2017

The continuous donations and effort from countless teams have greatly helped us to accomplish our goals and continue to reach the island with the love of Christ. This is only possible by the grace of God. This year, with this only being written in early 2017, has been a productive one so far. The third tier has been leveled and a block wall will be going up to secure that. We are seeing interest from new teams and individuals who are being called to serve along side us. The court will become the main focus for sports again by hosting tournaments and other events. School participation has been tremendous and we have partnered with the public school so they may meet and use the court regularly. Just another opportunity to spread the good news of Jesus to all we come in contact with. We are so excited for what else is to come and hope that you prayerfully consider coming along side us.

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

PO Box 551254

Jacksonville, FL.  32255

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