About Open Eyes Ministries

Open Eyes Ministries is a high-impact evangelism and discipleship ministry focused on Central America, with staff located in Honduras and Costa Rica. Founded in 1999 by Terry & Arlene duPont, Open Eyes Ministries has seen millions of lives changed through meeting the needs of people across Central America – be it food, education, jobs, or leadership training – and sharing the good news of Jesus.

Every year, dozens of short-term mission teams are hosted by Open Eyes Ministries. Supporting churches stay actively involved in the life change occurring across Central America through these teams. For many, a trip with Open Eyes Ministries represents the first time traveling internationally as well as intentionally sharing the gospel.

Our direction from God for 2019 is “THE YEAR OF GREAT EXPECTATIONS

  • We expect to see many miracles as God continues to work across Central America.
  • We expect that many new churches and cell groups will be planted and grow.
  • We expect a great harvest of souls to be added to the Kingdom and discipled to become fully functional Christians.
  • We expect to feed more hungry children, help more of the poor, orphans and widows with their challenges.
  • We expect God to open many new doors for Open Eyes and to expand to at least one new country.
  • We expect many lives to be changed and healed for God’s glory.
  • We expect all of Open Eyes to come together to make a larger impact in Central America.
  • We expect our Leadership vision to “influence the influencers” to come alive like never before in Honduras, Costa Rica, and elsewhere.
  • We expect God to bless Open Eyes beyond belief as we surrender our all and give Him all honor, glory, and praise and finally.
  • We expect the unexpected wherever we go




After several years in Central America, Open Eyes Ministries expanded to Honduras. Following a similar pattern of outreach to local churches to create and grow cell groups, additional opportunities to serve became apparent. Open Eyes Ministries supports Honduran children through an orphanage, a school, and a feeding program. Leadership training is provided to the National Police and Air Force cadets.

The efforts in Honduras are directed by Terry & Arlene duPont and our Honduras Staff.  Teams are hosted throughout the year and are actively involved in meeting the needs of those in Honduras.  Learn more about our programs in Honduras by following these links:


Costa Rica

When Open Eyes Ministries expanded to Honduras, it also began working in Costa Rica. Leveraging the experiences from Nicaragua, Terry & Arlene duPont began creating and growing cell groups. From these efforts, an opportunity arose to launch a new church in Costa Rica in cooperation with Faith Promise Church in Knoxville, TN.

In March 2014, Open Eyes Ministries helped Faith Promise Church start an international campus in this beautiful country.  Promesa de Fe (Faith Promise Church Costa Rica) is averaging over 300 on the weekends and over 1,000 people have made new professions of faith.  The church is led by Pastors Edier and Katia Valverde who are assisted by both Faith Promise Church (USA) and OEM.

Small groups:  Open Eyes Ministries has helped start hundreds of small groups in Liberia to Punta Arenas and through these groups,  people are finding relationships with others and the Lord.

Evangelism is fruitful in Costa Rica and is done door-to-door with food baskets, mini-crusades and walking the streets.

Preaching/Teaching:  OEM has spent many years preaching and teaching the Word in Costa Rica.  It is a blessing that the churches and organizations in this country are so open.

Business Community:  We frequently have businessmen’s conferences and talk about how to use Christian principles to improve their businesses.

Short-term mission teams continue to engage the people of Costa Rica through neighborhood evangelism and feeding programs.