Making an ImpactABOUT REACH OUT HONDURAS
Our VisionWe compassionately feed the mind, body and spirit through whole-hearted investment in the people of the La Mosquitia region of Honduras by lovingly providing education, meeting physical needs and encouraging spiritual formation.
Director, ALIEustaquio Jimenez is the Director of the Institute of Abundant Life. Eustaquio has 14 years of experience as a Director in the Honduran education system. He received his Bachelors in Education with an emphasis in Social Studies in 2017. Eustaquio is currently pursuing his Masters in Business Administration with an emphasis in Education.
Assistant DirectorKenny Montenegro is the Assistant Director of the Institute of Abundant Life. Kenny has 7 years of experience in the Honduran education system, 5 at the Abundant Life Institute. He received his Bachelors in Education with an emphasis in Social Studies in 2017. Kenny is pursuing his Masters Degree in Psychological Intervention in the area of Education.
Facilities ManagerMelvin Garcia is the Facilities Manager of the Institute of Abundant Life. As Facilities Manager, Melvin leads the cooks, watchmen and cleaning staff. He coordinates our feeding program and the maintenance of the school facilities. Melvin is a passionate, faithful leader who offers daily encouragement and love to our students and staff.
Board of Directors
Founders of ROH
In 2010, Alex and Laura moved from Dallas, Texas to Puerto Lempira, Honduras to live life with the Miskito people of the La Mosquitia region. God began to place the vision of Instituto Vida Abundante on their hearts in 2011 and the rest is God’s work in action. The Waits have 5 children who serve alongside them, Aidan, Arlee, Adam, Aaron & Cumi Joy.Read More
Jeff Gould, and his wife, Lisa, have been deeply involved with Reach Out Honduras since 2012, leading teams from North Texas to Puerto Lempira, sponsoring students, and being involved in fundraising activities for ROH. As Chairman of the Board of Reach Out Honduras (ROH), Jeff resources needs, ensures vision and integrity, guides decisions and creates a safe and loving environment for all who participate in a variety of ways to achieve God’s mission for ROH. He has a true passion for the mission and vision of ROH and is dedicated to clear goals and nurture of a team of equals, where every heart leans into God’s vision through prayer and every voice matters.Read More
Jessica has been visiting Honduras for over 15 years supporting programs that focus on education so when she was introduced to Reach Out Honduras she was very excited! When she heard about ROH it seemed to be a natural fit, and even had the opportunity to visit PL and see first hand the opportunity the school provides for the young people in the community. Over the past few years, she has supported ROH from the States, even bringing a Mission Team to the school, but this year she was asked to take her support to the next level by joining the Board as the vice-chairperson. She is beyond excited to join the wonderful folks on the board to further support not only ROH but the Waits family as well.Read More
James was introduced to Reach Out Honduras in 2014 when he, along with his son and father, participated in a short term mission trip with a team from Riverside Church of Christ. James was drawn in by the way he saw the Lord at work through the Waits, the school, and the students to spread His love throughout the region. He has been back each summer since bringing family and friends along. James, who is a CPA, joined the Board of ROH in early 2017 in the role as Treasurer. James and his wife Ellen live in Flower Mound, TX along with their son and two daughters and are members of Riverside Church of Christ in Coppell, TX.Read More
Gary has earned two masters degrees, in Biblical studies and clinical psychology. He also is a Licensed Professional Counselor and provides counseling in various areas for singles, the church and community, drawing from his experience with adolescents, families, college students, singles, single-parent families, abused, and disadvantaged children/youth. Gary has devoted his life to minister to others and firmly believes in the power of ONE LIFE that is fully committed to follow the ONE LIFE that revolutionized the world 2,000 years ago. He brings to the board an ability to advise and keep the focus Christ-centered in all that is accomplished.Read More
Kristin, along with her husband Bret and daughter Grace, became involved with Reach Out Honduras in 2015 through student sponsorship and prayer. Then, in 2017 the Kidd family joined the spring break mission trip from Riverside Church of Christ. Traveling to Honduras and seeing the teachers, students and Waits family in action deepened the family’s commitment to the people of Puerta Lempira. Kristin joined the board in 2018, and is excited to see what God has in store for IVA. Kristin works as an Assistant District Attorney for the Denton County District Attorney’s Office.Read More
Co-Director of Fundraising and Golf Tournament Chairperson
From the first time Russell was introduced to Reach Out Honduras, he felt a great admiration for the Waits family. They have a tremendous heart for the people they serve and this is not just Alex and Laura but the kids as well. After learning about the organization Russell, along with his wife, Krystal, immediately jumped in and got involved. They worked with the golf tournament as well as the dinner until he was approached about serving on the board. Russell considers it an honor to serve along side a great group of friends that all have a shared heart for the people of Puerta Lempira, Honduras. He looks forwarding to pouring his heart and everything else they have into this organization.Read More
Mission Care/Volunteer Coordinator
Bethany and her husband, Kevin, have developed a heart for the ministry of ROH in the past few years and spend their summers working in Honduras with IVA. Bethany is a stay-at-home, homeschooling mama to their 6 kids and spends her “free” time painting wooden signs to raise money for their trips to Honduras. They live in Huntsville, Alabama and are actively involved in church leadership at Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship, where they teach and are part of the worship team.Read More
Student Sponsorship Director
Amy Pratt is a founding Board member. She has had a love and commitment to Reach Out Honduras since its creation in 2010. Amy has led a number of mission trips from North Texas to Puerto Lempira over the years to serve through Reach Out Honduras and has had a passion for the people in the La Moskita region. As an educator, she brings a lot of help and advice to the education side of the ministry and has provided much-needed support to the teachers at IVA during the early years.Read More
Co-Director of Fundraising
Charlie and Liz are founding ROH Board members. They both have a heart for missions on many levels, but their support of ROH was tied to their love of our founding missionaries. Not only do they serve the mission and vision of ROH through fundraising and golf tournaments, but they have visited Puerto Lempira and spent time loving on our students. Liz and Charlie are gems whose contributions shine brightly for the Kingdom of God around the world.Read More