It's #GivingTuesday - a global day of giving annually following the Thanksgiving holiday! As a nonprofit, we rely on generous contributions to make the work in Honduras possible, and we are so grateful to have such incredible supporters!
In honor of #GivingTuesday, we wanted to highlight a few easy ways your contributions, big or small, can make an impact. All proceeds donated today will go toward supporting our mission of serving those in urban poverty in Honduras through our four main initiatives: spiritual outreach, education, street outreach and young adult ministry. Here are a few examples of simple ways you can choose to give today and throughout the year:
- $20 covers one session of extra tutoring for a BC education student or young adult
- $25 covers the one-time costs of most individual benevolence needs among our BC church family
- $35 covers one month of transportation for our BC preacher to lead Bible studies in local communities
- $50 covers the cost of one Friday night meal on the streets
- $70 covers one month of internet at our BC building so our young adults and education students can have the online resources necessary to succeed in school
- $150 covers one month of the remainder needed for BC preacher salary support
- $600 covers one month of salary support needed to hire additional BC house parents
These are just a few examples. General one-time or recurring contributions of any amount can be put toward our overall ministry costs and would be extremely helpful as we enter another year of ministry in 2018.
To give, simply visit the donate page of the website and follow the tabs to make a one-time contribution or sign up for monthly giving. You can also send check contributions to Breaking Chains Honduras at P.O. Box 20454 Oklahoma City, OK 73156.
Thank you for all of your support! We pray that God gives you grace and peace this holiday season, and we look forward to sharing 2018 with you.
Just as a refresher, here are the four main initiatives in which Breaking Chains serves:
The driving force behind Breaking Chains is our love for Jesus Christ and our desire to share that love with others. His grace extends to everyone regardless of circumstance, and we seek daily to be ambassadors for our heavenly Father. The ministry hosts weekly worship services every Sunday from our BC building. It is also open during the week as a safe place for people to come share struggles and joys, seek counsel and pray. Breaking Chains has a full-time youth minister and minister who are dedicated to sharing Christ's love with the community.
Our BC education program currently sponsors 24 children for local educational opportunities. Through the education program, the children receive the opportunity for quality schooling while having all of their books, school supplies, uniforms, monthly tuition, transportation and tutoring costs covered. We firmly believe that a quality education is the key to breaking the cycle of poverty and building the confidence children need to succeed.
Breaking Chains began when its founder, Amber Foster, decided to cook some food and share it with the community downtown. Ever since then, we maintain the roots of the ministry through street outreach. Every Friday night, our young adults prepare a meal of rice and beans or sandwiches and share it with our friends downtown. The food is an important element, but the relationships are where we place the highest value. Our goal is to communicate love, worth and humanity to those who are not accustomed to receiving it and, in doing so, communicate the love of the Father.
Young Adult Ministry:
At any given time, Breaking Chains houses between five and 15 young adults in periods of transition (trying to get off the streets, having aged out of a children's home, seeking respite from poor family situations, etc.). During the time with the ministry the BC team seeks to provide support, share the love of Christ, and connect the young adults to education or career opportunities with the goal of helping them move toward independence.