My name is Brian Safarian. I started working with Feed My Sheep Ministries in Honduras in April of 2005. During a couple years of mission trips, I was privileged to work with feeding stations, medical missions, church and orphanage building repairs and even bringing fresh water to a remote mountain village. My wife and I were also involved with ensuring two little boys were able to attend a Christian bilingual school.
Before I left for another trip in 2007, my wife mentioned to me that she thought it was important that I do more to let the people that we were helping physically also get to know more about Jesus Christ. I agreed, but we weren’t sure exactly what that meant. Maybe we didn’t know what that meant, but God sure did. While I was in Honduras that August, I was in our hotel and overheard some Americans mention a flood that had occurred many years ago in East St. Louis, IL. I was born in East St. Louis and my family had a business there for many years. I introduced myself to these men, who turned out to be missionaries from Florida.
The man I met, George Horton, explained that he had spent many years of his life bringing Spanish Bibles to the people of Honduras. He believed that God wanted him to deliver 100,000 Bibles to them. He would order the Bibles from Ohio, drive from Florida to pick them up and then drive to Honduras to give them out. He had made more than 200 trips and had given out over 80,000 Bibles.
I knew that meeting George wasn’t a coincidence. My wife and I were meant to bring Spanish Bibles to the people of Honduras.
We used George’s contact in Ohio and ordered Bibles. We sent 2,500 Bibles the first time, and with help from others, we have sent more than 85,000 Bibles to date. George achieved his goal of putting 100,000 Bibles into the hands of the people from Honduras in October, 2010. He is getting older and the trip isn’t as safe as it used to be. We have begun shipping the Bibles to Honduras.
Today, we are able to send a paperback Spanish NIV Bible for $3.20 which includes purchase and shipping.