Honduras

The trip to Honduras was a medical/dental missions trip. The team consisted of doctors, dentists, pastors, and individuals from across the U.S., Mexico, and Central America. Honduras is hot, hot, hot. After a hard day’s work, we would shower to cool off. We were so hot, the cold water actually caused steam to rise from the tops of our heads until we were finally able to cool down. We went to areas where the name of Jesus had never been shared before and many received salvation. The leaders work with the local churches to make sure the new Christians have a place to learn and grow in the Lord. Mary acted as a translator between the medical staff and the patients; and Calvin worked in the “pharmacy” passing out medication to the patients. Calvin learned how to say “Una pastilla, dos veces al día” (“One pill, twice daily”). Mid-week, we had a day off. Mary went on an excursion across Honduras with other team members looking for a friend displaced by the recent hurricane. The trip took them into some dangerous areas. Unbeknownst to them, the Lord sent them to a little police department where “a man in a suit” offered to take them to find their friend. When the situation started to become “tense,” the team discovered the man from the police station was actually an armed detective. God had already provided protection and the group arrived and left the compounds safely.