I wish you could hear the rain crashing down on my tin roof right now. It’s the first time it's rained for months and the wild noise makes me so happy – a sign that brown landscapes, smoky skies and relentless heat are coming to an end. Rain here brings renewal – and feels like the perfect way to celebrate moving from a difficult season into a season of renewal in Honduras.

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AJS-Honduras director Carlos Hernández graces another newspaper front page, the headline calling him a representative, not just of AJS-Honduras, but of Honduran “Civil Society”. But what exactly does that mean?

Sacrificing hours from their busy weeks, volunteers use simple information-gathering instruments to record things like how many days schools meet for class, how many classes are taught, and for how long, whether the school has textbooks and materials, and other issues important to children’s education.

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AJS is taking action to ensure that Honduran politicians cannot continue to steal money from the Honduran public

With great sadness, the staff and board of AJS mourn the loss of Pete Harkema, our board President, our capital campaign director, and our dear friend.

It is with great sadness that the board and staff of AJS mourn the death of Mark Wagenveld after a battle with glastioblastoma. He was 73.

At AJS, we believe that part of our calling as Christians is to speak truth to power, whoever is in power, and in this way protect the poor and vulnerable that are so close to God’s heart. Whether or not we personally support Honduras’ new elected leaders, we consider it our job for the next four years to try to make their administration as effective as possible. This is not a partisan position, but a Christian one. We know from experience that when governments fail, those who suffer are the poorest and most vulnerable – widows, orphans, strangers, the young, the old, and the sick.
 

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