St. Mark's has been involved with the Manos de Dios Mission in Honduras since its inception over 20 years ago. We also sponsor a breakfast program for 80-100 preschool/kindergarten children in Ojo de Agua.
Manos de Dios (Hands of God)
This mission began with a partnership between four area Episcopal churches: St. Andrew’s (Seguin), St. John’s (New Braunfels), St. Francis by the Lake (Canyon Lake), and St. Mark’s (San Marcos).
Read the wonderful story of how the Manos de Dios ministry evolved from a conversation to a church planting mission and ultimately a parish and so much more in Danli, Honduras.
Episcopalchurch.org Using The Hands of God to Create Sustainable Missions
UTSA-Manos Amigos Program
Manos de Dios and UTSA's College of Education and Human Development have partnered together on an ESL (English as Second Language) program with graduate students from the Department of Bicultural-Bilingual Studies.
Learn more here with this article: UTSA grad students partner with Manos de Dios outreach to teach English remotely
Patricia Perea with St. Francis by the Lake is the Manos de Dios team lead and publishes these newsletters:
Manos de Dios Newsletter Jan 2023
Manos de Dios Newsletter Oct 2021
Manos de Dios Newsletter Sept 2021
Manos de Dios Newsletter Jan 2020
Breakfast for School Children in Ojo de Agua
Approximately 30 miles west of Danli is Ojo de Agua where St. Mark's has sponsored a breakfast for school children program since 2000. This mission is primarily about funding the purchase of food to provide one good meal every day for 80-100 Pre-K and Kindergarten children during school. Over the years St. Mark's has also helped with various capital improvement projects for the school. During the pandemic the school closed for in-person class but has continued with at-home teaching. The breakfast program has adjusted accordingly by distributing the food to the families of those children.