BVSA Travesia, Honduras


Also find occasional updates on Brock's blog:

May 5, 2015:  A few recent updates

Feb 3, 2015:  BVSA Honduras - The Beginning

Nov 26, 2014:  Allan to Axel - We look up to you

Oct 31, 2014:  BVSA Honduras Plant


Ever since we came home from Honduras in early 2014, we knew God was up to something. Our JV boys played in a soccer tournament there, but the trip ended up being so much more than that.

The Rhinos with the boys in Travesia
The Rhinos with the boys in Travesia

During the trip, God led us to a little village called Travesia.  An extremely poor community located on the Caribbean Honduran coastline. Like Buena Vista, Guatemala, it is a unique combination of extreme poverty and natural beauty blended together in the same place.

We met some people there who were in the beginning stages of starting a soccer program for boys. Interestingly, they had started the program specifically to help keep the boys off the streets.  They told us that in Travesia, all the boys end up selling or doing drugs. In addition, sexual promiscuity and HIV is a serious problem.  3 brothers and a sister had decided to try to do something about it - and a loose soccer program in raw form was how they were trying to help keep the boys out of trouble.
One of our return visits to Honduras
One of our return visits to Honduras
It was a moment we will never forget. When we boarded the bus, we (BVSA leaders) prayed together about what had just happened.  We asked God why he brought us to Travesia...  how we could help...  and to please lead us.
5 trips to Travesia, Honduras (and one visit from them to Guatemala) later...  
We believe that God is leading BVSA to plant another boys academy.  And the Davis family has felt the call to lead the plant on the ground and relocate to Honduras! 
The boys of Travesia
The boys of Travesia
In only our 4th year of BVSA, we believe more than ever that the Rhinos are the key to making disciples and winning their community to Christ.  We also know that Jesus commanded us to go into the world and make disciples...  which means, for us, planting more boys academies must be an important part of what we do!

The Davis family is now in Honduras to plant another boys academy! The way they have given themselves and embraced the vision of BVSA during their 2 years with us, leaves us confident as they look to spread the philosophy of The Rhino into a new area with so much need.

Davis Family
Davis Family
Please be praying with us as we move forward - working to train up the future generation of leaders who can break the cycles of destruction in their communities!
Pray for the Davis family and follow them on their blog as they transition to a new country and new culture.  This was a tough decision!  During their time in Guatemala, we became one big family, we all miss very much the sharing of daily life.  But if we've learned anything, we know that we have to trust God when he is shaking things up! 
Follow more updates on Brock's blog as well.
Thanks - as always - for the continued prayers!