Medical Clinic In Armenia Bonito

In the poor community of Armenia Bonito we host weekly medical clinics to serve the physical and spiritual needs of the residents. On Thursday we treated nearly 40 people.

waiting to bee seenWhen we arrived in Armenia Bonito there were over 40 people waiting in the oppressive Honduran heat. Some had been waiting since before 7:00am to ensure a consultation. We had to turn away half a dozen people, which is always sad, but is a reality due to the limits of time, staff and resources.

Our weekly medical clinics provide an opportunity for these people, who could not otherwise afford medical care, to be treated and seen by a medical professional.

Erin treating a familyAs usual Erin had plenty of opportunities to provide patient education. To many she talked about how diet, cooking and lifestyle impact your health. She was able to explain to many why they have certain infirmities and how the patient can change the outcome. Honduran doctors seldom empower patients with this type of knowledge.

The people who come into our clinic always receive prayer and evangelism. We are always very fortunate when Pastor Renee Pastor Reneevolunteers to help us. Every other clinic Renee, a Honduran Pastor from another community, joins us for the day. He prays with everyone and pulls many aside to have frank discussions about the life and their faith. Pastor Renee has been a wonderful blessing for us.

About Mike

Mike, 49, grew up in California and spent 38 years of his life there. He received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike worked in the California State Senate for 12 years. He became a Christian at the age of 20. Mike was a Ruling Elder at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church(PCA) for seven years. While at Soaring Oaks, Mike served as the Director of the High School Youth Group, Sunday school teacher, and instructor of evangelism. His cross-cultural missions experience includes five short term trips to Mexico, Belize, Guatemala and Peru (Lima and Cusco) through Mission to the World (MTW). He has volunteered with World Relief by teaching and counseling international refugees. Mike has also attended cross-cultural church planting conferences in New York and Orlando and completed the Perspectives course on the World Christian Movement. He attended Bible Study Fellowship for two years. He is a certified instructor through Evangelism Explosion and is a certified trainer of the Darkness to Light child sexual abuse prevention program. He completed MTW‘s Disaster Response Training. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. Mike received an undergraduate degree in Political Science, graduated from Reformed Theological Seminary and is currently pursuing a doctorate from Fuller Theological Seminary. Before accepting God’s call to fulltime missions, Mike was a Ruling Elder, Youth Group Leader, adult Sunday school teacher and evangelism instructor at Soaring Oaks Presbyterian Church in Elk Grove, CA. Mike is an experienced speaker and author. Over 70 of Mike's articles on missions have been published and he has written three books. He is a trained and experienced mentor, discipler, leader and a passionate teacher of small groups and Bible studies. From 2007 to 2017 Mike served as a fulltime missionary for MTW. Mike served as Team Leader, Church Planter, and Seminary Professor. Mike and his wife Erin served in Honduras in Central America and Equatorial Guinea in Central Africa. Mike currently serves as the Director of the MTW West Coast Hub where he trains and mentors new missionaries from CA, AZ, & NV. Mike is also busy writing his next book.

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