In this part of the initiative, we plan to partner with Honduras Ministries to plant a church in the country of Honduras. Jim Martin, the ministry's president and founder, has been in Honduras since 1999. The mission of Honduras Ministries is to see communities transformed by the gospel of Jesus Christ and to break the bonds of poverty and oppression that are prevalent
in the ultra-poor regions of Honduras. Over the past ten years, Honduras Ministries has planted seven churches and built three church buildings.

One of the ministry's primary strategies is a Child Enrichment Program. In this program, children meet at the program center twice a week where they receive food assistance along with medical, dental, and vision help. There are also quarterly meetings with parents to help them understand how to promote a more nurturing environment for each other and their children. Most importantly, the children regularly participate in Bible classes and often hear the message of the good news of Jesus.

Our church planting partnership with Honduras Ministries will include a Child Sponsorship Program and eventually short-term mission trips to serve the new church and meet the children we are sponsoring. Through the two-year giving to Multiply, we hope to invest $100,000 in planting this new church. This money will be used for the construction of the church building and furnishings, the church planter's salary, and the staff and start-up costs of the Child Enrichment Program. This financial goal does not include the monthly sponsorship of children. Approximately a year into the project we will host a Child Sponsorship Sunday where BSCCers will have the opportunity to sponsor a child for $48 a month.