We value our partnership with these evangelical Wesleyan organizations that support the Lizzie Project with their prayers, resources, team members and vision.
WORLD GOSPEL MISSION (WGM)
WGM is an interdenominational Christian missionary agency headquartered in Marion, Indiana. The organization has missionaries in over 25 countries around the world. It ministers through preaching, teaching and healing ministries.
WGM partners with individuals and churches worldwide to make disciples of Christ among all nations. WGM believes in ministries that reach the whole person – physically and spiritually. In addition, the organization seeks to incorporate the concept of the whole-person transformation, using an approach that results in community transformation. WGM works with local churches and local community leaders to facilitate community outreach.
Mission opportunities at WGM include:
- Full-time missionary discipleship programs
- Volunteer partners
- Teams for special projects
Many knowledgeable, dedicated and deeply committed missionaries serve WGM. One such couple is Larry and Angie Overholt who have been involved with WGM since 1980. The Overholts assist with the operations and administration of The Lizzie Project.
Founded in 1910, WGM has been always been aligned with the Wesleyan holiness tradition of Protestantism. WGM is affiliated with the Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability (ECFA).
LARRY & ANGIE OVERHOLT
Larry and Angie Overholt are career missionaries with WGM (World Gospel Mission). Both attended Asbury College (University) in Wilmore, Kentucky. They have served in Honduras since1980. The Overholts are visionaries who combine evangelism and community development for remarkable results. They have established a positive network of pastors and local leaders in the rural villages surrounding Choluteca, Honduras, as well as government officials in the area.
In early ministry years, the Overholts initially were mentors to young people at Escuela El Sembrador for 18 years. In 2000, after Hurricane Mitch swept through Honduras, they moved to southern Honduras to assist with the rebuilding of communities, churches and homes that had been destroyed. They were involved with the development of eight church congregations in the Choluteca area and many building projects that supported various WGM ministries.
Since 2000, they have been involved in evangelism, community development and training. They have a tremendous heart for education in Honduras; they have both been strategically involved with developing curriculum for a vocational school and a nursing school.
Larry: In 2014, he returned to Ohio State University to study for his PhD in Agriculture Extension. He met the doctoral requirements in 2018. While at Ohio State, he developed and taught courses in the area of International Development. He helped create the Study Abroad program in Honduras. His overall goal is to create a model of vocational agriculture and extension that can be duplicated in other areas of Latin America. The initial model has been implemented with the WGM Vocational School in Choluteca. Larry has been finally able to realize his dream of teaching agriculture.
Angie: As a nurse, Angie’s heart has led to some amazing developments and opportunities through the Ohio State University College of Nursing. Vocational high school nursing does not exist in Honduras. The 2017 joint-venture with Ohio State, a nursing “step” program, has been developed in Choluteca. This is a program where students can transition into the university level of nursing education. The program was approved by the Honduran government and began in early 2017. The nursing school is the first of its kind in Honduras and will be replicated throughout the country.
Larry and Angie have hosted many teams from both evangelical and Ohio State University circles. God’s work is moving forward, His Word and Work is being spread, and people’s lives are being changed. They constantly have their eye on the future and a continuity of their ministry. They are training other team members with similar hearts and vision. Best known as “ministry entrepreneurs”, both Larry and Angie have impacted Honduras for the Kingdom in significant ways.
INDIAN SPRINGS LADIES' FELLOWSHIP
The Ladies’ Fellowship is an association of Indian Springs Holiness Camp Meeting in Flovilla, Georgia. The camp meeting is Wesleyan in theology and was founded in 1890. It meets every summer for ten days in July (beginning the second Thursday in July through two Sunday’s). The fellowship serves as an outreach tool for women who are involved with the camp meeting. There are two levels of activities:
- Activities during Camp: Various activities include friendship, prayer, a ladies’ luncheon, missions focus and involvement with camp history.
- Activities during the Year: The Ladies’ Fellowship sponsors two Holy Heart Events each year in Georgia. These two-day retreats teach and empower women on their spiritual journey, helping them to share the love of Christ with their families, churches and communities.
Financial support for The Lizzie Project comes through these retreats, church presentations and other activities. The Ladies’ Fellowship supports The Lizzie Project through prayer, financial giving and participation in the annual mission trip to Honduras.
Fund raising for a printing press is presently under way. The ability to print spiritual books, materials and resources in Spanish will offset many expenses for various WGM ministries. The cost of the printing press is approximately $20,000. The press will:
- Provide jobs
- Help the local economy flourish
- Provide WGM Vocational School materials, community health materials, Sunday School materials and books to aid spiritual growth.
Titus Women is an organization of fully surrendered women whose purpose is to prayerfully invest in the spiritual lives of women. Their activities are centered around “invite, disciple, pray”. Titus Women equips and encourages women to give themselves to Jesus and to become disciple makers. They mobilize prayer for revival for their families, churches, nation and the world. They do this through hosting retreats, providing resources, supplying speakers to share at women’s events and connecting women in prayerful networks to impact their region.