Mike and our three brothers from Grace Community Church are just finishing up our second day in La Ceiba, Honduras. What a great and busy day we had.
We started the day by visiting Atlantida General Hospital. This is the public hospital that sees 120,000 patients a year (there are only 150,000 people in La Ceiba). We met with the Administrator, several staff and several doctors. We toured the hospital and learned numerous ways we may be able to help. The hospital is poor, under funded, understaffed and known for its poor quality.
Next we traveled out to Arminia Bonito and visited Ninos de las Luz. This is a boys orphanage run by a Christian couple in one of the poorest neighborhoods in La Ceiba. This orphanage was started 10 years ago and is very open to receiving assistance from outside sources like us.
We went into Central Penal. This is the local prison in La Ceiba that holds more then 500 prisoners. We talked with several prisoners about the receptiveness of us coming in to teach ESL or Bible courses. This looks like a promising ministry in the future.
We drove through two nicer neighborhoods; Sause and Naranjal, and two poorer neighborhoods; Armenia Bonito and Delicias. This was a great way to see the living conditions of all the people and explore possible ministry locations.
More exciting things are planned for tomorrow. If you want to learn more about this trip go here.