2018

2018 marks a new chapter in C4C history.  Long time missionaries, Ron and Jamie MacDonald, have been called on to a new journey.  To fill this gap, local Hondurans have assumed leadership in the school and court through our partnership with La Iglesia Bautista Communidad de Fe and Living Water 4 Roatan. On the court, big changes have happened!  The Court Boys had been praying for synthetic turf because of the injuries they were experiencing as the court’s concrete broke down. At the same time, unaware of the prayers being prayed, the Board was exploring options to address the deteriorating condition of the court.  Through a majorly generous donation, synthetic turf was purchased, shipped and installed. A fresh coat of paint has been applied to the court walls and it looks brand new again.  It was the talk of the community and is unlike anything in La Colonia.  Since then other groups have scheduled events on the court, including a wedding!   As for the school, decking and porch coverage has been extended making a beautiful covered area with picnic tables to extend the classroom outside.  The physical perimeter of the property is now fully secured through the 3rd level with fencing installed.  We look forward with great anticipation what the rest of the year will bring.

2017

With donations and effort from countless teams, we continued to work on equipping the property to create an environment for our missionaries to share the love of Christ.  Inside the school, a visiting team installed a ceiling fan. An attic fan was then added in an attempt to manage the high temperatures in the classroom.  Even more exciting was the installation of a septic system for a bathroom.  On the court, regular tournaments were reinstated and a local public school used the space for activities.  A weekly gathering of the court boys for Bible Study continued to gain momentum with leaders beginning to emerge.

2016

This year we’ve made, with the help of several teams, several more improvements to the court and school.  The stairs and stands on the court were moved, additions were made to the deck, a ceiling fan was installed in the school and concrete pad poured in front of the school; just to name a few of the projects completed!  There’s still much to be done.

Casa de Luz continues to teach English through Christ centered instruction and 2 students graduated this year.
The court mentoring has aided in several of the older court boys being able to get jobs and are now productive members of the community.

2015

Improvements to the soccer court and Casa de Luz continued as EFL classes are now being held six days a week.  So many awesome people from the United States joined local efforts in various C4C activities. Each activity gave opportunity to build relationships and share the love of Christ with the people of La Colonia. In February, the official C4C soccer team was founded:  “Team Colorado.”

C4C begins to see local youth, who had gone through our program, rise up and become leaders and mentors  for the younger kids.   Work on improving the soccer court began with creating a wall around the court utilizing an innovative recycling program:   discarded plastic bottles.  The entire community actively participated, literally filling tens of thousands of plastic bottles with sand that formed the walls.

2013

Through loving donations of many of you and much prayer, C4C was able to purchase the land where the soccer court sits and the hillside immediately above the court. In partnership with locals and teams from the United States,  the land above the court was leveled and formed the second terrace for a new school house, appropriately named, “Casa de Luz” – House of Light.

2014

2012

Jamie and Ronnie McDonald from Show Low, Arizona, arrive to continue the work of C4C as Kerry and Mike Tichi and family prepared to return to Colorado. EFL classes remain underway at Casa Mazapan and the foundation of our cement soccer court was laid.

2011

As EFL classes continued at Casa Mazapan, a plot of land on the side of a hill was rented across the street to serve as the future site of our soccer court.  Word spread quickly and hundreds of kids in La Colonia rallied to the site to be part of this awesome endeavor.   This site would provide the kids a safe place to play and provide opportunities to build relationships with the community.

The Tichi’s:  Kerry, a teacher, and Mike, an avid outdoorsman, from Durango, Colorado packed up their bags and headed to Roatan, Honduras.   Together with their three kids, they dreamt of making a difference through sports and education to the impoverished community of Roatan, Honduras. They found their place of ministry in a small village called La Colonia.

2009

A run-down building was rented to serve as C4C’s first school. With the help of the community, it was renovated into a usable space and called “Casa Mazapan”… named for the towering mazapan tree in front of the school. English as a Foreign Language (EFL) classes began and, through relationship-building, locals were taught life skills and shown the love of Jesus.

2010

C4C is about empowering the community with sharing the love of Christ as our driving force.   Lives are being changed daily through the life skills taught in the classroom, on construction project sites and on the soccer court. Thank you so much for your prayers and support as we continue to make a difference.

Care4Communities

4151 Woodcock Drive

Jacksonville, FL.  32207

Care4Communities is a registered 501(c-3) nonprofit charitable organization (EIN# 45-4973597).