La Victoria is a community located in the southern part of Honduras. This village is home to about 80 families, 150 of the inhabitants are children. We decided to start a church in this community after we realized that there were people who walked for about 2 hours to get to the nearest service every week. La Victoria recently received electricity in the village and homes are gaining electricity, slowly, but there is still no running water in the homes. There is a health Center that is overseen by a nurse and no medicine is available. The territory of La Victoria is not good for farming. Several men walk about 1 ½ hour to get to the next village where they can work in agriculture. The main need in this village is the tap water service in terms of health and hygiene. The poor living conditions of this area makes teachers, doctors and other needed professionals to be reluctant to live and work there.
The biggest population of this plant is children. They come in swarms large enough to overtake the entire building. Because of it’s location, this church is thriving and continues to multiply in size. Herman Reyes travels an hour by foot or by his horse, Bety, every time there is a meeting as well as continues his home visits with the community. They just received electricity in their building thanks to a short term mission team and we hope to see this church continue to grow because of that blessing.