If you didn’t know, Nick and I just got back from a trip to Honduras 2 weeks ago. This was our third trip in the past 5 years and we’re completely hooked. We’ve made friends and family over there and I hope to be able to express everything I feel in these posts. After trips like these, it is extremely hard to put into words what happens and what changes we go through, but I’ll try my best.
While our group did some construction work again this summer in Honduras, our other mission was to do basic medical care at the orphanage and a few towns, one of which had never had a clinic come to them.
Our first day of work in Honduras was at Jovenes – part clinic, part work on a dorm roof.
Our Honduran team and some of the guys from our group were working on pulling down the old tiles and getting started on the roof. They worked all day on the roof Friday while the rest of us were busy seeing the boys, their families, and workers from the orphanage in the makeshift clinic we set up in their cafeteria.
We had 2 doctors along with assistants that were seeing patients all day for (mostly) routine care and common issues. But we also had Jay set up to check eyesight and fit glasses, which turned out to be one of the biggest blessings to me all week. After this first day, I ended up being his assistant in the other clinics and had an amazing time helping people find glasses that worked for them and gave them their sight back.
On top of all the work going on, we also got to see most of the boys.
Day 1 was a long one, but a lot of fun.
Day 2 = Taking a clinic to Sabana Redonda,a small town about 1.5 hours from the capital.