Foundation for International Missions

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Save the Date for the 2019 Honduras Mission Trip: June 9-16, 2019. Contact Susan Schlecht (727) 735-5332,


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The Foundation For International Missions, Inc., (FFIM) a not-for-profit organization,  was originally founded by a group of members from the First Presbyterian Church in St. Petersburg, Florida.  The initial concept and funding came from the Mission Committee and was created in 2004.  The Foundation exists to further the gospel of Jesus Christ by making a difference in the lives of others.  Its initial project is to receive and disperse charitable funds for New Hope Clinic in San Francisco , Honduras .

Today, eight additional churches and numerous individuals are involved in further developing the mission and supporting it both financially and physically.
Current Efforts
New Hope Clinic, San Francisco, Honduras

The New Hope Clinic is a health clinic established by the Foundation within the municipality of Orica , Honduras .  The establishment of the former temporary clinic and the building of the new clinic are fully funded and directed by The Foundation for International Missions.  Staff salaries are also funded by FFIM.  The only other healthcare clinic in Orica is a government-sponsored center that sees a limited number of patients and is frequently without medications and supplies.  The vision of the New Hope Clinic is one of ministry to the whole person, not just the person’s health.


In January of 2010, the clinic was moved from the temporary facilities to the newly completed medical building located on FFIM property in San Francisco, Honduras.  The old saying "If you build it, they will come" has proven true as we have seen an increase in the number of patients and services that are provided.  Your help through prayers and financial support are more important than ever as we happily provide for the people of this community.
 (Construction June 2009)

The clinic has a small, full-time staff led by Dr. Cesar Augusto Davila  and offers medical services Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.  It handles emergencies 24 hours per day.  Patients come from 32 nearby communities to the current make-shift location where they are treated compassionately and professionally by the staff.  Patients pay a small fee for the office visit and for any prescription drugs.  If the patient is unable to pay, the services are performed at no charge.
 (Dr. Davila)
How You Can Help
Pray for the well-being of the patients, and the staff and volunteers who make the clinic a special place of healing for the body and soul.


The Foundation needs volunteers both at home and abroad.  Opportunities abound for local events such as fundraising, planning/administration and technical/professional guidance.  Also, hands-on assistance by health care providers and laypersons is needed at the clinic in Honduras .
Specific Needs:
  • English/Spanish Interpreters
  • Enthusiastic Fund Raisers
  • Public Awareness Volunteers
  • Medical Industry Volunteers

Contributions are always needed to support clinic operations, doctor's salary, pharmaceuticals, and to help us build the new clinic.  As a 501C3 organization, all contributions are tax deductible.

If you would like to make a financial donation, send checks to
Foundation For International Missions, inc.
701 Beach Dr. NE
St. Petersburg , FL 33701-2618
For additional information, contact Susan Schlecht at or Lynn Kiehne at
For weekly reports of the medical activities in the New Hope Clinic, please visit our website at


First Presbyterian Church

701 Beach Drive NE, St. Petersburg, Florida 33701-2618 | Phone: (727) 822 - 2031 | e-mail: