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.
There will be thirty-six North Americans and thirty Honduran mission participants this year. We will return to the village of San Luis in the mountains of Honduras in the Santa Barbara District. We will arrive on Saturday, June 22nd and travel to the village to set up the clinic. The clinic will operate Monday through mid-day on Saturday, June 29th. We will pack up the clinic and return to San Pedro Sula. Participants will arrive home July 1st and 2nd.
Information can be found on our website, www.alabarehonduras.com and on the Alabare Honduras Facebook group. Please pray for God’s guidance and travel mercies, pray for the patients, doctors and workers that healing and comfort may be given and that love and kindness may be shared.
This year we have taken on an additional project of funding the construction of a new bathroom facility at the school that hosts the clinic. Many Second Presbyterian members have contributed to the construction costs along with contributions from the regular participants in the mission. To date we have purchased $6875 of materials for the building of the new structure that will have six stalls for women and six stalls for men. The community is working to cover the labor costs. If you would like to help cover the labor costs or any additional material costs, 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