Mike and our three brothers from Grace Community Church have just completed our third day in La Ceiba, Honduras. Another great day under our belt.
Yesterday evening we had dinner with David. David is a Honduran that runs a well attended Christian teen program called The Flame. We talked with David about what has and hasn’t worked for him. He also shared with us his vision to start a coffee house ministry, and ultimately a Bible honoring church in La Ceiba.
This morning we drove out to the village of Balfate. This was 35 minutes on paved road followed by 35 minutes on gravel road. While in Balfate we visited with Ian and Liz – two missionaries working on an orphanage. They are working in conjunction with a missionary-run hospital called Loma de Luz. We were able to learn much and toured the hospital. We discovered much about the people and received an open invitation to bring doctors and nurses.
We then drove back into La Ceiba and visited the Swiss Hospital. This is a nonprofit hospital that has limited capabilities. We toured the hospital and received another open invitation to bring nurses and doctors to serve.
Finally we drove to Hogar de Ancianos. This is the only senior center in La Ceiba and one of only five in the country. They currently house two dozen seniors who are the poorest of the poor. These people have no way to pay and never receive visitors. We met with the Administrator. We talked to several of the seniors and toured the facility. We discovered that regular visits and Bible studies would be welcomed and well attended.
Tomorrow we fly out and conclude our visit to La Ceiba. Check in tomorrow to view more pictures and read more about what we learned. If you want to learn more about this trip go here.