For several years, Joe and Lizel Peterson of Fort Valley, Georgia, have been part of the Indian Springs Mission Team in Choluteca, Honduras. The Petersons serve through The Lizzie Project, as USA-based ministry that shares Christ’s love by providing educational opportunities in Honduras.
Lizel gave her personal testimony at the recent Ladies’ Fellowship Retreat in April on the campground. She explained how fearful she was to go on an international mission trip. “In 2014, my life had many fears. I was afraid of flying; I was afraid I would get sick in Honduras. Jesus used my fears for me to learn how to trust Him,” she said.
The Peterson’s never know exactly what they will be doing when they arrive in Choluteca, as projects vary from year to year. Lizel has baked, worked with school children and shopped for supplies. Joe is a contractor and easily handles repair and renovation projects. This year, he and the team built park benches for the Shalom Church playground and other village locations.
Lizel and Joe have been blessed to provide funds to support three Honduran children to go to school. “In Honduras, $100 goes a long way,” she says. The funds provide a backpack, school uniforms and school supplies for an individual child. Without these items, the Honduran government does not allow children to attend school.”
“God will use our gifts in a might way,” Lizel continues. “As we have served these three children, they will grow up and serve God. The children have possible futures in Honduras because of the ministry of The Lizzie Project.”