Matt and Marianne first felt the call to Honduras after a family mission trip there in 2008. They sold their belongings and moved to La Ceiba, Honduras in December of 2011. During that first year they worked with a small children’s home and their private christian school, and helped to begin the Cacao feeding program and church plant.
The feeding program and a church plant in the poor village of Cacao began in September of 2012 and continues to grow and serve the people who live in the village. This program is the product of a partnership with Ministerios Vision Cristiana and Legacy of Hope Foundation. This ongoing program feeds over 75 children twice a week and is promoting positive change in Cacao. Plans for the future include building a children’s chapel, funding a children’s clowning outreach, developing a music program for the youth and adults of the church and micro-loans for women.
The Spangler family currently lives in Santa Rosa de Copan where they have opened a home for abandoned children. Their long term vision is to purchase property in this region to build a permanent children’s home staffed by local widows. Their plans also include an on-site medical clinic, bi-lingual school and day care.