What We Believe

Alex & Laura Waits

The ministry of Reach Out Honduras is an interdenominational Christian mission.   We pray that all who serve beside us do so in Christian unity, focusing on the essentials of biblical Christianity and leaving the non-essentials aside.    For more information on some of our personal convictions,  please see the Belief Statement of our home church, Pin Oaks Christian Fellowship.

Propelled and motivated by our faith in Jesus Christ, we plan to live and work alongside the poor as a demonstration of God’s unconditional love for all people.   We have no intentions of imposing our Americanism on Hondurans.  Instead, we pray for real friendships and a recognition of equality and value in every single person.   Some of our work will include assistance in providing for daily needs, working to encourage literacy and quality education, and partnering with churches and individuals to encourage spiritual rebirth and transformation. Wherever we work, our prayer is that our efforts will be used by God to heal and strengthen people’s relationships with Him and with one another; not from a position of superiority, but one of equality.

Some of the verses from God’s Word that speak to His mission through His people:

GENESIS 12:1-3

The Lord said to Abram: Go out from your land, your relatives, and your father’s house to the land that I will show you. I will make you into a great nation, I will bless you, I will make your name great, and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, I will curse those who treat you with contempt, and all the peoples on earth will be blessed through you.

I CHRONICLES 16:24

Tell of His glory among the nations, His wonderful deeds among All the peoples.

ISAIAH 6:8

Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying:
Who should I send?
Who will go for Us?
I said:
Here I am. Send me.

MATTHEW 9: 36-38

“When he saw the crowds, he had compassion for them, because they were harassed and helpless, like sheep without a shepherd. Then he said to his disciples, “The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few; therefore pray earnestly to the Lord of the harvest to send out laborers into his harvest”

MATTHEW 24:14

This good news of the kingdom will be proclaimed in all the world as a testimony to all nations.

MATTHEW 28:18-20

Then Jesus came near and said to them, “All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth. Go, therefore, and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe everything I have commanded you. And remember, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

MARK 16:15

Go into all the world and preach the gospel to the whole creation.

LUKE 10:27

He answered: ” ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’; and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself’.

LUKE 24:46-48

“This is what is written: the Messiah would suffer and rise from the dead the third day, and repentance for forgiveness of sins would be proclaimed in His name to all the nations, beginning at Jerusalem. You are witnesses of these things. And look, I am sending you what My Father promised. As for you, stay in the city until you are empowered from on high.”

JOHN 20:21

Jesus said to them again, “Peace to you! As the Father has sent Me, I also send you.”

ACTS 1:8

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be My witnesses in Jerusalem, in all Judea and Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.

2 CORINTHIANS 5:18 – 20

All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting men’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation. We are therefore Christ’s ambassadors, as though God were making his appeal through us. We implore you on Christ’s behalf: Be reconciled to God.

1 PETER 2:9-10

But you are a chosen race, a royal priesthood, a holy nation, a people for His possession, so that you may proclaim the praises of the One who called you out of darkness into His marvelous light.  Once you were not a people,  but now you are God’s people;  you had not received mercy,  but now you have received mercy.

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