Medical Evaluations for all the students

Two Honduran volunteer physicians gave medical evaluation to all of Jubilee’s 90 students  the last three days.   We are excited to continue to integrate more holistic ways of care and education for our students, this time focusing on their physical health.  Overall, we were thankful to find that the majority of the students are very […]

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Yard Sale Fundraiser

This past Saturday we held a big used clothing sale in La Era.  The last few months we have been collecting used clothing from brothers and sisters from our church and a few other local churches with the hopes to bless the community by selling clothing for cheap prices and also raise money for the […]

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“¡Tamales, Tamales, Muchos Tamales!”

Tamales, Tamales, lots of Chicken Tamales, 300 to be exact.  This past weekend together with a team of 10 young people and a few more experienced sisters from our church, La Sala Evangélica de La 21 de Octubre, we made and sold the tamales to church members, their family members and neighbors.  The Tamale sale […]

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Father’s Day Celebration

March 19 was Father’s Day in Honduras.  Father’s day is not widely celebrated in Honduras; it is nothing at all compared to Mother’s Day.  Much of this is due to the fact that the father figure is so often absent from his role as father in the Honduran family. Last week we celebrated Father’s Day […]

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Violence and Transformation in Honduras

Recently, I read a Honduran Newspaper article, that cited a study stating that two of the top ten most violent cities in the world are found right here in Honduras.  San Pedro Sula (the industrial capital in the north coast) was number two and Tegucigalpa was number seven.  In addition, five of these ten cities […]

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Honduras has a New President

Today, Jan 27, 2010 after months of political turmoil, Profirio “Pepe” Lobo was sworn in as Honduras’ new president.  Manuel “Mel” Zelaya Honduras’ ex-president who was ousted by the coup on June 28, 2009 had been locked up in the Brazilian embassy in Tegucigalpa for the last four months.  Yesterday he was granted Political amnesty […]

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Generous giving during the Holidays

 We give thanks for very generous end-of-the year giving during this past December 2009!    We are very grateful that giving, particularly online giving, more than doubled during December.  Thank you for remember Jubilee’s work during this past season of giving!   We appreciate your prayers and support!  We ask that you would continue to remember Jubilee […]

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A window into the hearts of the Honduran Elite

Yesterday we went to a coffee shop to work on some reports I needed to finish.  The coffee shop is located in a pretty wealthy area that is only accessible by car or taxi.  While we were typing I could clearly overhear another customer talking on his self phone going in and out of Spanish […]

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Arriving in Honduras

After about 20 hours of travel and very little sleep, David, Anthony and I were grateful to arrive safely in Tegucigalpa, Honduras last week.  It has been a whirlwind of emotions to be back in a place that we know well, but at the same time has changed a lot in only a few years.  […]

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Leaving for Honduras

David, Anthony and I (Emily) are excited and thankful that we will be returning to Honduras on November 11, 2009 (only one week away). We will begin to establish JCI’s work in La Era and its surrounding communities (in Tegucigalpa) by forming a team of Hondurans and starting youth and children outreach groups and clubs […]

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