Mission of the Month

Each month St Paul Westport features one of the Missions we support. Any contributions towards "Missions" will be given to the Mission of the Month

This month's mission is:
Children's Rescue Mission

The Children’s Rescue Mission (CRM) was founded in 1998 in the aftermath of Hurricane Mitch. The first mission trip was made in 1999 and funded by a private $5,000 donation to provide medical aid to the children. The mission initially occupied a borrowed room in a local Teupsasenti residence and served 12 children. While CRM has grown over the years, it is just beginning to make a difference in the lives of the children and villagers of Teupasenti. CRM’s focus is on longer term objectives to develop sustainable infrastructure for jobs in industry and farming leading to sustainable self reliance through education, vocational training, water purification, sanitation and adequate health care.

Founder Miguel Giron, himself a Honduran immigrant from Teupasenti, manages CRM from its Norwalk, Connecticut headquarters with the assistance of a volunteer Board of
Directors. CRM is supported by short-term missionaries, various North American churches and volunteer organizations, and by the gifts and donations from individuals.

With these donations and the sweat-equity of the villagers and volunteer missionaries, CRM has constructed a Mission Home which accommodates up to 20 visiting missionaries and donors with a Mission Kitchen which provides jobs while supplementing food production for feeding the hungry villagers. The Mission Home and adjacent Church and Education Center serve as a beacon of hope for the community.

To date, CRM serves eight villages and barrios throughout the valley. Pavilions are being built to provide a place where children and families can meet, learn and have a meal. Pavilions have been completed in the villages of San Jose de Portrero and Rodeo, with several more planned and awaiting funding.

The goal of the Children’s Rescue Mission is to first offer relief, then education to help the villagers become self-reliant, and to empower them to have choices for their
futures.

Founder Miguel helping one of the villagers in Teupasenti.