able to be present at the building at all times, and would allow each employee to have more time for rest and renewal. The support needed to hire the additional house parents is $700 per month. 

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Education Vehicle: $17,000 remainder needed

One of the most vibrant and fruitful components of the ministry is the education program. Through the help of generous donors, we were able to sponsor 27 students to attend quality schools in 2018. Fourteen of those students attend bilingual school. Due to the increase in number of bilingual students, we have had to make some considerations regarding the best way to handle transportation. After exploring different options, our team and board decided that it is a better investment for us to purchase a small bus of our own. The vehicle will allow us to save money in the long run as well as give us more flexibility and additional transportation to help with other ministry activities. 

We are seeking to raise $30,000 toward the purchase of the vehicle ($25,000 for the bus purchase, and $5,000 set aside for maintenance). Currently, we have $13,000 raised, but we are seeking contributions for the remainder. 

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smaller, one-time needs

  • MacBook Computer: 1 needed - $1200

  • Desktop computers: 4 needed - $450 each

  • Refrigerator: 1 needed - $600

  • TV for teen room: 1 needed - $150

  • Fans: 4 needed - $50 each

  • Bunk beds: 4 needed - $120 each

  • Mini lathe for teen projects - 1 needed: $375

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It's #GivingTuesday! Check out how you can support Breaking Chains through your contributions

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It’s #GivingTuesday! An annual, national day of giving following the Thanksgiving holiday. As we enter the Christmas season and near the end of 2018, there are several ways in which your generosity can help sustain our BC family in the New Year.

Check out the one-time and recurring needs below and consider how you may be able to contribute! Also, please consider contributing to our current campaign for Beach Christmas 2018.

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Education Vehicle: $17,000 remainder needed (one-time contribution)

One of the most vibrant and fruitful components to the ministry is the education program. Through the help of generous donors, we were able to sponsor 25 students to attend quality schools in 2018. Twelve of those students attend bilingual school. Due to the increase in number of students, we have had to make some considerations regarding the best way to handle transportation. After exploring different options, our team and board decided that it is a better investment for us to purchase a vehicle of our own to accommodate the students. The vehicle will allow us to save money in the long run as well as give us more flexibility and could be used for other ministry activities. 

We are seeking to raise $30,000 toward the purchase of a small bus ($25,000 for the vehicle purchase, and $5000 set aside for maintenance). Currently, we have $13,000 of that raised, but we are looking to raise the remainder. If you are interested in making a difference in education through a one-time contribution, this is a need that would serve the ministry greatly.

Additional House Parents: $700 per month needed

At any given time, our Breaking Chains building houses five to fifteen young adults who are in periods of transition. We are only able to help these young adults on their journeys because of the help of our amazing house parents. The house parents serve as mentors, counselors, disciplinarians, and loving pillars of stability.

We are seeking to hire one additional full-time house parent and one additional part-time house parent to join our existing team. The additional employees would ensure that two house parents are able present at the building at all times, and would allow each employee to have more time for rest and renewal. The support needed to hire the additional house parents is $700 per month. Recurring donations of any amount will be beneficial in helping us reach our goal.

Monthly Benevolence: $350 PER MONTH NEEDED

As the ministry continues to grow, so does our desire to increase our service capacity through regular benevolence. We have many church family members and friends in the community who need assistance from time to time with needs such as medical expenses, funeral costs, education supplies, etc. In order to help care for those we love, we are seeking additional support to supplement our existing benevolence budget. We are seeking an additional $350 per month in support.