The Stanly News and Press (Albemarle, NC)

Local News

June 4, 2013

Oakboro man, son soon off for Honduras

Monday, June 3, 2013 — When an Oakboro man and his son decided to go on a missions trip to Honduras, their community embraced the idea with open arms and helped them raise even more money than they needed.

Ryan Huneycutt, 45, and his son Cordel are members at Live Again Ministries in Locust. The church plans to take 24 people to Roatan, Honduras June 15. In order to go on the trip, Ryan and Cordel each needed to raise $1,400. They turned to the community for help and planned a silent auction and a cornhole tournament.

“It was all about everybody coming together,” Ryan Huneycutt said about the fundraisers.

“The money benefited me and my son, but it wasn’t about us.”

The silent auction was based entirely on donated items from the community. People donated jewelry, gas cards and even chicken wings.

According to Julie Souther, a relative of Ryan and Cordel who helped coordinate the fundraisers, people donated “just about everything you could think of.”

The cornhole tournament and silent auction were May 4 at Endy Volunteer Fire Department. All together Ryan and Cordel made $2,700 from the fundraisers.

“It was a joint effort from family, friends, the fire department,” Souther said.

Ryan Huneycutt went to Honduras last year on a missions trip and was surprised by the way people lived.

He plans to use the extra money raised to help people with basic living experiences such as tarps for their homes and clothing.

“I grew up here,” Ryan Huneycutt said.

“So that was an eye-opener to me last year when I saw how people lived.”

Huneycutt said the trip last year totally changed the way he looked at life and how he treats people. A little girl in Honduras who reminded him of his own child at home helped him to connect his life in Stanly County with the lives of those suffering in other countries.

“Now I know that’s what life’s all about: It’s being with people, interacting with people and showing other people that you love them and that you care for them,” he said.

Huneycutt will go with Live Again Ministries to start his second trip in Honduras June 15. He will stay for two weeks. His son will go for the first time and will stay for one week.

The ministry plans to help the locals by setting up resources for clean water, sharing the word of God and helping in miscellaneous ways that they are needed.

Schyler Martin is a freelance contributor for The Stanly News & Press.

 

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