Since 2010 the Alabama-Northwest Florida Region has been blessed by partnerships in Honduras that were brokered through connections that Global Ministries had maintained for years. Originally the Region enjoyed two partnerships: one with the Christian Commission for Development in Honduras and the other with the Evangelical and Reformed Church in Honduras. Delegations of Disciples from the Alabama-Northwest Florida Region have traveled to Honduras each year since 2010 to build friendship and explore ways of serving together in a common ministry. In recent years the Region's involvement has been with only one partner, the Evagelical and Reformed Church in Honduras. This partner church has requested that we assist in the training of ministers through the Institute they sponsor near San Pedro Sula. Some of the ordained Hispanic pastors in the Alabama-Northwest Florida Region have traveled each year since 2014 to interact with ministry students in Honduras -- offering seminars and workshops and providing gifts of Bible commentaries and other resources aimed at strengthening their ministries.
On January 18-25, 2019, Rev. Jose Diaz (Primera Iglesia Cristiana, Ft. Walton Beach, FL), Rev. Israel Martinez (Iglesia Cristiana-Arbol de Vida, Pensacola, FL), and Rev. Roberto Rodriguez (Primera Iglesia Cristiana, Birmingham, AL) will make another trip to Honduras to visit with our partners, interacting with them not only at the Institute but also in several of the congregations of the Evangelical and Reformed Church in Honduras.