TBM has sent $10,000 to meet needs in Central America after Hurricanes Eta and Iota hit in November.
The funds have been sent to 61 Isaiah Ministries, a missionary network with strong Texas ties, to provide food and repair roofs in and near Gracias, Lewmpira, Honduras. Hurricane Eta had sustained 150 mile per hour winds at its peak and devastated Honduras and Nicaragua. Even after weakening upon landfall, the system dumped significant amounts of rain across the region.
A few weeks later, Hurricane Iota, a Category 5 storm, slammed the area with sustained winds up to 160 miles per hour.
“We are truly without words as to the destruction of back-to-back hurricanes in our country,” said Shannon Hopkins, who leads 61 Isaiah Ministries. “The infrastructure has been damaged beyond comprehension. Banana plantations are flooded, coffee harvests are ruined, bridges washed away, homes destroyed.”
Since 1967, TBM has delivered help, hope and healing after natural disasters. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, travel possibilities for large groups to Central America are limited.
“The Bible tells us time and time again that God’s heart is with hurting people,” said Mickey Lenamon, TBM executive director/CEO. “We are praying for those affected by the storms and seeking to help them by working through missionaries in the region. Even now, practical help is being provided. God’s love is being shared.”