Blocks, Bowels And Bananas

Our short-term mission team from Grace Community Church of Mobile, AL is working hard. On Sunday the team attended two church services, toured La Ceiba and received some training. The weather was nice, but of course, you knew that wouldn’t last.

medical clinicMonday was a hot day. The team started the day with some light construction on a home renovation for a needy family. We removed a roof and a wall and replaced the old wood with new cinderblocks. Grace also staffed a medical clinic. They helped treat 45 patients including a few severe cases of diarrhea, bronchitis and infections. The team even made some house calls to some of the less mobile cases.

In the afternoon the team helped teach an English class to a dozen students. Having lots of people here to help our students with proper pronunciation is great.

Maddy's banana awardOur 15-year-old daughter is more than halfway done with her month-long cross-cultural internship in New York City. She has concluded her VBS in Queens and did a great job. At the end of the VBS she was given a banana award, “Bravest VBS Worker”, because she was brave enough to be a 15-year-old kid working in New York by herself. In the afternoons she continues to focus on the three missionary kids she is mentoring and is very exited to be preparing them to serve around the world.