Pick Your Community: | Hopkins | Muhlenberg | Daviess | Christian | Henderson | Lakes | McCracken | Webster

Missionaries Seek Local Support to Help Honduran Children

hond1 300MADISONVILLE, Ky. (12/25/13) — With just weeks away from another mission trip to Honduras, Jan Dixon and team members Allyssa Hoffman and Woody Sutton of Aaron’s Mission Outreach, prepare themselves for helping those in need.

“We work with Aaron’s Mission Outreach Inc. that is directed by Rev. Darrell Dakin and his wife Darlene,” said Jan Dixon. “I have been going to Honduras since 2008 and what is really cool is I have been able to watch it grow from ground up.”

AMOR is a mission dedicated to spreading the gospel, feeding the hungry, clothing the naked, building homes and churches, and providing money for education to those who want to go to school to have a better quality of life.

This past year, Dixon and her team were able to take children's clothes, shoes, medicines, infant formula and Bibles. Dixon was able to fit about 300 pairs of shoes in her luggage but is hoping she will be able to take more this year.hond2 400

“Woody Sutton, who is a Gideon, was able to fit 450 Bibles in his suit cases and bought 200 more when we got there,” said Dixon. “He gave them all away and wished he had more to give out. People were really hungry, wanting to know the Word and before we left, three people gave themselves to the Lord.”

AMOR currently feeds three schools, which averages out to one meal a week or four times a month.

“It’s the only hot meal these kids get,” said Dixon. “Each year, for the last five years, we have had the honor and privilege to be able to personally deliver money collected for the children and take them into town, so they can buy their supplies for school and uniforms. We also have been able to treat them to lunch and ice cream afterwards.”

Starting in January, the new school year will begin in Talanga and Ocotal, Honduras and the children returning or just starting will need tuition along with school supplies, back packs, uniforms and other fees paid before they can enter their classes. The needs total $200 per child.

“This may seem like a very reasonable amount for those of us who spend that much on school supplies and clothes alone,” said Dixon. “However, in that part of Honduras, the average daily wage is about $5. That’s only if the parents are able to find work and earning enough money to send their child to school may also take up to months to save.”

hond3 400

As part of the mission, AMOR opened a free medical clinic in Ocotal that offered medical care and medication free of charge. They were fortunate enough to find a hard-working and dedicated doctor to provide hours of service to ensure the health care for all the people in which he cares for.

“There are people who have to walk three to four hours over the mountain just to get to the doctor,” said Dixon. “Dr. Glenn really cares about these people and works really hard to provide them with the care they need as best as he can.”

Last year, they were able to take an ultrasound machine and an autoclave. This year, Dixon and her team are looking to take dental supplies with them.

“Darlene Dakin said there was a local dentist office in the town over who would come out and do dental work,” said Dixon. “However, they are lacking in some dental tools there at the clinic to do all the work they need to do and we are currently seeking any donations on equipment that some of the dentist offices aren’t utilizing and willing to donate for a good cause.”

hond5 400

Dixon said that she tries her best to do what she can to help provide the necessities the children may need. They are looking to take new or gently worn shoes, both summer and winter clothing, medicines, vitamins, infant formulas, toothpaste, toothbrushes, baby blankets and any money donations to help with the cause.

Any checks that are made out must be turned in by Jan. 15 and made payable to Aaron’s Mission Outreach. Donations are tax deductible and Dixon encourages those to send a picture of themselves or family as well as a note for the child that they would like to help sponsor. In return, Dixon will send notes and pictures from the children as well.

For more information about AMOR or to make a donation, visit http://www.aaronsmissionoutreach.com/ or email Jan Dixon at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

Amber Averitt
SurfKY News Reporter
Photos provided by Allyssa Hoffman

© Copyright 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, or rewritten without permission. SurfKY News encourages you to share this story by using one of the social media links below.

3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16
3/13 - 16

In Other News...

Air Products Donates 10 Laptops to Marshall County Schools

MARSHALL COUNTY, Ky. (9/21/14) — Air Products J.R. Reynolds presented 10 Dell laptop computers to Marshall County… Read More

Cadiz Police Arrest Reports - Sept. 22, 2014

CADIZ, Ky. (9/22/14) — The Cadiz Police Department released the following reports. Sgt. Scott Brown arrested Michael P.… Read More
3/13 - 16

Most Read This Week (Site-Wide)

September 19, 2014 4595

Madisonville Man Among Three Arrested for…

in Top Stories by Muhlenberg Sheriff Curtis McGehee
September 20, 2014 3459

Large Cache of Drugs, Cash, Gun Seized;…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 17, 2014 3399

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 18, 2014 3034

Hopkins County Grand Jury Indictments

in News by Karen McKnight
September 19, 2014 2823

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision at…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Russell Nichols

Most Read Stories from Hopkins County

September 17, 2014 3399

Wanted Man Leads Troopers on Chase…

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 19, 2014 2823

Five Injured in Two-Vehicle Collision at…

in Top Stories by MPD Officer Russell Nichols
September 18, 2014 1887

Manitou Man Charged with DUI

in Top Stories by Madisonville Police Department
September 18, 2014 1804

Vehicle Strikes CSX Train Cars at Crossing

in Top Stories by Trooper Stu Recke
September 19, 2014 1486

My Kentucky Roads - Twin Maples Farm in…

in Top Stories by Amber Averitt, SurfKY News

Most Read Stories from Owensboro

September 20, 2014 1058

Man Charged with Theft After KSP…

in Top Stories by Alexis McGee
September 19, 2014 868

STREET CLOSINGS FOR MONDAY, SEPTEMBER 22

in Top Stories by Abby Shelton
September 19, 2014 835

Police Searching for Hit-And-Run Driver

in Top Stories by Jennifer Smith, DCSO
September 18, 2014 677

Owensboro's Nathan Morris Has Worldwide…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 18, 2014 503

9-1-1 Phone Lines

in Top Stories by Michael Hathaway

Most Read Stories from Muhlenberg County

September 20, 2014 3459

Large Cache of Drugs, Cash, Gun Seized;…

in Top Stories by MCSO PIO Alex Piper
September 20, 2014 1589

Paradise NRA Banquet Promises Food, Fun,…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News
September 22, 2014 913

Third Suspect Charged in Greenville Home…

in Top Stories by MCITF PIO Wes Miller
September 22, 2014 630

Hundreds Turn Out for Greenville Festival

in Top Stories by Charles W. Riley II, SurfKY News
September 22, 2014 555

Muhlenberg Bass Team Members Score…

in Top Stories by Paul McRee, SurfKY News

SurfKY News Group, Inc. Central Office & Printing Division
1125 Nebo Rd.  •  Madisonville, KY 42431  •  270.452.2249 (fax)
Main Number: 270.452.2727 (phone)  •  Printing Division Direct Line: 270.821.8600 (phone)


Contact a member of our staff: www.surfky.com/contact
Copyright © 2014 SurfKY News Group, Inc.  •  Terms of Use  •  Site Map

social 03social 04social 22social 21social 06