Our alumni are doing amazing things in the world, and we are proud to highlight their accomplishments! Below is one of our featured alums who is advancing God’s kingdom around the world. If someone you know is making a kingdom impact, please nominate him or her to be our next featured alumus.
Soccer player, Navy officer, and HGST alum are just some of the monikers May 2011 graduate George Creamer can claim. Born in Honduras to an American father and a Honduran mother, George came to the United States for high school and attended the New Mexico Military Institute. After high school, The University of New Mexico Lobos called and George answered, playing soccer and graduating with a degree in Business Administration. Despite his business degree and years as a member of the U.S. Navy after college, George felt the call to return to the country of his birth and to minister to men and women in Honduran prisons. In 2006, he first investigated organizations with active prison ministries already in place, but George began working on his own in 2007.
Originally, George planned to work primarily as a preacher but soon found the need for a more holistic ministry was critical. Unlike prisons in the United States where physical needs of prisoners are paid by the federal, state, and local governments, Honduran prisoners have to depend on family members, friends, and other outside support to provide for such basic needs as food and clothes. The prison system provides four walls for the inmates but nothing else. George felt he had to find an additional way to connect with the men and women he was trying to serve. As George learned his way through the Honduran system, he began to search for ways the inmates could earn money for their families and themselves while in prison. With help from friends, George began to supply materials to the prisoners for making hammocks, bracelets, handbags, key chains, and change bags. These handmade crafts not only provide income to the men and women who make them but are also a source of positive self-esteem for people in desperate need of both.
After each visit to Honduras, George returns to Houston with countless items available for sale at area festivals, church fairs, and craft shows. If you would like to help the men and women incarcerated in Honduran prisons and their families, please feel free to contact George Creamer at firstname.lastname@example.org. George is still part of our student community at HGST as he continues additional coursework for his MDiv. Thank you, George for all you’re doing to help in this very needed ministry!