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BESSEMER, Ala. (WIAT) — A local mission organization is preparing to travel to Central America in a few weeks, to offer assistance in one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere.
Two of one people going are Timothy Thompson and Antwanae Jones. The young engaged couple felt the “calling” to join the mission team in Honduras.
Its been a life-changing experience for Timothy and Antwanae, even before they’ve had the chance to go to a third world country.
Next month, the engaged Bessemer couple will join a ministry called “AHMEN”, which stands for Alabama Honduran Medical and Educational Network.
“When hearing about what’s going on in Honduras, being here as an American citizen, I found out that I’m very blessed to be in the state that I am in right now. So going to a 3rd world country where every 16 seconds a person dies off the water supply, I’m very blessed and so I should be able to be a blessing also.” -Timothy Thompson
Thompson is actually a gospel hip-hop artist. He goes by the stage name “King Tall-T”. He will help in many capacities on the mission trip, including evangelism.
His fiance Antwanae will teach her jewelry-making skills to Honduran women, as a way for them to have an income to support their families.
They are both excited about the opportunity for their first mission trip going into an environment that is foreign in so many ways.
“I’m blessed here already, I have clean water, and lots of food and I’m just blessed and I’m able to be a blessing to someone else who doesn’t have as much as I have.” -Antwanae Jones