We finally got back to Honduras on February 26, nearly a month after we had planned. Our time up North in MI, OH, and KY were gratifying, but very cold and snowy. It has been years since I have driven in snow and ice. Mom Longstaff’s passing was difficult; yet remembering together her life of love and faith was a blessing. She will be greatly missed…. Three days after we returned to Honduras a team from Kalamazoo, MI arrived. On Saturday, March 2, there was an ordination service at the church officiated by pastor Dan Sarkipato, installing Nelson as the official pastor of our church, Templo Evangelico Emauual. A very special event as our pastor from Venezuela has not been able to return. On Sunday there was a baptismal service in the ocean. Four were baptized, this time by “our new pastor, Nelson”…. There were 11 members on the team, including two physicians assistants and a nurse. They, along with our own nurses saw 260 patients in five days. The team also hosted volleyball matches each day which included many of our local young people—and on Friday was a tournament. The group left on Saturday; the next group arrives the end of April. We have a lot to get caught up.
March 14, 2019