The Lizzie Project is a U.S.-based ministry that shares Christ’s love through scholarships and evangelism to students in Choluteca, Honduras. Mission teams participate in local ministry while dispensing backpacks, school supplies, uniforms, and other essentials. We also provide a variety of educational scholarships from kindergarten through vocational school levels. The need is great, as Honduras is the second poorest country in Central America.
The ministry was founded in 2009 by Ms. Rhonda Holton of Augusta, Georgia, and is a partnership with World Gospel Mission (WGM) and WGM missionaries, Larry and Angie Overholt. The Overholts, missionaries to Honduras, have been involved with evangelism, community development, agriculture, and nursing since 1980. They manage the funding for scholarship contributions.
Vision & Mission
The Lizzie Project provides backpacks and scholarships to students in Choluteca, Honduras, through the backdrop of evangelical Christian ministry. If students cannot pay for uniforms and books, the government does not allow students to attend school. Keeping students in school and progressing to the next academic level is a key goal of The Lizzie Project.
Resources provided by The Lizzie Project enable students to go to school for a full academic year. In 2017, scholarships were given to 130 students. A good education increases the quality of life within communities and provides economic opportunities within villages, breaking the multiple-generational cycle of poverty.
A mission team from Georgia goes to Choluteca annually. During that time, the 12-15 person team works side by side with Hondurans and WGM missionaries as they go to school, worship, play and serve in churches and villages.