Helping Honduras …

Leavin’ on a Jet Plane…
June 11, 2017, 4:09 pm
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My bags are not packed.  I am not ready to go.  But on Wednesday morning, I will.  As Martha, our outreach director, says, the four of us on the advance team are leaving at “dark-thirty.”  The rest of the team will travel on Saturday.

This year, our medical team of two physicians, one nurse practitioner, two nurses, and one med tech (a pre-vet student) will be joined by a Honduran doctor and a Honduran third-year nursing student.  Two American faciomaxillary surgeons will head the dental clinic (mostly to pull teeth).  They will work with two chair-side assistants and Cathy, our dental instrument sterilizer extraordinaire.  Larry, our team leader, will cover clinic intake in addition to his leader duties.

Please note that I said my bags are not packed.  The bags for our week’s work are ready.  We packed the pharmacy bags (along with the few items needed by our construction folks) on May 20 and 21.  Two weeks later, we packed the rest of the bags (for medical and dental clinics and for education activities).  Since then, we have added bits here and there.

Some of my team mates have probably packed their bags.  Some will probably pack at the last minute.  But all will arrive in Honduras to make the long drive to Copán.  All will arrive ready to serve.  Ages of team members range from the low twenties to the low seventies.  Some are seasoned missioners.  Some are newbies (to Copán or even to short-term missions).  Some are from out of state — I will meet them for the first time in Copán.  Some I have known for more than ten or even fifteen years.  Experience has taught me that these “stats” really don’t mean much.  All it takes to have a good mission team is a bunch of people who want to serve.  It’s going to be a great week!


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The work you do is so important. Although you are only there a few days, the impact is huge-relieving pain, treating illness, connecting with families, building and constructing. Go forward mi amiga with the team and do good work in mind, body, and spirit. I am here saying prayers for you all. Con amor, Valeria

Comment by Valerie

¡Gracias, amiga! Will will miss you. Going to Copán always makes me think of our Spanish school days.

Comment by lindl30

I can never decide which is worse packing or unpacking! I always give myself a pat on the back when either of them are completed. Just make sure you pack something really good for yourself to enjoy during your trip whether it’s a favorite hat or pillow or book. Take care of yourself😃

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