Honduras Medical Clinics

We had two different days of medical/dental clinics while in Honduras. Medical care is a basic need that often goes unmet in Honduras. We were blessed last week to take with us 3 doctors, a dentist and 2 nurses. We brought suitcases full of antibiotics, anti-parasite meds, ointments, vitamins, and other basic medications. There were SO many good people who helped supply these meds. United Supermarket in Childress paid for all the antibiotics and gave us discounts on lots of other drugs we needed. Many people supplied us with vitamins that are so desperately needed.

As close as we can figure … around 700 people were seen in two days.

Those that read my blog last week know that we saw that we came up short on our medications. In order to have a second clinic we were going to have to buy another $1000 of drugs. Many of you jumped in and gave immediately. God’s people are amazing. Yesterday I deposited the money you gave… get this now … $996 into the bank and sent a $1000 check for the cost of the drugs. Cool isn’t it?

There were people lined up for the first clinic long before we got there. It took place in a little church not far  from the dump.

Just over this hill, where you see all the buzzards, is the dump. There were many dump people seen at this first clinic. Our docs and dentist all agreed that the people seen on this day were the least heathy of the two groups.

Dr. Pratt did a great job of meeting physical needs.

Dr. Eric Green pulled a lot of teeth.

Dr. Green caring for an infant. If you didn’t get to read the story about baby Jesus … stop what you’re doing and go read it now … HERE.

The medical clinics were great places to give away clothes.

We did a VBS, puppets and bible stories at each clinic. Beth sat for hours coloring with kids.

The sweet face of a Hondruan child.

Lauren Bratton took care of patients too.  The second clinic we did was in a remote a place as anyone could ever imagine. It took an hour and a half bus ride on a dirt road through the mountains just to get there.

Eilene Pratt saw lots of patients and our pharmacy crew (Amber & Kristi) here did a great job passing out the meds.

I finally talked our dentist, Dr. Green, into letting me pull a tooth. :)

One of my favorite pictures … Amanda K. loving on a very scared Honduran woman who was seeing a doctor.

Tomorrow I’ll show you two of the most emotional things that took place last week. One was good, the other one will break your heart. Oh, and wait until you see what we did at the dump. “This” may be a first.

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  1. jasonS says:

    Trey, I’ve been reading all your posts about Honduras even though I haven’t commented a lot. I’ve been challenged lately by God about our church’s role in “going into all the world” and your posts are fuel for the fire. I appreciate that.

    That last picture as well just shook me. Looking at the woman’s face, I was overwhelmed with emotion. Thanks for all you do and thank for showing the world Jesus…

  2. Rachel says:

    Thanks so much for sharing this and giving us a peek into their world. It’s so easy to get wrapped up in our own . . . you guys will be in my prayers this week.

    Rachel

  3. Greg England says:

    I very seldom use this word, but all I can say is AWESOME!

  4. Debbie Holder says:

    Trey,

    I still have $50 for you. Want me to use the Paypal button on your page or bring it by to you? Whatever is easiest for you!! The pics and stories are awesome. My heart has been blessed.

  5. Ginger Wilson says:

    God is amazing. What a blessing to see the work and people whose lives have been forever changed by God’s servants.

  6. NB says:

    I LOVE the last picture. It’s very moving!

  7. suzi hodges says:

    All I can say is, tears of joy and amazed at God’s love and grace and that I am so blessed to be part of an awesome and amazing church. God bless all that participated and the people that received such love. Rock on :)

  8. NIKKI HILL says:

    Trey i must tell you i am addicted to your website! I have to look at it everyday you are so funny and i love the fact that people rite here in little ol Childress can make such a big difference in other countries. My brother inlaw is a pastor in Borger Texas and i just had to send him your website and he has shared it with his church also. I just want to say Thank you for all you and the church do! God Bless you!

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