The Lizzie Project is a USA-based ministry that shares Christ’s love through scholarships and evangelism to students in Choluteca, Honduras. Funding for The Lizzie Project provides a variety of educational scholarships from kindergarten through vocational school levels. The ministry was founded in 2010 by Rhonda Holton, President of The Ladies’ Fellowship of Indian Springs.
The need is great. Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America, and not all kids can afford an education.
The various projects involves ministry to families in Choluteca, Honduras:
- Backpack ministry, school uniforms and school supplies
- Scholarships for Kindergarten – Highs School students
- Scholarships for local vocational school and nursing school students
- Ministry within the local Shalom Church, loving people and sharing Christ
- Community outreach and evangelism
- Donate Scholarships through WGM
Why Support The Lizzie Project?
Resources provided by The Lizzie Project enable students to go to school for a full academic year. Funds provide uniforms and books that are required by the government, but not affordable to all families.
In 2018, scholarships were given to 130 students. A good education increases the quality of life within communities and gives economic opportunities within villages, breaking the multiple-generational cycle of poverty.
Annual Mission Trip – February 2019
Follow the Honduras Mission Team on their 2018 FB Page!
Shown is the 2018 Mission Team: L-R are Duell Stone, Joe Peterson, Marcus Borders, Rhonda Holton, Daniel Boyette, Lizell Peterson, Kathy Ferguson and Rob Roy MacGregor.
A mission team from Indian Springs goes to Choluteca annually for 13 days. The 12-16 person team works side-by-side with local Hondurans and World Gospel Mission (WGM) missionaries as they worship, play and serve in churches in villages. During the annual mission trip, we help in the following ways:
Repair & Renovation: Building shelves, benches, plumbing, concrete work
Office Assistance: Wi-fi, graphic design, flyers, media
Purchasing Supplies: Backpacks, school supplies, kitchen supplies, some clothing
Local Ministry: Crafts, kids’ activities, worship, Bible Study, giving out pizza and hugs!
The Lizzie Project was founded in 2010 by Rhonda Holton of Augusta, Georgia. It is in partnership with World Gospel Mission (WGM) and their missionaries, Larry and Angie Overholt. The Overholts oversee the funding for scholarship contributions through WGM.
Contact Rhonda Holton email@example.com if you have questions.
Donations for The Lizzie Project are made through WGM (World Gospel Mission). Angie and Larry Overholt, WGM missionaries oversee the funding for scholarship contributions through WGM.
$100/year – KINDERGARTEN – HIGH SCHOOL: Provides scholarship funds for uniforms, backpacks and books.
$750/year – VOCATIONAL EDUCATION CENTER: Certified technicians can one day help sustain their families.
$1,000/year – CHOLUTECA NURSING SCHOOL: Certified Nurses can one day help serve their communities.
Any donation is tax deductible and may be made online (through the WGM website) or mailed to:
IMPORTANT: If your contribution is mailed, designate The Lizzie Project #25498 on your check. If giving online, please be certain that the online giving area has a space to specify The Lizzie Project.
The Lizzie Project Began By Being Obedient to God
Ministry visionary for The Lizzie Project, Rhonda Holton, recalls the initial point when she felt compelled to give $50 to a WGM missionary from Honduras. “Angie Overholt spoke on Missionary Day about the needs of Honduran school children at the missionary service in 2009,” Rhonda said. “A donation of $50 would supply a school scholarship and a uniform.
“I felt God leading me to give a donation; I simply handed Angie a check for $50 for school needs and walked away. I never dreamed that this simple act would be the start of an international ministry,” Rhonda recalls.
Rhonda, a neo-natal nurse practioneer in Augusta, GA, accompanied the Indian Springs mission team in 2009 to Choluteca. In 2011, she went alone. Perhaps her “mission team of one” (herself!) was what Rhonda needed to hear God’s voice. The idea of starting a ministry “just came to her head'” while praying in her bed one night.
On an earlier trip, Rhonda had met Lizzie, a beautiful brown-eyed Honduran child. Lizzie and her family lived in a 6′ x 8′ slatted home; the walls had huge cracks, the floor was mud and everything the family owned was in plastic bags. However, the child’s radiant face inspired the beginning of a ministry in Honduras that has improved the lives of dozens of people over the last five years.
Thanks to the generous hearts of many donors and the talented construction team from Ohio and Indian Springs, Lizzie’s family and her grandmother now have more substantial homes. Other homes in Lizzie’s neighborhood have been built or improved as well. Building and home repair continues to be a significant part of The Lizzie Project.