and injustice contaminate countries across the globe. So you might be
wondering, Why should I support an organization that focuses mainly on
Honduras is a country deeply rooted in faith—the gospel has been preached here for 500 years, the majority of Hondurans are at least nominally Catholic, and Evangelical Christianity is growing rapidly.
Hondurans’ religious values make them “fertile soil” in which to sow God’s message of justice.
But we’d like to point out that Honduras is quite literally the United States’ neighbor. A flight from Miami to Tegucigalpa takes half the time of a flight from Miami to L.A. Hondurans watch The Simpsons and eat Kellogg’s Corn Flakes. Americans wear Polo T-shirts sewn in Choloma and eat Chiquita bananas grown in the Sula Valley.
We share so much with Honduras already—it only makes sense to share the values of equal representation and rule of law as well.
Possibility for Change
In fact, AJS-supported programs have already contributed to improvements—ones proposed by Honduran individuals and institutions and made possible by their cooperation:
• Families whose only claim to their homes was a worthless scrap of paper now have indisputable, government-issued titles.
While the returns may be a long time coming, there’s every reason to believe our investments in Honduras will bear fruit.