About Point of Impact
Point of Impact Global Missions (POI) is a faith-based ministry founded in 2006 by David and Ruth Hamilton of Memphis, TN, USA. POI strives to take the Gospel of Jesus Christ to the nations while caring for the most vulnerable and disadvantaged of society. POI staff and volunteers partner with local churches in Tegucigalpa, Honduras to help meet the daily physical, spiritual, educational, emotional and social needs of those living in Tegucigalpa’s most impoverished colonias. Each recipient of care is identified by the local churches solely on the basis of need.
POI supports two churches three clinics, three children’s homes, and four children's programs. It exists to support, empower, and strengthen Hondurans with the Word of God, through the love of Christ. POI advances in its mission primarily through the support of private benefactors around the world.
A vital component of one’s holistic health is their spiritual wellbeing. POI seeks to optimize spiritual growth by providing sustained spiritual care to its communities through discipleship programs, biblical tutoring, and church partnerships. Utilizing various spiritual assessment tools, POI regularly evaluates the spiritual needs of staff, volunteers and students to provide the necessary training and materials for engaging with the word of God and a life with Christ.
POI understands that physical needs must be met before there can be any spiritual, emotional, educational or social growth. The ministry supports physical health and wellbeing through local clinics, feeding programs, special projects and health education. By decreasing the health disparity in our communities, POI desires to create an environment of hopefulness, love, and opportunity. Routine assessments are conducted to ensure that each child is meeting his/her annual goals. POI also works to develop, support and encourage its volunteers and staff.
Emotional health and development are much too often ignored, but can be crucial to individual and community well being. POI provides psychological care for its families, students, staff and volunteers. Empowering this care includes frequent training such as Trauma Informed Care, Trust Based Relational Care, etc. for all staff and volunteers. Recurrent follow-up is conducted to ensure staff and volunteers are equipped with necessary materials and skills for healthy emotional development to sustain them in emotionally supporting their communities. Periodic assessments are conducted to monitor progress and create realistic, achievable goals for staff, students and volunteers.
One of the cornerstones of POI is education. POI facilitates biblical, academic and cultural education for all
program children through its tutoring program. The ministry employs annual assessments in order to establish
personalized education goals. As a component of follow-up, school volunteers and staff are encouraged to engage
with students and families within their homes and neighborhoods to help identify and alleviate any barriers to
learning. If one child succeeds, it benefits the entire family.
POI understands that children are social beings and each must be allowed to flourish in his or her own disposition. POI provides students with opportunities for socialization with local staff. Students are taught appropriate social skills such as conflict resolution, respect for authority, social etiquette, etc. POI ensures that staff and volunteers are equipped to teach and monitor social skills in the children and that space is created to practice said skills. Additionally, there are many opportunities for community outreach and organization for children, staff and volunteers alike.