FUNDRAISER/PLEDGE SUPPORT to buy the new Mission House
Please join us in this part of our faith walk. We now have a wonderful facility for housing our mission teams. Please prayerfully consider pledging support for this endeavor, and if that’s you, please fill out this form HouseFundRaiserV8 and send it in. THANK YOU!
BEN HOLTON BLOG – new July 6, 2015
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May 29th, we signed papers for a Mission House in Tegucigalpa!!
God made a way for us to acquire the property next door to the one we had been renting. This new facility is larger, the layout is fabulous for mission teams, and the terms were even better than we had hoped for. Cost for the house is $235,000, plus fees. Dear friends and supporters, will you pledge your support for this new phase? It has been our 11 year dream to fully put down roots in Tegucigalpa and establish Border Buddies as ministry in Honduras that will continue on for many years to come. We could use your support for this new part of our venture. Prayerfully consider making a pledge, and if you can do that, please use this form HouseFundRaiserV8 and send to P.O. Box 1254, Elmira, NY 14902
2015 will mark 11 years of faithful ministry in Honduras!!
As of August 2014 we have hosted 3o Short-Term Mission Construction Teams!!!!!!!
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.