The Honduran Fellowship of Missionaries and Ministries is a ministry that has long been in the heart of John and Adriana Mattica. Since their arrival in 2002, they quickly noticed they were not the only missionaries in Honduras. They also found many of these missionaries were tired, burning out, and most of all, feeling alone. In 2009, the Mattica’s started this new ministry with the purpose of promoting unity among missionaries through the creation of a network of communication and a commitment to helping each other as co-laborers of the Kingdom.
John is the Executive Director and Human Resource Director. He is responsible for the leadership and overseeing the programs and strategic plan of the organization. He also manages the day-to-day operations including committees and staff. Contact him at email@example.com for Honduran Fellowship policies, all residency questions, and applications for donation processing.
Adriana is the Public Relations and Event Coordinator. She serves as a liaison between HFMM and the community-at-large and, specifically, potential members, current members and volunteers. She also oversees and directs HFMM events, including retreats, general assemblies, regional meetings, staff meetings, and special events. Contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org for initial membership set up, events ideas and logistics, and ideas/contacts/businesses/items for sale/discounts that HFMM may offer to its members.
Melodee Webb has been living in Honduras since she graduated from college in 2002. She was a computer teacher for 9 years at Academia Los Pinares, until deciding to stay at home with her 3 kids, Juliana, Levi and Isabella. She has been married to her husband Kyle since 2008.
Melodee has been volunteering for HFMM since 2011. She is the Communications and Data Coordinator. Her job is to support all staff and members in the area of collecting, organizing, and storing electronic versions of member data and other resources. She also maintains general communication with Honduran Fellowship members in regards to information, events, resources, etc. Contact her for membership renewal, information on events or help with registration, changes in information, and posts for the website or Facebook group or page. Her email address is email@example.com.
The member care team is available to prepare, equip, strengthen, and empower members; promote a spiritually healthy and caring fellowship; assess member needs and facilitate the provision of resources to meet those needs in the most practical, respectful and immediate way. Contact us for help in the areas of prevention, intervention, and crisis care.
Marcy Fenn began volunteering with Honduran Fellowship in the fall of 2011 and is the Director of Member Care. She is married with four children (2 in the States and 2 in Honduras) and has been a missionary in Honduras since 2008. She has lived in Yamaranguila and Zambrano and currently resides in Santa Lucia (outside of Tegucigalpa).
Marcy got involved in member care is because she saw a disconnect between what missionaries needed and what was available to them. From her own experiences of being kicked out of a ministry, having to find a new place to live in 3 weeks with a family of 6, living in the countryside and then the city, and transitions involving physical moves and changes in ministry, she wished there was help with conflict resolution, processing dashed expectations, understanding transition and culture, and even the practical items such as how to cook with limited or substitute ingredients and where to find a dentist. It then became her mission, in helping others answer the call of God on their lives, to figure out not only what missionaries needed to know, but to create a support system of resources, trainings, and help so they did not have to walk out their calling alone and so they can walk out their calling with joy. Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Michelle Crotts began volunteering with the Honduran Fellowship in 2016. She has been in Honduras as a single missionary since 2002. She also helps run a camp and conference center going out of Tegucigalpa toward the south called Campamento Converge. She primarily runs camps for the disabled population.
Michelle became interested in missionary care is because she’s lived the lack of it. She’s had seasons of life here in Honduras of great unhealthiness, of great isolation and of great emotional and spiritual turmoil. In 2014, she was at such a point in her life that she took a sabbatical and was unsure of whether she would even return to Honduras.
We need to know that we have some place to turn. THAT is why she joined the missionary care team. We want you to know that you are not crazy and you're not alone. Those questions, struggles and doubts?...we've had them too. And we are here to help you walk them out. Her email address is email@example.com.
Rachel Sowers began volunteering with the Honduran Fellowship in 2016. Her main focus is to help missionary kids, but she likes helping all missionaries as well. Her family moved down to Honduras in 2001 when she was 9 years old. They first lived on the island of Guanaja, and after four years moved to Gracias Lempira. She married a Lieutenant in the Honduran Air Force and moved to Tegucigalpa.
Over her years here, she has been through quite a few things, including, but not limited to, many losses and disappointments, a major crisis, multiple transitions and several cultural adjustments. Growing up on the mission field tends to be a very joyful and yet painful experience and her heart aches for other Mks and what they are going through. It is for that reason that her ministry focuses on serving them. Who better to understand them then another MK? Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org.
Gordon MacKenzie began volunteering with the Honduran Fellowship in 2017. He is married and has two grown, married children and one grandchild. He and his wife have been “empty-nesters” now for almost 8 years. They have been in Honduras since 2014.
Gordon came to Christ in my mid-30’s, graduated from Bible College at 40 yrs old, was a Senior Pastor for 7 years, obtained his Master’s in Counseling Psychology at 49 yrs old, then was an Associate Pastor in a second church for 5 years before moving to Honduras. From the time they felt called to come to serve here to Honduras, he had struggles & challenges with the transition. He struggled and sometimes still does, with the many losses, cultural adjustments and transitions that come along with moving to, and working in, a cross-cultural setting. Not to mention, attempting to learn a 2nd language in your 50’s.
He got involved with the member care team as a counselor because he has a passion for relationships: to see them healthy, strong and growing. Being a part of this team and serving missionaries has given him another way to serve here in Honduras and helped him to make even better sense of his call to Honduras. His email address is email@example.com.
Our board consists of:
John & Adriana Mattica (President / Secretary), Tristan & Beth Mohagen (Vice-President / Vocal), Ileana Molina (Fiscal) Matt Zell (Treasurer), Greg Brewster (Vocal)