THE LANGENDOENS Rev. Ernest Langendoen and his wife Elizabeth arrived in Honduras in 1990, sent by the Christian Reformed Church of North America, working under the direction of Christian Reformed World Missions. The Langendoens were assigned to work in the rural areas of southern Honduras, mostly in the field of church education. Rev. Langendoen continues to make periodic visits to a small country church in southern Honduras in a village called Nueva Union. This is the church where he preached his first sermon in Spanish. In 1994 Rev. Langendoen accepted a call from the Immanuel Orthodox Reformed Church of Jordan, Ontario, Canada, to work in the city of Comayagua, with the goal of planting a church. The Langendoens have four adopted children from Honduras.
COMAYAGUA The work in Comayagua was started in November of 1994. A small adobe house was rented and Bible studies were advertised. As well, a number of Bible studies were led in the homes of different people. There was a lot of door-to-door evangelism, and eventually a radio program was started on one of the local radio stations. Currently the work enjoys a weekly attendance of about 35 people for worship on Sunday mornings. Property was purchased by the church in the year 2000 and in 2001 a church building was built.
PRESENT WORK The church of Comayagua has a Sunday morning worship service at 9:00 a.m. At 10:30 a.m. there is a church catechism class. On Wednesday night at 6:00 p.m. there is a prayer service, and on Friday night at 7:00 p.m., a Bible study. Every Saturday morning at 11:30 a.m. there is a half hour program on a local radio station. Over the years Rev. Langendoen has taught a study group with a number of pastors from Comayagua. Conferences have also been offered in different parts of the country.
In 2009 a church plant was started in Tegucigalpa, the capital of Honduras. The attendance at this church plant has varied and remains more as a preaching point.
Another work has been begun with some families in a town close to Comayagua. Please pray for the Bible studies that are being held. Contact Information: e-mail: Rev. Ernest Langendoen: firstname.lastname@example.org