Outreach at St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church is defined by its long-standing relationships to local, Metrowest, urban, and international organizations. Their many volunteers are committed to nurturing the spiritual and physical connections they make with individuals and families, as they continue to be receptive to the emergence of new outreach opportunities.
This year St. Andrew’s parishioners had a unique opportunity during Lent to reach across cultural boundaries and connect with children in Honduras. Led by a group of adult missioners who traveled to this Central American country last spring, the congregation participated in a “Friend a Child” project sponsored by El Hogar Ministries, a nonprofit organization that operates four schools in and around the capital city of Tegucigalpa.
“Each year during Lent, Episcopalians are encouraged to take on the spiritual disciplines of prayer, scripture study, and almsgiving, to deepen our faith and prepare us for the joy of Easter,” explained Steve Taylor, leader of the Honduran mission team. “This year, our almsgiving benefitted the 107 children who live at El Hogar’s elementary school. Each participating family received a photograph and information about a child whom they befriended through prayer and the collection of loose change in a mite box. The program was a great success.”
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