Who are the Lenca people?

  • 125,000 indigenous people living in the mountains of Honduras
  • Most are subsistent level farmers
  • They hold animistic [belief that nature has a soul] and Catholic beliefs
  • The Lenca people are under-reached by the gospel which means more than 2% but less than 5% are evangelized and there is very limited Baptist work to the Lenca 


Lenca People


EBA Goals

  • Start 340 house churches in 1,196 villages 
  • Build into the DNA that each house church is responsible to start other house churches
  • Our desire is “to teach the Lenca how to fish rather than give them fish”

EBA Strategy

  • Prayer
  • Evangelism/church planting
  •  Gospel saturation
  • Discipleship/leadership training
  • Meeting Human Need




Do you have a Smart Phone? You can now use it to give to your favorite EBA ministry with one touch after you set it up. 
The Givelify App is available on itunes App Store and at Google Play. This one app allows you to give to any EBA ministry at any time. It also remembers your giving record. When you search for ministries select Ellis Baptist Association where you can give to the association or to one of our ministries.

Ministry Updates

Each month Shannon Hopkins composes a Lenca Ministry Update.  This report is sent out to interested individuals electronically and a portion is added to our monthly paper newsletter. Shannon reports on many different areas so please click on the links below to read his monthly Ministry updates!.

February 2014






House Churches








Pastor/Leadership and T4T Training




Community Development





Meeting Human Needs




Radio Station




Agriculture Projects




Shannon Hopkins Family




Projects and Other Photos




2014 - The Avenue Church
Mission Trip

The Avenue Church
Mission Trip Video