When Naomi was very young, she told her parents that she wanted to be a Christian missionary. They didn’t think much about it at the time, but nevertheless, the seed was planted in her heart.
Naomi made her first trip to Honduras in 2009. She was immediately impacted by the children’s desperate need for love. In Honduras 60% of the population is under the age of 25, with most living in poverty. After several mission trips she decided to answer that call to full time missions. In 2011 Naomi made Honduras home and she has been working with underprivileged children ever since.
Naomi spent her first year in Honduras teaching English and loving on children in an orphanage. The next 4 years she volunteered at a home for boys and in a Christian based education program for street kids. Presently, she is working alongside the Honduran mission Corazones de Misericordia. This mission ministers to the indiginous tribe Tolupan
The Tolupan tribe is located in a remote mountain area of central Honduras. These humble people live as some of the poorest in the country. They range from slightly to severely malnourished with some dying each year from starvation.
A children’s’ feeding center, an after school program and a church, are only a few of the ways in which they are helping to bring a tangible hope to these little lives.
Every Sunday hundreds of Tolupanes gather to hear the word of God. Both children and adults are hungry to know the love of Jesus.
The feeding center gives lunch to over 65 children a day. It is the only meal some of these children will eat in a day.