Update – April 2020

April 16, 2020,

Dear Friends of Gathering Hearts,
We pray this update finds you all in good health and protected from the Coronavirus COVID-19. We also pray that God will draw people to the Lord at this time.
In the last update, we shared how a pandemic like this can hit a Third World country much harder than here in the U.S. In the rural area where we serve on the north coast of Honduras, testing is not available, so there is no way to be sure how many cases there are.
The Honduran government has put in place a mandatory shut-in; people are permitted out of their homes only one day a week to shop for groceries. In spite of this, Gathering Hearts for Honduras has been able to distribute food to the needy. Many of the people in the rural area have no food, nor the means to get it. As mentioned in the last update, there’s no such thing as stocking extra groceries, as they live pretty much day-by-day. This has given us a great opportunity to share the redemption of Christ, as we distribute food.  
We are amazed how our church, Templo Evangelico Emanuel, has stayed connected during this time, having long-distance prayer meetings, Bible studies and communicating the needs between members. Nelson Osorto, our pastor, has done a marvelous job of rallying them together to help take care of their needs and others.
Since there is no hand sanitizer or masks in this area, we received a recipe to make hand sanitizer, along with a pattern to make masks. We pray our folks can find the sanitizer ingredients and fabrics for masks. And we are hopeful Consuelo can make and distribute the items. 
We are so grateful to Denny Boersema, who stays in touch with the Computer/ Bible/English teachers, as well as several students. His idea of dividing the student body among the five teachers, so that they could call the students to check on homework, encourage them in the Lord, and share Bible study has been so productive. As we have mentioned before, many of the students have not excepted Christ yet, and this is another rare opportunity to share one-on-one. The coronavirus has gotten everyone’s attention; we know that God will use it and be glorified.

Blessings to you!

– Gary and Cheryl Kuney
No evil shall be allowed to befall you, no plague come near your tent, for he will command his angels concerning you to guard you in all your ways. 
Psalm 91: 10-11
PRAYER REQUESTS  Please pray with us that at this time, many will see their need for Jesus ChristJoin us in prayer that God will protect the people of Honduras who have no medical resources if they contract virusPlease pray for those who are distributing food, that they will be protected, and that we could reach all the people who are in dire needOur desire is to keep our classes going, and that the teachers will be able to teach their lessons long distance. Please pray that will be possible.At this time, we are trying to find the little children that we fed on a regular basis when they were in class. Some have a family and some of them live with other people. We are trying this week to locate them and be sure they are fed.Cheryl’s surgery to remove a brain tumor a has been moved to May 13th. We so appreciate your prayers!
How to give … Thank you for your tax-deductible gift to support the programs of Gathering Hearts and to further God’s Kingdom in Honduras! Please send your gift to:
Gathering Hearts for Honduras 2220 W. Oak Ridge Street Broken Arrow, OK  74012
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