Monday, December 31, 2012

Clinic Update

We are prayerfully hoping the clinic is going to be open very very soon!  We have pay for Dr. Roger, but still have expenses to equip the clinic.  As you can imagine, it's a little more difficult then just opening the doors - although - worse case scenario, that's what we will do.  However, one-time expenses - office supplies, computer tablets for electronic records, alcohol swabs, etc. can add up pretty quickly!  A lot of things we can get here, so one-time funds would be GREATLY appreciated...and EASY - just a quick CLICK HERE and away you go...

One of the things I'm AGGRESSIVELY seeking funds for is for lab supplies.  I'm working with a company to full equip the clinic, at a price of about $7500.  Now, instead of guessing, or sending people into town to try and get labs done, only to wait a week or two for results, I can run them in my own clinic!  You can give to this at the same link.  THANKS!!!

Please watch the video for a quick peek...

Wednesday, December 26, 2012

Dr. Roger - a plea

You've seen the pictures...
Babies in baskets and boxes in the hospital

two year olds the size and weight of one year olds

moms sleeping on the floor in the maternity ward

These are things I hope to change.  Good prenatal care, vitamins to moms and children.  According to the World Health Organization, and the Center for Disease Control, these are some startling statistics:

                                                                        Honduras                    U.S.

life expectancy                                                 67 years old               78.5                 
Infant mortality rate (per 1000)                        20                               6.39
Under 5 mortality rate (per 1000)                    25                               8   
maternal mortality rate (per 100,000)              100                             21
per capita government expenditure on health  $89                            $8362
Average age for first pregnancy                      15.3                            24.9
Single mother households                                53%                           24%

The statistics could go on and on and on...but I think you get my point.  Prevention, education, and a better understanding of the overall health of Honduras is vital to make a change.  YOU can help make the change and have an impact of the lives of so many in Armenia Bonito.  PLEASE consider making a monthly contribution toward the pay of the doctor who will be serving alongside me in the soon to be open clinic.  Here is where you can go to help:   Click HERE to donate.  I need $1400 in monthly pay to hire him part-time.  I can NOT do it without your help!  All donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE and as the end of the year is coming - this is a GREAT time to help out your 2012 end of year taxes! 

Saturday, December 22, 2012

Honduras Spanish Institute

This is the Honduras Spanish Institute in Siguatepeque, Honduras. It is the new Spanish language school that Team Honduras will be using for all future interns and two-year missionaries.

Watch this 2 minute, 15 second tour of the campus:

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Kids Christmas Party 2012

On December 15, 2012 we hosted a Christmas party for 270 kids in the super-poor community of Armenia Bonito outside of La Ceiba, Honduras. Each kid received a gospel presentation, songs, a hot plate of food and a Christmas gift.

Watch this 2 minute, 35 second video of the kids:

Saturday, December 15, 2012

Gringo VBS 2012

In December of 2012 the Lupton family of MTW's Global Youth & Family Ministries visited us in La Ceiba, Honduras to love on our kids and to organize a four day vacation bible school for the five kids on Team Honduras.

Watch this 2 minute, 45 video to see the VBS:

Tuesday, December 4, 2012


Psalm 119:9-16

How can a young person stay on the path of purity?
    By living according to your word.
10 I seek you with all my heart;
    do not let me stray from your commands.
11 I have hidden your word in my heart
    that I might not sin against you.
12 Praise be to you, Lord;
    teach me your decrees.
13 With my lips I recount
    all the laws that come from your mouth.
14 I rejoice in following your statutes
    as one rejoices in great riches.
15 I meditate on your precepts
    and consider your ways.
16 I delight in your decrees;
    I will not neglect your word.

This has been a goal for me from the beginning of Kids Club.  To have kids hide God's word in their heart and to learn the basics of Christianity.  Therefore, we've been studying catechism questions, and bible verses to go along with them.   On top of that, I've wanted the kids to memorize the books of the bible.  We started a short time ago, and already have over 20 kids say all the books of the Old Testament.  When they have memorized the order of all 66 books of the bible, I give them a bible.  A few kids have taken this to heart, took home their study sheets, and are actively memorizing them at home - having their parents quiz them. 

Saturday, December 1, 2012

Gifts for Missionaries

It's that time of the year where we are asked what we want....we typically have a list of what we want/need for the ministry, but on multiple occasions we get asked what WE's weird - we've been here for 4 1/2 years, and most of our focus and energy is on getting our ministries up and running - and let's face it - we have lots of ministries going on, so lots of needs.  But, then we get some grumpy people asking NO NO NO - not what does the ministry need - what do YOU want!  Okay - okay - so - here it goes - head over to my husbands blog and you can find out exactly how to give.  Now, don't get me wrong - my Amazon gift list is mostly comprised of things for the ministry, but there's an item or two in there for what I want.  Anyway - here's the link:  Mike's Blog.