08 Feb Moses Project Finishes 3rd Recruiting Week
The Moses Project is a 120-acre farm where we are developing future leaders of Honduras. We believe that what leaves here will transform the world. For 32 boys, 2018 will be the continuation of that dream and vision. For 15 new boys, 2018 will be the beginning of a life-changing journey. We have just finished up our 3rd recruiting week since taking ownership of the Project in January of 2016. This week we hosted 29 young boys from ages 11 to 15 who represent more than 12 communities in western Honduras.
The boys participated in daily devotionals and Bible studies, workshops presented by specialists in coffee, honey bees, and tilapia, as well as working in the coffee fields and different areas of the farm. They were evaluated on their attitude, aptitude, work ethic, interest in learning, and their ability to get along with their other classmates. On Thursday night we spent over 2 hours deliberating, analyzing, and most importantly, praying about who would be accepted into the program. Ninrod, Lester, Gerson, Milton, Carlos, Elvin, Olvin, Gerardo, Marlon, Antony, Cristian, Francisco, Maynor, Darwin, and David are the 15 new members of the Moses Project. These boys represent 12 different communities and 12 potential new churches that have yet to be planted. The goal of the Moses Project is multifaceted. One part of the program is providing vocational training that will allow the boys to develop skills to obtain gainful employment. A second part is facilitating the boys’ completion of their formal secondary education and high school education. Another part is to “…train them up in the instruction and discipline of the Lord.” (Ephesians 6:4b). These three parts come together to form a young man equipped to confront what life has to throw at him.
That is why we believe that what leaves here will transform the world. The boys that enter the program leave as men, ready to be leaders that this society so desperately needs and cries out for: civilly, economically and more importantly, spiritually. The boys come from families that do not have the economic resources needed to maintain their sons in school. The future that awaits many of them is life of physical labor and under-employment that leads to a repetition of the same viscous cycle. Darwin is one such boy. Darwin’s dad was murdered this past year, which obviously left his mother to bear the burden of not only raising him but also being thrust into the role as the sole bread winner in the house. The tears that welled up in Darwin’s eyes as his name was called spoke volumes to me (to all of us in the room that night) about the hope that this Project gives to families like Darwin’s.
The need is great, and it seems like we are emptying the ocean with an eyedropper, but every drop is worth it. A million times over, worth it. We ask that you continue to keep us in your prayers as we disciple and help shape these young boys into men.