Honduras

Official Name: Republic of Honduras (Republica de Honduras)

Government: Democratic Constitutional Republic

Location: Central America, bordering the Caribbean Sea, between Guatemala and Nicaragua and bordering the Gulf of Fonseca (North Pacific Ocean), between El Salvador and Nicaragua

Area: total: 43,278 sq mi (112,090 sq km) - slightly larger than Tennessee

Fast Facts:

Population (2015 estimate): 8,746,673 An estimated 90 percent of the population is mestizo (mixed Amerindian and European), 7 percent is Amerindian, and the rest are of European, African, Asian, and Arab descent.

Average income (2008): $3750

Major cities:

Chile TEGUCIGALPA (capital) 1.123 million;
San Pedro Sula 852,000 (2015)

People from Honduras are called Hondurans

Spanish is the official language, but other Amerindian dialects are spoken in some areas.

Honduras is 97% Catholic and about 3% Protestant Literacy rate age 15 and up: 88.5%

Honduras is one of the poorest countries in Latin America and has the world's highest murder rate. More than half of the population lives in poverty and per capita income is one of the lowest in the region. Poverty rates are higher among rural and indigenous people and in the south, west, and along the eastern border than in the north and central areas where most of Honduras' industries and infrastructure are concentrated. The increased productivity needed to break Honduras' persistent high poverty rate depends, in part, on further improvements in educational attainment. Although primary-school enrollment is near 100%, educational quality is poor, the drop-out rate and grade repetition remain high, and teacher and school accountability is low. One key objective during this ministry trip was to provide the conference attendees with a set of class notes and reference books that they could use long after the conference was over. As part of the Books for Pastors ministry, attendees were given a copy of Dr. Charles’ Ryrie’s Basic Theology in the Spanish language. In addition, through an arrangement with the Langham Partnership in the UK, more than 400 Spanish-language training and reference books were donated for the conferences.

Books for Pastors work:

March 2015 - Don Johnson and Dr. Earl Parvin from Faith Baptist Church, Beckley, WV, were joined by EvanTell Master Instructor, Armando Zuniga, to teach and minister in San Pedro Sula and Siguatepeque Honduras. With topics of Evangelism, Theology and World Views, these men brought nearly 30 hours of training to about 125 pastors and lay leaders in two multi-day church leadership conferences and in church services.

The conferences were sponsored by SCORE International and Renacer Iglesia Bautista (Born Again Baptist Church) in San Pedro Sula, to provide low-cost, seminary-level training to church leaders who might not otherwise be able to afford the time or cost to attend a traditional seminary.

One key objective during this ministry trip was to provide the conference attendees with a set of class notes and reference books that they could use long after the conference was over. As part of the Books for Pastors ministry, attendees were given a copy of Dr. Charles’ Ryrie’s Basic Theology in the Spanish language. In addition, through an arrangement with the Langham Partnership in the UK, more than 400 Spanish-language training and reference books were donated for the conferences.

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