Each year for one week in the summer North American medical and dental professionals as well as general helpers partner with Hondurans to provide medical and dental care for 2500 – 3000 patients. Services provided include adult and pediatric medical and dental care, physical therapy, eye exams, lab tests, pharmacy services as well as oral surgery, teeth extractions, dental restorations and dental hygiene.
2020 Honduras Update – Sadly the Alabaré mission trip to San Luis, Honduras scheduled for this June has been cancelled for the safety of the team and to avoid being a potential transmission vector to the rural areas of Honduras. We are putting our efforts into planning for next year but there are still concerns for the people we hoped to help this year.
While we in the U.S. were busy counting votes last week, Hurricane Eta was at full strength and reeking havoc in Honduras and Central America. 40 inches of rain was dumped on northern Honduras right where our mission team members from 2nd Presbyterian Church and elsewhere travel for our annual medical mission trip. Needless to say the need is great for both prayer and financial help especially at this time.
If you are able to contribute towards the purchase of supplies and emergency relief please consider donating through Second Presbyterian’s Alabare Honduras mission fund. Donations received through November 22 will be utilized for Hurricane Eta relief needs and help spread God’s care to our international neighbors in need.
You can make your check payable to Second Presbyterian Church and write Honduras Hurricane Relief on the memo line, or To donate online, simply click here 2nd Presbyterian Online and you can easily make your contribution with a notation for Alabare Honduras Hurricane Relief. There is a 3% processing fee for online donations.
- There are some medical needs in the community that we would normally be able to treat for but whose care will fall to local charities and the town government. They are doing the best they can and the Luz y Vida mission (where the Alabaré mission participants sleep at night) is being a great help. We are organizing funds to send to Luz y Vida for the purchase of medical supplies and pharmaceuticals and if needed transportation of patients to larger towns for treatment. This is a very poor community and they frequently go without care because they cannot afford it.
- Because of the outbreak food prices have risen and there are scarcities in the village. The local Cruz Roja (Red Cross) and Luz y Vida are organizing relief efforts and we are trying to assist financially in this effort.
- Many of the locals we hire to clean, cook and otherwise facilitate our mission trip will not have the income we normally provide. For some it is a large portion of their annual income. We are collecting funds for this as well.
We know for many of us this is a time of great financial uncertainty and we are just trying to survive ourselves. We also see local, regional and national needs for our prayers, concern and financial assistance. If, however, you do have the ability to help the people of Honduras will a small financial gift we know they will be incredibly grateful. We have strong relationships in Honduras and the town of San Luis and can get relief to those in overwhelming need.
If you feel moved to donate you can do so here: Donate
Please help the people of Honduras know that they are remembered and loved.
The Alabaré Honduras Team
Additional information can be found on our website, www.alabarehonduras.com and on the Alabare Honduras Facebook group.
If you have any questions, please contact Scott Walz at firstname.lastname@example.org.
This is the public school where we held our 6 days of clinic and lived for 8 days – sleeping on beds or cots in the classrooms.
Crowds gathered outside the school as early at 5:00 a.m. for 7:30 clinic opening.
At the education station, Honduran Tomas Ramierez talks about diet, hygiene, and respect in relationships. He also talks about God’s love and gives out Bibles and is available for personal and family counseling.
Patients are screened and treated for intestinal parasites since 80% of population has intestinal roundworms.
Oral surgery patient
Pharmacy – over 6400 prescriptions were filled