Kudos of the Month: Tulsa’s Gathering Hearts

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TULSA APPRECIATION: Gary and Cheryl Kuney display a certificate of appreciation from the Honduras religious community.

In 1999, Tulsans Gary and Cheryl Kuney followed God’s call to quit their jobs, sell their home and possessions and move their young family to spread the Gospel and serve those in the hurricane-ravaged Central American country of Honduras. Now the ministry is celebrating its 20th anniversary.
Gathering Hearts provides English/Bible and computer classes for more than 200 students, with an additional 100 students in other classes offered. Gathering Hearts provides a daily children’s feeding and education program, a medical and dental clinic, vocational training programs and a new conference center with dormitory that offers church leader training and welcomes visiting short-term missionary teams.
The bridge between Tulsa and Honduras is strong, with several local churches providing mission volunteers on week-long trips over the years. Those include Christ Presbyterian, First United Methodist and TurningPoint churches of Tulsa and Beacon Hill Baptist of Owasso. Additional teams are welcome and invited to apply.
Currently, funds are being raised to build a new three-story education building. A sports complex is also underway to provide a safe venue to attract youth to play soccer and hear the Gospel.
The Gathering Hearts mission is located near Puerto Cortes, in the northern part of the country. For more information, contact Patty Colwell, patty.colwell@gatheringhearts.com.