On Sunday Erin returned to Honduras after a five day trip to Costa Rica. She was asked by the MTW missions team in Costa Rica to help come plan for the expanding of their medical/mercy ministries. Erin stayed with Rodney and Jana Dávila, the Team Leaders for MTW’s ministry there.
Erin spent parts of five days training missionaries, Costa Rican medical personnel and Costa Rican church planters on the creation of mobile and permanent medical clinics. She assessed their situation and gave them lots of feedback. They did lots of driving and had many meetings.
On Thursday she met with a medical student, a nurse, Rodney and pastor Moises. They all drove two hours to meet with a Dr. Nancy, a Costa Rican who plans on organizing and administering medical outreach for the church. Dr. Nancy works out of a hospital located in Puntarenas.
On Friday Moises, Rodney and Erin drove three and a half hours and visited their two church plants to assess the feasibility of those churches hosting mobile medical clinics in their communities. They also explored the surrounding neighborhoods.
Saturday Erin met with 25 church members from Moises’ church about the possibility of the church getting involved in this endeavor. The meeting included medical personnel, church leadership and church laypeople. Erin provided the group with detailed input and evaluation on their possible ministry expansion.
Erin has organized over 500 mobile medical clinics and has built a medical clinic from the ground up. We have many successes and failures. Erin lending her knowledge and experiences to another ministry is a great way to show unity in the body of Christ and to advance God’s glory around the globe.