St. Luke’s-San Lucas Church in Chelsea and El Hogar Ministries are welcoming a special guest this week. Eduardo Bennett, a graduate of El Hogar and formerly of the Honduran national soccer team, is visiting North America in support of El Hogar. Bennett will headline a community night at St. Luke’s-San Lucas on Friday, October 23, at 6 p.m.
This joint event between St. Luke’s- San Lucas and El Hogar is an example of two Episcopalian ministries coming together to strengthen the community, while also spreading their messages to a wider audience. The event includes conversation, photos, and autographs with Bennett, authentic Honduran food, raffles, and music.
“El Hogar is excited to join with St. Luke’s- San Lucas to bring Eduardo to Chelsea and the many fans that he has here in Boston,” said Liz Kinchen, El Hogar’s North American Executive Director. “This is an excellent opportunity for us to spread the message about our work with the children of Honduras, while providing an opportunity for the Latino community – and the community at large – to join together for a fun evening.”
Bennett is a former player for the Honduran national soccer team. He graduated from El Hogar, a home and school for 250 children born into extreme poverty in Honduras. He has worked throughout his life to rise above the difficult circumstances that marked his early years to achieve soccer stardom. In 2010, he retired from playing professional soccer to pursue opportunities in team management and as a soccer analyst on radio and television.
Started in 1979, El Hogar (a mission of the Episcopal Diocese of Honduras) provides a home and education for 250 poor and homeless children on four campuses in Honduras. The facilities maintained by El Hogar include an elementary school, an agricultural school, a technical school, and a residence for high school girls. El Hogar Ministries was formed in 2001 as a 501(c)(3) organization to provide communications and fundraising for the program in Honduras.
Admission is free. For more information about this exciting event, please contact The Reverend Edgar Gutierrez- Duarte at 617-884-4278 or firstname.lastname@example.org