Former Helenswood school pupil Rebecca Deeprose is appealing for donations to help better the lives of those living in what is reported to be the most violent city in the world, San Pedro Sula, Honduras.
Becky, 22, who works as a nanny, plans to travel to San Pedro Sula for a two week stay in August. This will be the second time she has visited what is considered to be the murder capitol of the world and the most dangerous place outside of a war zone. Many young women would shy away from making a trip such as this but Becky is unfazed. “The streets are filled with beggars, the City is corrupted with violence, gang crime, drugs, prostitution and killings; just a few of the major issues in San Pedro Sula,” she said.
“But I have such compassion for this place and was completely encouraged and inspired by what I dealt with around me and the things I saw. For a place so different to Hastings I felt at peace and at home there.”
During her trip Becky will be working alongside the Heaven Sent Ministries, reaching out to the poor and homeless of San Pedro Sula. “The men’s ministry is where men come to the centre to wash, eat, have some company and worship,” she said. “The women’s ministry involves getting them out of prostitution and teaching them new skills to make money from other sources, such as cookery and crafts.”
Becky will be making the trip to Central America alone but says she is well looked after when there. “The missionaries I stay with are dedicated to their vision God has given them and, through their faith, have seen transforming things happen.
“I need help for funds to give to the missionaries to support the ministry, to keep it going and keep seeing lives changed. I have £600 left to raise so am doing a skydive to raise the funds.”
To donate to Becky’s Just Giving page visit: https://crowdfunding.justgiving.com/becky-deeprose-1