Since arriving on the field, the Tate’s have been able to establish a fourfold ministry to reach the Honduran people:
Church PlantingIn 2004 the Light of the World Baptist Church was established in the town of Ojojona, south of the capital city of Tegucigalpa. Since then they have helped start a church in the town of Campamento, Olancho and have recently moved to the city of Danli to join a team of missionaries and nationals in establishing churches in the eastern part of Honduras. Shortly after their arrival in Danli, the New Life Baptist Church was formed in the Northeast quadrant of the city. In 2017, the Faith Baptist Church was started in the neighboring city of El Paraiso.
Bible InstituteIn order to plant churches in Honduras, nationals must be trained. To accomplish the Bethlehem Baptist Seminary was established. Land has been purchased and there are plans to expand this ministry into a full time Bible College.
Local Police and Military Ministry
God has opened us the door to reach our local police and military to Christ. Every week the Gospel is preached at the local police headquarters. Many officers have come to know Christ. The police also have helped us distribute God's Word to those that do not know Christ!
School and Feeding Ministry
Through their soulwinning efforts, the Lord has given the Tate’s the opportunity plant churches in areas of extreme poverty. The work in Ojojona has been blessed with a feeding center for the children of the area that are malnourished. Pray with us as we plan on two more educational ministries. First, Bethlehem Baptist Language School to train new missionaries the Spanish language. The second is a bilingual school to help educate the
children in the city of Danli.