Current Story: How God is Saving Nations in a Day
A leader named Dominic Russo
By Jonathan Coussens
When the eyes of the world are upon a nation, it is usually because of war, natural disaster or political depravity. But in 2013, when humanity’s attention focused on one Central American country, the catalyst was something far greater.
Nearly 3,000 years ago the ancient prophet Isaiah wrote: “Can a nation be saved in a day? A country brought forth in a moment?“
In 2010 Missions.Me, a Michigan-based non-profit, decided to ask the same 3,000-year-old question in the nation of Honduras under the campaign banner 1Nation1Day. Little did Missions.Me know the question would do more than change a country, the resulting movement would make history.
For all the wrong reasons, the Republic of Honduras had been in the news and the international spotlight for almost a decade. With a population of eight million people, this small country was home to nearly 20 murders a day, making it the most violent country per-capita outside of a war zone.