root (noun): anchors a plant, draws water from the soil; source or cause; a supporting or essential part; to fix the roots in the ground; to establish; settle.
In October, 2016, the churches from New Life (Ohio) and Crosspoint (Florida) were the first two Roots teams to visit Honduras. During their time in Honduras, both teams fulfilled the above definition towards their respective churches and the people at Choloma and Santa Cruz. Through VBS and adult Bible study, the churches were anchored more firmly, grounding them into the word; team members from New Life and Crosspoint became part of the source supporting the churches, helping to establish and settle them.
root (verb): encourage a team
Through home visits, baby layettes, prayers with and for the people, conversations, friendships, stepping out to form new and intimate relationships, lessons, crafts and activities for the children, both church teams became "rooters" for their partner churches of Choloma and Santa Cruz. They came alongside to root and to encourage. Thank you on behalf of Lifeline, the churches of Choloma and Santa Cruz, and the people of Honduras for partnering with us in the Roots Program.
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. . . that their hearts may be encouraged, being knit together in love, and attaining to all riches of the full assurance of understanding, to the knowledge of the mystery of God, both of the Father and of Christ. (Colossians 2:2)