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With Some Help From Brandon Smith (and Penn State University Football)Honduran Soles made it into the news this week with ambassador, friend, and husband of co-founder Andrea Smith. Here is an excerpt of the post, written by Sean Fitz for Penn State 24/7 Sports. Penn State linebacker Brandon Smith has been nominated to the AFCA Good Works Team, which “recognizes college football standouts...
HONDURAS 2016There is just something so beautiful about pure, child-like faith. This trip showed us so many areas where the Lord blessed our simple faith and trust in Him. From start to finish, our week in Honduras showed us again and again the faithfulness and goodness of our Father. Down to every single detail,...
OUR LIVES HAVE PURPOSEPurpose: “the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists” “Many are the plans in a person’s heart, but it is the Lord’s purpose that prevails.” [Proverbs 19:21] Perspective. We all have purpose. Our lives have purpose and they have value and they have meaning. The Lord created...
FROM ANDREA’S HEARTBe still my heart. Be still before the Lord, and wait patiently for Him. (Psalm 37:7) Some days it’s hard to be patient. I don’t know about you but lately I have been struggling. Questioning the Lord’s plan for my future and doubting His timing. I have been anxious, and I find myself...
Outfitting students and children around the world with footwear.
We have our work cut out for us.
You Can Help Too!
Start a flipflop collection at your school or church. Donate funds. Tell us about missionaries or mission trips happening. Sponsor a child for a school uniform with shoes. Pray. Tell others about us!
About our Honduran Soles
We are an organization that collects and distributes shoes internationally with mission groups + organizations traveling abroad. We provide the shoes and bags to transport them and also cover the costs of airfare for each bag. The donations we receive go towards exactly this: giving shoes.
In June of 2011, sisters Emily Cole and Andrea Smith traveled to Choluteca, Honduras on their first missions trip outside the U.S. While there, they were able to minister to people by giving out food, clothing, and sharing the Gospel. Out of everything they experienced, the need and lack of shoes, especially for children, impacted them the most. Blistered and calloused feet running through rocky and dirty streets burdened their hearts and moved them to want to do something.
Once home, their vision to start something never took shape as they were unsure of where to start and afraid of taking a step out in faith. It was not until one year later, after their friends returned from Honduras that they heard once again the overwhelming need for shoes that filled the streets. So, in July of 2012, with a small vision but big faith, they started Honduran Soles.
Do a fundraiser or donation drive to collect funds. These funds can be earmarked to either buy shoes or uniforms or to cover the shipping expenses.
Many people can pick up a pair of flip flops at their local dollar general store for a dollar or two. Placing a collection box with an explanation of the mission will encourage people to donate. Once donations are complete, ship them to our home base for sorting and distribution.
If you know missionaries who work in an area where shoes would be needed, we can send some to them. If you or a team are heading out to the mission field, we will supply your group with the shoes to take along. Make sure to contact us 4 to 6 weeks before your trip.