On Monday Erin and Mike left Hondruas for likely the final time. We flew from San Pedro Sula to Atlanta. We will spend the next seven-weeks on the East Coast (of the US), before we depart for Equatorial Guinea on March 30th.
Our family launched a new ministry for MTW in La Ceiba, Honduras over 7 1/2 years ago. When the three of us arrived in Honduras on June 25, 2008 there was nobody to greet us at the airport, and there was no fanfare. We didn’t know where we were going to live, nor where we were going to minister.
Seven and a half years later we left behind a thriving ministry of 14 adult missionaries ministering alongside dozens of Hondurans in two cities. While Mike was the Team Leader of Team Honduras our ministry launched four churches, a high school, a seminary, a medical clinic, a home for single teenage moms and a ministry to homeless children. In our 7 1/2 years in Honduras Mike interviewed, hired and trained over 35 missionaries. During the same period, Erin (an R.N.) treated over 10,000 patients. In our time in Honduras our team hosted 85 short-term mission teams consisting of 860 short-term missionaries from over 40 different churches. We left the ministry in the capable hands of John Clow and Aaron Halbert and the rest of Team Honduras.
On February 8th, 2016 we departed Honduras 2,785 days after we arrived. We left the same way we arrived, with no fanfare, exactly like we wanted. It is our prayer that in the past 7 1/2 years God was glorified in Honduras and that we showed the grace and mercy of Christ to many. Praise God for the opportunity he gave us to serve in Honduras.