We are loving the warm days and cool nights of the end of rainy season in Honduras. It has rained most of the trip (making photography less successful) but the weather has really been beautiful, especially coming from New England winter!
We traveled safely and without any major challenges. The ease of travel without children was incredible! We receive word that the girls are doing just fine with the grandparents (hopefully the grandparents are doing just fine as well!).
Our trip has been a dizzying journey of exploration, trying to see as many aspects of the ministries as possible, meeting every single missionary, milking every minute of conversation for all it’s worth as we gather information and as those here understand who we are and the heart that God has given us for missions.
The Loma de Luz hospital is primarily outpatient with a small inpatient unit and limited resources. They do quite well with the resources that they have. The hospital has a cardiologist, several family docs, a surgeon, a pediatrician, an eye clinic (donated by the Lions’ Club), an empty ENT clinic, an empty dental clinic. They also have numerous children’s programs in close-by villages, a Children’s Center for children who are in dangerous social situations, a bilingual school currently used only for tutoring, pastoral training programs, youth groups, Bible studies, feeding programs… the list goes on and on as each missionary has their own project and interest.
We are certainly impressed with the need here and with how we could fit in. Several more things go into our decision, so we’ll share more later as it is made more clear to us as to whether this is our field or not!