Rodgers SVP Preconstruction Services Supports Finish the Wall to Complete Two Churches in Honduras

From February 19-27, Jason Money, Senior Vice President Preconstruction Services, was in Honduras leading a team of 14 Americans on a mission trip to finish two churches with Finish the Wall. Finish the Wall is an organization that Rodgers has supported for over 5 years philanthropically through sponsorships with the annual basketball tournament as well as sporting clay shoots. Since 2004, Finish the Wall has been dedicated to completing unfinished churches and other humanitarian efforts that have been left in some phase of construction without a plan for funding or completion. The ministry has finished nine projects in countries such as Honduras, Nicaragua, Costa Rica, Barbados, Trinidad, and Tobago. The ministry is based on Charlotte, NC.

Finish the Wall has been working with these two churches for 2 years.  The first church, Rock of Salvation, is headed up by Pastor Ricardo Rodriguez who ministers to people living in extreme poverty and people turning from a life of crime and gang activity.  The second church is called Fountain of Blessing and is led by Pastor Walter Herrera who also ministers to people in extreme poverty and turning from crime and gang activity – a life he once lived himself.  COVID kept us from participating in person last year, but we continued to support the local work force by providing materials for them to continue the work that was originally planned for 2021.

This year we are sending 3 teams over 3 weeks to finish both churches. Jason’s team was the first of 3 teams to head over. The scope of work was primarily tiling, floor leveling, painting, cleaning, and ceiling panel installation with a few odds and ends thrown in there. Over the course of week 1 the team was able to complete 90% of all the painting at 1 church and finish the priming of the other. They also completed tiling a few rooms and finished up the remaining ceiling work that remained. Overall, the week was a huge success with the team overcoming a few early challenges with the tile work and the language barrier. While working on the churches, the team held Safety Huddles, proving that liveSAFE applies to all aspects of our life and not just work.

The group also spent an afternoon hiking and site seeing with a trip to a waterfall.

“The week was a wonderful blessing to the locals but even more of a blessing to me and the team that was able to help a church that was in need with no means to finish what they started,” said Jason Money.