Monday, March 31, 2014
For a week I was able to participate in a leadership evaluation that our mission agency, Mission to the World put on. It was an opportunity to put potential leaders in role playing situations, and see how they navigate difficult situations, or team members. We also had a chance to interview them...my goal was to make it challenging, to test the waters and ask difficult and challenging questions. I didn't want to throw any soft balls, but allow folks to shine, or even stumble so we could see the way they operated. It was also my first time to South America. The change in weather was a nice change of pace as well. I enjoyed the opportunity to participate, and the MTW staff enjoyed having me there. I have been asked to return for another evaluation called Readiness Evaluation. It was an evaluation that we were required to go through before we could be accepted as missionaries. Only long-term missionaries are required to go through it. So, I will be joining the team in July as an evaluator - the evaluation will be in Georgia, so it coresponds nicely to when we will be in the States starting our furlough.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
Having a clinic that has been around in some capacity for almot six years allows us to see the whole life spectrum. From pregnant moms, to their newborn babies, to the elderly and hospice patients. It is a wholistic way of looking at and treating people.
We get the privilege of seeing little ones like almost two year old Vilma who came in today for patasite meds, children vitamins and Vitamin A.
Friday, March 7, 2014
The last week Mike and i traveled to the U.S. to speak at a conference with pur sending organization Mission to the World. We were able to share how their prayers and finances have directly impacted our ministry in Honduras.
Mike stayed in the States to speak at a mssions conference in Arizona. After that he will be headed to Georgia where he will teach some classes to missionaries headed to the field, and meet with new perspective missionaries. A week after his return I will be headed to Peru to be an evaluator/assessor for upcoming team leaders with Mission to the World. My travel takes me from Honduras to Peru which requires I get a Yellow Fever vaccine. I would have thought between the military and mission work all around the world I would have had this vaccine, but that is not the case. A quick trip to the public vaccine center I was able to get the vaccine free of charge and left with proof of vaccination.
With less than four months before we head back to the U.S. for home mission assignment (HMA - formerly known as furlough), we are putting things into place to be able to leave our ministry in good hands.
So...that has been our life for the last few weeks....never ones to be idol, we certainly keep ourselves busy!