Point Honduras has been operating since 2006. They bring a holistic care approach to four of the most dangerous areas in Tegucigalpa. They are focused on sharing the Gospel of Jesus Christ by caring for society’s most vulnerable and disadvantaged. Their children’s programs are designed to meet every students’ daily physical, spiritual, educational & emotional needs. Each weekday, Point Honduras serves 750 children who come to their centers where they receive a hot meal, are educated, and taught the gospel in a loving and nurturing environment. For many of these children, this is the only meal that they will eat. Point actively works to keep children in school and therefore out of gangs. The main ways of doing this are through the provision of tutoring services, school supplies, and school uniforms (which many of these families would not be able to afford otherwise).
Point has free medical clinics at these locations that help decrease the health disparity in the neighborhoods where they work. Each clinic is staffed by a doctor and a nurse. The children in the program along with their family receive free medical care and medicine. Point’s clinics only charge $3 for other residents in the communities they serve. We are impressed by how professional and caring Point deals with the people of these underserved communities. Soli Deo Gloria.
We were originally introduced to Point by Randy and Mercedes Wittig who had befriended Point’s director, Dr. Ivan Lainez. They both spoke very highly of him and of the work that he was doing at Point. We maintained contact with Dr. Ivan and financially supported Point during the Covid pandemic. The AGC Board has collaborated with and joined forces with the U.S.-based Point Advisory board.
Dr. Ivan began working with Point while he still was working as a Medical Doctor. After a couple of years, he was offered the position of director and he gave up his medical practice to serve God by serving these children. Dr. Ivan is a proven who has already stepped in and helped AGC with some of our partners.