As of August we have hosted 3o Short-Term Mission Construction Teams!!!!!!!
In October we will host Medical Mission Team #2 !!
mark your calendars for:
BORDER BUDDIES ANNUAL LUNCHEON
JANUARY 10th, 2015 – Noon to 3 pm
at Horseheads First United Methodist Church,
1034 West Broad Street, Horseheads, NY 14845
Michael and Glenda will be there to update us on all that happened in 2014 and all that is coming up in 2015
2015 will mark 11 years of faithful ministry in Honduras!!
SEPTEMBER 2014 PRAYER and FINANCIAL REQUEST
Dear Border Buddies Supporters and Friends. WE NEED YOUR PRAYERS and financial support.
1. The duplex house that Michael and Glenda currently rent is going up for sale. We believe that we should purchase it. It is in a VERY safe place in the city and is a wonderful accommodation for our teams, and we can easily add a second floor to it as needed. Can you help us purchase it? We are guesstimating $300,000 or more. Please contact Michael through email if you can help.
2. The 1999 Red Dodge Ram needs a new engine. We have located one and now need to raise at least $5000 to purchase it, get it shipped and installed. Please contact Brad Hinman through Michael’s email if you can help.
We are extremely pleased to announce that as of October 9, 2012, Border Buddies Ministries, Inc. has received approval and accreditation from ECFA – Evangelical Council on Financial Accountability. This means that we meet the very stringent standards of accounting practice and financial accountability as set by ECFA. To learn more about the standards please visit www.ecfa.org.
YOU CAN ALSO WATCH THIS SHORT VIDEO - ECFA VIDEO
- THE BORDER BUDDIES STORY
Michael and Glenda Miller are Christian missionaries who live and work in Tegucigalpa, Honduras. They founded Border Buddies Ministries in February 2004, then incorporated it as a non profit in New York State in April 2005, with 501c3 status granted in December 2006.
The vision that is foundational to this ministry is simply stated as, “INCREASE THE POSSIBILITIES, DECREASE PRISONERS”. It resulted from watching young people lose heart, join gangs to make quick money, and wreck their lives. It simply broke Mike and Glenda’s hearts.
The foundational scripture for Border Buddies is this: “To man belong the plans of the heart, but from the Lord comes the reply of the tongue. All a man’s ways seem innocent to him, but motives are weighed by the Lord. Commit to the Lord whatever you do, and your plans will succeed.” Proverbs 16:1-3
The results are a two pronged approach. The first has to do with communities themselves. Increase the possibilities for more choices for a better future. That involves working with youth through youth groups, bible study, mentoring, and getting a good education through school sponsorship/scholarship funding. All of this brings hope and provides a better way to deal with life and all its troubles. This also involves bringing Short-Term Mission Teams from the States to help refurbish, rehabilitate and expand existing schools and their programs. And working with adults, teaching life skills, job skills, funding and starting micro-businesses, sharing the Word through bible study and interaction with the Short-Term mission teams. Our prayer is that this work will keep young men and women from becoming prisoners.
The second has to do with how to decrease prisoners. Mike and Glenda visit numerous prisons on a regular basis, share God’s word, establish Bible studies, teach and fund micro-business possibilities, and offer TATTOO REMOVAL with a state-of-the-art laser tattoo removal machine. They support prisoners after release and help them get back on their feet. The ultimate part of the vision is to have Border Buddies Farm, where a structured environment of education and repatterning on a self-sustaining farm would provide a four year rehabilitation program with a high success rate. Our prayer is that young men and women would no longer return to prison and that they would now become productive members of their communities.