Instead, they also got a visit from Fabio Porfirio Lobo, son of the president of Honduras. He had come up from Miami when he heard about the effort.
Lobo visited Christian Care Outreach on Spirit Lake Road just as workers were packing a shipment of food and medical supplies for Honduran poor communities.
He was accompanied by Dina Luz Lobo, the Honduran commercial ambassador in Miami; the Rev. Leonides Penton of the La Mano Amiga International Ministry; and his friend Jose Cardona.
Grace Church in Lakeland gathered the supplies. Christian Care Outreach is to deliver them to the Port of Miami by Thursday morning, said Bruce Conner, executive director of Christian Care Outreach.
It’s the first time his ministry has sent a shipment to Honduras. He said a second shipment will go in one or two months.
Lobo, speaking by translation through Associate Pastor Tony Ponceti of Grace Church, said he will return to Honduras on Friday and plans to travel with the supplies as they are distributed.
He also advised Ponceti to designate churches to receive the supplies — not government agencies — to ensure the poor will receive them.
Ponceti said he has already identified a dozen churches in the country…continue article about President Lobo’s Son here.