Monday, October 28, 2013

Roger in the U.S.

Roger playing 
Applying for a visa for a Honduran resident is no small task.  Not only is there an on-line application, with a substantial fee just to make an appointment, but then there is the drive to Tegucigalpa (over 6 hours away) and an in-person interview.  After all that, Dr. Roger did receive a 10 year visitor visa.  On the heels of the success for this visa, we sent him immediately off to the U.S.   He was invited by two physicians that came down during one of the medical brigades this last summer to come spend the week with them.  His time will include speaking at a church, accompanying the docs on general rounds at the hospital, speaking in front of students, attending a soccer game, and even going trick-or-treating with Dr. Rick's family.  This is going to be a great opportunity to meet new people, talk about the ministry he is involved in, support raise, and just experience the United States for the first time.  So far he was impressed with the train in the airport (flew into Atlanta), and many of the things we take for granted in the U.S. that just don't exist in Honduras (automatic soap dispensers for example).  He is enjoying the cuisine. I've "mandated"  Dr. Rick and Dr. Allen to see if they can get some experience with Americana - i.e. Chick-fil-A and Krispy Kreme, and even a Mega Wal Mart or other huge store.

I am actively support raising for Dr. Roger's pay for the following year - the only way to continue keeping him employed is through YOUR support!  I am also actively pursuing hiring a Honduran assistant to help him in the clinic while I am on furlough next year.  It would be an almost impossible task to run the clinic by himself.  So - how can YOU help?!  EASY!  Follow this link to make a one-time or on-going support contribution:

speaking engagement at Dr. Allen and Dr. Rick's church

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