He has shown you, O man, what is good.
And what does the Lord require of you?
To act justly and to love mercy
and to walk humbly with your God.
With this as our guiding verse, the Micah Project ministers to street-connected youth in Tegucigalpa, Honduras.
“Michael, can we play this again tomorrow?”
“This” is a squirt-gun battle, which our street team has just finished with the kids who live under one of the bridges that crosses Tegucigalpa’s polluted river. Jose Daniel tucks his plastic Coke bottle full of yellow glue into his shorts in order to play, but as we share a snack and dry off, he takes it out and sneaks a long huff of fumes when he thinks no one is watching. He catches my eye, stashes the bottle, and surprises me with another request. “Hey Michael, wanna meet my kid brother?” ...
Originally, our main counter to poverty was formal education, but we came to see that most young college graduates in Honduras never find work in their field. In this climate of social instability, Micah Works was born. Its mission is to create an accelerated program of classroom instruction and hands-on training to help street-connected youth acquire the skills necessary to step away from the streets and successfully enter the work force. Micah Works is God-centered job training, job creation, job placement, and job retention. We never imagined how quickly Micah Works would flourish! Beginning with three Micah Works apprentices in 2021, we now have 25 apprentices spread out in four different Micah Works initiatives, overseen by Micah missionary Pat Corley. What a miracle! ... read more
“Mike, it’s time for me to go back to Honduras and make things right. I need to fix my mistakes so I can move on with my life.”
“Julio, you know that danger waits for you there. I understand that you were just looking for justice for your brother, Axel, when you tried to find his killers. But how is justice served if they end up killing you, too?”
“I’ve thought about that. But if I want to move on, I’ve got to confront the people who have threatened me for so long. I’m ready to face them no matter what happens so I can put it behind me.” ...