A Legacy of Service

POSTED BY: Louis Deas on January 18, 2016 CATEGORY: Blog COMMENTS: 0


Martin Luther King, Jr. is undoubtedly one of America’s greatest heroes. Known for his bravery and acts of selfless love for others, he has become one of the world’s foremost figures of service that we can all pattern our lives after.  Dr. King gleaned many of his tactics and teachings from great philosophers and thinkers around the world, including the likes of Howard Washington Thurman and Mahatmas Gandhi.  Although the perspectives of these well-respected men gave King great insight into his mission and ministry, Dr. King purposely patterned his life after that of Jesus Christ.

“Everybody can be great because everybody can serve.” – Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. King often noted in his speeches and writings the great power and humility that Christ demonstrated during his earthly ministry, especially on the cross. It is through the lens of that great sacrifice that King grew to truly understand what it meant to give of self and to serve others with a pure heart.  In that same spirit of service, HOI seeks to serve those both the people of Honduras and Nicaragua, as well as the North American teams that travel with us.  We believe that our primary service is to God, and we serve God best when we serve others.

We find great joy and pleasure in serving the people of Honduras and Nicaragua by serving with them to create a better future.  As we work hand-in-hand with our Central American brothers and sisters we help unite what Dr. King called “the beloved community” and strengthen what Christ calls His “church”.  As we serve together in love and with singleness of heart, the Holy Spirit dissolves our cultural, national, and racial distinctions and we become one family working towards a common goal.

HOI honors the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. by remaining true to our Christian mandate to serve “the least of these” and by affording teams and individuals the opportunity to serve in Central America as the Spirit leads them.  You can answer the call to serve today by joining one of our many mission teams or organizing a team of your own.  If you would like to join us on any one of our mission trips, or simply want more information, feel free to contact Morgan Leary at morgan.leary@hoi.org. We would love to have you a part of our growing HOI family!