July 20th 2012
Iglesia Bautista Roca Eterna is a small cinderblock church imbedded in the side of hill just outside of Copan Ruinas. Each week a tiny band of committed worshippers fill the empty sanctuary to sing songs, read the Scriptures, and hear an inspirational sermon from Pastor Nahum. Up until six months ago, the church remained empty most of the week.
“Pastor Nahum told me he’d been praying for a children’s program for the past 15 years,” shared Blair Quinius, the Executive Director and founder of UrbanPromise Honduras. “Fifteen years ago his wife abandoned him with three kids under the age of 5. Since then he’s always had a burden for single parents.”
Finally his prayers were answered when UrbanPromise Honduras entered into a partnership with Pastor Nahum and his congregation. To accommodate a new after-school program and summer camp, Pastor Nahum added two classrooms and a bathroom to the facility. Classrooms are used 5 days a week for tutoring, reading classes, Bible study, and other activities. Last night it hosted the 1st Annual UrbanPromise Spelling Bee—a first for the children of Copan.
The new children’s program is appropriately called Camp Agape—a place where neighborhood kids can come and experience loving counselors, creative programs, and additional academic support.
“I’m just amazed at Pastor Nahum’s faithfulness,” added Blair. “To pray for 15 years is an amazing testimony of perseverance. There are times when I give up after a few days if I don’t get what I pray for.”